Yorkville is my favourite place to be. A trip to Toronto without staying in Yorkville is not a possibility for me.
Yorkville has so much to offer tourists and locals, from the amazing high-end stores like Chanel, Hermes Gucci and Holt Renfrew, to the more affordable stores like H&M, Club Monaco, and Gap. Of course, stores are not all Yorkville is about, although shopping in Yorkville is a highlight for me; there is also the Royal Ontario Museum and the many fine restaurants and coffee shops lining the streets.
My family and I were very fortunate to experience a stay at Yorkville's number one hotel, the Park Hyatt, recently. I have been in love with Hyatt hotels and resorts since my stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Staying at the Hyatt is a truly luxurious experience, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.
The Park Hyatt Toronto is pure elegance. It's modern and clean, and has everything I look for when deciding where to stay when I'm traveling. It's right across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum, and across the street from Louis Vuitton.
We arrived to the hotel and were greeted right away by the friendly staff, and my children were offered fresh baked cookies. This was a great way to put a smile on a child's face, especially after a five hour drive.
After we settled into our very spacious room and relaxed in the comfortable beds, we went downstairs and were treated to a lovely dinner at Annona, Park Hyatt's popular restaurant. We often eat out at restaurants with our children, but we don't always get amazing service. Annona was the exception—my children were treated so well, and the service really was exceptional. Annona has a great menu selection, including a new sharing menu created by mini-master chefs, which was full of healthy meal options for the family. My filet mignon was perfection, and I know where I'll be going for dinner the next time I'm in the city. We had the most delicious dinner.
When we returned to our room to get ready for the Toronto Argonauts game, there was a bottle of wine and a cheese plate for my husband and I, and a special treat for the kids, too... personalized cookies! They were very impressed. (And yes—the cookies tasted as good as they look!)
Our room was perfect, of course—spacious, clean, and bright. I have always loved the lobby of the Park Hyatt Toronto, too, and the beautiful flower arrangements throughout the hotel.
Of course, the famous Stillwater Spa is also located in the Park Hyatt. The Stillwater Spa is Toronto's premiere day spa, and it is the only spa in Eastern Ontario to receive the prestigious Mobil four-star rating for the fifth-year in a row. I didn't have a chance to test out the many services offered at the spa, but I'll be back—very soon.
The legendary Roof Lounge on the 18th floor of the Park Hyatt is a popular spot to people-watch, too, and the perfect way to end your night during your stay. The views can't be beat, either—simply breathtaking! With TIFF just around the corner, the Roof Lounge will definitely be the place to be to catch a glimpse of some of the celebrities that will be in town.
If you're looking for a place to stay in Toronto's most fashionable neighbourhood, look no more—the Park Hyatt has it all. I know I'll be back.
Thank you for the wonderful stay, Park Hyatt Toronto!