My Room at …The Fairmont Royal York

By Kailash Maharaj
December 5, 2016

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/ Fairmont Hotels

The Fairmont Royal York is the place for classic architecture, food and service. Eighty three years of history can’t be wrong

WHY HERE WHY NOW
The hotel has an array of unique experiences. Foodies will love the ‘shop with chef’s excursion where guests meet with the Fairmont’s culinary team to peruse local shops for sustainable fish, meat and produce. Don’t miss Canada Blooms, the largest flower and garden show in March 2012, just 20 minutes away from
the hotel.

FOOD
The hotel has five restaurants and four lounges. Featuring both a traditional buffet breakfast and brunch, we walked into a bustling EPIC on a Sunday morning. We enjoyed our made to order omelets, fruit and pastries. The use of Ocean Wise seafood, herbs picked from the rooftop garden and desserts  sweetened with hand harvested rooftop honey make the restaurant shine. Later that evening we sipped author inspired cocktails and snacked on tandoori skewers, and a hearty lamb burger served with brie and tangy-sweet tomato chutney while sitting back in our leopard printed chairs, listening to the Spanish tinged guitar player.  The Library Bar feels like an old gentleman’s club where one could spend an evening in comfort.

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/ Fairmont Royal York’s library bar

THE SCENE
The historic and luxurious hotel opened in 1929 as The Royal York. Our deluxe room was spacious and comfortable with views of Union Station. Those
working on the road will appreciate the high speed internet access. Business travellers, families and girlfriend getaway guests flow through this large hotel (1365 rooms) which also houses nineteen shops, services and boutiques.

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/ The historic Fairmont royal york exterior

THE BREAKDOWN:
WHO IT’S FOR History buffs, luxury lovers and those with a refined  interested in Canadiana.

WHEN TO GO The Winter season is magical while the largest flower and garden expo in Canada takes place here in early Spring.

X – FACTOR Connected to the PATH underground walkways, with access to Eaton Centre, and The Hockey Hall of Fame.

100 Front Street West;


This original hotel article first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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