Apartment-Style Suites in the Heart of Downtown Toronto
Representing both sides of a diverse city known as a financial hotbed and artistic epicenter, Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre and Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto offer accommodations to suit visitors of varying tastes while catering to the universal appeal of chic architecture and modern luxury. Neon lighting, leather seating, and chrome furnishings fill the Pantages lobby, hinting at the bustling nightlife that awaits outside its glass walls. Just down the street, visitors to Cosmopolitan are welcomed by the potted palms, rippled rock-like walls, and twinkling bubble-like chandeliers that exemplify its reputation as a soothing urban oasis.
Sophisticated and private suites at either hotel welcome lodgers with 400-thread-count cotton linens and chic hardwood floors. European-style kitchenettes outfitted with fridges, stoves, and bilingual flatware welcome romantic dinners in, as in-room washers, dryers, flat-screen TVs, and provided yoga mats provide all the conveniences of home. Suites at Pantages mirror the building's sleek, modern ambience with padded leather headboards lending a lounge-like vibe as floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the rooms in the glow of surrounding skyscrapers, and Juliet-style balconies invite natural sunlight to permeate every corner of Cosmopolitan's zen-inspired lodgings.
Signature spa packages at the Shizen Spa—located within both Pantages and Cosmopolitan—manually unravel real-world tensions with treatments designed to distract from persistent worries over whether the refrigerator is still running back at home. The included $25 food-and-drink voucher provides a perfect excuse for pairing succulent Caribbean seafood with inventive vodka, gin, and rum cocktails at The Martini Bar located within Pantages, or for pitting a revolving menu of fresh greens, artisan cheeses, and charcuterie against a varied selection of wines at Cosmopolitan's Eight Wine Bar.
Toronto's Financial District: Bustling Center of Commerce and Culture
Business and pleasure blur in the ceaseless hum of downtown Toronto’s financial hub. Both hotels bask in the light and shadows of skyscrapers that contain corporate institutions, boutique shopping, and numerous fine-dining opportunities. History buffs and bargain hunters will find themselves sightseeing in perfect harmony at the historic St. Lawrence Market, where farmers, crafters, and independent merchants peddle everything from fresh eggs to antiques inside an assembly hall dating to 1850 and modeled with regal 16th-century Renaissance influences.
Performing arts thrive in the Entertainment District, which plays host to artists ranging from local to universal renown. The recently expanded Art Gallery of Ontario is presently exhibiting masterpieces borrowed from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (until September) and plays host to permanent collections of historical Inuit art and works specific to the Ontario area. Touring Broadway musicals, sentimental orchestral performances, and critically acclaimed readings from the local phone book play in such historic venues as Roy Thomson Hall, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.