Towering Hotel with Cozy, European Boutique Atmosphere
Darkly tinted sunglasses reflect a glint from the candelabra as a celebrity skirts away into hiding through the elegant lobby. The Sutton Place Hotel's European-style furnished apartments and discreet milieu make it a welcoming refuge for stars of stage and screen. Even with 311 rooms, the hulking tower retains a boutique feel with claw-footed tables, artisanal tapestries, downy couches, and oriental rugs in tomato reds and midnight blues. A barrage of natural light bathes the similarly styled one-bedroom executive suites to make the 725-square-foot (67 sq. m) one-bedroom spaces seem even larger.
The eclectic array of seasonal cuisine at Accents Restaurant & Bar tempts die-hard culinarians and popcorn-only dieters alike. With fresh seasonal produce, chefs conjure refined flavors in tomato-dill soup, chowder-style P.E.I. mussels, and warm apple crumble with ice cream. The lavish dining room exudes grandeur with dark chocolate-colored wood paneling, an exquisite grand piano, and a wall of fame dedicated to headshots of celebrity guests.
Toronto: Cultural Epicenter and Canada's Largest City
More than 5.5 million people live, work, and weave cotton candy in the Toronto metro area, making it Canada's largest city and the fifth largest in the Northern Hemisphere. The panoply of ethnic neighborhoods evokes the bustling boroughs of New York City, with modern architecture, fresh produce at farmers' markets, and a spectrum of cultural institutions. The Sutton Place Hotel sits just minutes from chic shopping in the Yorkville shopping district and the Royal Ontario Museum, a natural-history cataloguer bursting with treasures such as precious stones, a tomb from the Ming dynasty, and a theropod dinosaur skeleton that is at once awe-inspiring, terrifying, and ideal for hanging delicate clothes to dry on.