TORONTO--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - The business of hospitality is one of both service and quality - not only providing what is expected and required, but going above and beyond to deliver an overwhelmingly positive, memorable experience. The elite hotel and resort properties to achieve that gold standard are recognized by Condé Nast Traveler's annual Gold List of the best places to stay in the world. This year's list includes The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto -- the premier downtown hotel in Toronto.
Chosen from cruises, resorts, and hotels around the world, the 500-member Gold List is the result of nearly 47,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers' participation in the magazine's Readers' Choice survey. Weighing accommodations, service, perks, details, sights, dining, and amenities, the Gold List is truly a global representation of real quality, no matter how far-flung.
With an overall score of 89.5 out of 100, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto earned top marks in rooms, service, and location. Toronto's only 5-diamond hotel was described by readers as "stylish" and "cutting-edge," featuring Toronto hotel suites and guest rooms that are "gorgeous, with amazing beds." The spa and staff received accolades as well, ranging from "the spa is a dream" to "staff go way above and beyond."
Situated in the heart of downtown Toronto, where the city's performing arts, sports, entertainment and financial districts call home, this distinctive Toronto hotel and spa offers an exquisite mix of amenities, services, and accessibility to the city's charms.
Gold List recognition is just one of this luxury Toronto hotel's accolades. A two-time AAA/CAA Five-Diamond Award winner, and the only Toronto hotel to win the award, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto was also named one of the top city hotels in Canada by Travel + Leisure in 2012. Even Condé Nast Traveler has recognized the property previously - as a Top Business Hotel and one of the World's Best Hotels in 2012. There is no greater recognition than that of your guests, and The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is proud to make the 2013 Gold List, while maintaining the high levels of service to be recognized on the 2014 list, as well.
Among Toronto luxury hotels downtown, there is only one Ritz-Carlton. As Toronto's newest luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto welcomes hotel guests to the heart of the city's bustling financial and performing arts districts. Located across from Roy Thompson Hall and only steps from the Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto features 267 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites that offer magnificent city or lake views from floor to ceiling windows.
Along with its legendary service, luxury amenities and offerings include a 23,000 square foot Urban Sanctuary and Spa, the spacious outdoor terrace at DEQ Lounge, signature Ritz-Carlton Club Level service (with complimentary culinary offerings and alcoholic beverages) and the impeccable dining experience of TOCA restaurant, a top choice among downtown Toronto restaurants.
Combining guestroom comfort, unmatched amenities, business guest convenience and world-class dining experiences, this downtown Toronto hotel consistently offers uniquely enjoyable experiences with every stay.