Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Builds Upon a Legend
The new global flagship in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood mirrors the city’s vibrant style.
Changing from a treasured city landmark into a global flagship isn’t easy, but that’s just what the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto aims to do when it opens its doors on October 5, 2012. We asked Dimitrios Zarikos, Regional Vice President and General Manager, to describe the impact on the city where the first Four Seasons was born in 1961.
“It was time that we have a hotel in Toronto—still superbly located in the heart of Yorkville—that physically matches our global reputation,” he says. “We’ve brought all of our insight and service excellence gained over the last 50 years to deliver the best of the best to Toronto. Now we have a property that truly embodies what we represent and where we are headed as a brand.”
Designed by international design house Yabu Pushelberg, the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto features well-appointed guest rooms with contemporary accents styled in a light and warm colour palette. This chic yet welcoming aesthetic is complemented throughout the Hotel by carefully curated art that offers a tasteful nod to the Hotel’s Canadian heritage. “The interior design of this hotel sets the stage and alludes perfectly to the type of experience our guests will have with us,” says Zarikos.
The guest rooms have been created with both the leisure and business traveller in mind and are amongst the most spacious in Toronto. Dining at dbar and Café Boulud will be top-notch, and the new Spa will be the largest in the city and in any Four Seasons hotel worldwide.
The function spaces are all located in a separate building connected to the large tower. With its dedicated entrances, built-in high-tech capabilities and large, flexible event rooms with wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows, the Hotel’s position as the premiere address for events and celebrations is firmly established.
Helping to seal Toronto’s reputation as a dynamic global destination was critical to the design and development of the Hotel. “The city is evolving fast and furiously, and we want our presence to bolster that of Toronto,” says Zarikos.
“As importantly, we intend to remain deeply connected to the community, as well as to our guests. Generations of Torontonians have chosen Four Seasons for their most significant celebrations, and it’s fundamentally important that this special bond continues to flourish.”