An elegantly appointed Toronto skyscraper
261 Rooms / 115 Suites
When The Adelaide Hotel, Toronto's building debuted in January 2012, it was a dramatic addition to Toronto’s skyline. With its gleaming silver spire, the 900-foot hotel instantly became both Canada’s tallest residential building (The Residences start on the 33rd floor). The hotel also sets itself apart through its luxury amenities: a heated saltwater, infinity-edged lap pool with a view; a spa that serves wine and Scotch from its impressive collection (a bottle of Glenfiddich was auctioned here last year for CAD$52,000, or approximately US$51,748); personal attaché service and 24-hour concierge attention; and expansive suites furnished more like chic condos than hotel rooms. In short, visitors coming to Canada’s financial capital have a new luxury hotel to call home.
But “home” extends beyond the building’s bricks and mortar — or, in this case, the stone, steel and glass. As you enter the gleaming lobby (tinier than normal for a major city hotel), you will be greeted by name as if you were coming through your neighbor’s front door. There is no standing in a single-file line, waiting to be noticed; instead, staff members ask about your journey with genuine interest and offer you hot towels, along with sparkling or still water on a tray. Though the appointments and accoutrements are top-of-the-line, it’s the warm welcome and individual attention that makes this Toronto landmark feel like home.