The King Edward Hotel

King Edward Hotel

I had visited the King Edward Hotel in Toronto on a few previous occasions, but never as a hotel guest, so I was happily surprised when I entered my Executive Suite on the 11th floor.

A long hallway gave way to a spacious bathroom and view of the large King sized bed.

Rounding the corner I entered the main room with a seating area and table set with fresh drinks and snacks and rounded yet another corner to reveal a wide work desk and counter space with coffee and tea.

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The ceilings were high and the windows seemed even taller, revealing a birds-eye view of the Yonge & King area. The windows were patterned, but the rest of the room’s design was simple and elegant.

I couldn’t believe how much space the room had and almost felt like I needed to run laps around the place to make use of it all.

As usual, my backpack exploded in one of the corners, and most of my belongings made their way around the room by the time I was ready to leave.

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Over the span of four days in my little (read: enormous) Executive Suite, I made the place feel like a home.

Leaving the serenity of my bed in the morning became a chore and I wanted little more than to simply lounge around in a robe all day with the occasional stroll to the door for room service.

But, as life would have it–I had things to do during the day and would have to say goodbye to my comfy quarters.

Coming home at the end of the day was always the best part.

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The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easy to get most places that you will need to go. The subway is only one block away and there is a 24 hour street car right outside the front door.

The public areas of the hotel are even more gorgeous than the rooms, including large meeting spaces, a variety of ballrooms, the Royal Club Lounge, a stunning second floor foyer, the Consort bar where comfy meets classy and Victoria’s Restaurant.

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History

Throughout its long history, The King Edward Hotel has set the standard for luxury hotels in Canada.

As Toronto’s first luxury hotel, it has long been the first choice of Toronto’s elite, as well as convention-goers, political figures and business travellers. In 1921, an 18-storey addition made the hotel one of Toronto’s tallest buildings.

The 17th and 18th floors featured a lavish social venue, The Crystal Ballroom, named for its impressive crystal chandeliers. This stylish venue quickly became the place to see and be seen and served as the stylish backdrop for countless society weddings, balls and dances.

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Today, The King Edward Hotel is proud to keep the legacy of “The King Eddy” alive;

We treasure this unique gem and continue to work towards restoring and preserving a regal icon of Toronto’s history.

The hotel is currently undergoing renovations with this in mind.

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The King Edward Hotel Toronto features:

  • 298 stylish guest rooms and suites
  • Afternoon tea Friday’s, Saturdays and Sundays 2:30pm -5pm
  • An impressive array of upscale services and amenities
  • Over 22,000 square feet of flexible function space perfect for upscale meetings and events
  • Full-service salon and spa, Nouvelle Maria Spa, Qi Hair Salon, onsite tailor and state-of-the-art fitness centre

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Thanks to Skyline Hotels & Resorts for hosting me. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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