Whether you’re planning a trip to explore the real estate in Toronto, for business, or any other reasons, combining luxury accommodation with pampering spa treatments can make for an unforgettable, stress-relieving stay. The latest statistics show the Greater Toronto Area is home to more than 200 hotels with more than 44,000 rooms. Of those, there are a number of highly-rated hotel spas that are practically guaranteed to enhance body and mind.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
This high-end chain hotel is ideal for a special occasion or simply to treat yourself to an ultra-relaxing stay. It features the only location of its kind outside of Paris, Spa My Blend by Clarins, which offers customized skin analysis services and product creation service. Eliminate stress with the Holistic Stress-Buster that starts with a foot treatment followed by a total body scrub and an application of hydrating cream. You’ll get a relaxing scalp, shoulder, and neck massage while your feet are pampered with a moisturizing warm paraffin, which is followed by a nourishing facial treatment performed while you’re cocooned in a soft blanket. There are treatments for everyone and just about every issue aimed to re-energize, renew, beautify, relax, and more.
The Ivy at Verity
This stylish boutique hotel set within a restored mid-19th-century chocolate factory in the Queen East area’s historic district offers a spa for women only. While men can stay, most features here are geared toward females, with the property part of a private women’s club aiming to foster professional and personal development. The spa itself has been ranked as one of the top 25 in Canada and provides over-the-top treatments, including a real 24-carat gold facial along with massages, mani/pedis, and hydrotherapies. It hosts an ozonated pool, steam shower, whirlpool bath, and a luxurious lounge.
Located right downtown, the ultra-luxe Shangri-La houses the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris, Middle Eastern-themed spa with a hammam that will make you feel like royalty. It offers a wide range of pampering treatments, including scrubs, wraps, facials, and massage, inspired by ancient rituals from the Middle East. For a couples’ getaway, you might book the Renewal Experience for two that includes a hammam and gommage treatment, a couples’ massage, and signature facials.
Four Seasons Toronto
The spa at Four Seasons Toronto offers a long list of services, including body treatments like the Coffee & Maple Sugar Scrub and the Island Body Wrap, an incredibly hydrating shea butter body wrap combined with a hot coconut oil hair treatment. There are massages aimed at relaxation and recovery as well as hair, makeup and nail services like manis and pedis. The property also hosts a relaxation pool with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing city views.
This boutique-sized luxury hotel in a prime Yorkville location only blocks from Bloor Street offers five-star amenities throughout, including a chic spa with a saltwater lap pool, steam room, lounges, 24-hour fitness center and treatment rooms for taking advantage of a long list of services that include massages, wraps, scrubs, waxing and nail treatments. The sophisticated rooms, the smallest of which have 575 square feet of space, were perfectly designed for rest and relaxation too, featuring lavish bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, heated floors, and TVs.