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Plan A Romantic Mini-Moon At The Fabulously Refreshed Fairmont Royal York

  |  By Alison McGill

Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York is one of Canada’s most historic hotels and it’s celebrating a huge milestone: its 90th birthday! Over the years, this storied hotel has played host to countless royals and celebs and this city landmark has always been one of our favourite spots for a romantic escape. With its extensive and luxurious renovations now complete, we love it even more!

A luxury suite on the hotel's Fairmont Gold level.

The hotel bathroom of your dreams in a Fairmont Gold suite.

All of the Fairmont Royal York’s guest rooms have been revitalized and restyled with a cool, urban residential vibe—the décor will definitely have you rethinking your at-home stylings! There is also the addition of 106 new Fairmont Gold room and suites and for a mini-moon or pre-wedding getaway this is your choice sleep. Fairmont Gold is like a boutique hotel within the hotel complete with it’s own reception and lounge on the 18th floor (Fairmont Gold rooms are found exclusively on floors 13 through 18). The expansive lounge space is housed in a former ballroom and has much to explore. Breakfast is served here daily for Fairmont Gold guests who can also enjoy an honour bar, nightly cocktails and special culinary experiences.

Fairmont Gold guests have an exclusive check in located on the hotel's 18th floor.

The ultra-chic Fairmont Gold longe.

In addition to all guest rooms in the Fairmont Royal York, all ballrooms and common spaces have also been retooled with a fresh new look. Most notable is the lobby area which kept all its grandeur and historic charm, but has been updated for 2019 with the chic new CLOCKWORK Champagne and Cocktail Lounge (this is officially the coolest hang in Toronto at the mo) and the new REIGN Restaurant + Bar + Bakery. Also of note, of course, is the towering new art-deco inspired lobby clock. Over the years an iconic clock has always had a home in the hotel's lobby space and it has been a special romantic meeting place for generations of couples.

The newly renovated Fairmont Royal York Lobby and stunning new art deco inspired clock.

REIGN Restaurant + Bar + Bakery is a new Fairmont Royal York must try.

While checking out all the sparky new features of the hotel, be sure to put old favourites like Benihana and The Library Bar and on your Fairmont Royal York itinerary as they complete your quintessential getaway package in the heart of the city. Afternoon tea is served exclusively on Sundays in The Library Bar is is one age-old tradition of this grand hotel that's not to be missed.

100 Front Street W, Toronto, 416-368-2511,

This article was originally published on Jun 20, 2019

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