Toronto has a hip new hotel close to Lake Ontario within the historic Exhibition grounds, offering guests an urban vibe, a luxe sensibility as well as fantastic city views, gorgeous rooms, and varying dining options. Hotel X, the first Toronto hotel from Library Hotel Collection, is a 404-guest, 30-storey property that will suit both leisure and business travellers, and is also ideal for special events – think weddings and birthday celebrations.
The sophisticated design and décor are beautiful and the hotel has an eco-friendly sensibility, with helpful staff and a sense that things are buzzing all the time. Perhaps that’s partly due to the stunning three-level Falcon Skybar, which attracts a younger crowd, has an impressive, trendy nightlife vibe, as well as stunning views from its glass wraparound windows. Checkout The Nest or The Perch while sipping on a cocktail and enjoying casual, small plate food. We loved our upgrade to a spacious, elegant suite with separate living and bedroom areas, and found the Library Club Lounge a wonderful bonus for suite guests.
We used it for evening snacks and wine on the terrace overlooking the lake, and enjoyed a continental breakfast there, as well. This hotel offers a range of accommodations, all with modern décor and the amenities one would expect, including Wi-Fi.
Several restaurants include Petros 82 for dinners and Sunday brunch with Mediterranean cuisine, and Maxx’s Kitchen, a vibrant, popular spot with an open kitchen and a range of seating from high tops to regular tables, and a sexy bar and casual food. The lobby lounge is the place to see and be seen, and it’s equally as dazzling as other venues in this attractive property.
Sometimes described as an urban oasis in a busy, multi-cultural city, Hotel X also has a rooftop pool and bar, a beautiful spa by Guerlain, a massive athletic centre with tennis and squash courts as well as a wide range of gym equipment, a small cinema and screening room, and an art gallery. It’s beautiful and something a little different for Toronto, itself a fantastic city.
Written by Vanessa Lee for Cruise & Travel Lifestyles (Winter/Spring 2020). Photos courtesy of Hotel X.