Ultimate Luxury at Ritz Carlton Spa in Toronto

The luxury Ritz Carlton is one of several high end hotels which opened within the last five years in Toronto.  Located at 181 Wellington Street West in the core financial and convention district, it’s a great option for both leisure and business travelers. Whether you are visiting Toronto or call this your home, don’t miss the…

Miraj spa entrance

Miraj Hammam Spa at Toronto’s Shangri-la Hotel

Toronto has seen a boom in luxury hotels in recent years, with the likes of the Ritz, Trump and Shangri-la hotels joining existing five star accommodations.  With luxury hotels, come new luxury spas to entice locals and tourists alike. Located at 188 University Avenue, the 5th floor of the Shangri-la Hotel contains a 9,000 square foot…

a large while regal building with a pool and loungers in front of it

Hotel Review: Royal Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The Royal is an all-inclusive adults only beachfront resort consisting of 513 jacuzzi suites, located in the heart of Playa Del Carmen. As part of the Real Resorts group, guests also receive full access to the family friendly Grand Porto Real next door. For more information about Playa and the Grand Porto, check out my review…

view of palm trees, dock, beach and town

Hotel Review: Gran Porto Real, Mexico

Now that winter has officially hit the Northern hemisphere, many of us are beginning to daydream of escaping to warmer climates.  To pre-empt the winter blahs, I recently visited Playa del Carmen, Mexico, a vibrant tourist town along the Caribbean Sea about 45 minutes from Cancun in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. While there…

Drinks at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

I visited the Shangri-La Hotel lobby bar at 188 University Ave for the first time on a recent Thursday night and I was very pleasantly surprised.  The ambiance is serene and comfortable, while maintaining utmost elegance.  A live three piece band and singer added to the entertainment provided by people watching.  We loved sitting on…