Hotels

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By the end of 2011, Toronto's billion-dollar, decade-long construction boom added 53 new towers, 4 million square feet of office space and hundreds of glitzy hotel rooms. The Hazelton Hotel, an ultra-deluxe Yabu Pushelberg-designed property, opened in 2008, and includes One restaurant by esteemed local chef Mark McEwan. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto opened in 2011, followed by the Trump International and a new Four Seasons in 2012.

Where you stay depends on your tastes and budget. If you'd like to be at the heart of the action in a hip boutique hotel, Hotel Le Germain and the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel offer stylish luxury at the throbbing center of club land in the entertainment district. For sports and action lovers, Le Germain Maple Leaf Square — a sleek, urban hotel located at Maple Leaf Square — overlooks the arena for NHL Hockey and NBA Basketball.

The Toronto Thompson Hotel, which is located in the art and design district of King West, is the prestigious chain's first foray outside of the U.S. The rooftop bar and pool with cabanas make it ultra-chic. The Westin Harbour Castle on Lake Ontario is serenely situated five minutes from the action on Toronto's waterfront. The Hilton Toronto has the advantage of being right across from the opera house, and in close proximity to the financial and entertainment districts. The Four Seasons Hotel TorontoThe Hazelton Hotel and the Park Hyatt are centered in fashionable Yorkville near the Mink Mile of shopping, while historic elegance and comfort can be found in the financial district's The Fairmont Royal York and The Omni King Edward HotelThe Ritz-Carlton, Toronto brings glamour to the heart of downtown, right at the crossroads of the financial and performing arts districts.

If you're part of the artsy crowd, you'll no doubt love the urbane Gladstone Hotel with its 37 unique, artist-designed rooms in the funky Queen West area. Also consider the hip, nearby Drake Hotel — though be prepared for noise from trams, trains and neighborhood bars.