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SoHo Metropolitan Hotel
318 Wellington St. W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Here's to Having it All
A Hotel with Style and Substance

An evening view of the exterior of the SoHo Metropolitan
An evening view of the exterior of the SoHo Metropolitan

The design-driven SoHo Metropolitan, located in the heart of the downtown entertainment district, aims high, luxuriously high. When the hotel opened in 2003, it proclaimed it will be "the city's most stylish hotel with substance, offering guests the ultimate in luxury and exceptional service."

We are easily convinced. First of all, the 88-room boutique SoHo Met is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a company of impeccable standards. Next, guests get a hint of what their stay will be about when entering the sleek, contemporary lobby graced by a fantastic multicolored glass canopy by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Of course, we cannot live on art alone---although the blond wood and minimally elegant suites with their café au lait and honey colors are tasteful enough to eat.

A tastefully decorated guestroom with Frette linens Luxurious marble bath with heated floors
A tastefully decorated guestroom
Luxurious marble bath

Expect round the clock concierge, maid, valet and room service. A typical stay in one of the lofty rooms could spell like this: drink at the Lobby Bar, caviar from room service at 2 a.m., sweet dreams in Frette linens and European down duvets; Molton Brown bath amenities, heated marble floors, facial at the 10,000 square-foot spa, workout session in the state-of-the-art gym and all your technology and business needs at your fingertips. Then off to do the first business meeting or to explore the artsy neighborhood. Everything is tasteful, eclectic, modern and inviting from decor to the dining. Foodies will be glad to know that Senses Bakery & Restaurant is the purveyor of fine gastronomy in town.

Metropolitan Hotels also operates Metropolitan Hotel Toronto, which houses the famed Lai Wah Heen (for heavenly dim sum---you'll think you're in Hong Kong) and the Metropolitan in Vancouver (see feature) with its award-winning Diva at the Met restaurant.

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