by Alain Gayot
Adorned with accents reminiscent of 1940s Hollywood, The Hazelton Hotel provides service and luxury fit for the Tinseltown stars of that and any other era. Attention to detail sets this hotel apart, as do simple yet elegant décor and a conscientious staff available at any hour. The hotel even provides a morning house car service with one-way transportation around downtown, or you can stroll along the hip shops of Bloor St. in Yorkville, or down to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Gardiner Museum, all within convenient walking distance of the hotel.
Sixty-two rooms and fifteen suites comprise this homage to classic sophistication and intimate luxury. At an average 620 square feet, the rooms and suites include private dressing rooms with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, private balconies, 42-inch plasma TVs, deep-soaking tubs, rainfall showers and extra acoustic insulation for an uninterrupted respite.
For further relaxation, The Spa at the Hazelton provides skin care, massages, body treatments, including sugar scrubs, hot stone massages, men’s services and facials, and access to the health club and lap pool. There’s also the Silver Screening Room, with seating for up to 25 guests, where you can sit back and enjoy a movie through the state-of-the-art 35-mm projection, high-definition DVD and Dolby Digital surround sound.
Entering through The Hazelton’s lobby, find One restaurant, showcasing modern North American cuisine by Canadian celebrity chef Mark McEwan. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch in the chic and modern dining room, or take advantage of the 24-hour catering and room services. Executive chef Andrew Ellerby turns out home cooking with a contemporary twist—roasted pickerel with chorizo pan vinaigrette, and grilled striped bass with duck confit, leeks and white bean ragout—for a delicious end to any evening at The Hazelton.