It is officially here; the most glamorous time of year for the City of Toronto.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is back in all of its red carpet, film, and party-filled glory. And some of Hollywood’s biggest names will call Toronto home -- if even just for a few days.
Luckily, Toronto has no shortage of celeb-worthy options on the hotel front -- from five-star staples to shiny new additions. Here’s where the celebs will stay for TIFF 2022.
Ace Hotel Toronto
Then new kid on the block on Toronto’s hotel scene is the freshly opened Ace Hotel Toronto. The design-forward space offers a seamless blend of elevated food, arts, and culture. Located in the Garment District, not only is the Ace Hotel a short black car ride to the city’s film screening venues, the hotel's much buzzed-about food and beverage program is also helmed by celebrated chef Patrick Kriss (Alo, Aloette).
After years of anticipation, Yorkville’s W Toronto has finally opened for business -- and she's a beauty. Located on Bloor Street, the stylish new spot takes over a dated Marriott. The space is given a new lease on life with an extensive $40M renovation that saw its interiors reimagined by Sid Lee and a new see-and-be-seen rooftop restaurant and bar, with a terrace overlooking Bloor Street.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Since the days of the first Four Seasons Hotel Toronto location (RIP), the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto has been filled with famous faces during TIFF time. With a restaurant helmed by internationally renowned chef Daniel Boulud, the pristine spa, and stunningly appointed suites -- including its massive Presidential Suite with sweeping city views --the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is a no-brainer for Hollywood’s finest.
Park Hyatt Toronto
Fresh from a massive facelift (not unlike some of its five-star guests), the Park Hyatt Toronto will offer a pleasant surprise to visiting stars with its new look. The renovation saw the art-filled lobby completely reimagined, with the addition of a celebrated new restaurant, Joni. One thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that the hotel’s 17th floor cocktail bar, the iconic (and freshly renovated) Writers Room, will be a hot spot for celebs to enjoy sweeping views of the city over cocktails.
Park Hyatt Toronto (CNW Group/Park Hyatt Toronto)
Ritz Carlton Toronto
Just steps away from the hub of the TIFF action (Roy Thompson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, and Royal Alexandra Theatre), the Ritz Carlton Toronto will once again be a hotbed for celebrities -- and the crowds of snapping fans that wait outside are a dead giveaway. The hotel’s breezy and tucked away outdoor patio EPOCH will inevitably host a slew of famous faces this TIFF for their expert cocktails and gourmet dishes.
Swanky see-and-be-seen spot Bisha Hotel Toronto is another hot option for visiting celebrities this TIFF. Its prime downtown location helps with the appeal of this hotel, but it's this spot's glam factor -- something reflected in everything from its impeccably designed restaurants and the Sous La Face spa, to its stunning rooftop infinity pool -- is the perfect match for the A list set.
The Shangri-La has been no stranger to bold faced names since it opened nearly a decade ago. With its bustling vibe and subdued live music, the hotel’s impeccable lobby is an enticing spot to clink glasses and talk shop with other famous faces. As an added bonus, the hotel sits next door to private members' club Soho House, which will also be a hotspot for A-listers this TIFF.
1 Hotel Toronto
Especially if they're familiar with its counterparts in Hollywood and Miami, the stars will feel right at home at 1 Hotel Toronto. The Uber-sustainable and chic hotel took over the real estate formerly occupied by the Thompson Toronto a year ago, reimagining the space with an earthy design and new rooftop hot spot, Harriet's Toronto. Meanwhile, downstairs, new(ish) hot spot Casa Madera serves up Mexican-Mediterranean and crafty cocktails.