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A Treat for the Senses – A peek inside the Shangri-La Toronto

If you’re looking for a tranquil atmosphere, lush surroundings, fine dining and much more, the Shangri-La Toronto fits the bill. We peeked inside one of Toronto’s newest five-star hotels. Here’s what is in store for the Shangri-La guest:

1. A Warm Welcome

The Shangri-La lobby feels like a welcoming urban living room. Take some time to admire the large scale paintings, sculptures and an Italian handcrafted Fazioli piano, featuring the first lines of Joni Mitchell’s “My Old Man”.

2. Tastes and Textures at Bosk
Bosk (meaning a small wooded place),  is the hotel’s signature restaurant.  It’s a warm setting where you can enjoy a collection of international dishes with a Asian influence. Take some time to admire the beautiful lighting displays and the views of Toronto’s busy cityscape.

3. The lap of luxury

From the 20-meter-long (64-feet) pool,  to the an infra-red sauna,  to the Miraj Hammam Spa, a stay at the Shangri-La will you rejuvenated.  At the Miraj Hamm Spa you can indulge in traditional Middle Eastern Hammam and Gommage treatments, while admiring the architecture inspired by Paris, Marrakech and Instanbul. Looking for a quick pick-me up? Shangri-La is also home to Blo where you can have a signature blow dry for $35.

4.  Art and Wonders

You have to see it for yourself! One of China’s most influential contemporary artists, Zhang Huan, created “Rising” for the Shangri-La Toronto. Zhang Huan’s first public art commission in Canada is a stainless-steel sculpture, comprised of peace pigeons and tree branches that resemble the body of a dragon.

5. Shades of Green

Inside The Bar, an intimate 30-seat destination, are 180 hand-blown glass fixtures in varying shades of green. Admire your surroundings while enjoying a beverage list that celebrates classic cocktails from the 1930s.

Now that you’ve taken a peek inside the Shangri-La which part of the hotel would you most like to explore?

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