Social: tucked up against the Entertainment District, within walking distance of attractions from the Air Canada Centre to the CN Tower.
Rooms are beautiful and luxurious, but it’s the Euro-style full-size kitchens in the 21 suites that entice me back to this address (there are also another 72 guestrooms). I feel like a top chef with all that shiny silver stuff at my disposal, and the office nook with its Dell workstation makes it feel even more like the uncluttered home I wish I had. I also have a hard time restraining myself from pilfering from the Soho Met’s housekeeping carts — I just can’t resist those Molton Brown bath amenities.
Sure, the staffed business centre is great, but the most immediately attention-catching feature of the Soho Met is the amazing overhead glass sculptutre that leads from the front door to the lobby. I’m just surprised that more people don’t trip over their Samsonsites, craning upwards to admire the 80 glowing glass blooms overhead.
Eating and drinking
A bakery café, restaurant and bar. Built around the delicious success of Senses Bakery (home of the most outrageously good chocolates and hot chocolate that I have consumed since moving to Canada a decade ago), the crimson and apricot-hued restaurant looks good enough to eat. Martinis and microbrews star at the swanky bar.
Another swanky spot, Salon Daniel and Spa, is a chic spot to relax, while a top-of-the-range fitness centre and health club, with steam room, pool and hot tub, is there to help you work off those Senses’ pastries.
Service is friendly and efficient, but sometimes lacks a personal touch.
Who stays there
Celebrities and A-listers, businesspeople, tourists in town for a longer stay. The restaurant attracts a slew of locals.
Free local calls and Internet, so with Skype you don’t have to pay to speak to anyone. There’s a Lexus Sedan on hand to whisk you to meetings. There’s also a DVD and CD library for those evenings you just want to curl up on the couch — and stay "home".
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Travellers with pets
- Escaping the crowds
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Incredible restaurant