I spent Monday night at the Park Hyatt Toronto, a hotel that will soon close until late 2019 for refurbishment. Part of me is sad to see it change.
To be sure, the hotel does not fit in with the modern design found at newer Park Hyatt properties. It is not ultra-modern and minimalist. The halls are dated. The rooms are dated. But dated in a good way. I thought the hotel has aged well.
It is an ornate and stately property. Common areas are like a grand fancy hotel of old. Annona, the hotel restaurant feels like a comfortable French Brasserie.
Hotel rates are expensive in Toronto. I used a free anniversary night from the Chase Hyatt credit card because the paid rate was nearly 700CAD. Good thing I booked a few weeks in advance because the hotel sold out about two weeks before arrival. I was upgraded to Park Suite which felt like a cozy city apartment.
What’s wrong with the room? Seriously? If the hotel was falling apart, I would understand the need to close and remodel. But other than perhaps some paint touchup, I would not spend millions of dollars on a hotel that sells out two weeks in advance at 700CAD/night!
Breakfast was absolutely exceptional…even though the hotel is closing I will provide a full review so that when the hotel reopens we can compare old and new. The hotel is located in a great neighborhood in Toronto (Yorkville) and easily accessible via Uber and public transport.
So long Park Hyatt Toronto, it was nice to know you.