Pop Goes The News — Canada currently has six five-star hotels, according to the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide — including three in Toronto, which only a few years ago had none.
In Toronto, the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and Trump International Hotel & Tower all earned five-star ratings.
Prior to 2011, the city had no five-star hotels.
Forbes also gave five stars to Vancouver’s Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Rosewood Hotel Georgia as well as Whistler’s Four Seasons Resort and Residences.
Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton and Hotel Le St-James managed only four stars.
The results are nothing to celebrate. The U.S. has 74 five-star hotels, according to Forbes. (The Miami area alone has only one less five-star hotel than all of Canada.) There are 10 five-star hotels in the UK and 11 in France.
The Rosewood’s Sense Spa is Canada’s only five-star spa, according to Forbes.
In the restaurants category, none in Canada were worthy of five stars but 15 were given four stars. In Toronto, they include Café Boulud inside the Four Seasons, America in the Trump, and One inside the Hazelton Hotel.
Canoe, Scaramouche and TOCA also earned four-star ratings.
Also listed are Maison Boulud in Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton as well as the city’s Toque!
Forbes erroneously listed Initiale as a four-star restaurant in Montreal — even though it’s in Quebec City. (Panache, also in the provincial capital, is its only other four-star eatery.) Similarly, Forbes gave four stars to The Dining Room at Langdon Hall in Toronto — but it’s actually in Cambridge, Ont.
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