Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Top hotel recommendations from the Royal couple’s Canadian tour

For one big week, the most famous couple in the world–Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge–toured across Canada, and while they were here they stayed in some of the country’s best hotels. If you’re a traveller, or someone who just wants to follow in the steps of the Royal couple, that means you can hardly get better hotel recommendations this summer.

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Old-world charm at Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne

“Après tant d’hôtels, enfin un chez-moi,” wrote the novelist Colette in the Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne’s guest book many years ago. Translated, she wrote, “After so many hotels, I have finally come home.” This eloquent statement may be from another era, but it still embodies the heart of this story-book destination in the stunning south of France–a hotel that is, quite simply, filled with beauty, elegance, and charm.

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Boutique bliss at Toronto’s Windsor Arms Hotel

On a quiet little side street between two of the busiest streets in the country sits one of the gems of the hotel world–not just in Toronto, or even this country, but one of the gems of the entire hotel world. This is not just a personal opinion, while certainly being that, it is also an opinion backed up by Conde Naste Traveler Magazine which named the Windsor Arms Hotel the third best boutique hotel in the world (out of almost 300 boutique hotels scrutinized worldwide).

Downtown Toronto

Hello, gorgeous! Big T.O. gets glittering string of new hotels

It’s Toronto‘s turn. Sure, there’s been a hotel or two opening here or there over the past few years in Ontario‘s (and Canada’s) Big Apple. But the openings slated over the next two years promise more luxe and excitement than we’re used to. The city that has a reputation for good times, great theatre and gorgeous skylines is upping its hotel offerings with a mix of five-star and boutique properties bound to make everyone’s New Year wish list.