I woke up this morning in a lovely suite in the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. The curtains in the bedroom area were open a foot or so and my view from bed was of a gryphon shaped gargoyle perched over the corner of the tenth floor. I thought to myself, “This is a hotel.”
As you drive up the long road in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick toward the Fairmont Algonquin, there is a sudden feeling of travelling back in time. In fact, there is an immediate impression as if you had actually been placed inside the Movie Dirty Dancing and are pulling into Kellerman’s.
Last weekend, Aisha and I spent a night at the Delta Grandview in Huntsville, and I was more than a little surprised that it turned out to be a bit of a disappointment.
In a city the size of Glasgow it would be easy to get lost among the restaurants. There are dozens of famous eateries in the city and picking one among the crowd can be a bit daunting. It becomes much easier however when you discover a chef like Michael Caines.
Visit Toronto on just about any day of the year, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one easy choice for what you should do with your time. Concerts, the theatre, street festivals, televised events – there are literally hundreds of things to see and do in the city, and if you really want to take on the heart of Toronto, there’s no better place to stay than the Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa.
Headed down south for a little Miami Beach heat and want a deal to make it worth your while? Whether you’re headed down in a few months for the Winter Music Conference or just want to escape now for some rest & relaxation, there’s lots to keep you amused, and the South Beach Group of hotels have some packages that might fit your plans.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is a rare example of a historic city that hasn’t lost touch with it’s history, or what it can offer the modern traveler. And while there’s no shortage of chain hotels where you can stay within the city core, there’s also thankfully a couple of unique hotels as well. Out of all of them, if you’re looking for something special, the one that really stands out though is the Lord Nelson Hotel.
Few cities in Canada offer the spectacle, or even the culture, that lives and breaths in Québec City. Throughout 2005 I’ve managed to travel across the country, with stops in Vancouver, Banff, Winnipeg, around Ontario, and throughout parts of New Brunswick and even into Prince Edward Island. Compared to the raw energy and vibrance in Québec City though, I can’t think of a place I want to revist and explore more.
Since opening in June the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort has been a hot topic. Staff writer Christopher Heard initially wrote about the experience when the facilities debuted to the media, but since then it seems people want to know more about what the hotel has to offer. With that in mind I recently took a weekend trip through the Niagara region – ending with a stay at the Fallsview that I must admit, impressed me in almost every way. It’s inevitably a great trip for anyone looking to gamble a bit, see the scenery, and enjoy one of the nicest areas in Southern Ontario.