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.

Hôtel de la Cité garden

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.

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.