Rooms from $475 to $15,000. 60 Yorkville Ave., 416-964-0411
For decades, Toronto’s Four Seasons hotel— a Brutalist stack at Avenue and Cumberland— wasn’t much to look at. But a 2012 rebuild gave the hometown brand a five-star flagship property worthy of its reputation: a 30-storey glass tower that’s part hotel, part condos. The 259 sun-soaked rooms and suites are decked out with floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant stone and wood details. Canadian limestone bathrooms feature rainfall showerheads, fast-filling soaker tubs and digital screens embedded in the mirrors. For some extra R&R, weary globetrotters can kick jet lag with gold plumping facials in the 30,000-square-foot spa. Selections from the hotel’s art collection—some 1,700 original Canadian artworks, including pieces by Alissa Coe and Sondra Meszaros—decorate the rooms. And for some extra wattage, Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud’s eponymous café is one of the hotel’s major attractions.