Toronto's new Four Seasons hotel is attracting global attention—and it's not even open yet.
"Toronto's über-luxe Four Seasons Hotel in the former hippie haven—now ch-chi neighbourhood— of Yorkville, has announced it is taking reservations for October 1 and beyond," writes Hotelchatter.com.
"Designed by the Canadian interior design team of George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, the hotel is full of soothing grays with accent colors of Wedgewood blue and butter cream yellow. Floor-to-ceiling windows and Toronto's largest spa are only two of the items that set it apart from the crowd."
The old Four Seasons is also in the news. Or, at least its old stuff is.
"The contents from the original Four Season Hotel Toronto are going up for auction to make room for the new Four Seasons Hotel," writes blogger Melanie Nayer on Boston.com about the auction which closed June 2.
"Everything from window dressings to table accents and custom furnishings from the luxury hotel will be auctioned off," writes Nayer. "According to reports, you'll be able to bid on everything from the 400 luxury guest suites to the hotel's kitchenware and spa adornments. Hosting a dinner party soon? Bid on banquet tables, buffet trays, and champagne buckets from the hotel. Grand pianos, crystal chandeliers, designer lamps, and marble flooring will also be auctioned off, as well as bedding, spa robes, antique desks and kitchenware."
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Original sources: Hotelchatter.com & Boston.com