New Year’s


So, it’s out with the old and in with the new … goodbye 2007; hello 2008 … goodbye King Edward Hotel; hello Hazelton!

We spent New Year’s staying a couple nights at one of The Leading Hotels of the World, the (self-proclaimed) only 5-star hotel in Toronto – The Hazelton Hotel.

We enjoyed everything the hotel had on offer and were very impressed with the entire experience. On Monday we even used the spa, Spa at Hazelton, and had massages and G, a pedicure. The lap pool downstairs is great and bully on the spa staff for even picking up on G’s comment, referencing an article on how to make perfect buttercream icing. When we returned to our room after shopping, they had made a colour photocopy of the article and had slipped it under our door. Kudos also to our great housekeeping staff who kept us in ice, pop and – more importantly – extra Bvlgari toiletries.

On New Year’s Eve, Tennis Star Suzie visited for cocktails and catching up before G and I headed out to Whole Foods for a take-in dinner with the movie 300 playing (review on that later).

1) our dressing room; 2) the granite washroom complete with mirror tv

3) the bed; and 4) sitting area

5) stocking in for New Year’s Eve; 6) the very funky (if dark) hallways

7) Bvlgari!; 8) G’s trainers even got royal treatment

9) wowza, towels taller than G; 10) the lap pool (photo credit for pool:

11) New Year’s dinner in with pizza; 12) stilton carrot soup; and, 13) caesar salad

14 & 15) what a difference a day makes in our view of Hazelton Ave

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10 Responses to New Year’s

  1. m3galomaniac says:

    aww..bvlgari toiletries…splurg. Happy belated NEW YEAR!

  2. Fancy Shmancy!!!!RYC – No big story behind it. I was just expressing frustration, but thankfully, I just sent in my applications so I’m done!!! YAY!

  3. OMG!  You’re so rich I’m so jealous.  You and G are like the perfect example of the DINK couple…sigh!  That’s what I want to be!
    And photo #1 (of the dressing room)…I know a Louis when I see one!

  4. Fatcat723 says:

    RYC: I don’t know – I don’t understand lol lol

  5. Blizzardi says:

    Happy new year! I would be glad even with Sheraton, let alone Hazelton! What a treat to yourselves! =)

  6. videojames says:

    That is an awesome hotel! Five stars? Whoa…I’m almost afraid to ask how much the rates were… (>_<)Happy New Year!

  7. enRoute says:

    Happy new year~! =)

  8. Fatcat723 says:

    Sounds like a great place to stay. Glad you enjoyed yourself and G too. Good way to ring in the New Year.

  9. ElusiveWords says:

    Wow… nice hotel!

  10. AishahAnsari says:

    interesting new year for you, huh? love the last 2 pictures…amazing! happy 2008 :)

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