Glide through the stately doors and into the soaring atrium of the Windsor Arms Hotel, and you’ll be infused with the timeless energy of almost a century of luxurious opulence. Just steps from the designer boutiques, contemporary art galleries, and sparkly baubles of Toronto’s Mink Mile, it offers the perfect merger of history, sumptuous comfort, and location.
Last week, I had the chance to stop by the world-renowned Windsor Arms hotel in Toronto after work for a little spa therapy. I was there to experience one of their newest offerings, Speleotheraphy in their salt cave. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a room that looks and feels like a cave (think dark and cool), literally covered in salt from floor to ceiling. The walls are made up of massive salt rocks, with a salt waterfall on one side of the room.
The Windsor Arms Hotel is known for it’s famous TIFF events as well The Tea Room and the other amazing restaurants. Now – there is a new addition to the Windsor Arms Hotel. Earlier this month I headed to the Windsor Arms Hotel for the exclusive launch of the new vintage fashion and accessories shop, The Treasure Chest. There was a constant flow of champagne – hello, I was in heaven, thank you very much.
The Windsor Arms Hotel is an acquired taste. If you are looking for that 1920’s Humphrey Bogart, Great Gatsby vibe, you have come to the right place. While some prefer modern and trendy, others measure luxury in history and culture. The moment I emerged from my Uber onto what felt like a side street in London town, I was greeted by a uniformed bellhop who held my door and directed me to the lobby elevator. I rode to the fourth floor and exited onto a dimly lit hallway with cream and black walls. Lined with black and white photographs of Hollywood’s finest—Ali MacGraw, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand and Audrey Hepburn, this place was dripping in old world charm.