Located at the southern end of the Financial District in Downtown, The Fairmont Royal York is a large historic luxury hotel designed by Ross and Macdonald and built by the Canadian Pacific Railway company. The hotel is managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. With 28 floors, it is considered one of Canada's grand railway hotels. After its completion in 1929, the building was briefly the tallest one in Toronto, as well as the tallest building in the country.
The building has gone through several renovations that include a row of pointed arches on the third story, a small peaked roof with dormers at the top, as well as grotesques shaped griffins at various corners of the hotel. Along with these features, the Châteauesque-styled hotel incorporated an Art Deco setback and Romanesque-inspired decor. Its interior features a number of crystal chandeliers, as well as a hand-carved wood lobby ceiling.
The building contains 28 floors. As of 2004, the hotel expanded the number of its guest rooms and suites to 1,363. Types of guest rooms include Signature or Luxury, along with eight types of suites. In addition to this, the hotel has different event spaces, primarily used for conferences. The Concert Hall and the Ballroom are the most popular ones, as well as the Imperial Room, used as a nightclub from the 1940s to 1990s. The space featured a stage at the north end of the room and a dance floor in the middle. Also, the hotel has endless restaurants and other food-based services worth exploring. Benihana Japanese Steakhouse is one of the most popular ones that you can't miss! And if you are still looking for something more, remember that the Fairmont Royal York is minutes from the city's biggest attractions. You will always find plenty of options to eat and things to do!
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