The Westin Harbour Castle | Toronto

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Harbour Castle Hotel

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The Westin Harbour Castle

A Luxurious Retreat: The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto

Welcome to the epitome of elegance and indulgence – The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Nestled in the heart of one of Canada’s most vibrant cities, this luxurious haven offers a remarkable stay experience for discerning travellers seeking both comfort and sophistication.

As you step into the Westin Harbour Castle, you’re instantly enveloped by an ambiance of refined opulence. The hotel’s commitment to impeccable service and attention to detail sets the stage for an unforgettable stay.

From the moment you check-in until the end of your stay, the attentive staff is dedicated to ensuring every aspect of your visit surpasses expectations. From personalized concierge services to in-room dining, every request is met with warmth and efficiency, adding an extra touch of indulgence to your stay.

Unparalleled Views

All guest rooms and suites at the Harbour Castle Hotel offer fantastic views of the city or lake, and an array of features and amenities to suit all tastes. Here, we’ll take a closer look at one of the exquisite suites at the Harbour Castle Hotel.

The Harbour Suite, a jewel in the hotel’s crown, exemplifies the pinnacle of luxury accommodation, and offers a privileged vantage point to behold Toronto’s mesmerizing natural beauty. Wall-to-wall windows frame panoramic vistas of Lake Ontario, casting a spellbinding charm on guests. The ever-changing colours of the water, the distant Toronto Islands, and the city’s skyline create a visual symphony that captivates the senses. 

The Westin Harbour Castle prides itself on its world-class service, and the suite guests certainly receive the royal treatment. Enter the Harbour suite, and you’ll find yourself immersed in an oasis of comfort and sophistication. Every aspect of the suite is thoughtfully designed to cater to the discerning traveller. The spacious living area is adorned with tasteful furnishings, creating an atmosphere of understated elegance. Sink into plush seating while enjoying the warmth of the fireplace, or simply relish the breathtaking views from the comfort of your private retreat.

Enriching Amenities

With a variety of thoughtfully curated amenities, the Westin Harbour Castle ensures a truly enriching experience that caters to your needs and desires. 

Delight your taste buds at one of the hotel’s outstanding dining establishments: The Mizzen Restaurant is a great place to start your day, offering a great breakfast buffet; the Chartroom Bar and Lounge is located in the hotel’s lobby and provides the perfect space to relax and socialise; and Toula Restaurant and Bar is situated on the 38th floor and offers fine dining with panoramic views. 

Stay active and maintain your fitness routine at the fully equipped Fitness Studio, featuring state-of-the-art exercise equipment. Engage in invigorating workouts or take part in group fitness classes led by experienced instructors. Afterward, rejuvenate your body and mind with pampering treatments and therapies at the hotel’s spa, providing a blissful sanctuary to unwind and relax.

The Family Kids Club is a real highlight for families, featuring a miniature cinema where you and your little ones can sit back and enjoy a movie together, in addition to a variety of crafts and games for all ages. Harbour Castle Hotel is committed to providing an unforgettable experience for all.

Explore the Surroundings

While it’s tempting to spend all your time revelling in the luxurious ambiance of the penthouse suite, the Westin Harbour Castle’s prime location encourages exploration. Step out of the hotel and embark on a journey through Toronto’s vibrant streets, savouring its diverse culinary scene, world-class shopping, and cultural attractions. Additionally, the proximity to the Toronto Islands allows for easy access to outdoor activities, such as kayaking, cycling, or simply strolling along the waterfront.

The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto sets a new standard for luxury accommodation, and the unique Harbour suite is the crown jewel of this exceptional property. With awe-inspiring views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands, lavish amenities, and unmatched service, this opulent retreat promises an experience that will remain etched in your memory. The Westin Harbour Castle truly stands out as a premier destination for luxury accommodation in Toronto.

 

La Perla Boutique Hotel | Guadalajara, Mexico

historic center of Guadalajara Mexico

La Perla Boutique Bed & Breakfast, Guadalajara

La Perla Hotel Boutique B&B is nestled in the safe and youthful neighbourhood of Colonia Americana in Guadalajara, mere yards from lively Chapultapec and at the heart of the historical centre. Conveniently tucked around the corner from the main avenida, you can comfortably walk to local eateries, fine dining establishments and watering holes packed with college students unwinding after a day of studies.

Historic centre of Guadalajara
Guadalajara Museum
Historical Monuments in Guadalajara Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres

The location is great, but that’s far from the whole story. Upon arrival, in fact from first email contact, you’ll be warmly greeted by Lars, an American Expat. Lars is part of a team that has transformed this mansion, formerly owned by famed Mexican actress Guillermina Grin, into one of the loveliest hospitality experiences we’ve had anywhere.

Once you make your way upstairs to one of the large and immaculately decorated rooms, you’ll be keen to fall flat onto your back disappearing into the duvet and pillows. Fight the urge, for there is much more yet to do. We dropped off our bags, instantly got comfy and headed down to chat. We knew right away we were in good hands.

Plaza de Armas, Guadalajara

Exploring Guadalajara can be daunting, especially when you only have a few days to see it all. Lars and Memo shared all the best to see and do in the immediate area and helped us map out our week. Adrian spent a couple of hours on our first morning showing us around the main sites in the downtown area. Not only did this give us a great starting point for navigating ourselves around, but he had some really interesting information and history to share about the city too. With the guidance of the team at La Perla, we felt very comfortable roaming the area and discovering our own hidden gems, returning excited and exhausted.

Early evenings were spent sharing stories with Lars, who invited us to join him for a glass of wine – a lovely way to make you feel at home after a tiring day of exploring.

La Perla Boutique Hotel, Guadalajara
La Perla Boutique Hotel, Guadalajara
La Perla Boutique Hotel, Guadalajara
La Perla Boutique Hotel, Guadalajara
La Perla Boutique Hotel, Guadalajara

Services & Amenities

• Free WiFi
• Free secure parking
• Airport transportation
• Free breakfast
• Rooftop terrace
• Laundry service 
• Flatscreen TV
• Bathrobes 
• Bath & Shower
• English & Spanish

Chaya B&B | Mexico City

Chaya BNB, Mexico City

Chaya B&B Boutique Hotel

Chaya BnB is the home away from home you need to rest your weary legs after a day of wandering the city. This boutique bed and breakfast is designed and decorated to perfection, with the intention of bringing a social hostel vibe to an enjoyable and relaxing space. Boasting the best views of Alameda Central Park, Chaya’s breakfast room is a delightful place to start the day. The long table prompts story telling between travellers, whilst the food itself sets you up for another day of exploring. Take a coffee out to Chaya’s terrace and enjoy the midday suntrap. Hammocks longed to be lounged in, surrounded by an abundance of thriving plants and cacti. The background sounds of city life hustle and bustle are remarkably relaxing. It’ll make you appreciate the comfort of the hammock and the sun on your skin even more.

Mexico City
Chaya BNB, Mexico City
Chaya BNB, Mexico City
Chaya BNB, Mexico City
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About Chaya BnB

Chaya B&B is located on the top floor of Barrio Alameda, a 1920’s Art Deco building. The building was once used by professionals such as doctors, lawyers, journalists and photographers. In 1985 an earthquake caused damage to this historically listed building and left it a deserted shell, used only for late night parties. But the family owned building has now been transformed into a hip place to hang out.

The building’s stunning tile work and luxurious greenery make a visit here worthwhile. Add in what’s on offer inside, and you’ll easily spend an afternoon exploring this charming space. Barrio Alameda boasts boutique tiendas from vintage stores to tattoo parlours, trendy cafes and thriving restaurants. Above these you’ll find Chaya B&B, topped off with a rooftop bar offering incredible views of the downtown area.

Services & Amenities

• Ideal location overlooking Alameda Central Park in downtown Mexico City
• Just a few minutes walk to countless shops, restaurants, cafes and bars
• Spacious suites and rooms
• Charming breakfast room overlooking the city
• Stunning rooftop terrace full of plants
• Hammock area
• Small back patio with a beautiful organic orchard
• Breakfast is served daily
• Designed by travellers, for travellers

Haramara Retreat | Sayulita, México

Woman floats in the infinity pool at Haramara Retreat
unique individual casitas
private acres
minute drive to airport
days of sunshine year
species of birds

Haramara Retreat

Take off your shoes, you won’t be needing them for a while. Turn off your phone – it’s time to disconnect. Stop, close your eyes, and just listen. Hear the birds singing all around you. Feel the sea breeze against your skin. Breath in the fresh air, and relax.

Open your heart and mind, and let the energy flow. Follow the jungle trails once roamed by jaguars. Wind through the trees down the side of the cliff, hearing the waves crashing louder as you approach the shore. Feel the energy that surrounds and engulfs you as you let go of all your worries and enter a zen like state of mind.

You’re at Haramara Retreat now. Prepare to experience the soul of this sacred area in the form of “mother sea”, the translation of Haramara in the native Huichol language. You’re about to take your body and spirit on a journey, enriching both through a blend of yoga, meditation and connection with the ocean. Enjoy nourishing organic food, and a deep connection with nature and the people around you.

haramara retreat path to the ocean
Haramara Retreat yoga studio
haramara retreat cabana

Wake up at Haramara

Welcome to Haramara Retreat. Rise with the sun, and awaken with the jungle. Welcome the day with a gentle yoga class, overlooking the treetops and feeling the rising warmth of the sun on your skin. Refuel with a nourishing breakfast of fruits, eggs, and homemade treats. You’ll find yourself feeling thankful for the little things in life, embracing the spiritual awakening, and cleansing yourself of any negative thoughts.

Treat yourself to a revitalizing massage down by the beachfront. Look out onto the waves as they gently lap against the shore. The sound of it is sure to relax your mind, as the hands of an experienced therapist work on your muscles. Don’t be surprised if you end up booking massage after massage. The therapists specialize in different treatments, so each experience is different from the last.

Maybe it’s time for a swim? Now to decide between the infinity pool and the revitalizing ocean below. Perhaps you’ll go between the two. Enter a meditative state at Haramara Retreat as your senses soak up the surroundings. Breathe in the fresh air, turn your focus inwards, and breathe out any thoughts of the outside world.

An afternoon of yoga takes you into the sunset, as you watch the ombré sky fuse from saffron hues to mystical violet. Catch the last of the days light as you gather for dinner. A delicious culinary experience of three courses, combined with a chance to engage in meaningful conversations with like-minded people.

Before long you’ll be ready to call it a day, surprised at how tired you feel after so much relaxing. The moonlight gently lights the path. As you wander barefoot back to your cabana, feel the earth beneath your feet. Imagine the big cats and jungle animals taking the same route, winding instinctively through the trees and down the cliff edge.

The elegant hillside cabanas are carefully designed to offer a unique and memorable experience. An open front room allows you to stay in touch with nature, so you can listen to the sounds of the ocean and jungle as you doze off in a luxurious king sized bed. 

Treat your mind, body and spirit. Feel at one with nature, and with yourself. Get used to this new feeling of tranquility, because you’ll feel it not only for the duration of your retreat, but will carry it with you when you leave.

haramara retreat terrace lounge
sunsets on the pacific at haramara retreat
haramara retreat casita bathroom in candlelight
haramara retreat buddha statue on path
haramara retreat swimming pool
haramara retreat infinity pool

Services & Amenities

• Ocean view cabanas
• On site restaurant
• Spa & wellness centre
• Private beach access
• Yoga classes
• Personal retreats
• Group retreats
• On site restaurant
• Infinity pool
• Pool side bar
• Beachfront cocktail bar

Hotel Hacienda Mérida | México

Hotel Hacienda Merida Courtyard
building constructed
spacious rooms & suites
minute walk to town centre
km to paseo montejo
km to merida cathederal
Hotel Hacienda Merida Courtyard
Girl sits next to the swimming pool at Hotel Hacienda Merida
Hotel Hacienda Merida entrance

Hotel Hacienda Mérida

Mérida certainly has a lot to offer when it comes to places to stay. From budget hostels to 5 star hotels, Mérida really delivers with something to suit everyone. One place that stands out among the rest is Hotel Hacienda. Found nestled among trendy shops and eateries, Hotel Hacienda is just a few minutes walk from the main square and popular nightlife mainstays such as La Negrita.

As you enter through rustic wooden doors, the luxurious and impeccably restored hacienda reveals it’s beauty. The entrance foyer leads through to a beautiful courtyard, where a large garden and swimming pool invite you to relax. Traditional hacienda-style archways border the courtyard, painted in bright yellow and terracotta colours that instantly lift your mood.

Step Inside Hacienda Merida

Inside the spacious bedroom suites, high ceilings and traditional décor give a sense of prestige. Shuttered windows look out to the courtyard and flood the room with light, whilst the stone walls and ceiling fan maintain a comfortably cool temperature which comes as a relief from the summer heat.

Head back through the foyer to the hotel’s cosy bar. It’s the perfect setting for a glass of vino or classic cocktail before heading out to explore the city by night.

Hotel Hacienda Merida room
Hotel Hacienda Merida bar
Hotel Hacienda Merida swimming pool

Morning in Mérida

Mornings at the hacienda begin with a delicious poolside breakfast with a selection of traditional cuisine and Western foods. Mexican eggs dishes to yogurt and granola, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Enjoy a mouth watering spread of fresh fruit and hot baked bread, served with locally sourced jam and honey. Shortly after, your dish of choice will arrive. French press coffee and freshly squeezed juice are the perfect compliment. 

Services & Amenities

• Free WiFi
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Spa & Wellness centre
• Free parking
• Air conditioning
• Garden
• Bar

Hotel Hacienda Merida lush green courtyard

One King West, Toronto | Canada

Woman looking outside the window at CN tower from Hotel One King West
minute walk to Eaton Centre
minute walk to union station
minute walk to air canada centre
minute walk to harbourront

One King West, Toronto

Staying in the heart of downtown Toronto at One King West is the perfect way to position yourself to enjoy the best that Toronto has to offer. Centrally located in the financial district, the hotel is a short walk, Uber or transit ride to theatres, nightlife, shopping and restaurants. From street level you can appreciate the buzz of the city. A true urban metropolis with a distinct and contagious energy in the air.

One King West Hotel King West entrance
Art in straicase at One King West hotel entrance
Chandeliers hanging in One King West hotel entrance

The Finer Things

As you enter through the main doors of One King West, the grandeur and high end detail become immediately clear. Marble columns, brass railings and chandeliers create a tastefully luxurious ambiance. 

Exploring the lower level of One King West you encounter the history of this immaculate building. An immense bank vault door with large locking mechanisms paints a vivid portrait of the boom times of Toronto’s past and an omen for a bright future ahead. 

Kitchen in One King West suite
Hotel robe in bed at One King West hotel room
Window seat in One King West hotel room

Stunning City Views

Beautifully designed suites with a functional layout, are designed to make the best use of natural light and impressive city views. King sized beds offer a high degree of comfort while a cozy living room is the ideal place to kick your feet up after a long day of exploring. If you do plan to work during your stay, an inspiring view from the desk overlooking Lake Ontario and the Toronto islands make for amore than ideal work space.

Location, Location, Location

Heading out to the street to the intersection of Yonge and King, you can simply pick a direction and go. For those keen to do a little shopping head north to the Eaton’s Centre. Head west for dining and nightlife, south for the waterfront and east for St.Lawrence Market, parks and more. As you can probably tell, you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy Toronto. There are endless cheap things to do to get a taste of what it’s like to live in this amazing city.

Services & Amenities

• Airport shuttle
• Free WiFi
• Flatscreen TV
• Restaurant & bar 
• Breakfast buffet
• Full service laundry
• Hot tub
• Saunas
• Fitness centre
• Kitchenette

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