TORONTO--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2013) - Hospitality is a thoughtful, artistic balance of service and quality -- not only providing what is anticipated and required, but going above and beyond to deliver a tremendously positive, unforgettable experience. Each year, Travel + Leisure readers rate hotels and hotel spas, among other travel companies and destinations, in a range or categories in the annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards survey that recognizes the very best in travel around the globe. The 2013 World's Best Awards list includes Spa My Blend by Clarins at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto as the Top Hotel Spa Overall and The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto among the Top City Hotels in Canada.
The 2013 World's Best Awards hotel rankings are based on readers' rating in five categories ranging from rooms/facilities to location to service. For the hotel spa category, properties were rated by readers on ambience, treatments, service, and value.
Combining the incomparable service guests have come to expect from The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto with the revolutionary face and body treatment concepts from Spa My Blend by Clarins, the award-winning hotel is able to offer a one-of-a-kind spa oasis in the heart of Toronto's downtown. The hotel's on-site spa experience offers some of the finest health and beauty professionals and places guests at the centre of their very own, fully customized wellness program.
With a remarkable array of relaxing, luxurious spas for guests to choose from, it's no small feat to be the best hotel spa in Ontario. It's decidedly more difficult to be the best in Canada. But to be recognized as the top hotel spa overall -- over thousands of spas worldwide -- is a testament to Spa My Blend by Clarins' attention to detail, outstanding service, and unmatched guest satisfaction.
"The Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards represent the best travel experiences in the world as chosen by guests," says Tim Terceira, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. "There is no greater recognition than that of your guests, and the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto are proud to be one of the World's Best for 2013," he says.
This recognition is just one of the luxury downtown hotel's accolades. The two-time AAA-CAA Five-Diamond Award winner (and the only Toronto hotel to win the award) The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto was also recognized by Travel + Leisure to be among the Top City Hotels in Canada, for the second year in a row.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
As Toronto's only five-diamond hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto welcomes guests to the heart of the city's bustling financial and performing arts districts. Located across from Roy Thompson Hall and only steps from the Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox, the downtown Toronto spa and hotel features 267 elegantly appointed guest rooms and hotel suites that offer magnificent city or lake views from floor to ceiling windows.
Along with its legendary service, luxury amenities and offerings including North America's only SpaMyBlend by Clarins, the spacious outdoor terrace at DEQ Lounge, signature Ritz-Carlton Club Level service and the impeccable dining experience of TOCA restaurant, a top choice among downtown Toronto restaurants.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (