After a long day of work, it’s always nice to grab a pint or enjoy a cocktail. When travelling for business, you have the added bonus of a bar in your hotel – and that bar could be a great one. Of course, you could consult a list of Canada’s best bars to find place to go, but why not get some tips from our travel experts at Corporate Traveller, of their tried and tested watering holes in hotels across Canada. We’ve got advice from everyone, from our Travel Managers to the President of Corporate Brands, Americas himself. In this week's edition, we explore the hotel bars of Toronto
As the most populated city of Canada, there is no shortage of things to do and see. It is also a buzzing hub for business, making it a likely spot for business travellers to end up. Luckily, there are many great hotels and hotel bars for travellers to enjoy.
The Rooftop at the Broadview – The Broadview rooftop bar just went through a renovation – so it’s a completely new product as of last week! What I love about the hotel is the staff, and food and options. My favourite cocktail (if they haven’t changed their menu) is the Peary Godmother and Dance Like Nobody’s Watching. The hotel plays ode to what it once was, Jilly’s (a gentlemen’s club), so they have brass rails and fun graffiti in the bathroom. Their seared tuna and miso cod are TO DIE FOR. But if you don’t love fish, their fried eggplant and truffle fries are also really good! – Adriana Angiulli, Travel Manager
The Clockwork bar at The Fairmont Royal York: The hotel has remodeled its lobby and added the Clockwork bar, it’s something special! – John Beauvais, President, Corporate Brands, Americas
The Library Bar at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto: Sit at the bar with Michael (Bartender). He’s a great guy, has great stories and loves music – he makes strong cocktails and has good bar banter. - Chris Shellard, Operations Leader
Falcon SkyBar at Hotel X: I had a gorgeous glass of Cabernet Sauvignon while looking out at the beautiful views of downtown and Billy Bishop. At night or when the sun is setting, it’s perfect! – Kayla Jacobs, Travel Manager
The Bar at The Drake Hotel -The rooftop is beautiful, it’s very nice and intimate, each level is different which is quite cool. Float like a butterfly and pretty like a penny are both delicious cocktails. – Sarah Nugent, Business Development Manager
Louix Louis at The St Regis Hotel – Marcus Johnstone-McKinney, Product Marketing Specialist in Leisure Marketing
The Lobby Piano Bar at the Shangri-La Toronto – Michelle Rose, Social Media Specialist for FCTG
Looking to try out on of these hotel bars on your next business trip? Just ask your dedicated Travel Manger. Not travelling with us yet? Our personalised service is just one of the reasons why it pays to bring an expert on board.