Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hilton Suites Markham Conference Centre & Spa - Family Day 2009

Hilton Suites Markham Conference Centre & Spa is one of our favorite hotel in Toronto uptown. The hotel charged us for $89 per night for the family day long weekend. Be sure to check out my Travelocity Good Buy Hotels post and select the Top Hotel Deals in Toronto link to browse for the off-season rate. Being Gold VIP they offered us the following:

  • Free upgrade to 1 King 1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite, ~$40 value.
  • Essence of Unionville HHonor Continental deluxe breakfast for two. Note: The executive lounge was closed as usual. They offered a continental breakfast which doesn't include hot items, $24 value
  • Self-Parking, $8 value
  • 2 in-room bottled water and cookies
  • Wireless high speed internet is now complementary to everyone
  • Access to Markham club is now complementary to everyone
The room was their famous atrium corner suite overlooking the atrium lobby and the Markham center. The deluxe marble bathroom was beautiful although the tub was a bit small. Can anyone tell me what does the thing next to the toilet do?

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Sagano, fine Japanese cuisine at the rooftop of Delta hotel Toronto-Scarborough. The Initiation Sushi includes 6 pieces of sushi with california rolls. That is the main purpose for going to Sagano v.s. other Japanese restaurants. Not just the sushi, even the california rolls were good! The Osaka course includes MISO SOUP, SALAD, SASHIMI or CHICKEN, AGEMONO(天婦羅), YAKIMONO(焼物), and ICE CREAM. The meal started with an appetite opening orange salad. I could hardly found any chicken inside the crispy chicken, but the crisp was very tasty. The chicken yakimon was normal, no surprise. As for the sweet ginger ice-cream, just the look worths the value! (LP, let's focus on sushi and sashimi next time!)

Hilton Homewood suites Toronto-Markham - Valentines Day 2009

Hilton Homewood Suites Toronto-Markham, a brand new hotel with all model amenities. Be sure to check out my Travelocity Good Buy Hotels post and select the Top Hotel Deals in Toronto link to browse for the off-season rate. We didn't receive any free room upgrade for being Gold VIP . I asked the front desk staff if the hotel offers any free upgrade. She said they do but they are sold out; however, the lobby area was completely empty and I could actually book the next category room online. Inventory error, maybe? Even the studio room was really good - full kitchen with GE appliances, LG flat screen TV, comfortable King bed, and nice couch paired with a trendy leather coffee table. (LP said, it's like a cozy romantic condo.) The bathroom was beautiful. However, that was the first time I've seen hotel room without a bathtub though. Hilton Homewood Suites offers complimentary full buffet breakfast - crepe, eggs, hams, fruit, juices and hot coffee! The server was very attentive.

Boston pizza

Boston Pizza, a sit down pizza restaurant for sport fans and family. Address: 157 York Blvd, Thornhill, ON L4J‎ - (905) 707-9300.