Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto: A Sneak Peek
When I travel to distant shores to serve my clients, I am always on the look-out for unique 5 star hotels and luxury resorts to capture for the event and meeting planners who read Cvent Blog. Last week, it occurred to me that, although I am based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), I have never done a live profile of a Toronto hotel. With the opening of Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, just around the corner on January 31, 2012, it was time to change that.
John Bullock, Director of Marketing, Trump Toronto, welcomed me with enthusiasm. "You're the first tour I am giving." As artisans and construction workers added their finishing touches and staff received their final training, I had a glimpse this elegant property in the heart of the financial district. It's beside Scotia Plaza and steps away from Toronto's major attractions.
An Elegant Beacon on the Toronto Skyline
Whether they are coming to the hotel for business meetings, group dining, banquets or conferences, guests will be pampered. Now that the hotel is within weeks of opening, it is clear that this vision has been realized. The hotel's black and white caviar and champagne inspired palette with under-stated hues of gray, and gold accents conveys an air of refinement and sophistication reminiscent of the finest luxury condominiums. Guests will receive an unforgettable welcome as they approach the driveway with its vivid, gold-flecked mural of welcoming Toronto faces. The Trump Attache will ensure that, by the time guests reach the front desk, they will be greeted by name. (The role of the Trump Attache is to customize and personalize the experience of each and every hotel guest.)
Award-winning Executive Chef, Todd Clarmo, and Master Sommelier, John Szabo, will head the team that designs and creates unforgettable dining experiences for guests at STOCK Restaurant and Bar on the 31st floor and SUITS Lobby Lounge.
Meeting and Event Facilities
With 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space on the 9th and 10th Floor, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto will help fill the shortage of meeting and special event venues in Toronto at certain times of the year.
Connected by a grand staircase, all function rooms offer panoramic views of the Toronto skyline.
Meeting and banquet facilities include:
- the Grand Ballroom & Foyer
- the Grand Salon & Foyer
- spacious pre-function areas
When not in use for galas, wedding, and banquets, the Grand Ballroom and Grand Salon are each sub-divided to create a total of 6 meeting venues (or function rooms for smaller gatherings).
All rooms have Wi-Fi access delivered through a dedicated fiber optics network.
Services & Amenities
Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto has 7 flours of above ground valet parking. There is the 2-level QUARTZ CRYSTAL SPA and wellness center, an 18,000-square-foot salt water infinity pool and a state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment.
Guest Rooms & Suites
The hotel's 261 luxury rooms and suites range in size from 550 to 4,000 square feet. I was impressed by number of unique features including:
- touch control lighting to create a different ambiance for each time of day
- heated bathroom floors
- Nespresso Coffee Machines
- night table consoles to control lighting and window coverings
- wired and wireless, high speed Internet
- bathrooms with rainforest showerheads, in-mirror TVs and stone top vanities
- flat-screen LCD IP TVs
There will be nightly turn-down service and complimentary shoe shine.
The needs of busy travelers have been taken into account. For example, in-room safes are large enough to hold laptops. Bedside clock radios have iPhone, iPod and iPad docking stations. Night tables have extendable shelves for iPads and mobile phones and all rooms have spacious desks.
It is clear that Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is destined to set the gold standard for luxury downtown Toronto hotels.
Credit: © Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, All Artist Renditions, Used with Permission
Photo Credits: Executive Oasis International