From the moment we drove up the driveway to the front door of the hotel I felt like my life was about to get a whole lot better! “Welcome to Trump Tower” he said and before I knew what was happening my girlfriend and I were being gracefully escorted into the lobby of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto like a couple of very special VIPs. At reception, we were offered hot towels as our reservation was quickly confirmed and then we were off to our suite.
It was a very subtle and graceful hand off from one employee to the next including our escort to the suite. We were given a tour of our hotel room, an electronic, modern, chic and luxurious 1 bedroom business suite with breathtaking views of the city around us. Soft classical music was playing as the electronic mood lighting tutorial was given. The fireplace was lit in the background of the spacious living room furnished with a sofa, two chaise chairs and a coffee table. Also, in the living room area of the suite, a modern desk placed strategically in front of a window with a distracting view of the busy city outside.
In the bedroom, with the mood lighting set to evening, a large king size bed with fluffy pillows and a cosy duvet cover invited you in for a good night’s sleep. A little chocolate box from the Stock restaurant chocolate lab sat waiting next to a complimentary bottle of Evian water. Imagine a 5-star, first class resort giving away complimentary water – I was indeed in heaven! The en suite bathroom was a large and spacious room with a rain shower, soaking tub and two sinks sitting under a mirror with a television floating magically inside. Oh, and they include sugar scrubs, bath bubbles and other luxurious soaps and creams as you need it.
Trump Toronto Décor – Classic, Calm and Luxurious
For those who have never been to Trump, you may be imagining a gold extravaganza decor, but it is not! The entire hotel is designed with a colour scheme of purple, white and silver. This decor’s subtle hints are found in the paintings on the wall, the purple orchid on the desk in the suite and in the luxurious furnishings throughout the hotel. From the lobby, elevator halls, the suites themselves and the two dining restaurants the décor remains consistent!
Trump Luxury Hotel Amenities
Quartz Crystal Spa and Fitness Facilities
If you find some time for a little rest and relaxation during your trip to Toronto, I highly recommend a trip the Quartz Crystal Spa, a full-service spa with a variety of treatments available for both men and women. Services include facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, hair care treatments, massages, and much more.
My friend and I both had the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing bamboo massage at the spa which like the rest of the hotel is also decorated in the luxurious silver, purple and white decor. Everything about the spa screams the Trump Life from the modern locker room stocked with Trump robes and a selection of any toiletries you might need to the technologically advanced rain showers which offer a number of shower settings and even let you select some music to enjoy while you shower.
The massage beds were heated and I was wrapped in warm sheets while the masseuse worked my muscles with various warm bamboo rods. She told me she said a prayer for me that my massage brings me healing and relaxation. Then she took me to a quiet room and told me to rest with a cup of green tea.
It’s a Trump experience in the hotel’s fitness room too! There is a selection of every type of fitness equipment you might want to use (even a Pilates reformer) for your workout. Each of the cardio machines can be programmed with workout cards provided by the hotel or you can go it at your own pace. Forgot your gear no worries they can help you out with clothes and even mp3 players loaded with music.
I grabbed a bottle of Evian (Water, fruit and towels are stocked regularly) and found my way to a treadmill. As I ran I watched the city below waking up through the large glass windows. After my workout, I made my way to the pool. The Trump Hotel and Tower Toronto has an infinity lap pool and when your done swimming you can enjoy a soak in the hot tub or lounge on one of the loungers beside the pool. it was a great way to start the day.
Trump Dining – The Lobby Bar and Stock Restaurant
If you don’t feel like venturing out of the hotel for a Toronto dining experience, you are in luck! You can grab a drink and a snack with Happy Hour Bay street crowd at the Trump Lobby Bar which is situated right on busy Bay Street. Lots of great people watching to be found here!
Alternatively, you can relax in the Stock Restaurant Lounge or enjoy a fine dining experience at Stock Restaurant on the 31st floor of the tower. Ensure you call ahead for a reservation as the restaurant is often filled with food lovers looking for an extraordinary meal! Even though I was on a tight budget I was able to enjoy a prix fix menu with a selection of appetizers, main course and dessert. I recommend the salmon and the chocolate torte!
Stock Bon Vivant Brunch
If you are staying for the weekend or just happen to be in the area, then you must plan to enjoy Sunday Brunch at Trump Toronto. It is an impressive spread of fresh pastries, fresh seafood, unique salads, gourmet cheeses, custom omelettes and so much more! This Trump like buffet is available every Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Trump International Hotel and Tower is just steps from Toronto’s main shopping and tourist attractions. Just blocks away are the Eaton Centre and Yonge Street shopping strip. Just west of the hotel you can find the entertainment district filled with theatre, opera and many lush dining options. It is a central point to many of Toronto’s biggest attractions including City Hall, Ripley’s Aquarium, The CN Tower, the Toronto Waterfront and sporting arenas.
The Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto has been Rated #1 on TripAdvisor repeatedly and it is no wonder since the staff is genuine and pleasant, always eager to chat with a smile and offer any help they can. They address any request, issue or question with prompt and a genuine eagerness to please. If you have a special occasion to celebrate or get an opportunity to experience the Trump Life at this amazing hotel, you will not be disappointed.
Guest Writer Sharon Mendelaoui is a freelance travel writer and shares travel tips, hotel and excursion reviews, and favourite vacation destinations at Dream Travel Magazine.