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Trump Takes Toronto in Typical Trumponian Technique

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  Site Where: 325 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 4G3
January 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

Another day, another new hotel that's opening! We're loving 2012 already for its exciting hotel opening news and we've still got an entire year to go!

One of the biggest openings on our hotel stalker radar is The Trump Toronto which opens January 31st. The hotel, which also has residences attached and is now the tallest residential building in Canada (this is Trump after all), was inspired by champagne and caviar which is evidenced in the grey and silver color palette in the guestrooms. But there's much more beneath the bubbly surface here.

Here are some interesting design facts from the hotel:

· A wall mosaic in the hotel's porte cochere consists of 500,000 handmade, hand-cut tiles which reportedly took 20 artists and three months to make. The mosaic also gives off two images. Up close, the work entitled, "A Small Part of Something Larger" by Canadian artist Stephen Andrew shows off a pattern of porcelain, glass, stone and gold. But from afar, the mosaic shows an image of a stadium filled with cheering people (perhaps Maple Leaf fans?)

· Now here's a figure that is so Trumponian, we don't even doubt it. There are over 18,000 pieces of crystal from the Czech Republic located throughout the hotel. Most of that is probably found in the hotel lobby's three-dimensional cherry blossom branch which is reported to weigh 3,000 pounds. Making it pop even more is that it is lit with LED lights against a black, glass background.

· As for the suites, the Trump Toronto Presidential Suite on the 30th floor with, naturally, be the largest and highest suite in the city. We expect it to be heavily used during the next Toronto Film Festival as the suite's soundproof media room includes a projector screen and a plasma display.

· At the hotel's STOCK restaurant (that might be an homage to the hotel's location in the financial district), the kitchen will have a dedicated, temperature-controlled "Chocolate Lab." No, not a doggie but rather a lab for pastry chef David Chow to create artisan chocolate pieces using Valrhona's Grand Cru Couvertures.

Looking to be the first one to break in the beds at Trump? We found deluxe rooms of 550-sq.ft. for $588USD on January 31st. That's a $100 increase from when we last checked room rates in October. However, there is a superior double room with two beds still available for $488USD a night. But we say--This is Trump, go big(ger).

[Rendering via Trump Toronto Facebook]

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