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10 Treats To Try at Trump Toronto

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February 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM | by | ()

We recently took a couple of days to check out what’s going on in the Toronto hotel scene and, diggin’ what Trump has been doing lately (their Trump Attaché service and Trump Wellness Program, for instance), here’s an insider’s guide on the treats to be found at Trump Toronto.

1. Glam ‘n glitz: No surprise that the design aesthetic is pure glam, and we had heard going in that “champagne and caviar” was the theme. We have to admit that we were more than a little skeptical; it sounded very “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with Robin Leach.” But, you know, it works. Dramatic blacks and whites are softened by greys and purples. There’s lots of crystal thrown in for good measure and displays are voluptuous with flowers. Our favorite “caviar dream” piece is the pure black Louis XIV chairs found in STOCK Restaurant and Bar.

2. Trump-toiletries: They lean towards the masculine (consider where you are) in what we would describe as a woody citrus, but what was surprising was the bounty! In addition to the regulars—shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel and lotion—there was a salt scrub, bath salts and a body balm, all in easy-to-take-home sizes.

3. House-made chocolates: ’Nuff said.

4. Room reaction: They’re huuuge, some of the largest in T.O., and the one-bedroom suite we were in had a fireplace, wet bar, and two bathrooms. If we had some of The Donald’s cash, we’d redo our home to look this this. Have a look at the photo gallery for the full reveal!

5. $26 hot dog: That’s Canadian, mind you, and the dollar’s down. This baby was made with Wagyu beef, topped with braised short rib, sauerkraut, pepperoncini, and pommery mustard and was, perhaps the best dog we’ve had. You should have it because it is so decadently indulgent.

6. Happy staff: We asked, and they told. What this means for you is pretty terrific service. We’re not putting this to you as a challenge to tax the staff, like we did throughout our stay (“We want Cortland apples, can you get ‘em?” is simply one such example). We found that despite our 90210 behavior, all was done quickly and with a smile.

7. Custom cocktails: There’s nothing like moseying up to the bar in a dimly-lit, people packed, and sexy lounge—on the 31st floor, no less--and confidently ordering a not-on-the-menu drink. Now you know that this is the one to get: the Press Me Hard Ginger with tequila, ginger beer, ginger, lemon and agave syrup.

8. Bio-Seaweed Mani: This is a gel manicure and, while these are not new, when they say this one lasts for three weeks, by gum they mean it!

9. Outrageous delicacies: You can find some well done reinterpreted classic dishes and then some out of this world wacky stuff—Honey caramelized bacon dipped in chocolate anyone? Yes, it actually works!

10. Hanging with heavy hitters: Whether Bay Street bankers (think Canada’s Wall Street) or NBA players, this is the place to see and be seen. The only 5* in Toronto’s financial district, it’s also close to restaurants, shops and galleries.

Rates in February start at $455 CAD ($409) and suites at $505 CAD ($454).

[Photos: Janice Tober]

While Janice stayed as a guest of the hotel, opinions expressed are most definitely her own.

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