My Weekend Getaway At The Trump Toronto Hotel!

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I’ve experienced many hangovers in my day, but none like the one that I’ve experienced last weekend. I think it may be the worst or best one yet because this one I know will stick with me and change the way I view the hospitality industry. Let me take you on a visual tour of my weekend staycation at the Trump Toronto Hotel!

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My weekend started in the 31st floor at the America Restaurant, an Oliver & Bonacini restaurant. Now, I’ve been to America before for a dinner with a few fellow bloggers but this one is quite different. How? The moment I walked in, I was greeted so very warmly by the staff and was told that in fact the whole restaurant was booked for our lunch – let me repeat myself, the entire America Restaurant was booked for our lunch! If that doesn’t make a girl feel special – I don’t know what will!

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America’s current menu is inspired by the American Gold Rush. For starters, we were presented with Rancho Tortilla – flounder ceviche verde with nopalitos and Hangtown Fry – bacon and oyster omelet (omg!). For the main, Smoked Halibut and Steak & Potatoes (featured above). And finally for dessert – a swoon worthy re-imagination of a Smoked Apple Pie. I must also mention that each course was carefully paired with beverages that not only amused me but also elevated the already delicious taste of each dish.

After lunch and a seamless check in, I headed up to our suite and was greeted by this!

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The sheer amount of sweets scattered all over our beautiful suite was outrageous and I felt literally like a child in a lolly store!

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I especially loved these whimsical eclairs from Nugateau!

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We were warmly welcomed to a beautiful deluxe suite on the 21st floor with a breath taking corner view! The suite included a sitting area (mine was peppered with treats for my sweet tooth), a giant bathroom with the most beautiful bathtub (#bathroomgoals), a guest washroom, and of course the sun filled bed room with a king sized bed with all the pillows you will need to make a fort or a cozy nest – whatever you’re in the mood for!

I’m pretty sure I pranced around the suite for a few hours, sampling the amenities – my favourites are the consistently warm bathroom floors, the beautiful bathtub, AND the fact that your curtains are drawn automatically for you so that you may gently wake up to a room slowly filled with natural sunlight. Now to find a way to get all three amenities installed in my flat…hmm.

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Never ever mention to the Trump Toronto Hotel staff how you dream of bathing while eating a tub of truffle popcorn – because they will make all your dreams come true!

Needless to say we were so floored and quite frankly I had to be dragged out of the suite. But with the promise of beautiful cocktails at Calvin Bar, I put on something pretty and conceded – and I’m quite glad I did!

The moment I opened their menu, I knew I was going to have a great time. Mix cocktails and words of literary geniuses, you know I’ll show up – 20 minutes late but I’ll show up!

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The Calvin Bar may be too flashy and pretty for Hemingway but F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald will definitely approve. Walking in feels like stepping into a modernized Great Gatsby party. Velvet couches, delicious cocktails, and of course impeccable service! Calvin Bar is a haven within the hussle and bussle of Bay Street.

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We happily ended our evening at the Calvin and headed to bed, still pinching ourselves and hoping that this isn’t a dream. What an amazing day we had!

I woke up the next morning surprisingly without a hangover, it must be the beautiful sleep and the delicious smell of bedside brunch.

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Trump Toronto Hotel, you know have spoiled me so and I’m afraid it will take some time for me to recover!

Thank you for the best weekend we’ve had in a while, for the warmest and kindest service, for the extra mile taken to ensure I was consistently floored, and for being the most luxurious haven in downtown Toronto! See you again soon!

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Photos by the talented Jessilynn Wong from JessilynnWongPhotography.com

Shiela is the original Small Girl and the Founder/Content Editor of Small Girl Medium City. She spent the majority of her "Grown Up" life in Toronto and reluctantly calls it the 6ix. Connect with her on Instagram - @shylo_l and Twitter - @sgmc_to; Definitely say hi when you see her on the mean streets!

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