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article imageTrump opens his latest hotel in Toronto

By KJ Mullins     Feb 1, 2012 in Travel
Toronto - Yesterday Ivanka Trump posted on Facebook that she was excited about the Trump International Hotel & Tower opening yesterday.
The Trump's don't do small, and that is the case in Toronto with a towering glam hotel that opened yesterday. Condos are slated to be ready before the summer. Located in the heart of Toronto's financial district at the corner of Bay and Adelaide, the Trump Tower rises 908 feet. For the small corner that it sits on, it took a massive construction effort to complete.
For some time it appeared that the construction would never finish on the steel, glass and stone project. The official groundbreaking took place four and a half years ago on October 12, 2007, before the recession was in full swing.
At one point there were plans to connect the tower to Toronto's underground PATH system but those fell through due to the high costs of tunneling. Condo buyers who backed out of their deals, including the Irish investors, have also been a problem for the property. Those early buyers are having trouble with getting their deposits back.
The latest Trump Tower Hotel opens in Toronto
The latest Trump Tower Hotel opens in Toronto
Trump Towers
Not everyone can afford the Trump Tower experience. A room for this weekend for two starts at $385 and tops out at just under $900. There are a total of 261 guest rooms located on the lower levels of the building.
Along with a large hotel room guest have use of a spa and wellness facility, fitness centre, indoor salt water lap pool, steam baths and sauna. The services also include a 24-hour concierge and doorman.
What may surprise some is that the Trump Towers have some of the best kid amenities out there, from TrumpKid business cards with their names to swimming lessons by appointments.
The Tower is not only a hotel but offers residential suites that start with a $960,000 price tag for 2,226 square feet. That price is reduced from what was reported to be a $1.2 tag.
Donald Trump isn't worried about the economy when it comes to his latest opening.
"Canada's done a great job, the economy is good," he told CTV's Richard Madan in a phone interview Tuesday, adding that his new tower will fit right in.
Local media in Toronto are saying that the Trump Tower is a disappointment starting with the front doors which are tucked away on Adelaide. Forbes disagrees with the negaqtive press claiming that the hotel will be one of the world's most anticipated hotel openings this year.
One of the special features of the Trump Tower is a spire at the top, difficult to see at street level.
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