Staycation at Trump Vancouver / by Jenn Chan

 

Gazing up at the $275 million Holborn Group built, Trump branded, twisted tower of glass and steel it is difficult to fathom the sheer scale of such a large project. Where do you even start to build such a behemoth? Who do you hire? How long will it adorn the majestic Vancouver skyline? Where did all that money go? When you walk in it is immediately apparent where the money has gone; details. Marble, crystal and dark woods everywhere. Custom made furniture, floor to ceiling windows and 180 eclectic pieces of art by local Vancouver artist  Miriam Aroeste commissioned specifically for the tower. This is luxury.

 



Our staycation experience starts long before we enter the doors to our sensational hotel room. It starts with service. Bobby Bissessar is a prime example of someone you want to be customer facing if you run a luxury hotel, a Fortune 500 company or even a hotdog stand. The term people person gets thrown around a lot in this day and age. It equates to someone who genuinely likes people; who is humble, affable and accommodating and Bobby is all these things and more! As the Marketing and Leisure Sales Manager he is our point of contact and we are grateful for his professionalism and friendship.

Open the door to any hotel room in the tower and you will be awed by its modern features and beautiful design, but open the door to an Executive King Suite and prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor! An immense tv sits at the foot of a heavenly soft yet supportive king sized bed with an enormous, white leather headboard. Sizing things up I estimated the headboard alone to be worth upwards of $10,000; details. A well appointed desk sits adjacent and Jenn spends a lot of time there editing these beautiful photos you see above. Just beyond that is the bathroom that wouldn't look out of place in a high end spa. A stately, standalone tub dominates one corner and, to the right, double sinks precede an all glass shower with a luxurious rain head. With a push of a button all the blinds close for privacy. The balcony, one of the iconic oval outcroppings on the tower, is spacious and has a very comfortable patio couch which offers a nice peekaboo view of the Vancouver Yacht Club and beautiful, supernatural Stanley Park. Staying at Trump will make you feel pampered and ready to explore the splendour that is Vancouver!

 Enjoying a Nespresso on the Balcony

Enjoying a Nespresso on the Balcony

 Fresh Bottled Water & Chocolate Truffles

Fresh Bottled Water & Chocolate Truffles

 Trump Champagne & Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Trump Champagne & Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre
 In-room Dining Breakfast in Bed

In-room Dining Breakfast in Bed

 Scambled Eggs with Caviar

Scambled Eggs with Caviar

 Trump Rainbow Smoothie

Trump Rainbow Smoothie

 Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Trump Towers Vancouver
 
Words: Scott Allan
Photos: Jenn Chan