Toronto | A Birthday Surprise for Julio that is #TrulyTrumpTO

For those of you who aren’t aware, Julio recently celebrated his birthday. Due to a hectic schedule and the lives that we lead for our sites, we really haven’t had a chance to stop and enjoy the occasion as a couple. Little does he know that with help from The Trump Hotel Toronto, one of our favourite hotels in the world, I’ve been secretly planning a birthday surprise for him for weeks. Tomorrow, Saturday May 17th 2014, will be the first time that I will be able to treat my husband-to-be to the weekend that he deserves in the epitome of luxury. Let me tell him and you all about what I have planned and how The Trump Hotel Toronto can do the same for you and your next special occasion.

** Please note that since writing this feature there have been some exciting changes to Trump Toronto. To see what #DoTheDaniel has to say on America Restaurant & Purebeauty Salon & Spa click each link respectively.

There are some things you just can’t overdo: style, luxury and impeccable service. It’s a reality put into action at the 65-story Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, rated #1 hotel in Toronto on TripAdvisor.”

Hotel Lobby - David Whittaker

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Trump Hotel Toronto is a name that most think of and associate with elegance and finesse. Recently awarded the 2014 Forbes Five Star Rating, this hotel is like no other that I’ve had the pleasure of staying at. “To have Trump Toronto follow in the footsteps of our New York and Chicago properties, and so soon after opening, speaks volumes about the relevance of the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION brand promise and the commitment of our hotel teams to deliver on it. I’m very proud of Mr. Damelincourt and the entire staff at Trump Toronto for consistently delivering the highest level of service and guest experience.” says Donald Trump himself. If that isn’t an endorsement you can trust, I don’t know what is.


This will be the second year we celebrate Julio’s birthday in one of their beautiful rooms and has become a tradition that I’m so happy to share with you all; since they’ve become such a beautiful part of our lives and memories. Past, present and future. When I think of special occasions and staycations in Toronto, there’s one hotel that comes to mind; and that’s the Trump.

From the Swarovski Crystal-adorned front desk to the dramatic black contrasts, the lobby space embodies luxury. Upon checking in, Julio and I will be escorted to our room for some special surprises that await him. Although I can’t divulge all my secrets I have planned, let me tell you about the kinds of touches that help to make this an experience one that only Trump Hotel Toronto could create.

Upon making my reservations, I informed the lovely staff member on the phone that I was planning a surprise birthday. Not only were they excited to share in the occasion with me, but asked what they could do to help tailor the special day for Julio & I. The concierge and attaché services of Trump Hotel Toronto might just be the best I’ve ever worked with in planning something of this nature.

Grand Deluxe Parlour - David Whittaker

Again, I don’t want to ruin any of the special touches I planned for the man I love, but needless to say the sky is the limit. With enough time I was able to plan every detail of my stay from Julio’s favourite flowers, to his favourite fruit. No detail was too small and no question too silly. The customer service provided for the services I have reserved is superior in so many respects. The concept of a luxury hotel is that of professionalism and perfection. I trust whole heartedly after weeks of planning that tomorrow will be perfect. Because, after all, he deserves it.

Deluxe King Room - David Whittaker

Among the amenities that have been booked for Julio, hotel dinning and lounge will be one of them! Once we have checked in and Julio has found his surprises, I am sure we will want to visit the Infinity Salt Water Lap Pool located on the 32nd floor, overlooking the Toronto skyline. Here we will be able to relax and unwind before a romantic night for two.

Quartz Lap Pool I - John Narvalli

Firstly, we will begin with cocktails in SUITS™ Lobby Lounge to cheers Julio and a beautiful weekend together. “Developed to create a sophisticated and welcoming destination for those après work or as an appetizer to the evening ahead, this intimate downtown Toronto lounge in the heart of the financial and entertainment districts is a classic, elegant bar with exceptional accents and robust Champagne, cocktail, wine, and beer offerings.

After a few beautifully crafted cocktails, we’ll then head upstairs to one of my favourite restaurants in the city of Toronto. STOCK™ Restaurant Bar & Lounge offers fine dinning and some of the best views in Toronto. Not to mention the one of a kind ““skypatio” offering guests a one-of-a-kind open air dining experience with incredible urban vistas including lake views and bright city lights. STOCK® Restaurant Bar & Lounge takes pride in its impeccable style, offering fine dining in Toronto with presentation and service that is second to none.” The food is well executed and if you are looking for a fine dinning experience, STOCK offers you the perfect venue for any occasion. We will dine on the dinner menu and I’m excited to see what Julio chooses for his birthday dinner.

STOCK Dining - David Whittaker

The rest of the evening is a surprise and most likely will get a tad bit too romantic for this blog post, but I can assure you that alongside the special touches I have requested, we will enjoy an evening that is #TrulyTrumpTO.

It doesn’t end there! In the morning, Julio and I will awake and make our way to Quartz Crystal Spa for a beautiful couples massage. This will in fact be my first time having a couples massage, and I wanted to ensure I chose the best spa possible for this intimate and relaxing experience. “The Quartz Crystal Spa™ was designed with passion, vision and a desire to elevate both men and women into a timeless experience of calm, balance and revitalization.” This will be a perfect way to start a new day and help Julio to relax after a hectic few weeks. Sunday morning massages sound like just what the doctor ordered for two men who are always on the run. And as a couple, we can enjoy our experiences together and truly unwind. I’m beaming with anticipation!


Lastly, because most of you will know I love food so much, we will head back to STOCK™ for their life changing Brunch. For those visiting Toronto or Torontonians alike, this is an absolute must. Whether you’re enjoying an incredible stay at the hotel or simply in the mood for a luxurious brunch experience, this is the place to be. I highly encourage you to make reservations however as it is always full and that way you can avoid the wait. Julio & I will sip on fresh brewed coffee and enjoy dishes of all kinds, including dessert for breakfast!

Although I wish I could tell you all the secrets I have up my sleeve, you’ll just have to follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see Julio’s reactions to what I have in store for him using the hashtag #TrulyTrumpTO all weekend long. We will put our phones down at some point, but you know us…we love to share in our adventures with you all.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or are just looking for the best hotel to meet your needs, Julio & I can attest to the fact that Trump Hotel Toronto is THE luxury hotel of choice. For more information, reservations and any questions you may have, head over to their website here.

I hope that you enjoy joining in on the #TrulyTrumpTO experience I have in store for us both and encourage you to create your own experience.

Make sure to check out Julio’s experience in his post here for #FASHIONIGHTS

Photos: Trump Hotel Toronto


Daniel Desforges