It’s not just a vacation, it’s a lifestyle. From the moment you set eyes on the twisting tower that makes its mark on the Vancouver skyline, you know that your stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will be nothing short of five stars. Greeted with friendly smiles from the impeccably dressed valets with white gloves, to the warm, lemon scented towels at check-in, any hectic emotions of travel you may have had on your way here completely dissipate as you know your vacation is about to begin at the Trump Vancouver.
From the mirrored walls and the open lounge seating in the lobby, you can tell that this newly opened hotel was designed with their surroundings in mind. Consistent with the West coast vibe, dark organic wood panel the walls, natural colors of blue and green elements are scattered throughout the hotel in paintings, rugs and decor, and clean, minimal lines are evident in the furnishings. Every fixture, every mirror, every painting has been placed there with thought and intention proving that this hotel was built with no detail spared.
Rooms | Suites
The Trump Vancouver features 147 generously refined and luxurious guest rooms that encompass aresidential feeling. We stayed in a one bedroom suite on the 20th floor (there are 21 guest room floors in this hotel, the remaining 42 floors above are for residents) styled like a modern apartment. It boasts an open floor plan and was spacious for our family of five. Simultaneously inviting and modern, the exquisite decor and the well appointed living and dining space feel just like home. The entire room is bathed in natural light from the floor to ceiling windows that look out to a large balcony with spectacular views of downtown Vancouver. The city views are definitely worth the upgrade especially since we spent several nights on the large private terrace listening to the hustle and bustle of the nightlife below us while enjoying a glass of wine from the private bar. The rich wood paneling, oak hardwood floors, free standing tub, and heated marble bathroom, as well as the state-of-the-art technology in lighting, temperature, and window treatments are the epitome of fine living. With one king size bed, a queen sofa pull out, and an additional cot, there was plenty of space for everyone and every bed (including the cot surprisingly) was plush, yet firm, and ultra comfy. Needless to say, after we devoured the delicious truffles left by our bedsides at turn-down service, we all slept soundly every single night.
Trump Kids | Trump Pets | Travel Fit
For me nothing is more memorable than vacationing as a family. And while vacationing with kids could sometimes be challenging (let’s be honest here), this is a hotel where the adults AND the young guests are equally pampered. The kid-friendly welcome amenities such as coloring books, no-tear bath amenities, and child-sized Trump robe and slippers are just the beginning of how this hotel pampers it’s little guests. Upon arrival, the kids were welcomed with Trump Kids teddy bears and a chocolate basket filled with truffles and sugared fruit. On the second night of our stay, adorable milk jars and personalized jugs with cookies and M&Ms were delivered to our room. On the final night, the valet Su, surprised the kids with Trump Kids caps as a souvenir of our stay! In addition to all the goodies the kids received, we were surprised by the many kid-friendly dining options and fun kids cocktails which add to the enriching experience for our family. Without a doubt it is the little touches of the Trump Kids rituals that make family travel truly a vacation for the entire family.
Let’s not forget our pets either! The Trump hotels are not only pet friendly but go the extra mile in welcoming our furry friends. Trump Pets is a unique program that provides your pet with their own plush bed, treats, and toys at no additional cost.
Don’t want to lug all your workout gear while traveling, or just forget to bring them along? No problem! Travel Fit has a collaboration with Under Armour to provide you with shoes, clothes, weights, iPods, whatever you need delivered to your room for your workout needs. At no additional cost, this is all just apart of your experience here at the Trump Vancouver. Of course there is always the Fitness Centre downstairs too.
Fitness | Relaxation | Fun
The Fitness Centre at the Trump Vancouver has all state of the art treadmills, elliptical machines, cross trainers and step machines by TechnoGym ARTIS. There is even a small, private yoga room where you can practice your poses or mediate away from the rest of the gym. A core corner offers balls in every color and size to help you stretch, balance and develop your core. The Trump also offers personal training sessions should you desire and can be arranged prior to or during your stay through the Trump Attache.
The best way to relax after a workout, during a vacation, or just because is at The Spa by Ivanka Trump. It is a luxury escape to refocus and get pampered. I was able to experience an incredible treatment here and will cover my experience in a detailed blog post later.
The pool at the Trump Vancouver is unique in that Monday through Thursday the pool serves as fun for the entire family. You can pop in for a swim in the indoor pool oasis or relax in the outdoor oversized jacuzzi overlooking downtown. On the weekends (Thursday & Friday evenings and Saturday & Sunday) the pool transforms into Drai’s Vancouver, one of the hottest spots to grab drinks, people watch, and dance. No need to head to Vegas anymore with Drai’s in town right here!
House Car | Rolls Royce
During our trip we did not rent a car since the Trump Vancouver is located at the heart of Golden Mile, close to many major tourist attractions, restaurants, and the famed shopping area of Robson Street. But when we needed to go a little further than walking distance, The Trump house cars were available to drive us within a few miles free of charge. Not every hotel house car can accommodate a family of five, but the Trump did not disappoint and had an Escalade ESV available to take our family around.
And for a more luxurious ride (if the Escalade just doesn’t cut it), there is a Salamanca blue Rolls Royce to travel in style. And let me just tell you, it’s a showstopper. All eyes are on you (I mean the car) when you pull up in this beauty. At the Trump, it is all about the experience.
It’s about being taken care of here at the Trump Vancouver. Whether it is Su at the valet who makes jokes with the kids or Doc, the house car driver who tells you stories about the city in which he was born and raised, or Benjamin at the Concierge who answers every question from my husband with a smile (and believer me there were a lot of questions), every single staff you meet not only remembers your name, but your childrens’ names, and more importantly makes it their mission to serve you. Whatever you don’t already have provided for you, you can request. Nothing is off limits and everything is within reach with the Trump Attache.
Upon checking out of the Trump and ready to return our keys, I happened to catch the scribbled quote on the back of the hotel key card. It read, “Your time away is precious. NEVER SETTLE.” This could not be more true at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver where you feel like a VIP. It’s about the lifestyle you worked hard for, the lifestyle you crave, the lifestyle you deserve. And while it is a luxury hotel, you feel at home here and the staff become your friends. It truly is inspired living. So don’t wait, book your luxury experience now and get pampered at The Trump Vancouver.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
1161 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 0C6
Thank you to the Trump Vancouver for sponsoring this post and your incredible hospitality and memorable five star experience.