Apart from being both spacious and spectacular, the distinctive Tower Suite (designed by Gladstone president, Christina Zeidler and her mother, Jane) offers guests a few other fancy perks besides 714 sq ft of sheer awesome. After experiencing a stay of my own (and because who doesn’t love a good list), here are some top reasons to book a room in the Tower, and book it now:
- The kitchenette, two bathrooms, beautifully-furnished living room AND winding staircase leading up to a dreamy king size bed feels like your own cozy apartment rather than a room in a hotel. So don’t be afraid to reenact some Top Chef culinary moments – the amenities totally allow for it.
- The bedroom upstairs boasts windows on every wall. Not sure what else needs to be said other than you will wake up to a 360-degree panoramic view of Toronto.
- There can’t possibly be any more. You’re golden. But it gets better: the Gladstone has just finished crafting the Tower’s very own rooftop balcony, unique to any other room in the hotel. Cue the hell yeahs!
- In addition to the architectural wonders of the space, original artwork by revered Canadian artists like Susan Collett and Kathleen Daly adorn the walls.
- Just in time for TIFF, each room is outfitted with tablet computers in partnership with HUB Concierge – so you out-of-towners can catch a glimpse of the ins and outs of the city from a truly local perspective.