403 | Surreal Gourmet
Designed by artist, Food Network Canada host, 7-time Guinness World Record holder, gastronaut and Toronto explorer, Bob Blumer, Surreal Gourmet is a playful and nostalgic room that blends retro, modern, interactive and personal elements for Gladstone guests to dig into.
From the room’s three feature images, product of a collaboration with local fine art photographer Fausta Facciponte and Swiss cheese canopy over the bed to the Fruit Loops armoire and marshmallow pillows, there’s a lot to fill up on in this room. Like:
- King bed
- 230 sq ft/21 sq m
- Kitchenette: complete with a panini maker for late- night or breakfast sandwiches, retro microwave and a set of Blumer’s favourite Shun chef knives.
- Selection of Blumer’s personally curated foodie films on DVD
- South view
- 3 piece bathroom with hairdryer
- Hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows, 300 thread count sheets
- Studio-size ironing board (full sized ironing board available by calling the Front Desk)
- Coffee and tea service in the 4th floor lounge (7am-10am)
- Telephone with private voice mail and free local calls
- 40″ flat screen television with premium cable
- All-natural Canadian bath products
- Safety deposit box
Find out more about our complimentary and extra room amenities HERE.
Designed by Bob Blumer
Best-known as a host on Food Network Canada, Surreal Gourmet artist Bob Blumer is also a keen-eyed illustrator, cookbook author, cycling enthusiast and 7-time Guinness World Record Holder.
In June 2013, having stayed in nearly half of the Gladstone’s one-of-a-kind rooms, Bob Blumer proposed a culinary-inspired suite idea to Hotel owner Christina Zeidler. Consequently, Blumer built the hotel’s first redesigned room from one of the original 37 artist rooms.
“Visuals are a key component in everything I do. I create all the illustrations and objets d’art for my books and events, and now this Gladstone Hotel guest room. The plate is a blank canvas, as is an empty hotel room.” – Bob Blumer
Other surreal eye candy includes: a Swiss cheese canopy over the bed, a Fruit Loops armoire, a caviar tin clock, and the original inspiration Blumer dreamt up for the Surreal Gourmet room–the marshmallow pillow.
The cherry on the top? Definitely the kitchenette complete with a panini maker for late-night or breakfast sandwiches and a set of Blumer’s favourite chef knives, lit up by a custom made wine glass chandelier and stocked with 9 hand-picked wines.