Should this have been filed under the “adventure travel” category?
Toronto’s Trump International Hotel and Tower has been ranked the top hotel in Canada in Conde Nast Traveler‘s Readers’ Choice Awards.
The luxury hotel and condo was singled out for its customer service, personalized concierge services and amenities. Over 128,000 readers of the magazine took part in the survey.
But the honour may be amusing to some guests and residents who had to put up with cracked or falling glass from the hotel, an unstable antenna, and the ensuing potential safety issues.
In October, the area around Bay Street and Adelaide Street West was closed as police investigated what appeared to be a cracked window in the hotel.
And for two days in August, a large area of the city’s financial district was closed due to an unstable antenna at the top of the building.
The antenna is close to 300 metres tall and appeared slightly damaged and bent. Police eventually said the antenna had been inspected and deemed safe.
Since the hotel was built in 2012, glass has fallen from the tower at least on two occasions.
The property is named after real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who owns the hotel management company.
The full survey is published in the November issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, available on Texture by Next Issue.
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With files from The Canadian Press