Where Celebrities Stay During TIFF 2014

By Lisa Lagace 

Of course, we can’t be sure.

But when you’re making 20-mil a movie, it’s a safe bet you want the best.

So we put together a list of the 7 most extravagant ‘rooms’ money can buy in Toronto – just so you can get an idea of the kind of opulence star-power is capable of purchasing.  

Now, with TIFF kicking off tomorrow night, we’re sure these beauties are all booked up. So you’re probably going to have to wait a few weeks (or just until your 649 dream comes true) to get your turn to try them out.

But hey, patience, like luxury, is a virtue.

Ritz Carleton Suite
The 19th floor suite features 2,415 square feet of pure decadence, including butler service, a private gym, complimentary food and drinks, and a dedicated concierge. Oh, and hey, the WiFi is free, too.

Hazelton Hotel’s Gluckstein Presidential Suite
This suite, exclusively designed by Brian Gluckstein, is a 4,200-square foot, three-bedroom space with a private elevator, seven-foot long fireplace, wine cellar, and a 600-square foot terrace looking down on, sorry, overlooking Yorkville Avenue.  

Shangri-La Suite
The most expensive suite at the Shangri-La is a 2,200-square foot luxury two-bedroom located on the 17th floor. A spacious dining room, living room, private balcony, walk-in closet, marble bathroom, and pantry with a private butler entrance explain the hefty price tag. Speaking of which, if you have to ask…

Four Seasons Royal Suite
One level above their Presidential Suite, the Royal Suite is as fancy as it gets. The largest option is the three-bedroom, 3,820-square foot suite with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, private bar, three granite bathrooms, a private office, and a 24-hour multi-lingual concierge team. Also, in case you were worried, they offer a “convenient desk-side charging station for electronic devices.” Phew.

Trump Toronto Grande Deluxe Suite
Trump’s largest option is their two-bedroom suite. At 1400 square feet, it’s a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite with a dining area, work area, oversized windows with panoramic views of the city, a fireplace, bedside control panels for lighting and curtains, and every other amenity you would normally expect from a high-end hotel. But really, we’re here for the “Extensive Pillow Menu Options.”

Soho Metropolitan Penthouse
The penthouse suite is 4,000 square feet, featuring three stories, an in-suite glass elevator, floor to ceiling windows, multiple fireplaces, two bedrooms, five washrooms, a catering kitchen as well as a professional kitchen, a library, and a rooftop terrace overlooking the city with a hot tub and built-in grill. Want the definition of over-the-top? You can get in an elevator in your hotel room and take it to your hotel room.

Offering 270° city views (who needs those remaining 90° anyway?), an eight-seat dining room, a full living room, a marble bath with separate rain shower, floor-to-ceiling windows, and your very own pool table, the Thompson Penthouse might almost sound ‘cozy’ next to some of the other rooms on this list. But none of them have easy access to arguably the best rooftop pool in the city. 


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