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Got $200,000? This Toronto hotel wants your stay

Jennifer Kwan
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This bring luxury to a whole new level: A fancy boutique hotel in downtown Toronto wants you to have a holiday to remember. All it's going to cost is C$199,000, plus tax.

In an over-the-top, but tantalizingly luxurious marketing draw, The Hazelton Hotel is offering its "Bespoke Holiday Season Shopping Package," complete with a private jet ride from your home to Toronto and two nights' stay in the hotel's 1,860 square-feet Bellair Suite.

Sleeping on a C$99,000 bed, eating catered meals in your suite's private dining room, a driver at your disposal? Why not.

At the heart of the package is three shopping trips: for him, for her and for both. A part of the shopping experience includes exclusive access to the hotel's art concierge.
One can't help but wonder how such an idea is even conceivable at a time when the economy is sputtering along and consumer debt is skyrocketing.

"It's not really a question of timing. It's a question of what people are looking for these days. People are looking for unique experiences," said David Mounteer, the hotel's general manager. Mounteer is unaware of any other Canadian hotel offering a similar package at a similar price.

"Toronto is coming of age. It's becoming an international city," he added.
Mounteer said since the hotel announced the holiday special on Thursday there have been several inquiries, but no bookings just yet.

Travelers looking for options? Another flashy Toronto option for spend thrifts is Trump International Hotel & Tower's ode to James Bond. Trump's "Shaken not Stirred: Bond on Bay - 007 Package" is only C$17,007 (get it, 007).

That's also a two nights' stay and includes access to a Bentley during the stay. This package was coincided with the opening of "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style" that is showing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.