Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants and INK Entertainment Announce Agreement with Trump International Hotel & Tower® Toronto

O&B and INK Entertainment to Manage All Food and Beverage Service Operations at the Luxury Hotel and Residential Property

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants (O&B), one of Canada's leading fine dining restaurant and event management companies, and INK Entertainment, one of Canada's leading entertainment and lifestyle companies, today announced a collaborative venture to manage the food services and entertainment operations for the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto.

"Talon International Inc., as developer of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is pleased with aligning itself with these respected and successful companies," said Neil Labatte, President and CEO of Talon International Development and Talon Luxury Collection.  "Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants and INK Entertainment bring robust experience in restaurant and entertainment management and strengthen our property's comprehensive offerings. Trump's discriminating guests and residents enjoy a 360-degree lifestyle experience with the highest service and luxury standards that they expect and deserve. This partnership will reinforce Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto as the preeminent luxury hotel and residential property."

Details announced include:

  • O&B and INK Entertainment to share management of all food services for the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto including the restaurant, bar and lounge, event spaces and in-room dining;
  • No changes to food service operations are planned at this time, and service will continue uninterrupted

"We are thrilled to bring the hospitality of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants to the residents and guests of Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto," said Andrew Oliver, President of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants. "Our aim is to have our passion for food and service complement Trump Toronto's renowned standards of luxury."

"Our collaboration ensures that the property will be Toronto's most sensational hotel experience, with cutting-edge entertainment and nightlife options," said Charles Khabouth, CEO of INK Entertainment.

About Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
Named to Travel + Leisure Magazine's "It List" of best new hotels, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto has maintained the #1 ranking on Trip Advisor since opening its doors in January 2012. Developed by Talon International Development, Inc., the venerable property located in the heart of the financial and entertainment districts stays true to Trump's reputation for providing the ultimate travel experience. The property features 118 condominium residences and 261 luxurious hotel rooms and suites boasting stunning views of Toronto's skyline, 12,000-sq. ft. of spectacular meeting and event space, STOCK™ Restaurant Bar & Lounge, SUITS™ Lobby Bar, and Quartz Crystal Spa®, a two-level spa and wellness facility with a heated indoor Infiniti-edge saltwater lap pool and whirlpool. Amenities include 24-hour concierge, 24-hour in-room dining and valet indoor parking as well as Trump Attaché, providing each guest with uncompromising personalized service.

For more information on Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, please visit www.TrumpTorontoHotel.com. For reservations please call (855) 88-TRUMP (87867). Connect with Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto on Facebook and Twitter.

About Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants
Oliver & Bonacini (O&B) is recognized as one of Canada's leading fine dining restaurant and event companies, operating 11 unique and innovative restaurants in Ontario. Operations include à la carte dining, quick service dining, catering and special events. Restaurants include Auberge du Pommier, Bannock, Biff's Bistro, Canoe, Canteen, Jump, Luma, and Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill (Toronto, North York, Blue Mountain, Oakville).  Operations are supported by an in-house bakery and chocolate/confections shop, O&B Artisan. The company's private dining and events division, Oliver & Bonacini Events, manages a number of large-scale event facilities, including Arcadian, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Malaparte at TIFF Bell Lightbox and Windermere House on Lake Rosseau, Muskoka. Oliver & Bonacini partnered with Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) in 2011 and completed their first project at Hudson's Bay Queen Street store, Toronto, in spring 2012, with a second project in development and slated to open in late 2014 at Hudson's Bay Calgary Downtown. In 2013, O&B was named a preferred catering provider to INK Entertainment, Design Exchange and the Royal Ontario Museum, in addition to launching its own direct-to-venue catering service, O&B Caters. Oliver & Bonacini credits its success to the development of a strong company culture, where excellence of food quality and service are valued above all else.

About INK Entertainment
INK Entertainment is Canada's leading lifestyle and entertainment company. Over the past 28 years, social lifestyle entrepreneur Charles Khabouth has built a hugely successful empire that spans restaurants, nightlife, lounges, music festivals and much more.  The Company recently launched several new venues and clubs, and plans are underway for a luxury hotel brand in 2015. Khabouth tops the list of Canada's most successful lifestyle innovators.

INK Entertainment has demonstrated an acute ability to read the zeitgeist of the times and respond with ground-breaking enterprises, including the Parisian-style bistro La Société (Toronto and Montreal), VELD Music Festival, Canada's largest EDM event headlined by the world's biggest deejays, several of Toronto's hottest nightclubs including Uniun, Product, CUBE, Dragonfly, Toronto's long-standing Guvernment and Koolhaus Entertainment Complex, Tattoo, Sound Academy - with a musical line-up of the biggest concert and EDM acts, and Cabana Pool Bar, Canada's first South Beach-inspired lakeside retreat.

INK Entertainment's innovative approach, fusing dining, lifestyle, entertainment and design, has led the company to team up with several significant industry partners in Canada and the U.S.: Loews Hotel and Resorts for La Société Montreal and several projects across various U.S. Markets in 2014; ICON Legacy for Weslodge, Patria and STORYS Building; and Lifetime Developments for Bisha Hotel & Residences, the newest private label hotel and residence brand to originate in Toronto since The Four Seasons in the 1960s.

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SOURCE: Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants

For further information:

Theresa Suraci
Director, Marketing & Communications
Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants
T: 416-485-8047, ext. 228
E: Theresa.Suraci@oliverbonacini.com

Karen Gruson
Director of Publicity
INK Entertainment
T: 416-923-0076
E: Karen@inkentertainment.com

Tony Garcia
Director of Marketing
Talon Luxury Collection
Trump International Hotel & Tower
T: 416-637-4415
E: tgarcia@trumphotels.com

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