Celebrities are famous for their extremely specific requests when they're on the road. Mariah Carey, for example, requests a $200 bottle of cabernet sauvignon, two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles in her dressing room.
But one celebrity guest of a Toronto hotel, in town for the Toronto International Film Festival, seems less concerned with aromatherapy and more with getting a good night's sleep. A very good night's sleep.
The Hazelton Hotel said it received a request for an ultra luxurious, expensive bed. How expensive? $99,000. The hotel was happy to make it happen for their V.I.P.
The $99,000 gem is a Hastens Vividus bed. According to the company web site, each Vividus bed takes 140 to 160 hours to build and is made entirely by hand. It's made of " . . . different combinations of horsehair, cotton, flax and wool to find the perfect balance. " The horsehair is hand teased.
While the hotel won't reveal the name of the guest who requested the bed - or any guest for that matter - they do say it was one of the "more unusual requests" they've received.
"While we will never reveal which one of our A-List guests ordered the bed, we can tell you that the experience has a positive note, as we will be extending our relationship with Hastens to secure their products within our suite mix," said David Mounteer, General Manager of The Hazelton Hotel.
The hotel is a celebrity hotspot, especially during the ten-day film festival, taking place Sept 6 - 16 in 2012. Past hotel guests reportedly include Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm and Blake Lively.