Last updated: 03:06 PM ET, Fri February 12 2016

Toronto Hotel Offers 5XL Bathrobes, Oversized Slippers for NBA All-Star Weekend

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | February 12, 2016

Toronto Hotel Offers 5XL Bathrobes, Oversized Slippers for NBA All-Star Weekend

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

With loads of NBA talent descending on downtown Toronto this weekend for the league's annual All-Star event, local hotels are gearing up to welcome a unique clientele.

Toronto's Thompson Hotel is taking those preparations to the next level, though, offering 5XL bathrobes and oversized slippers upon request, the Toronto Star reported.

The 102-room boutique hotel — which has been completely rented out by the National Basketball Players Association through Sunday — is set to host a handful of NBA stars this weekend, and since the average player stands approximately six-feet seven-inches tall, average-size bathrobes and slippers just won't do.

READ MORE: NBA All-Star Weekend May See Toronto Taxi Strike

As one might expect, a 5XL bathrobe looks less like a robe and more like a bed comforter.

"I mean, look at it," the hotel's director of marketing Frank Campo told Canada's MetroNews. "It looks like an area rug."

Meanwhile, the enormous slippers bear a close resemblance to snowshoes.

The hotel has ordered dozens of the massive bathrobes and slippers to ensure every guest is comfortable.

READ MORE: Taking Toronto's Downtown Area By Storm

However the enhanced amenities at the Thompson Hotel extend well beyond post-bathtime attire. The lobby bar boasts a massive 60-square-foot media wall, while the rooftop bar has been converted to a VIP lounge fully stocked with $6,500 bottles of champagne ahead of this weekend's festivities. 

Although the players are sure to appreciate the specialized amenities, they're also certain to love the Thompson Hotel's design.

"We are actually fortunate because our hotel already has high ceilings and door entrances," said Campo.

For more information on Toronto

For more Hotel & Resort News


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.

Sandals Resorts: The 5-Star Luxury Included Resorts

Hotels & Resorts