The Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport reopened its doors Jan. 11, after completing a $20 million renovation.
The transformation marks a new beginning for the hotel, which looks forward to hosting conferences and meetings when the need resumes.
“The hotel is one of the largest airport hotels in the market and now the most modern,” says Sukhdev Toor, president of Manga Hotels, which owns and operates the Crowne Plaza. “The renovation and undertaking of this new look and design was extensive and the results are amazing.”
All 528 guest rooms and bathrooms were redesigned for functionality with a chic contemporary palette. The rooms feature warm, welcoming colours of gold, grey and white. Half of the hotel’s room inventory offer king-sized beds with walk-in showers. On the upper levels is an executive floor for added privacy.
The lobby was rebuilt with dramatic grey and gold lighting fixtures, and features a grab and go marketplace, modern fireplace and a new business centre to provide a one-stop solution for busy travellers.
The Cannery Kitchen and Social was re-envisioned to include a revitalized dining bar influenced by Canada’s vibrant history and East Coast roots, with seating for 200 guests. Other amenities include an updated 1,000-square-foot gym and indoor pool. The 4,500-square-foot ballroom and meeting spaces now feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, such as digital screens, surround sound audio, web camera for virtual calls and theatrical lighting. The total function meeting space is 12,000 square feet.
Design and structural enhancements were also made to the external facade of the 12-storey building.