Sheraton launches major renovations at three Canadian flagship hotels
Sheraton is launching major renovations at three landmark properties in Canada: Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Toronto International Airport, Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel and Center Sheraton Montreal Hotel. These hotels join the growing number of properties around the world showcasing the brand’s design transformation, with nearly 50 hotels set to be completed by the end of the year.
“This marks another significant moment for Sheraton as our new vision comes to Canada and continues to build momentum on our transformation journey around the world,” said Amanda Nichols, Global Brand Manager, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. . “We have long been part of the social fabric of communities across Canada and as travel resumes, we look forward to welcoming guests to this exciting new chapter for Sheraton.
Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Toronto International Airport
Photo – Elaine Kilburn
After nearly two years of renovations, the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Toronto International Airport is ready to deliver a radically different airport hotel experience. The 484-room hotel, one of the busiest in Canada, has undergone a massive $30 million transformation bringing technology, design and style to the international stopover, as part of Sheraton’s overall design transformation. The renovation, now fully completed, is the latest example of an emerging generation of airport hotels intended to function as destinations, places where one can reasonably stay more than one night.
A captivating newcomer experience greets guests as they walk from the terminal through the gates of the hotel, the only property directly connected to Toronto Airport. Featuring a contemporary aesthetic, the lobby serves as the heart of the guest experience with brand signatures such as the community table, studios, soundproof booths – all promoting productivity, and &More by Sheraton – the bar, cafe and the brand market concept. . Additional amenities include a sophisticated Sheraton Club Lounge, pool and hot tub, 24-hour fitness center and Peloton studio, updated meeting spaces, and completely renovated guest rooms and suites.
“The transformation is nothing less than a metamorphosis,” says Douglas Brennan, general manager of the Sheraton Gateway at Toronto International Airport. “We are delighted to welcome guests to experience our modernized look.”
Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel
Photo – Elaine Kilburn
Toronto’s iconic Sheraton Center Toronto hotel has been a downtown staple for decades. The hotel has been completely redesigned with top-to-bottom renovations and upgrades continuing through 2022 and marking the most significant renovation in the hotel’s 50-year history.
As part of the first phase of the property’s reinvention, the exclusive Sheraton Club — floating in the clouds on the 43rd floor — welcomed a new look, a new experience, and a new style of service in October. Available to Marriott Bonvoy Elite members and guests upgrading their stay, the 15,000-square-foot upscale gathering space is welcoming, elevated, and deliberately designed for a layered, engaging experience that transitions seamlessly with activations from morning to evening. Guests will find updated food and beverage offerings, premium amenities, enhanced connectivity and 24/7 access to provide a private environment.
The second phase introduces two new food and beverage outlets, including the recently opened Dual Citizen – a take-out cafe during the day, which turns into a lobby bar at night. Opening this spring, 43 Down will be a departure from the hotel’s traditional restaurant. With its avant-garde beverage concept, 43 Down focuses on mixology as an art form, perfectly delivering the classics through craft cocktails. Offering locally inspired flavors from Toronto’s diverse culinary scene, 43 Down combines intimacy and connectivity, serving as a backdrop for an informal business meeting or social gathering.
The final phases are expected to take place this spring with the unveiling of public spaces and amenities that promote community development and productivity. This can be seen through the bustling spaces including the brand’s signature community tables, tech-packed studios, soundproof booths and purpose-built workspaces located in the hotel’s expansive lobby. Additionally, the indoor/outdoor heated pool experience is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2022.
“It was an incredible journey to see the vision come to life. We are bringing something entirely new to downtown Toronto,” shares Tim Reardon, General Manager, Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel. “We’ve already had the pleasure of seeing our guests admire the design elements and helpful service enhancements in our Sheraton Club which opened last fall. We look forward to welcoming our guests back to see our completely transformed lobby, food outlets, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as the exterior and the port cochere.
Hotel Le Center Sheraton Montreal
Photo – Brandon Barre Photography
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, the newly renovated Le Center Sheraton Montreal hotel is ready to welcome its guests in its 825 newly renovated rooms and suites. The serene and bright spaces range in size from a generous 310 square feet to a sprawling 1,956 square feet for the Presidential Suite. In new rooms and suites, guests are greeted with a bright, well-lit space with a warm, residential appeal, plus new productivity tools, such as a height-adjustable worktable, integrated power and charging and layered lighting.
The Sheraton Club, located on the 37th floor of the hotel, is set to reopen in May 2022 with a bold new look and breathtaking views. True to the brand’s vision, the elegant and exclusive space is welcoming, elevated and deliberately designed for an engaging experience, with complimentary breakfast, evening aperitifs and a selection of refreshments.
This dynamic hotel is an ideal choice for vacationers, popular for its central location and its “urban oases” offerings including a sixth-floor terrace, indoor lap pool, Jacuzzi, spa and fitness center. form Sheraton open 24 hours a day.
“Ideally located in the bustling downtown core, the hotel is an ideal base from which to discover all that Montreal has to offer, in a refreshing contemporary environment,” said Bertil Fabre, General Manager, Le Center Sheraton Montreal Hotel.
The three newly redesigned hotels join the growing number of transformed properties in Canada, including the Sheraton Laval Hotel. In total, Sheraton has nearly 20 hotels in the country, six of which are expected to be transformed by the end of 2023.