Omni Acquires Toronto’s King Edward Hotel

TORONTO—Omni Hotels & Resorts has acquired The Omni King Edward Hotel after managing and operating the hotel since August 2013. 

“The King Edward Hotel is a very unique property with a rich history, including more than a century of hosting guests, as well as being a great source of pride for the city of Toronto,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts.

The hotel recently underwent a $40-million renovation that included new guestrooms, modernized bathrooms, a new fitness center and an update of meeting spaces.

The King Edward initially opened in 1903 and was designed by Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb and Toronto architect E.J. Lennox for developer George Gooderham’s Toronto Hotel Co. The original design of The King Edward Hotel included 400 rooms and 300 baths. In 1921, an 18-story tower with an additional 530 rooms was added to the original eight-story structure.

Christophe Le Chatton is serving as general manager of the hotel.