TORONTO—Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has completed a $120-million renovation of the flagship Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel here. The two-year refurbishment project includes a full overhaul of all 1,372 guestrooms and suites, as well as the completion of function space expansion and meeting room restorations.
“Toronto has blossomed into becoming one of the top destinations for both leisure and business travelers alike, and an important market for the Sheraton brand to be represented in,” said Bob Jacobs, VP of brand management, Sheraton North America. “This renovation underscores our focus on continuously enhancing our portfolio, as well as evolving the guest experience to deliver an effortless travel experience for our guests.”
All guestrooms and suites at Sheraton Centre Toronto feature new carpeting, vinyl, drapery, case goods, desks, chairs and LG LED 55-in. flat-screen televisions. Bedside tables are equipped with electrical outlets to charge devices and each room features bedside docking stations. Fully renovated bathrooms, many of which feature walk-in showers, include low-flow toilets and aerated faucets. Additionally, the 300 Club Level guestrooms offer new refrigerators with higher efficiencies. Also included are new custom-designed beds from Simmons.
The hotel now offers more than 130,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space with the addition of the Willow and Provincial ballrooms. The Lower Concourse convention floor, which includes the Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Hall and the Osgoode Ballroom, features a new Lutron lighting control system, allowing clients to control and adjust lighting in the rooms via a loaned iPad. More than 110 new structural rigging points throughout the Grand Ballroom allow 1,000 lbs. per rigging point. Upgraded acoustic walls, new carpet, vinyl and paint complete the convention floor refurbishment and upgrade. The eight smaller meeting rooms on the fourth floor of the Queen Tower were also redone, and all carpeting, vinyl, fabrics and upholstery in both the meeting space and guest rooms meet Starwood’s low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) requirement. As part of the renovation, the hotel now features a revamped wireless internet infrastructure and new access points.
“Our fresh new look and comprehensive tech enhancements will enable our guests to experience a more seamless and comfortable stay at our hotel, whether for leisure or as part of a large conference,” said David Connor, area managing director for Starwood Canada and general manager, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.