TORONTO—DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown in the heart of the city’s financial, research, and shopping districts. The former Metropolitan Hotel Toronto has completed a multi-million dollar renovation that will conclude in spring 2014 and includes updates across the landmark 26-story, 486-room property. The transformation is being led by the hotel’s new ownership and management company, Bayview Hospitality Group.
“The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown is a huge thrill for our brand, as it underscores DoubleTree by Hilton’s expanded presence in Canada with four new hotels in the country in just three months,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “With its central location and upscale offerings, this hotel is ideally-suited to accommodate both business and leisure guests in Toronto.”
As the hotel continues its property-wide renovation, guests will enjoy a steady rollout of updates including design enhancements across the hotel and fully-renovated guestrooms. With 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities and 18 flexible meeting rooms, including a 3,484 square foot ballroom, DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown can accomodate meetings and events.
With a CAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant right on the property, DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown offers multiple dining options. Hemisphere’s Restaurant Bistro will debut a refreshed food and beverage concept led by 30-year culinary veteran, Chef Raymond Cheung. For a more casual ambiance, Hemisphere’s Bar provides an intimate setting for a glass of wine or cocktail and a menu of tasty light bites.
All rooms have upgraded amenities and the DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience. Additional hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, indoor heated pool, sauna, 24-hour complimentary business center and complimentary internet access in public areas.