TORONTO — The Fairmont Royal York is preparing to reveal its transformed look this summer, to coincide with the hotel’s 90th-anniversary celebration.
Now in the final phase of a multi-year renovation, the highly-anticipated reveal will include a transformed arrival and check-in experience; reimagined dining venues; contemporary event and meeting spaces; and a new Fairmont Gold experience.
“Fairmont Royal York has always been a defining feature of the Toronto skyline and we’re excited to announce the next stage in its time-honoured history,” says Edwin Frizzell, regional vice-president and general manager, Fairmont Royal York. “As we celebrate 90 years of outstanding service, incredible people and history-making moments, it’s with great pride that we prepare to unveil the most significant transformation this building has ever seen. A grand-scale renovation that both modernizes the property and stays true to our past, this project is a reflection of our storied history and a look into our exciting future. We’re certain the changes planned for the hotel will capture Toronto’s bold new energy and we look forward to debuting our extraordinary transformation over the course of 2019.”
Led by global design firm Rockwell Group, the concept behind the lobby and arrival experience is inspired by a journey from Toronto’s past through its present — taking cues from the hotel’s connection to the railway and Toronto’s Union Station.
At the heart of the hotel’s metamorphosis will be an elevated food-and-beverage experience, including four new signature dining concepts led by executive chef, JW Foster.
“Over the next few months, we cannot wait to unveil the exceptional cuisine and share the vision behind what will be among the city’s hottest culinary destinations,” says Foster. “Guests can expect a bold, modern and authentic essence in the new menus, capturing the next level of dining in Toronto, while still honouring the hotel’s rich food history and renowned service.”
Fairmont Royal York’s new Fairmont Gold offering, curated by Champalimaud, features larger, elegantly appointed suites and a new Fairmont Gold Residents Lounge on the 18th floor.
The crowning moment in the hotel’s grand transformation will be the unveiling of two new Legacy Suites. These signature suites will incorporate downtown Toronto’s metropolitan grandeur with sophisticated, residential-style living to create the ultimate in indulgent hotel accommodation. At this time, the hotel has not released information on its 90th-anniversary events. Details are expected soon.