SANDUSKY, Ohio — A dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel has been announced by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company as it looks to expand its portfolio near Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Ont.
“The new dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel will continue Cedar Fair’s significant investment in Canada’s Wonderland, one of the portfolio’s largest and most successful parks,” says Richard Zimmerman, president and CEO of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. “We expect strong attendance growth there, driven by the introduction of a new record-breaking roller coaster, Yukon Striker, and addition of an immersive holiday event, WinterFest, both launching in 2019.”
The dual-branded hotel will offer 203 rooms — both spacious guestrooms and apartment-style suites — in a high-tech contemporary environment. Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2019, with an opening date planned for late 2020. This will be Cedar Fair’s first hotel in Canada.
The eight-storey property will be located on a 16-acre parcel of the park’s land, adjacent to Ontario Highway 400. It will feature an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, coffee and cocktails bar, casual-dining options, business center, flexible meeting and event spaces and an outdoor sun deck.
“This dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House will be a great example of our continued focus on growing premium hotels that will attract business and leisure travellers alike,” says Scott Richer, Hyatt’s regional VP of Development for Canada. “We’re thrilled to team up with the team at Cedar Fair Entertainment Company — we’re confident the appeal and convenience of these two brands will meet the needs of guests visiting Canada’s Wonderland and the growing city of Vaughan.”