TORONTO — The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel celebrated its official 50th anniversary this week. The property’s Golden anniversary comes on the heels of Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel completing the largest renovation in its history since opening in Toronto’s downtown core in 1972.
“We are thrilled to finally be unveiling our transformation. It feels symbolic of Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel stepping into the next 50 years, continuing to deliver exceptional service and experiences for our guests,” says Tim Reardon, Sheraton Centre Toronto general manger.
To mark the occasion, the iconic hotel is offering two special “Golden” packages. The Golden Moments Package (starting at $5,050) includes one Signature Suite, welcome champagne and valet parking. Most notably, it also includes a reception for up to 30 people in Sheraton’s 43rd-floor Club Lounge. The penthouse-level room offers 360-degree views of the Toronto skyline.
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is also offering the Golden Package, a more affordable alternative that includes a welcome amenity, valet parking and two cocktails at the newly opened mixology lounge, 43 Down, which is inspired by the attentive and individualized service of bellhops and elevator operators of bygone generations in customer service. Drawing inspiration from these eras past, the 43 Down space offers a beverage-forward concept focusing on mixology as an art.
The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel hit another milestone this month, earning a 5 Key Eco-Rating from Green Key Global by meeting all five of its pillars of sustainability, marking the hotel as a leader in the hospitality industry.
Green Key Global’s Eco-Rating consists of five key pillars, including developing a sustainability policy, engaging employees, hiring green suppliers, measuring and tracking progress, and getting certified by a third party.
In 2013, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel joined Green Key Global to reduce operating costs, carbon footprint and food waste. Since then, it has partnered with Lightenco and switched from halogen to LED light bulbs, reducing Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel’s annual electricity consumption by approximately 480,000 kWh and its yearly carbon footprint by more than 14,000 kg.
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel’s sustainable processes, led by Nabil Mansour, director of Engineering, also include distilling all food waste into compost for local farms and recycling the water released from the compressed food for cleaning and watering plants.
“We recognize that our sustainability efforts do much more than benefit our bottom line,” says Reardon. “They improve the quality of life for our community, guests, and employees.”
“The hospitality industry has much potential for growth in sustainability,” says Rebecca Bartlett-Jones, manager of Business Development at Green Key Global. “Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is a pinnacle of sustainable accommodations, leading the way for our industry.”