TORONTO – Chelsea Hotel, Toronto will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year.
A pioneer in Toronto’s hospitality industry, the building opened its doors on Oct. 15, 1975 with 808 guestrooms which were originally designed as apartment suites and university residences. Soon afterward, the building was converted into a 1,000 room hotel — the Delta Chelsea Inn — and in 1990, the hotel unveiled its new $80 million expansion project which brought the total room count to 1,590 and making it Canada’s largest hotel.
In 2013, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto became a part of the Langham Hospitality Group as an independent property and has since seen a total investment of close to $30 million dollars, including the renovation of 750 guestrooms, lobby, three restaurants (T| Bar, Market Garden and express|o), updated meeting and banquet space and an update to the hotel exterior..
“Celebrating 40 years of service definitely marks a key milestone in the history of the Chelsea. As an iconic landmark amongst the leading first class hotels in Toronto, it has definitely shaped the hospitality industry as people know it,” said General Manager, Rob Housez.
The hotel’s celebration is also about giving back and so the Chelsea Hotel will present a cheque for $100,000 to SickKids Foundation as part of a five year fundraising plan with a goal of $500,000.