SINGAPORE — Pan Pacific Hotels Group is expanding its footprint in North America with the rebranding of The Westin Prince Hotel to Pan Pacific Toronto.
This addition will mark the company’s fifth hotel in North America, joining other hotels in Vancouver, Whistler, B.C. and Seattle.
“We are delighted to fly the Pan Pacific flag in Toronto. As an international brand, Pan Pacific will bring to the hotel not only its guests from North America where we have four other hotels, we are also able to reach out to the Asia Pacific feeder markets where we have over 40 properties including Australia and China, which are among the top-five source markets into Canada,” Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.
“The hotel has a heritage of 45 years and is well-loved as a resort within the city, with its 15 acres of parkland. It has been awarded consistently with the AAA Four Diamond — more times than any other hotel in Canada — and has just seen a $15-million renovation this year, which gave it a refreshed look with renovated guestrooms and public areas,” says Maggie Zhang, vice-president of the owning company, 2465855 Ontario Ltd. “It is timely that the hotel is now under the Pan Pacific brand, which also has two other AAA Four Diamond hotels in Vancouver and Seattle. In addition, the hotel is now accessible to 15.6 million of its loyal guests from the world over through its Pan Pacific DISCOVERY program.”
Located in north-east Toronto, the 409-room Pan Pacific Toronto features 30,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting spaces, including 18 meeting rooms and a ballroom, which can accommodate up to 700 guests. It also boasts an outdoor heated pool, walking paths, a tennis court and a fitness center with a whirlpool.
The hotel is known for its restaurants, especially Katsura — one of Toronto’s most respected Japanese restaurants — which features a sushi bar, traditional teppanyaki cooking tables and private tatami rooms. Seasons, its all-day dining restaurant, offers a bright and airy setting overlooking the wooded gardens.