TORONTO – Toronto’s Westin Prince hotel has unveiled a new look and vibe. A year after multi-million renovations to the guestrooms, lobby and public spaces, corporate guests and media were invited to see the dramatic changes first-hand. The sleek and contemporary look was designed by Harry Christakis of HCA Architecture in Toronto and puts new emphasis on creating a sense of arrival and departure. It keeps with the trend towards interactive lobby areas. Guests walking into the hotel are greeted by a stunning gas and stone fireplace as well as a tranquil water wall that soothes them upon arrival. It’s all part of Westin’s arrival experience, which promotes an array of sensory welcome components, including signature white tea-scent, botanicals, custom-crafted music and smart check-in pods.
The new bedrooms feature a series of upgrades, including the addition of 42-inch LCD TV with multi-media packs, total in-room wireless Internet access, personalized digital in-room climate control, guestroom refreshment centre and in-room safes. During the next year, the hotel will focus on refreshing all hall and guestroom floor coverings, as well as guest washrooms.
A highlight of the renovation is the addition of the new Seasons restaurant as well as the 900 lounge. A centerpiece of the restaurant makeover includes a distinctive fireplace in the dining area. Under the direction of award-winning executive chef James Piggott and his culinary team, Seasons offers a superfood-infused menu.