A C$12 million dollar guestroom refurbishment at The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is now complete. The transformation coincides with the hotel’s 40th anniversary.
“This renovation is another very exciting phase in the life of the Chelsea and it couldn’t come at a better time with our 40th Anniversary,” says Josef Ebner, regional vice president – Canada and managing director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.
Seven hundred and fifty guestrooms and suites—approximately half of the hotel’s room product—received make-overs. The investment, which is the most extensive since 2006, included five room types – Chelsea guestrooms, one and two bedroom suites, kitchenette suites and accessible guestrooms.
During the refurbishment period, the hotel continued to keep sustainability top of mind. All of the guestrooms include low flow showerheads and toilets as well as the installation of energy efficient light bulbs. This initiative dovetails with the hotel’s Bronze certification with EarthCheck – an environmental management program for the travel and tourism industry. EarthCheck benchmarking provides an organization a vehicle for sustainability reporting and is based on the premise of continual improvement.
Additional refurbishments since 2013 include the lobby; three restaurants (T| Bar, Market Garden and express|o); updated meeting and banquet space; and an update to the hotel exterior (balconies).