Before and After: Omni Renovations are Happening at the King Edward Toronto
March 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM
We love hotel renovations nearly just as much as we love new hotels. But what we really love about hotel renovations is seeing the transformation that happens when an old, tired and lackluster room gets a modern makeover and transforms into new, spiffed-up, stylish guest room. Or put more simply, we love comparing the Before and After.
We told you last year that Omni Hotels was taking over the King Edward Hotel in Toronto and would be spending $40 million on renovating the hotel, from guestrooms to the 17th floor Crystal Ballroom that has been closed since the 1970s. While its 20-foot ceilings and four-way skyline views will make for a dramatic addition to the hotel, we’ll start today with a look at the before and after of the guestrooms.
The move to Omni last year marked 110 years since the hotel first opened in 1903, so it’s probably no surprise the rooms had a rather classic feel, but how have they changed?
So far, 50 rooms have been completed in this new mix of whites, greys, dark wood, and a splash of red. If you want to ensure you get the latest design, book a “Premier” category (Standard, Executive, Deluxe Suite, Luxurious Suite) room. The remaining 250 rooms will start in May and be ready by the end of the year.
We found a Premier Room for CA$249 ($225) a night on a weekend mid-April.
[Before photo via Gogobot, After photo: Omni Hotels]