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Fairmont Royal York 90th Anniversary Renovations

Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Celebrates 90th Anniversary with Grand Renovation

In 2019, the Fairmont Royal York, a landmark hotel in the heart of downtown Toronto, will celebrate its 90th anniversary by revealing a top to bottom transformation that features reimagined dining venues, contemporary event and meeting spaces as well as a completely redefined Fairmont Gold concept. The grand renovation will be completed summer 2019, in time for the hotel's official anniversary celebration.

"Fairmont Royal York has always been a defining feature of the Toronto skyline and we are excited to announce the next stage in its time-honoured history," says Edwin Frizzell, regional vice president and general manager, Fairmont Royal York. "As we celebrate 90 years of outstanding service, incredible people and history-making moments, it is with great pride that we prepare to unveil the most significant transformation this building has ever seen. A grand scale renovation that both modernizes the property and stays true to our past, this project is a reflection of our storied history and a look into our exciting future."

Fairmont Royal York

Fairmont Royal York

Fairmont Royal York

The concept behind the new lobby and arrival experience is inspired by a journey from Toronto's past through its present. The design embraces and preserves the building's grand character and heritage, while creating a contemporary, modern escape that feels timeless.

The hotel's meeting, event and wedding spaces will also receive a revamp, reflecting a more modern style and highlighting the property’s historical features. Additionally, the hotel reimagines its Fairmont Gold offering, taking inspiration from the property's celebrated history of luxury accommodations and personalized, premium services sought after by today's travellers. 

Revitalized food and beverage offerings include four elevated dining concepts created by respected Fairmont Executive Chef JW Foster who will implement a program that works closely with Ontario farmers to provide authentically local ingredients in each new menu.  

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