InterContinental Hotels Group announces the opening of the 201-room Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo hotel in Ontario, following a significant renovation funded by the owner, Vista Hospitality Group. Located at 105 King Street East, the hotel features eight suites, including an exclusive presidential suite with multiple rooms, Jacuzzi and fireplace.
Prominently located in the heart of downtown Kitchener’s business district, this hotel is the fourth Crowne Plaza location in Ontario and the eighth in Canada. The hotel is within walking distance to several corporate offices, including Google, Manulife, Rogers, and more, as well as federal and provincial government buildings. The hotel is also near two major Canadian universities – the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, and well-positioned to access planned light rail transit.
“We are pleased to expand the Crowne Plaza brand in Ontario, especially in such a convenient location for business travelers,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Upscale Brands, IHG. “We know our guests need to be productive when they’re on the road for work, and our hotels offer the service and amenities that enable them to be successful.”
Business travelers can take advantage of the Crowne Plaza brand’s reputation as the ideal choice for meetings and events. The Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo offers the largest and most functional meeting space within a full service hotel in Kitchener. With over 15,000+ sqft of meeting and event space, they offer the ideal venue for small meetings, conferences and weddings. The Crowne Plaza meetings program and other amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, SMART Table connectivity and a 24 hour business centre make it easy for guests to get work done.
With more than $12 million (CAD) invested by the owner in the renovation, all guest rooms and the fitness centre were completely revamped to offer a sleek, modern and welcoming design. With contemporary design and furnishings, all guestrooms offer up to 42 inch flat screen televisions, large modern working desk, sitting area with laptop table, floored foyer, fridge and microwave and well appointed bathroom with features such as bowl sink.Guests have access to a bowling alley, mini putt and yoga studio, as well as a swimming pool, sauna and squash courts to help recharge the body and soul. Menu selections are offered at the upscale lounge and bar, including healthy food options on the breakfast menu.