International Plaza Hotel debuts in Toronto

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - International Plaza Hotel + Conference Centre Toronto Airport, a member of Preferred Hotel Group's Sterling Hotels brand, opened today. The 433-room hotel in Canada's largest city is the newest addition to the collection's global portfolio of independent luxury hotels.

As part of its commitment to maintaining International Plaza Hotel in a competitive condition, product improvements which are being planned for, and its Guests and Clients can look forward to, include:

             ○     Refreshed building exterior aesthetics
             ○     Newly appointed Lobby and Reception, featuring a Starbucks café and lounge
             ○     Re-appointed Suites and freshly appointed Guestrooms and Bathrooms
             ○     Introduction of state-of-the-art Boardrooms
             ○     Phased approach to the re-modeling of Ballrooms and Meeting Facilities
             ○     Application of technologies to enhance the connectivity of its Guests
                          ■     Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the complex
                          ■     Advanced online Group Booking facilities
                          ■     Seamless advanced check-in experience delivered in an environmentally friendly manner

Located directly across from the Toronto Congress Centre, the International Plaza Hotel is centrally located near the major metropolitan crossroads of Highways 401, 427, 407 and 409, just 25 km (17 miles) from downtown Toronto and 3 km (2 miles) from Lester Pearson International Airport.

International Plaza Hotel will continue to be owned and managed by Keck Seng Group, under a license agreement with Sterling Hotels, a brand of Preferred Hotel Group.

"In the spirit of continuous improvement throughout the hotel's unique 61-year history in serving the Toronto area and abroad, our move to become affiliated with a world renowned company like Preferred Hotel Group will prove to be a great advantage for our Hotel's diverse Team as well as our Guests.  Our Team Members proudly present their national flag(s) on their name tags as a welcoming beacon to visitors from all over the world.  We believe that honouring cultures and celebrating diversity allows us to best communicate and connect with travelers on an international level," said Daniel Blachut, General Manager of International Plaza Hotel.  "We already share the Preferred Hotel Group mission in providing a comfortable environment in which to do business or enjoy a weekend getaway, and our Guests will certainly benefit from all of the new enhancements we have underway to make International Plaza Hotel the place to stay whether traveling to or from the GTA."

Standard guestrooms include a pull-out sofa bed; ergonomic work station; 32" flat screen television, two dual-line telephones with speakerphones, voicemail and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; a hair dryer; an iron and a coffee maker.  In-room HD programming and complimentary newspaper delivery are also available.  Executive Floor rooms include upgraded amenities, access privileges to a private lounge that hosts complimentary breakfast in the morning and complimentary hotel parking for one car during every day of the hotel stay.

International Plaza Hotel has the fifth largest hotel conference centre in Canada, including 17 versatile and dedicated meeting room combinations - including the 15,000 square-feet Plaza Ballroom, 10,000 square-feet International Ballroom and the 3,200 square-feet Mississauga Ballroom.

Onsite audiovisual specialists, a dedicated convention services manager and a creative selection of menus for various needs and budgets make International Plaza Hotel the ideal gathering place for any event from small executive meetings to large conventions, trade shows, or social events.

International Plaza Hotel also offers enough dining and entertainment options, so that one never needs to leave the hotel. The Orchid Café offers a casual family dining atmosphere with bountiful buffets for breakfast, full lunch and dinner menus. For a casual get-together at the end of a busy day, Harry's Bar is the perfect place to take a time out with specialty drinks and light pub style meals.  Also on site is the independently operated Ginko's Japanese Restaurant with Sushi Bar, Tappan-Yaki and Tatami Room and popular Grand Chinese Cuisine Restaurant offering authentic Chinese cuisine.

For recreation and fitness, International Plaza Hotel features an indoor waterpark complete with two giant waterslides, a heated swimming pool and whirlpool.  The hotel's state-of-the-art fitness center contains the latest in cardiovascular and weight-training equipment.

The hotel also offers room service and complimentary dedicated 24-hour airport shuttle service to accommodate early risers or late arrivers traveling in and out of Pearson International Airport.

International Plaza Hotel is centrally located with convenient access to all local points of interest, including the CN Tower, Air Canada Centre and Canada's Wonderland.

Additionally, all guests are eligible to enroll in the iPrefer guest loyalty program, which extends points and special benefits such as complimentary Internet and early check-in/late check-out privileges to members upon every stay at more than 450 participating hotels represented within the Preferred Hotel Group collection.

The International Plaza Hotel is located just off the Martin Grove Drive/Dixon Road exit of Highway 401 at 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 1J3.

For more information on International Plaza Hotel, visit the brand's website at www.internationalplazahotel.com, call l-800-668-3656 in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 416-244-1711. 

SOURCE International Plaza Hotel

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