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Friday, December 21, 2012

The King Edward Hotel celebrates 110th birthday with special $110 rate in January

TORONTO, December 18, 2012 – Next year will mark the 110th anniversary of Toronto’s King Edward, a Skyline Hotel and to celebrate, the hotel is offering an exclusive limited time offer from $110/night for bookings made by December 31, 2012 for stays from January 1 through January 31, 2013.

The special rate is valid on the deluxe room category only. In addition, the first 110 guests to book the anniversary offer will receive complimentary Wi-Fi.

The King Edward Hotel was constructed in 1903 as Toronto’s first luxury hotel, setting the standard for upscale hotels in Canada. Founded by George Gooderham, one of Toronto’s wealthiest men at the time, The King Edward Hotel was built at a cost of $6 million in a time when the city was undergoing massive development.

The property was considered a destination for visitors and Torontonians alike – boasting an impressive art collection and several restaurants and parlours where business men could meet, while ladies passed the time on the exclusive women’s-only second floor.

In 1921, an 18-storey addition made the hotel one of Toronto’s tallest buildings. The 17th and 18th floors featured a lavish social venue, The Crystal Ballroom, named for its impressive chandeliers, which served as the backdrop for many functions, society weddings and special announcements.

Today The King Edward Hotel is a model of graceful Canadian elegance and time-honoured tradition. More announcements regarding celebrations and events at the hotel in honour of the 110th anniversary will be made in the coming months.

For more information, visit www.thekingedwardhotel.com or phone 1-855-265-9100.


About The King Edward Hotel:Built in 1903 by Toronto’s then-richest man, George Gooderham, today’s The King Edward Hotel offers 298 guest rooms, 21,000 sq. ft. of refined meeting space and the Royal Club Lounge for premium services with select guest rooms.  The hotel’s guest register reads like a who’s who of politics, royalty, music, writing, business and sport, ranging from one-time resident Ernest Hemingway and headline couples like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, to the Beatles, Britney Spears and David Beckham.  Signature King Edward Hotel experiences include one of Toronto’s most lavish Sunday brunches, afternoon tea service and getaway package partnerships with many of the city’s leading cultural destinations.  For information and reservations visit www.thekingedwardhotel.com
About Skyline Hotels & Resorts:
Skyline Hotels & Resorts is a distinct collection of hotel and resort properties focused on providing true lifestyle enhancing experiences to leisure and business guests, as well as local residents. Offerings include top-level golf and ski, its own Shizen Spa brand and a complete range of year-round activities including adventure parks and corporate team-building. Skyline destinations include The King Edward Hotel, the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto, Barrie’s Horseshoe Resort and Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka. Skyline Hotels & Resorts is owned and operated by Skyline International Developments Inc., a real estate and development company that also includes unique communities like Port McNicoll. Visit www.skylinehotelsandresorts.com.

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