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The Omni King Edward Hotel

History: 
    The Omni King Edward Hotel
 in Toronto

History

Originally built in 1903, The King Edward Hotel was designed by Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb and Toronto architect E.J. Lennox for developer George Gooderham at a cost of $6 million. The structure opened with 400 guestrooms and 300 baths and claimed to be entirely fireproof. Intended to inspire development toward Toronto's newly opened City Hall at Bay and Queen Streets, The King Edward Hotel boasted the city's first luxury accommodations and quickly became the first choice for the political and social elite.

In 1921, the hotel added 530 guestrooms to an 18-storey addition east of the original structure, making the hotel one of Toronto's tallest buildings. The 17th and 18th floors of the new structure featured a lavish social venue, The Crystal Ballroom, named for its impressive crystal chandeliers. This stylish venue quickly became a popular social center until the late 1950s.

Today, The Omni King Edward Hotel proudly boasts its treasured legacy and continues to prioritize the restoration and preservation of "The King Eddy" and its significance to Toronto's cultural heritage.

The Omni King Edward Hotel, a charter member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2013, dates back to 1903.


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Austria 08000706176
Belgium 080081830
France 805542721
Germany 8007241217
Ireland 1800995320
Italy 800979444
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