Toronto’s 112-year-old Omni King Edward Hotel completed a two-year, $40-million renovation.
All 301 guestrooms and meeting rooms underwent complete renovations while the hotel operated as usual, aside for the nine weeks required to update the hotel's lobby.
Following the update, the hotel's owners, Skyline International Development, and Omni Hotels began a $7-million restoration of the hotel's 17th-floor Crystal Ballroom. The room hosted events in the 1920s, and has 12-metre ceilings and now new floor-to-ceiling windows offering views on three sides of the city. It’s been closed since the 1950s.