On Monday, June 24th, the Fairmont Royal York celebrated its 90th birthday and its new look since its extensive renovations. Thousands of guests were invited to join the festivities at this elegant and iconic hotel.
The Fairmont has had its fair share of renovations in its 90 years. For its 90th birthday bash, the Fairmont Royal York completed its multi-year renovations, bringing this iconic Toronto hotel into the 21st century. 910 standard guestrooms plus 106 Fairmont Gold rooms, which are a special block in the hotel, have been updated. The elegant lobby also pays homage to the hotel’s roots as it was one of the original Canadian railway hotels. New lighting, new furniture, and new restaurants are modern and distinguished, all for guests to enjoy.
Fairmont’s 90th Birthday event boasted that it was “3 parties in one night.” Guests were treated to 2 fashions shows that featured several Canadian designers and was put on by the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA). Other fashion designers in attendance included Hilary MacMillan, Pink Tartan, 18 Waits, Stephen Caras, King & Bay, UNTTLD, Dalla, Whyte Couture, Frascara Designs, Sid Neigum, and Alan Anderson.
The guests were also entertained by live music and performances by Saraphina String Quartet and Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra. This celebration also had a room dedicated to desserts along with a cake replica of the Fairmont Royal York hotel created by Nadia & Co.
Speeches were given by a number of hard-working people involved in the hotel’s transformation and organization of the event. The Fairmont Royal York General Manager Edwin Frizzell spoke, along with Fairmont Royal York lead at Kingsett Captial, Paul Campbell. There was a cake cutting and then another speech by Accor North and Centra America CEO Heather McCory.
An evening full of elegance and lively entertainment, 90 has never looked so good!