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Checking in with Chelsea Hotel, Toronto: Summer savings and a Q&A

TORONTO — Chelsea Hotel, Toronto wants to make it easier for clients to explore the city and soak up the sun in the summer months.

The centrally-located hotel, just a five-minute walk from the CF Toronto Eaton Centre and close to scores of other downtown attraction, is offering 20% off the hotel’s Best Available Rate of the day when guests stay for two or more nights with the Hello, Summer! Sale. Terms and conditions apply.

Plus, with the hotel’s popular Show Your Key and Save program, guests can get discounted tickets to some of Toronto’s top attractions, like the Toronto Zoo and Canada’s Wonderland.

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is also a family-friendly playground, with separate kid’s check-in, the only 130 ft. indoor waterslide in downtown Toronto, a lounge for teens and a dedicated space for its Kids Centre.

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There’s also an adults-only pool and fitness centre with panoramic views of the city’s skyline from Deck 27. And anyone looking for a new patio spot in Toronto should check out the Chelsea Patio, a hidden oasis in the heart of downtown with $6 drink features Mondays through Thursdays.

The hotel also connects guests to Blue Jays games at Rogers Centre, with shuttle service from the hotel to the game, available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for a nominal fee.

And in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA’s free concert series, Play the Parks will include two free concerts on the Chelsea Patio: Lindsay Brohan (July 18 at 5 p.m.) and Stereoflavor (Aug. 15 at 5:00 p.m.).

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is Canada’s largest hotel with 1,590 guest rooms. The hotel offers a variety of services and facilities for travellers of all ages and with various travel needs, including accessible guest rooms and a guest accessibility package.

Travelweek checked in with Chelsea Hotel, Toronto’s Tracy Ford about what makes the hotel a perennial top choice for both the leisure and corporate markets.

Q. What makes Chelsea Hotel such an ideal option for families, for March Break, the summer months or any time of year?

A. “During March Break and the summer months, we go the extra mile for our guests with complimentary evening activities. This also includes lobby engagement activities, like our robot ‘CT’, face painting and popcorn. Often one of our ‘Show Your Key and Save’ partners will join us and offer something interactive for our guests.”

Q. In recent years the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto went through a major refresh. Can you tell us the highlights?

A. “From 2013 to 2014 we renovated the lobby, two restaurants, meeting/function spaces, all balconies and the Club Lounge (27th floor). In 2015 and 2016 we refurbished all guestrooms in the south tower.”

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Q. The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is a magnet not just for leisure travellers, but for business travellers and convention-goers too. What is the hotel’s leisure/corporate split?

A. “Corporate travel/MICE is 20%. Leisure travel is 60%. Other (such as airlines) accounts for 20%. We offer an adult-only pool and fitness centre and that’s appealing to our corporate travellers. We also have a loyalty program, ‘1865’, which has its own check-in desk.”

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Q. Above all else, what do you want travel agents to know about the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto?

A. “Great location, Family Fun Zone and adults-only pool/fitness centre, three arrival desks, security 24/7 and it’s the friendliest hotel in downtown Toronto! The hotel’s location is a significant asset. We are steps from public transit, shopping, amazing attractions and dining options.”

More information is at chelseatoronto.com or call 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732).