Front row centre for Leafs and Raptors playoff excitement at Le Germain MLSQ

Front row centre for Leafs and Raptors playoff excitement at Le Germain MLSQ

TORONTO — Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square, with its prime location right next to Scotiabank Arena, offers sports fans an unbeatable chance to be right in the thick of the playoff buzz.

Le Germain is steps from Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors, and next to Real Sports Bar & Grill. The boutique hotel overlooks the giant video screen and high-energy fan zone that transforms into a sea of blue and white for Leafs games (or ‘Jurassic Park’ red and black for Raptors games) come playoff time.

“The fact that our hotel is attached to Scotiabank Arena, so you can get from your room to your seat without going outside, is a big help in the winter,” says the hotel’s General Manager, Paul de La Durantaye. “But just the vibe of the area, especially in playoffs like now, being able to be a part of it is incredible. The whole structure of Maple Leafs Square was built for this type of Fan Zone festivities, so it’s great when you can be a part of the excitement.”

The hotel opened in 2010 with 167 rooms, fully integrated into the Maple Leafs Square complex which includes condos, office, retail shops and restaurants. It’s located in the heart of Toronto’s sports and entertainment district with the Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and many more activities just steps from the hotel. The neighborhood is known as the South Core and is home to a burgeoning array of businesses in soaring new office towers.

“When we opened this hotel we were very conscious that we had to stay true to our brand, as well as adapting to the surrounding we were in,” adds de La Durantaye. “We are out back of Union Station, a block from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and steps away from the lake. A while ago ‘south of the tracks’ had a bad connotation, but now that’s where you want to be!”

There are five different room types, starting with the Classic rooms at 400 square feet and ranging up to the 1,500 square foot Balcony and Apartment Suites. The rooms are distinguished by their elegant design. The spa-style bathrooms are equipped with rainfall showers and benefit from natural light. All rooms come with ultra-comfortable linens, free WiFi, HD television, workstation, Molton Brown bath products and more.

Other noteworthy extras that Le Germain provide include:

  • Sleep in Everyday – Sleep in policy with no checkout time
  • Nama-Stay – Yoga video series for in-room practice
  • Sweet Dreams – Bedding products can be purchased by guests
  • Lexus Courtesy Car – Guests benefit from complimentary car service
  • Recharge – Several car charging stations on property
  • Dogs Welcome – Well-behaved dogs are always welcome

The hotel has 5,000 square feet of meeting rooms, many with sports themes such as the All Star Room and Offensive Zone. The Penalty Box meeting room directly overlooks Maple Leaf Square with amazing views of Jurassic Park. The hotel’s suites and apartments can also be used for business meetings or social gatherings.

Notes de La Durantaye: “It can get crazy in the hotel during playoffs, but it’s a fun crazy! Everyone is up and about. The sea of red versus the sea of blue. Fans are excited and happy to be here and very proud of their teams.”

For hockey-loving clients, Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square has a Hockey Hall of Fame package with access to the 65,000 square foot space full of interactive games, exhibits, the world’s finest collection of hockey artifacts and of course the coveted Stanley Cup.

The package includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 2 VIP tickets to the Hockey Hall of Fame and each ticket includes general admission, a complimentary Legends program and personal Stanley Cup photo package
  • Valet parking
  • Deluxe continental breakfast
  • Flexible checkout time: leave your room whenever you like at no extra cost (subject to availability)
  • WiFi access
  • Access to the well-equipped gym 24 hours a day

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