by Matt Alderton | February 07, 2013
Upon completing a brand conversion later this year, the landmark Metropolitan Hotel Toronto will become downtown Toronto’s first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, Hilton Worldwide announced last week. The hotel has 427 guest rooms and 13,000 square feet of meeting space.

"Entering the downtown of a gateway city such as Toronto … is a great way for DoubleTree by Hilton to start the year," John Greenleaf, global head of DoubleTree by Hilton, said in a statement. "We've recently signed franchise agreements for hotel conversions in Kamloops, British Columbia; West Edmonton, Alberta; and downtown Regina, Saskatchewan. With all three planned to open this year, we will more than double our portfolio in [Canada]."

Added Alnoor Gulamani, president of Bayview Hospitality Group, the hotel’s operator, “We are truly excited to introduce the first DoubleTree by Hilton to the world-class city of Toronto. BHG has a relationship with Hilton Worldwide that goes back many years over multiple hotel projects in the greater Toronto area. The DoubleTree by Hilton brand is the perfect fit for this central, cosmopolitan location.”

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