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Larco Hospitality Opens the 249 room
Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel
New Hotel Showcases Canadian Décor
TORONTO - April 12, 2004 - Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, a full-service division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), announced today the opening of the new Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel.  Located at 801 Dixon Road in Toronto, the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel boasts 249 elegant rooms, six suites, and one club floor and lounge.  The hotel is owned by Vancouver-based Larco Hospitality. 

“The Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel’s unique property design offers reflections of Canadiana landscape with a spectacular 

Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel
(Formerly Delta Airport Hotel)
801 Dixon Road, 
Etobicoke, Ontario
lobby designed with water gardens, Muskoka landscapes, fireplace, and stone flooring,” said Jeff Waters, general manager of the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel. “With 18 meeting rooms and a total of 26,000 sq. ft. of function space, all centrally located on the main floor with divisible ballrooms, the Renaissance can accommodate any social gathering or business function from eight to 800 people.” Meeting spaces and ballrooms range from 490 to 7,000 sq. ft.  Overlooking an 18-hole golf course, The Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel also has a glass-domed indoor swimming pool, and fitness centre. 

Renowned chef, James Piggott, has led the design team in creating the hotel’s restaurant, Olio: A Mediterranean Grille. Executive Chef Piggot and his team will also be responsible for creating superior dining experiences for groups of 10 to 700 guests. Guests can enjoy tempting and exotic dishes like braised osso bucco with candied citrus, and grilled lamb and pork kebobs.

In the company of other reputable hotel brands, the Renaissance is an oasis for travellers and guests. “We are excited to be adding such a distinctive, new property to the Marriott family in Canada,” said Alain Piallat, president of Marriott Hotels of Canada.

“This is the 38th hotel we have opened in Canada and our fourth Renaissance hotel. We are proud this is one of nine new properties opening in 2004.”

“Renaissance Hotels are located throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The brand is distinctive, full-service and designed to enhance the enjoyment of its guests. Guests can expect stylish environments; crisp, attentive service; and enticing and relaxing restaurants,” says Jurgen Giesbert, senior vice president of Renaissance Hotels and Resorts of North America.

Guest rooms at the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel are calming, reminding visitors they are anywhere but in an urban location. Natural colours and organic patterns recalls natural beauty of the Muskoka landscape, much like the design in the lobby. Generous room size, creative wood inlays and pleasing artwork all reference the great outdoors. Guest rooms provide both contemporary and residential amenities with complimentary high-speed internet access. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. 


Melissa Breakwell
Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel
Director, Sales and Marketing
Tel: 416.213.7510

Also See: Larco Investments to Buy Bankrupt Regent Las Vegas; Anticipates Replacing the Regent brand with the JW Marriott Label / November 2001
Marriott Honors Top Hotel Owner and Franchise Companies; Over 20 Companies Recognized for Hospitality Excellence / October 2003

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