Canada's Wonderland is opening its very own hotel

Aug 29 2018, 3:18 pm

You’ll have somewhere to stay the night the next time you visit Canada’s Wonderland as the Vaughan amusement park plans to open its own hotel in the next two-years.

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, the owners of the amusement park, has signed a pair of hotel services agreements with a Hyatt affiliate for a dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel on the site of the popular Ontario attraction.

The dual-branded hotel will offer 203 rooms – both spacious guestrooms and apartment-style suites – in a high-tech contemporary environment.

Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2019, with an opening date planned for late 2020.

“The new dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel will continue Cedar Fair’s significant investment in Canada’s Wonderland, one of the portfolio’s largest and most successful parks,” said Cedar Fair president and CEO Richard Zimmerman.

Zimmerman expects Canada’s Wonderland will continue to have strong attendance thanks to the introduction of the park’s soon-to-be-completed roller coaster, the Yukon Striker in addition to the immersive holiday event, WinterFest, which both launch in 2019.

The dual-branded Hyatt House and Hyatt Place Vaughan at Canada’s Wonderland/Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

The eight-story dual-branded hotel will be located on a 16-acre parcel of the park’s land adjacent to Ontario Highway 400, 15 miles from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

It will feature amenities important to both business and leisure travellers, such as free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, coffee and cocktails bar, casual dining options, business center, flexible meeting and event spaces, and an outdoor sun deck.

“This development will mark the next evolution in the park’s diverse offerings, providing park guests, business travellers and tourists with convenient accommodations in a growing area,” says Zimmerman.

“The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House are respected brands worldwide and we look forward to working with the Hyatt team to ensure exceptional guest satisfaction.”

The project marks the sixth hotel in Cedar Fair’s accommodations portfolio, as the company currently owns and operates three hotels at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, and one at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, while an additional hotel is under construction at Carowinds in Charlotte, NC.

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