Great Canadian Entertainment kicks off this week with some exciting news, as the company’s Pickering Casino Resort has now launched its hotel. The resort opened in the summer of 2021, and it will be now complemented by a brand-new 275-room Pickering Casino Resort Hotel. The multi-million hospitality destination is now up and running and taking reservations for guests.
As already noted, the Pickering Casino Resort launched in 2021, while its brand-new hotel within the resort is located east of downtown Toronto. The new entertainment and now hospitality destination stretches over 96,000 square feet of land, and it features casino gambling, Great Canadian Sportsbook, some exquisite dining amenities, an event centre, and more.
Hotel is Now Up and Running
The brand-new Pickering Casino Resort Hotel features over 275 premium guest rooms which vary from 388 square feet to 775 square feet. There are also 33 luxurious and spacious suites equipped with separate living spaces and 22 accessible rooms with thoughtful and convenient adjustments. Guests are now able to make their reservations for as long as they need.
Each room and suite come with a residential feel and numerous conveniences, stunning city or lake views, amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, fridge, safe, a 55-inch smart TV, as well as complimentary parking. For the launch, the operator has introduced a special benefit until January 31, 2023, for Great Canadian Rewards members to benefit from special discounts.
The hotel is just a short drive from downtown Toronto and it is an ideal destination for both business and leisure. It offers premium accommodations and meeting and event space for up to 2,500 guests, catering, top-notch technology and several entertainment options which are a great fit for conferences, corporate meetings, and even retreats.
CEO of CGE, Matthew Anfinson stated that the company is committed to providing the best possible entertainment to destinations in the country and building on the experience for its guests. He commented that the casino is a great instance, of the company’s vision to introduce multi-venue attractions which offer hospitality, dining and entertainment, while also providing numerous stable jobs for the Durham region.
After numerous delays in its launch due to the unprecedented situation Pickering Casino Resort finally commenced operations on July 26, 2021. Its gaming floor boasts over 2,400 slot machines and 100 live table games. In the fall of 2022, the casino became one of the first Ontario casinos to offer retail sports betting to its patrons. It became possible after the launch of its Great Canadian Sportsbook.
However, after the opening of the casino in the region, the Scugog Island First Nation expressed its frustration with the gaming amenity. The tribe argued that the new property violates an agreement with the Province of Ontario for a limited number of gaming venues in the Greater Toronto Area. The Nation also claims that the province did not listen to its previous complaints.
Source: “Pickering Casino Resort Hotel is Now Open” PR Newswire, January 16, 2023