Crowne Plaza Fallsview to celebrate 90th Anniversary

June 21, 2019 1:52 pm

July 1, 2019 will be an extra special day at the Crowne Plaza Falls.  The hotel which opened on Canada Day in 1929, will mark 90 years in business.  Since opening its doors to guests, the hotel has stood for grace and refinement.  The commitment to these pillars has continued with extensive time Crowne Plaza nee Brock Plaza circa 1927and resources allocated to preserving, enhancing and modernizing the original elegance without removing the hotel’s character and charm. The hotel opened as the General Brock Hotel, named after Major General Sir Isaac Brock, the military commander of the British and Canadian forces in the early months of the War of 1812, and who is a key figure in Niagara’s history.  The hotel would later change its name to the Crowne Plaza in 2008 when joining the Intercontinental Hotel Group.

Through the years, the hotel’s reputation and location across from the Falls has drawn the attention of numerous luminaries.  Notable guests include Walt Disney, Jimmy Stewart, Shirley Temple, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II).  More recently, the hotel has welcomed Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Matt Dillon, Jackie Chan and was featured in the movie “The Whole Nine Yards”.   Perhaps the most remarkable star to stay is Marilyn Monroe, who along with co-stars Joseph Cotton and Jean Peters, called the hotel home while filming the movie “Niagara” in 1952.

Prime Steakhouse Niagara FallsToday, the hotel features exemplary amenities including the best Fallsview dining in the city at Prime Steakhouse Niagara Falls-the #1 Restaurant in Niagara Falls on TripAdvisor, direct indoor connection to Casino Niagara and the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and indoor access to the dining and entertainment options located on the Falls Avenue Resort.

To learn more about the history of the hotel, view our brochure “A Look Back in Time” and to experience the hotel for yourself, check out our rooms or getaway packages.