Prince of Wales Hotel - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 43° 15.270 W 079° 04.250
17T E 656594 N 4790884
Quick Description: Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Ontario's chicest towns and this beautiful hotel stands as a landmark on one of its main corners.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/22/2019 10:14:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM10TH1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 5

Long Description:
According to the hotel's website, (visit link) it opened as The Arcade Hotel in 1864. It was also named The Niagara House and in 1901, The Prince of Wales Hotel. This name was chosen in honour of the 1901 visit of the Duke and Duchess of York, who were later crowned King George V and Queen Mary.

The original hotel was built of polychrome brick (having a basic red brick fabric with cream-coloured highlights). Its architectural style was that of the Second French Empire, seen most clearly in its mansard roof.

The Hotel was purchased by the Wiens family in 1975 and remained for the next 22 years. The Wiens family extensively refurbished and expanded down King Street in one direction and down Picton in the other to include what we know now as The South Wing, The Studio and The Court Buildings.

In March of 1997, Prince of Wales was added to the Vintage Hotel Properties. On November 8, 1998 the doors were closed to complete a monumental restoration project of the Hotel to include the true essence of Victorian charm. On July 1, 1999, Prince of Wales proudly reopened its doors to experience “Luxury Accommodation in the Heart of Wine Country”.
Name of the Hotel: Prince of Wales Hotel

6 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, L0S iJ0

Height in floors: 3

Hotel since: 1/1/1864

Date Building was built: 1/1/1864

First use of building:

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Number of Rooms: Not Listed

Hotel Rating: Not listed

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