After $30-million makeover, hotel at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport ready to impress


Published April 6, 2022 at 2:27 pm

Sheraton Gateway, Pearson Airport in Mississauga
The Sheraton Gateway hotel at Pearson Airport in Mississauga has undergone a major transformation. (Photo: Sheraton Gateway)

A $30-million makeover that has dramatically transformed the Sheraton Gateway hotel at Pearson Airport in Mississauga has been completed. 

Guests of and visitors to the stylish 484-room hotel that connects to the airport’s Terminal 3 will notice a host of stunning upgrades and additions, hotel officials say.

The hotel, which has remained open during the overhaul, is now ready to debut a “dramatically different airport hotel experience,” Sheraton officials say.

The massive makeover was completed on schedule, as the hotel planned to debut its new, finished look in April.

“The new Sheraton experience will be a place to gather, where the community is stronger than the individual, where experiences are shared and differences are unified,” Jennifer Kazlauskis, Sheraton Gateway’s director of sales and marketing, said in an earlier statement. 

The Sheraton Gateway’s new lounge area. (All photos: Sheraton Gateway)

Hotel officials point to the last two years as being a challenging time for everyone, including the hotel industry. But now they’re in recovery mode and looking to a brighter future.

“Part of this recovery involves bringing a new experience to travelers at (Pearson Airport), one that is more aligned with our guests’ evolving needs and where the power of the collective is put forward,” Sheraton officials said.

The overhaul has “completely reimagined the entire property,” Sheraton officials said earlier. It’s the first Sheraton property in Canada and one of only a handful around the world to fully debut the “new global vision of the Sheraton brand, a pillar of Marriott International’s portfolio” of hotels.  

“The transformation is nothing short of a metamorphosis,” said Kazlauskis. “Our loyal guests who’ve recently returned are blown away. You can see it on their faces as they walk in. They can’t believe they’ve stepped across the terminal and into the same hotel. The difference is night and day.”

The new hotel lobby.

Built in 1991 and having hosted hundreds of thousands of guests, the Sheraton Gateway was in need of a major facelift, the hotel chain says. And the timing, it notes, couldn’t be better as people start to travel by air in larger numbers once again as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have loosened. 

Toronto-based Knightstone Capital Management bought the property in November 2019 and immediately went about major renovations. 

A key component of the massive makeover is the new, well-lit lobby, which has been reinvented complete with high ceilings and plenty of room to become the “public square” of the airport hotel, Sheraton says. 

The large space also features a restaurant, coffee bar, co-working spaces and soundproof booths for personal calls.  

Guest rooms, which are nearly 400 sq. ft. in size and start at $229/night, feature a warm, residential appeal, king and queen platform beds and a 55-inch mounted TV.  

Additionally, all rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering dramatic city or runway views, and a new club lounge found just off the lobby is open 24 hours a day. 

Other hotel features include: 

  • 18,000 sq. ft. of updated meeting spaces
  • fully-equipped fitness centre
  • indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Peloton studio that will house two bikes available to guests 24 hours a day

The night view from one of the hotel rooms. 

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