InterContinental Toronto Centre Toasts To Its First Decade

Downtown Toronto hotel celebrates 10 years with cocktails, DJs & seasonal Canadian cuisine
09-18-2013  By: Zachary-Cy Vanasse
Alexi Hakim, general manager, InterContinental Toronto
Alexi Hakim, general manager, InterContinental Toronto Centre
The InterContinental Toronto Centre was in the celebratory spirit on Tuesday evening as the downtown hotel toasted its tenth anniversary with a cocktail party.

To help with the birthday toasting, the event featured "Ten Perfect Cocktails" as well as seasonally-inspired Canadian cuisine by chef Grace DiFede and music by DJ BelloSound.

"This is a great event," said Alexi Hakim, general manager,  InterContinental Toronto Centre. "We have been in this city for 10 years, engaged in the community with clients and guests. We are very excited to have more than 180 people join us today for the celebration."

A mix of hotel guests, partners, ownership, executives, high-profile clients and media were on hand to take part in the celebration.

The InterContinental Toronto Centre was converted from a Crowne Plaza Hotel in 2003 when it was determined that a rebranding and re-invention of the property could bring more potential to the centrally located hotel, according to Hakim.

!!! InterContinental Toronto Toasts To Its First Decade

"We knew we could compete with the high-end hotels here in this great city," he said. "Since that time it has been on the upswing that brings us to today. We have beat many records and the InterContinental brand has delivered greatly in this location."

Hakim, who has been with the InterContinental Toronto Centre for a year now after having worked at hotels in cities around the world, had some glowing reflections on Toronto as a destination and the hotel's place in the city.

"Toronto is a great city and I'm very excited to be here. You've got a lot of arts, theatres, and here in downtown, everything is happening close by with the Rogers Centre and the Air Canada Centre and many other locations that makes this hotel at the centre of it all."

Hakim added that the InterContinental Toronto is great for those guests looking to be in close proximity to the major event and business centres, including the soon to open Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, located next to the Rogers Centre.

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