Marilyn Monroe’s room at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls

Marilyn Monroe on the set of NiagaraIt’s Room 801 inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls and if you play your cards right, you can sleep there, too.

“It’s more than just the room, it’s the entire hotel because this is where she stayed when they were filming the movie Niagara,” said Joseph Legace, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

In June 1952, the hotel was called the General Brock, in honour of Sir Isaac Brock, the British major general who defended Canada from the Americans in the War of 1812.

When the 20th Century Fox film Niagara was shot in Niagara Falls, Monroe, Joseph Cotten and Jean Peters all stayed at the Brock.

The hotel has changed names over the years, and while there have been a number of renovations, the eighth floor and Room 801 will always be a part of Marilyn Monroe history.

“We get guests all the time asking where did Marilyn sleep or what was her room number.

The hotel will take requests if a guest wishes to stay in Room 801, and they will do their best to make that happen, providing it’s available.

One visitor from Toronto wrote: “There are tons of hotels in Niagara Falls, but there is only one hotel that boasts Marilyn Monroe stayed there for two weeks while filming her breakout movie Niagara in June 1952.

That hotel was the General Brock when Marilyn stayed there and it was the swankiest spot in town.” Apparently, the sitting room part of her suite is now a separate hotel room, Room 802.

Crowne Plaza is in the Heart of Niagara Falls

superiorNiagara Falls has so much to offer this time of year. Luckily, the Crowne Plaza has great getaway packages that accommodate everyone. If you’re looking for a great time, take a stroll through the Winter Festival of Lights, starting on November 8th, or join the fun at the Winter Festival of Lights opening festivities on November 9th. Starting at 2pm – 8pm, there will be engaging programs that will get you in the Holiday Spirit. If you’re a foodie don’t forget to attend Jamie Kennedy’s Heritage Farmhouse Christmas on Friday December 6th  at Windows by Jamie Kennedy. With his last event October Beerfest being sold out, he is sure to blow your taste buds away with a hearty Harvest Dinner. Book now before it’s too late!

 

With the Christmas season approaching quickly, don’t hesitate to book with the Crowne Plaza now. Stay with us, and enjoying the wonderful winter activities Niagara Falls has to offer!

Lots of Great Choices at Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview

Falls Avenue ResortThe Crowne Plaza is in the heart of the excitement. With the fall weather settling in, grab your jackets and take a stroll through the Winter Festival of Lights, running from November 8th 2013 to January 31st 2014, or walk by the enchanting Niagara Falls for the view of a lifetime. There are so many different attractions and sights waiting for you to enjoy.

Enjoy an Ultimate Casino Experience at the Crowne Plaza. With direct connection to Casino Niagara the Ultimate Casino Experience is a great value with plenty to do.

Remember to grab a bite to eat at one of our several fine dining restaurants. The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy and the Fallsview Restaurant all has unique selections that will drive your taste buds wild.

Take advantage of these great deasl while they last !

5 Great Couples Experiences to Choose From at Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls

CP_LobbyWith the chilly weather settling in, warm up to our couple’s packages and visit the Crowne Plaza for a relaxing one-night stay. Grab your loved one and enjoy your gift cards to our hearty restaurants and spa, cocktails at the HardRock Café, and a delicious Hershey treat!

Gift cards include:

$40 to the Rainbow Room by Massimo

$40 to Windows by Jamie Kennedy

$40 to the Christenne Spa

$20 to the Fallsview Restaurant

If that’s not enough, stroll on down to Hillebrand and Peller Estates with your free passes and taste the different flavors they have to offer.

To end a perfect evening, take a romantic walk through the dazzling Winter Festival of Lights, which runs from November 9th 2013 to January 31st 2014.

The Crowne Plaza’s Entertains Royal Visits

1939royalvisitSince it’s opening in July 1929, the Crowne Plaza Fallsview has seen it’s fair share of royal visits. Formally known as the General Brock Hotel, the Sheraton Brock Hotel, the Brock Plaza and the Skyline Brock, this boutique hotel is recognized for its notable guests.

Dating back to June 7th 1939, King George of England and his wife, Queen Elizabeth visited Niagara Falls as part of their cross-Canada tour. During their visit, they stayed at the General Brock Hotel where over 10,000 school children gathered to greet their majesties.

In 1951, Princess Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Brock Plaza hotel prior to becoming Queen Elizabeth II.

Seven years later, Queen Elizabeth II’s sister, Princess Margaret, followed her footsteps and also called the Brock Plaza her home during her stay in Niagara Falls.
A few years later in 1960, the King and Queen of Nepal dined with Mr. Albert A. Bonnet, the General Manager of the Brock Plaza Hotel, in the Rainbow Room overlooking the beautiful falls.

 

Millions of dollars have been spent to preserve and enhance the original elegance of this landmark building. To this day, the Crowne Plaza still remains the stunning hotel that it was years ago!

Niagara Falls GranFondo Was A Success!

921 riders finished the ride with cyclists entering from across North America!

Event Director Dean Hachey was very pleased with the results and what the future will bring. GranFondo has made a bold statement to the world that Niagara Falls is cycling friendly.”

Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati said with this being the first year for the GranFondo ride in Niagara Falls, he was happy to see a great turnout and community support!

Organizers did it right,” Diodati said. “They made sure they are building on solid foundation before they put too many floors on it. I think for the next few years this event will become one of our marquee, signature, blockbuster events.”

Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza looks forward to having GranFondo return! The hustle and bustle we saw down at Falls Avenue was exciting. It was great to see city wide excitement.

With our many bike trails across the Niagara Region, Niagara Falls has put its self on the map!

 

A Tuscan Evening with Massimo Capra at The Rainbow Room Niagara Falls November 8th, 2013

RR_FacebookHeaderCelebrity Chef Massimo Capra will host “A Tuscan Evening with Massimo Capra” Friday November 8th, 2013. The event will be located in The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra situated on the 10th floor of the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview. Come and tour Italy with Massimo Capra as he explores an evening in Tuscany, his first stop of the culinary series. You’ll enjoy a spectacular, 6-course dinner prepared by Chef Massimo with wine pairings from the prestigious Antinori Wines. Antinori is one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished wine producers in Italy having just celebrated their 625th anniversary.

Package Details include a one nights accommodation in a Fallsview King Room, 6 course dinner with wine pairings per course from Antinori Wines, standing cocktail reception with canapés and of course mix and mingle with Chef Massimo.

Weddings Come True

CP_LobbyNiagara Falls Weddings are where dreams come true. Located across from Niagara Falls, the Crowne Plaza Fallsview – Niagara Falls is the ideal location for a majestic wedding reception above Niagara Falls. Our beautiful Rainbow Salon is overlooking Niagara Falls and is an ideal natural backdrop for your wedding photos.  Not to mention the elegant staircase that welcomes you when you enter the hotel. Our Rainbow Salon is designed to house a small, intimate gathering or a wedding reception up to 120 guests.

Meticulous attention to detail and exhaustive planning are apparent in not only the preparations of our attentive Conference Services Team. We promise a wedding experience that will wow your guests and leave you with unforgettable memories of your wedding in Niagara Falls.

Meetings Planned Just for You

boardroom-bgWhether you’re planning a business meeting, convention or social event, Crowne Plaza Fallsview – Niagara Falls looks forward to welcoming you. You and your delegates will enjoy all the benefits of our hotel and resort, including superb meeting facilities and personalized services for our meetings and events planners and guests. The hotel is located in across the street from Niagara Falls and within walking distance to major Niagara Falls first class attractions, shopping and sightseeing.

Niagara Falls Couples Experiences

RR_FacebookHeaderThe Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, located on the 10th floor of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Niagara Falls, is known for its strong Italian influence balanced with local Niagara culinary specialties. If you’re planning a dinner at the restaurant, why not make the evening extra special with one of the many packages created to turn your evening into a romantic weekend getaway.

For example, the Ultimate Couples Experience Package gives you the chance to experience Niagara Falls with a loved one while enjoying an amazing meal at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra. The package includes a one night hotel accommodation at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Fallsview, three Fallsview Dining Gift Cards including: $40.00 at Windows by Jamie Kennedy, $40.00 at Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and $20.00 at Fallsview Restaurant, two winery tasting passes at Hillebrand and Peller Estates, a $40 Credit at the Fallsview Christienne Spa, two cocktails at the Hard Rock Café and a special Hershey Gift.

Or if you’re feeling lucky try out the Ultimate Casino Experience Package. Visit Casino Niagara, connected to the Crown Plaza, and Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra through a skywalk. The Ultimate Casino Experience Package includes a one night hotel accommodation at the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Fallsview or Skyline Inn, a $50 Casino Voucher for play at Casino Niagara or Fallsview Casino Resort (per couple), three Fallsview Dining Gift Cards including: $40.00 at Windows by Jamie Kennedy, $40.00 at Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and $20.00 at Fallsview Restaurant, $40 Credit at the Fallsview Christienne Spa and two winery tasting passes at Hillebrand and Peller Estates.

Many other packages include credit at the luxurious Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, allowing you to experience world class dining as well as everything else that Niagara Falls has to offer.

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