In its 80 year history, the Crowne Plaza hotel has built a reputation for hosting some of the World’s most influential figures. Princes of Politics, Hollywood Royalty and even the Royal Family have found the Crowne’s mix of outstanding services, amenities and historic charm captivating.
The list of the famous faces to grace the hotel is long and includes Walt Disney, Angelica Houston, Jessica Tandy, Matthew Perry, Matt Dillon, Bruce Willis, Jackie Chan, Jimmy Stewart, Princess Margaret, and Canadian Prime Ministers Pierre Trudeau, Paul Martin, Stephen Harper to name a few.
The Crowne’s most talked about brush with fame was playing host to Marilyn Monroe in 1952 while filming the movie “Niagara”. Today her picture hangs in the lobby, but at the time she was at the start of an infamous career and the Crowne was at the start of a Hollywood love-affair that would later include a silver screen cameo in the “Whole Nine Yards”
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Next Time: From big screen to small screen, the Crowne makes history.
Thank you for reading,
John Scott-General Manager