BEFORE AND AFTER: DoubleTree Toronto Airport

TORONTO — When Jolanta Lukus took on the redesign of the former Travelodge Toronto Airport, her goals were to give it a wow factor, create a destination arrival, and fit into today's times.

Front desk after.

Front desk after.

Front desk before.

Front desk before.

When
Jolanta Lukus of Royal Design first saw the Travelodge Toronto Airport in late
2016, she felt it was a great space that was poorly utilized, and somewhat outdated.  Her goals in redesigning the
hotel for Manga Hotels were to bring a wow factor to the property, create a
destination arrival, fit into todays times and make it noticeable among its
surrounding competitors — both unique and different.

Lobby after.

Lobby after.

Lobby before.

Lobby before.

The renovation was all encompassing
— the property was fully gutted and fully renovated, including a new
restaurant.

Today the hotel, now rebranded
as the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Airport, is barely
recognizable as that former Travelodge. It now includes a new front desk and
back wall feature. The lobby has fireplace details and lit onyx panels, plus
eclectic furniture selections and combinations.

Double bedroom after.

Double bedroom after.

Double bedroom before.

Double bedroom before.

“The guestrooms had a
existing brick wall,” said Lukus. “Everyone wanted to cover them or paint them,
but I saw this as potential to give it some character and keep the old
personality.

“We cleaned and sealed the
brick, then we drywalled a part so it looked purposeful and not overwhelming. Then we built a theme around to compliment it and built the rest of the hotel
in terms of that theme – the mix of modern and rustic industrial blend.”

Bathroom after.

Bathroom after.

Bathroom before.

Bathroom before.

Bathrooms are clean and
modern – fully upgraded with huge porcelain tiles.

Pool after.

Pool after.

Pool before.

Pool before.

The new hotel also includes
a renovated pool and a Starbucks, which has been added to the lobby.

All
together, the renovation cost Manga $17 million.

Says Lukus, “It is modern,
with clean lines and updated. It really feels amazing and transformed.”

King bedroom after.

King bedroom after.

King bedroom before.

King bedroom before.