Valhalla Inn renovates its foodservice options

THUNDER BAY, ON—After a fire damaged Valhalla Inn’s Timbers restaurant in early January, forcing the casual concept to share space with the Thunder Bay property’s upscale Runway 25 Steaklounge, both restaurants are getting a fresh new look.

THUNDER BAY, ON—After a fire damaged Valhalla Inn’s Timbers
restaurant in early January, forcing the casual concept to share space with the
Thunder Bay property’s upscale Runway 25 Steaklounge, both restaurants are
getting a fresh new look. Renovations are set for completion in October, Mary McLellan,
Valhalla Inn general manager told ORN,
and are a part of a major investment in upgrades to the hotel over the next
year.

Original Timbers location. Photo courtesy of Valhalla Inn.

Original Timbers location. Photo courtesy of Valhalla Inn.

“This is a major renovation project for the Valhalla Inn,” McLellan
said in an Aug. 6 release. “Timbers restaurant has been a cornerstone for both
our hotel and for the community of Thunder Bay since 1990.”

The renovation will relocate Timbers, solely, to the
existing Runway 25 space, allowing for 125 seats. Runway 25 will move over to
the rebuilt Timbers space, with 104 seats and an all-new aviation-themed décor
made up of wood and metal components.

The Valhalla Inn has been in operation since 1981 and hotel
renovations will see all guest rooms updated with new carpeting, bedding and
furniture over the next year – the majority have been completed already – as
well as improvements to the ballroom and event space.