Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview

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Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls - Fallsview Hotel
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Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls - Fallsview Hotel
General information
Location 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Opening 1929
Management Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc.
Technical details
Floor count 12
Design and construction
Architect Pigott Company
Other information
Number of rooms 234
Number of restaurants 4
Parking on-site
Website
Official Site

Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview is a historic hotel located in the Falls Avenue 20-acre (81,000 m2) complex (which is formally known as the Falls Avenue Entertainment Complex) in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

The hotel was originally built in 1929 as the Hotel General Brock. It was designed by The Pigott Company of Hamilton, Ontario. The hotel was named for Sir Isaac Brock, a British Major General who defended Canada from the Americans in the War of 1812.

The General Brock was bought by Sheraton in the 1950s and was renamed the Brock-Sheraton Hotel, a name it kept for more than forty years. In the 1990s, the property left Sheraton and was renamed the Skyline Brock and then the Brock Plaza Hotel in the early 2000s. The hotel joined the InterContinental Hotels chain in 2008 and was again renamed the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview Hotel.

In popular culture[edit]

In 1952, the 20th Century-Fox film Niagara was shot in Niagara Falls. Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, and Jean Peters all stayed at the Brock, with Marilyn staying in room 801.[citation needed]

In 2000, the final scene of the film The Whole Nine Yards was shot on one of the balconies of the Brock Plaza Hotel.[citation needed] Coordinates: 43°05′31″N 79°04′16″W / 43.091864°N 79.070985°W / 43.091864; -79.070985

See also[edit]

Interconnected with the hotel are: