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
L2E 6W7
Opening July 1, 1929[1]
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 originally opened on July 1, 1929 as the Hotel General Brock. It was designed by The Pigott Company of Hamilton, Ontario and named for Sir Isaac Brock, a British major general who defended Canada from the Americans in the War of 1812.

Two floors were added to the top of the building in 1948.[2] The General Brock was bought by Sheraton in 1950 and renamed the Sheraton-Brock Hotel. The hotel's name was changed slightly in 1982 to The Brock Sheraton and again in 1985 to The Sheraton Brock. In 1989, the hotel left Sheraton and was renamed the Skyline Brock, then the Brock Plaza Hotel in 2001. The hotel joined the InterContinental Hotels chain in 2008 and was 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.[3]

In 2000, the final scene of the film The Whole Nine Yards was shot on one of the balconies of the Brock Plaza Hotel.[4]

See also[edit]

Interconnected with the hotel are:

References[edit]