Hotel Newfoundland

Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland is a luxury hotel in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
General information
Location115 Cavendish Square
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1C 3K2
ManagementSheraton Hotels and Resorts
Technical details
Floor count8
Design and construction
ArchitectGeorge S. Burman
Other information
Number of rooms301
Number of suites14
Number of restaurants2

The original Newfoundland Hotel, an 8-storey brick structure, was opened in 1926 in St. John's. The hotel was owned and operated by the Newfoundland Hotel Facilities, Ltd. Ownership of the hotel was transferred to the Canadian National Railway hotel division in 1949 following Confederation.

From 1939 to 1949, the 6th floor served as home and studios for Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland. The current site was formerly Fort William, a British Army base in the 17th Century.

In the early 1960s the hotel was renamed Hotel Newfoundland due to CN's new policy of making names more bilingual.

Canadian National Hotels built the current hotel in 1982 on an adjacent site as a replacement for the original Newfoundland Hotel. The building was named Hotel Newfoundland and is an 8-storey glass and concrete building designed by architect George S. Burman.

The hotel's ownership was transferred to Canadian Pacific Hotels in 1988 after that company acquired the Canadian National Hotels chain. With the breakup of Canadian Pacific Limited in 2001, CP Hotels bought Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and took on that smaller company's name. The hotel was renamed The Fairmont Newfoundland.

In 2008, St. John's based Fortis Inc. properties bought the Newfoundland Hotel and converted it to the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in 2009.

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