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 BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Sheraton today adds the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport, formerly the Swissotel Toronto. The hotel, located at Terminal 3, is Toronto's only hotel actually in the airport and is Canada's first ITT Sheraton Gateway property, joining the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Atlanta Airport, which is located closest to Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta and adjoins the Georgia International Convention Center.
 "We are delighted to add this beautiful and conveniently located hotel to our worldwide portfolio," said Richard M. Hartman, ITT Sheraton senior vice president and president, North America Division.
 ITT Sheraton's Gateway hotel concept, being pioneered in the company's North America Division, is restricted to first-class hotels at international gateway airports which offer a special variety of expanded services and facilities catering to the special needs of guests who stop at these international crossroads.
 Travelers to Toronto who wish to be as close as possible to their next flight will enjoy the hotel's preferred location. The Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport is a two-minute walk through a climate-controlled skywalk from the airport's Terminal 3. The hotel also provides easy access to Terminals 1 and 2 and offers complimentary shuttle service from Terminals 1 and 2 and complimentary parking for guests.
 The Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport will participate in ITT Sheraton airline partner programs, which include Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines, KLM, Continental and Thai Airlines. The hotel will also participate in ITT Sheraton's frequent guest program, ITT Sheraton Club International which was recently relaunched to offer ClubMiles that are transferrable 1:1 into partner airlines' frequent travel programs. As well, the hotel will take advantage of ITT Sheraton's sports sponsorships which include the National Hockey League (NHL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and the official Hotel Company of World Cup USA '94.
 The Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport features triple-paned windows, making the hotel soundproof. The 481-room hotel contains spacious guest rooms, furnished in neoclassic style. Each room features, a full-sized writing desk, two phones including one with a modem jack and one with call-waiting.
 For meetings, the ballroom accommodates up to 300. The hotel offers 11,000 square feet of meeting facilities within 26 rooms and a variety of room types. The hotel offers 24-hour business services and dedicated meeting concierge services, as well as on-site audiovisual equipment. Hospitality suites are also available.
 Guests who seek recreation can enjoy the indoor pool, whirlpool and two saunas, two steam rooms, fitness center and massage facilities and services. Tennis, squash, racquetball and golf are available nearby.
 The hotel's signature restaurant is The Mahogany Grill, which features its own wine cellar and delightful creations by the executive chef. Cafe Suisse offers a daily luncheon buffet, and the Lobby Bar provides nightly live entertainment.
 "The Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport is a strong addition to ITT Sheraton's presence in Toronto and around the world," said Jo Johnson, ITT Sheraton senior vice president and director of franchising. "This hotel will feature many ITT Sheraton amenities such as ITT Sheraton-standard voice mail and a coffee maker in each room with complimentary coffee provided."
 Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport brings to four ITT Sheraton hotels in Toronto.
 Boston-base ITT Sheraton Corporation, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), is a worldwide network of more 400 owned, leased, managed and franchised properties, including 295 upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and all-suites and 116 mid-priced inns in 61 countries.
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