Photo: Marriott Hotels
The NHL released their hotel assignments in Edmonton (Western Conference) and Toronto (Eastern Conference) for the teams’ arrival on Sunday, July 26 for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is set to begin on Saturday, August 1.
The Washington Capitals will be staying at the Hotel X in Toronto, along with the other top-five teams in the Eastern Conference. The Royal York will host the rest of the Eastern Conference teams.
Hotel X has 404 rooms, meeting rooms, two ballrooms, a cinema, a screening room, a three-level SkyBar, a year-round rooftop pool, an art gallery, and squash and tennis courts. The Royal York has 1363 rooms and four restaurants.
Hotel X is a six-minute drive to Scotiabank Arena, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ home, while the Royal York is a two-minute drive there.
In Edmonton, the JW Marriott will host the top-six seeds in the Western Conference while the Sutton Place will host the bottom-six ones.
The JW Marriott in Edmonton has 346 rooms, 2,300 square meters (25,000 square feet) of conference room space, and a 930 square meter (10,000 square feet) ballroom. The Sutton Place has 313 newly renovated guest rooms ranged in size from spacious contemporary accommodations to the luxurious two-story royal suite and the premium corporate floors.
The JW Marriott is within walking distance of Rogers Place while the Sutton Place is two minutes away.
The NHL is working on making a bubble in each city with the hotels, restaurants, facilities, and arenas within range to the players, coaches, executives, and league staff that will block the general public off. Families will not be allowed in the hub cities for the first couple of rounds.
By Harrison Brown