A destination of choice for theatre-goers, wine lovers, and spa aficionados alike
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, July 5, 2022 – The beautiful town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has a new jewel in its crown with the official debut of, a 72-room property located in the heart of the community. The hotel, with its 12,000 square foot spa, elegant event spaces, fine dining options and private wine cellar is bound to become a favoured destination as visitors discover this exciting addition to one of the most picturesque towns in Canada.
The rooms and public spaces of 124 on Queen Hotel and Spa, situated in 6 adjacent buildings, were designed to respect the heritage streetscape of the town. According to General Manager Eric Quesnel, CHBA, this is what makes the hotel so unique. “When our guests arrive, they will discover something authentic with a true sense of place. All our rooms are different but the attention to detail is consistent throughout.”
Niagara-on-the-Lake is already famous amongst theatre goers and wine lovers, but the addition of a destination spa will be another excellent reason to make the drive. According to Quesnel, this was part of the vision from the beginning.
“Our spa, which is incredibly unique to this area, was designed to attract guests year-round” he says. “It features a rejuvenating water therapy circuit and luxurious treatment options. The water circuit includes hot and cold pools, saunas, steam rooms, sensory experience showers and even a snow room. We also offer a full range of aesthetic services featuring holistic beauty products – some of which will only be offered at our spa. It will be a wonderful way to spend a few relaxing days, even in the middle of winter.”
A second phase of development will see the addition of an outdoor yoga/meditation area, spa cabanas, and reflecting pools.
FINE DINING + FABULOUS ENTERTAINMENT
Connoisseurs of food and wine will already be familiar with Treadwell Cuisine, a leader in the farm-to-table movement. Chef-Founder Stephen Treadwell’s focus on artisanal local ingredients has already earned the restaurant a reputation as one of the finest in the region. Sommelier-Founder James Treadwell has curated a Niagara focused wine cellar, mixed with an eclectic selection of fine wines from around the world.
According to Chef Treadwell, guests view dining as an integral part of their visit. “Niagara is blessed with some of the best growing conditions in Ontario for not only wines but fruits and vegetables. We’re here to showcase the best of what the entire peninsula has to offer.”
The restaurant is not just for foodies, however, and is known as much for its signature fish and chips as it is for its five course tasting menus. “We have an open kitchen and a warm, welcoming atmosphere,” says Chef Treadwell. “Now with the expansion of the property, we will be adding additional seating under new outdoor awnings. Guests love to dine al fresco amidst our gardens, so the expanded seating is a welcome addition.”
One of the biggest draws to the region remains the Shaw Festival, and 124 on Queen Hotel and Spa – an official sponsor of the Royal George Theatre – will provide guests with premium theatre packages including tickets to performances. The property concierge will also be on hand to guide guests to the best wine tastings, vineyards, and other local attractions.
IN THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY
124 on Queen Hotel and Spa will have 3,700 square feet of flexible meeting and event space suitable for weddings, corporate retreats, and private functions. The main meeting space, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a terraced garden, will offer a welcome alternative for those seeking a space outside of the norm.
124 on Queen Hotel and Spa has respected the eclectic streetscape the town is known for, and guests will find a number of vibrant retailers in the complex including a Starbucks, The Budapest Bakery, Maple Leaf Fudge, OLiV Tasting Room, Pistachio’s Gelato and Pastries, and Ghost Walks. Maison Apothecare will open in time for summer visitors.
124 on Queen Hotel and Spa is built on the site of what was once called Victorian Villas and includes the beautiful Gate House, added in 2019. The owners, David Jones, who grew up in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Nick Capasso, are committed to preserving the heritage of the property and adding to the vibrancy of the region.
“We live here, we’re a part of the community, and we care deeply about our town,” says David. “ We set out to create a place where people can make memories – weddings, family weekends, escapes with friends, and more. This is a unique town that blends cultural events with fine food and historic beauty. We’re proud to open our doors and look forward to welcoming the world to 124 on Queen and Niagara-on-the-Lake.”