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Delta Halifax and Barrington Hotels Win Community Service Award

December 09, 2013 - Halifax, NS

Delta Halifax and Barrington Hotels are proud to announce they have won the Community Service Award presented by the Canadian Tourism Awards. This award recognizes the work that Delta Halifax and Barrington Hotels have done to support Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia.

The Community Service Award is presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, the national association representing tourism businesses. It is presented to those individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to developing, building and enhancing social conditions in their community.

Delta Halifax and Barrington Hotels were recognized for their commitment, leadership and engagement for the work they accomplished with Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia over the past five years through their joint “Raise a Little Help” community fundraising event. In partnership with Habitat, they built five homes in five years, purchased land for four sets of duplexes, retrofitted a men’s shelter and provided legacies of $455,000.

"It is with gratitude and pride that we join in congratulating Stuart Jolliffe and our extended family at the Delta Halifax and Barrington Hotels for receiving the TIAC community service award,” said Anne Connolly, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia. “Stuart is a visionary leader who saw the potential in our organization and has been instrumental in the success of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia.”

“The dedication and passion of our team is outstanding,” says Stuart Joliffe, Vice President and General Manager of Delta Halifax and Barrington Hotels.  “Helping people in our community is not just a nice thing to do; it is an expression of what it means to be part of Delta.”  

Delta Hotels and Resorts is committed to helping build strong Canadian communities. Delta’s national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada is an extension of its commitment to provide a welcoming and safe environment to those who need it most.

 

About Delta Hotels and Resorts

A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 42 full-service, city centre and airport hotels and Resorts. Widely regarded as Canada’s “brand of choice” by guests and owners, Delta also distinguishes itself as an exemplary employer. It is the only hotel company to have been recognized for its sustained focus on business excellence by the prestigious Excellence Canada with three Canada Awards for Excellence. The hospitality company has also consistently ranked as one of the country’s 50 Best Employers for 14 years, and has been named to the Green 30 since 2010. As well, its national sustainability program, Delta Greens is the most comprehensive and ambitious in the hospitality industry touching on every aspect of the hotel business. Delta’s Corporate Social Responsibility platform, Delta Helps, includes a chain-wide commitment to the communities it serves through a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, participation in the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating program, and work with various other charitable groups. Delta Hotels and Resorts is privately owned by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. For more information, please visit www.deltahotels.com

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