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Delta Hotels and Resorts supports Earth Hour through energy-saving service offerings for guests

March 23, 2010 - Toronto, ON

Delta Hotels and Resorts will be shutting off lights at its 45 properties across the country on Saturday March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. (local time) in support of Earth Hour.  In addition to going dark, the chain will further demonstrate its commitment to the environment by providing guests with a host of energy-saving service offerings to choose from during their stay that range from creative dining options to family-friendly activities.

“We are excited to join millions of people around the world in turning off lights to help reduce our impact on the environment,” said Hank Stackhouse, President and CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts. “Earth Hour is a great initiative that demonstrates how small, simple steps like turning off lights can help make a difference in protecting our communities for a sustainable future.”

In addition to going dark, a number of Delta hotel and resort properties across the country will celebrate Earth Hour by offering a host of energy-saving service offerings and activities for guests to enjoy during their stay including the following: 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver

Delta Vancouver Suites will offer a special three-course cold dinner menu specifically designed to save on energy.  As well, guests who forgo housekeeping for the night will have $5 donated on their behalf to Habitat for Humanity, and will take pride in knowing they helped cut down on water usage and electricity.

Kelowna

Delta Grand Okanagan will feature a Sustainable Table D'Hote dinner menu in the Grand Bay Café with local organic wines provided by Summerhill Pyramid Winery – $1 per glass and $5 per bottle will be donated to the Fresh Outlook Foundation.  A dessert station will also be set up in the lobby featuring local produce and creations, as well as offering complimentary sparkling apple juice for kids and organic wine tasting for adults.

Sun Peaks

Delta Sun Peaks Resort will feature a special sustainable menu from its Farm to Fork program during its candlelit dinner reception. 

PRAIRIES

Calgary

Delta Bow Valley will stand out among Calgary businesses by turning off its branded outdoor “Delta” signage.

Edmonton

Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel will be hosting a candlelit dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, Cocoa’s.

Kananaskis

Delta Kananaskis will organize a bon fire and star gazing night for all ages to enjoy.

Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s landmark building, Delta Bessborough, will turn off their signature exterior flood lights.

Regina

Delta Regina will be hosting Earth Hour activities in their Omega lounge.

ONTARIO

Toronto

Delta Chelsea, Delta Toronto East, Delta Meadowvale and Delta Toronto Airport West will feature candlelit dinners in their restaurants.

Muskoka

Check-in at the Delta Grandview Resort will be done by candlelight followed by a communal, candlelit celebration held in the resort’s Owl's Nest Lobby Bar & Lounge.

Markham

Delta Markham will be hosting Earth Hour activities for families in their restaurant, Tivoli Garden while handing out glow bracelets for kids.

Kitchener-Waterloo

Delta Kitchener-Waterloo will be hosting a candlelit evening in their lounge, and will be challenging their employees to work “power-free” for the day.

London

Delta London Armouries will turn off its signature fountain in the lobby.

Ottawa

Delta Ottawa will be shutting down one of its elevators and hosting a candlelit dinner in their restaurants.

QUEBEC

Montreal

In an effort to show the importance of nature, Delta Centre-Ville will plant a maple tree in its front lobby. 

Sherbrooke

Delta Sherbrooke will unveil its new lighting system which changed from regular fluorescent to LED energy-efficient lighting, estimated to save 39,420 KW per year.

ATLANTIC CANADA

Fredericton

Cocktails by Candlelight reception will be hosted by Delta Fredericton.  

Halifax

Delta Barrington and Delta Halifax will be hosting a Cocktails by Candlelight event and will also offer guests complimentary chocolate fondue. 

Sydney

Delta Sydney is will be participating in a local clean-up.

For more information about Earth Hour celebrations and energy-saving service offerings available for guests, please contact the local Delta hotel or resort directly or visit www.deltahotels.com.

About Delta Hotels and Resorts
A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 45 full-service, city centre and airport hotels and resorts under the Delta brand. 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 National Quality Institute with three Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award program’s highest honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The company also consistently ranks as one of the country’s best employers in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business annual “50 Best Employers” list (2001–2003, 2005–2010). As well, its 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. 

For more information, visit www.deltahotels.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Krystal Carter
Delta Hotels and Resorts
416-874-2076
krcarter@deltahotels.com