Delta Hotels and Resorts will once again shut off lights in support of Earth Hour at its 38 properties across the country on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. (local time). 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, as part of Delta’s national sustainability program, Delta Greens.
Since implementing Delta Greens, Delta Hotels and Resorts has been named the Green 30 since 2010 and awarded the Green Leadership Award sponsored by Hotelier magazine. In 2013 Delta Hotels and Resorts won its first Green Key Environment Award for the 2013 Hall of Fame Award of Excellence by the Hotel Association of Canada.
“This is the fifth consecutive year that Delta Hotels and Resorts has participated in Earth Hour and we are more committed than ever to help create a sustainable future for our communities,” said David Bird, Senior Vice President of Operations, Delta Hotels and Resorts. “Community engagement is an important part of our Delta Greens program, and we are excited to provide these unique energy-saving services in addition to joining millions of people around the world in turning off lights.”
In addition to going dark, participating Delta properties from Victoria to Charlottetown will show their support by turning off signature signage, lights and fountains; using candlelight in public spaces such as restaurants, bars and designated lobby areas; offering Earth Hour themed menus and cocktails; bonfires and additional activities for families and kids. Guests will be encouraged to reduce their energy consumption during Earth Hour, and to participate in the various activities offered by hotels.
Following are Delta Hotels and Resorts’ energy-saving service offerings being hosted in communities across the country in support of Earth Hour. For more information please contact the local Delta hotel or resort directly or visit www.deltahotels.com.
|Victoria||Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa will serve Earth Hour cookies during their annual kid’s story time featuring The Lorax, which was chosen specifically because of its important environmental message.|
|Vancouver||Delta Vancouver Suites’ Manhattan restaurant will offer guests an earth-friendly Earth Hour menu and provide special cocktails in the Spencer’s Resto Lounge. The menus will be printed out on seed paper which guests can take home and plant. The hotel lobby will also provide a “Delta Greens” table to raise awareness of Earth Hour and the hotel’s green initiatives.|
|Sun Peaks||Delta Sun Peak’s Mantles Restaurant and Lounge will offer guests a special candlelit dinner reception.|
|Richmond||Delta Vancouver Airport’s Pier 73 restaurant will offer guests a special candlelit dinner, featuring sustainable oysters.|
|Burnaby||Delta Burnaby’s EBO Restaurant and Lounge will host a candlelit dinner, featuring special menu items for Earth Hour.|
|Kelowna||Delta Grand Okanagan will host a candlelit dinner in the Grand Bay Cafe; chef Stuart Klassen will prepare a locally-inspired menu featuring organic wine. In addition, the hotel will turn off the fountain and as many exterior and interior lights to bring attention to climate change.|
|Banff||Delta Banff will encourage guests to turn off all unnecessary lights and TVs. The hotel we will be operating on a backup generator only, heating the lobby by way of fireplace. A candlelit lit dinner will also be prepared in the Evergreen Dining Room.|
|Kananaskis||Delta Lodge at Kananaskis is offering Earth Hour inspired activities throughout the evening including board games by candlelight, candlelit yoga, moonlight snowshoeing with Kananaskis Outfitters and a movie showing of The Lorax. A candlelit three-course dinner with an authentic menu at GRAPPA will also feature organic wine. Between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., guests can take advantage of the featured candlelight menu for In Room Dining for an original and intimate dining experience.|
|Calgary||Delta Calgary Airport’s North 51 Steakhouse will offer a candlelit dinner, featuring a special appetizer with a low carbon footprint. A drink special will also be offered in the YYC Lounge with a $1 donation going to World Wildlife Foundation. Delta Calgary South is happy to announce that they will be offering a decadent cold menu at the Atrium Café Skylight lounge. Guests will be encouraged to take part in a carbon footprint reduced menu for the entire day. The menu supports local growers while using little to no power to produce. In conjunction, the Atrium lobby will host a glow-in-the-dark ring toss competition starting from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Edmonton||Delta Edmonton Centre’s Cocoa’s restaurant will offer a special Earth Hour candlelit dinner. In addition, the hotel will turn off the outdoor “Delta” signage and exterior lights. Delta Edmonton South will host a candlelit reception in the “Top of the Inn” ballroom where guests can enjoy appetizers and cocktails.|
|Saskatoon||Saskatoon’s landmark building, Delta Bessborough, will be participating with over 300 Saskatoon businesses in turning off all signage and non-essential lights. The GCC restaurant will host a candlelit dinner from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Regina||Delta Regina will turn off its signature fountain and host a candlelit dinner at Indigo featuring the famous Sea and Shore menu. Guests will be asked to participate in Earth Hour by reducing the use of electronic devices in their rooms and share any good deeds with the Front Desk.|
|Winnipeg||Delta Winnipeg’s Blaze Bistro & Lounge will offer a candlelit dinner. The hotel will also shut off all non-essential lights in the lobby and guest corridors, as well as reducing exterior lighting including balcony lights.|
|Markham||Delta Markham’s Tivoli Garden restaurant will host a candlelit dinner and will turn off all unessential lighting and roof top signs.|
|Toronto||Delta Toronto East’s Sagano Restaurant and Whitesides Terrace Grille will feature a candlelit dinner service and offer Earth Hour d rinks with a locally inspired dining menu.|
|Mississauga||Delta Meadowvale will turn off its signature "Delta" signage and invite guests to participate by turning off lights and electronics in their rooms. The hotel will also host a candlelit reception in the lobby area. Delta Toronto Airport West’s Chardonnay restaurant will host a candlelit dinner. Coffee and cake will also be served in the hotel lobby to support Earth Hour 2014.|
|Guelph||Delta Guelph will host a candlelit Earth Hour celebration in the Fifty West Bar that will feature environmental “tips” to educate guests about their carbon footprint. Guests who arrive at the hotel between 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. will be welcomed by candlelight in the hotel lobby.|
|Kingston||Delta Kingston Waterfront will be turning off all non-essential lighting.|
|London||Delta London Armouries will be turning off all non-essential lighting and will scatter candles throughout all public areas. The Armouries Grille will offer a candlelit dinner consisting of a three-course sustainable themed menu. The special menu will carry on into April as a feature to coincide with Earth Day.|
|Ottawa||Delta Ottawa City Centre’s Lift Restaurant will offer a candlelit dinner featuring a sustainable dish. Lights at the Front Desk will be dimmed, and candles will be placed during the evening in support of Earth Hour. Glow sticks will be readily available and given to children checking into the hotel on Saturday.|
|Montreal||Delta Montreal will host a Bonfire Party out on the hotel terrace. Guests are invited to participate and enjoy roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.|
|Québec City||Delta Québec will turn off its signature outdoor “Delta” signage during Earth Hour, and Le Bistro restaurant will host a candlelit dinner for guests.|
|Sherbrooke||Delta Sherbrooke’s VSOP restaurant will offer a candlelit dinner. Glow stick will be provided to children checking into the hotel on Saturday. Guests will also be encouraged to participate in Earth Hour by minimizing their electricity consumption.|
|Trois-Rivieres||Delta Trois-Rivieres will reduce lighting in the lobby, restaurant and bar area. Guests will be encouraged to participate in Earth Hour and provided with suggestions on how to reduce their energy consumption.|
|Fredericton||Delta Fredericton will host their annual “Cocktails by Candlelight” reception in DJ Purdys lounge. The reception will feature eco-friendly cocktails, earth friendly appetizers and acoustic music provided by Jessica Darrah. The lounge will be open for the evening with a special focus on the event from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Moncton||Delta Beauséjour will turn off all unnecessary lighting in the “heart” of the hotel. The hotel lobby will also provide a “Delta Greens” table to raise awareness of Earth Hour and the hotel’s green initiatives.|
|Halifax||Delta Barrington and Halifax will turn off its outdoor “Delta” signage and host a candlelit experience in the lobby and restaurants at both hotels. All guests will be encouraged to purchase items in cash to limit electronic payment.|
|Charlottetown||Delta Prince Edward’s Water’s Edge restaurant will host a candlit dinner, featuring a “Green Choice” menu and an Earth Hour cake for those who wish to participate. In addition, an audit will take place in every department prior to lights out and afterwards to show the effects and benefits of energy conservation. The event will be taped and posted on YouTube to encourage others to participate as well.|
|St. John’s||Delta St. John’s will provide guests and children with glow sticks as lights begin to dim at 8:30 p.m. Guests of the hotel will also be asked to turn off all unnecessary lighting.|
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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