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Delta Hotels and Resorts Announces Expansion in Eastern Ontario with New Property in Kingston

Kingston’s first 4-star upscale hotel set to open in spring 2013 after multi-million renovation

October 23, 2012 - Toronto, ON

Delta Hotels and Resorts announced its expansion in Eastern Ontario with a new property, the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel slated to open in spring 2013. Situated in the heart of Kingston’s historic downtown core, in a prime waterfront location, the hotel will offer spectacular views of the harbour and Lake Ontario from almost every guestroom and meeting space.

The hotel will undergo an extensive multi-million dollar renovation to become the city’s first 4-star upscale property including Delta’s new ModeRoom™ guestrooms which are modern, adaptable and laden with technology features. The renovations will also include a full redevelopment of the lobby and public areas, and a new restaurant and lounge. The hotel will boast 126 guestrooms, an indoor rooftop pool, and over 5,000 square feet of newly revamped conference and meeting space, including the top floor Harbour Shadows room which will provide a picturesque setting for weddings and events with panoramic views of the lake.

“The location of this hotel is what sets it apart from the competition – ideally located on the waterfront and in the heart of the city, the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel supports our strategy of selecting premier locations in key markets,” said Ken Greene, President & CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts. “The property has a strong track record of performing well in the full service category, and we anticipate that this will grow even stronger following our planned renovations.”

The hotel is currently flagged under the Radisson brand, and is owned and managed by Diamond Hotels Inc. It will be licensed under the Delta brand once the extensive renovations are completed.

“We are excited for our property to join the Delta chain as the first 4-star upscale hotel in Kingston,” said Michael Springer, President, Diamond Hotels Inc. “Delta is well known for its high level of service excellence, and our fully transformed hotel will offer a 4-star experience like no other for travelers in Kingston.”

With its prime waterfront and downtown location, the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel will offer guests easy access to the area’s best attractions including the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Fort Henry, the Pump House Steam Museum, Queen’s University, Canadian Forces Base Kingston, Royal Military College and other major institutions. It is also within close proximity to shopping, as well as an array of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, hiking and kayaking.

The Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel will be the 13th property for Delta in Ontario.  This continues the chain’s strong pattern of growth across the country with six new properties announced since 2010. Delta Hotels and Resorts currently has 43 properties across Canada.

 

About Delta Hotels and Resorts

A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 43 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 Excellence Canada with three Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award program’s highest honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The hospitality company has also consistently ranked as one of the country’s 50 Best Employers for 13 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

For more information, please contact:

Sandy Indig
Delta Hotels and Resorts
416-874-2018 / 416-409-0649
sandy.indig@deltahotels.com