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

March 14, 2012 - Toronto, ON

Delta Hotels and Resorts will once again shut off lights in support of Earth Hour for the third consecutive year at its 43 properties across the country on Saturday, March 31, 2012 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.

“Earth Hour is a great example of how small, simple steps like turning off lights can engage a global community and help create a sustainable future,” said David Bird, Senior Vice President of Operations, Delta Hotels and Resorts.  “Community engagement is an important part of Delta Greens, 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; hosting guest receptions featuring cold appetizers, raw and sustainable snacks; providing guided star gazing and puppet show classes; and offering Earth Hour themed menus and cocktails. 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 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.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

Victoria

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa will serve milk and earth decorated cookies during kid’s story time in the lobby featuring Dr. Seuss’ book The Lorax. The story was chosen because of its important environmental message. They will also serve a special three course candlelit dinner in LURE Restaurant featuring local cuisine.

Vancouver

Delta Vancouver Suites’ Spencers Resto Lounge will host a candlelit dinner, featuring a cold sharing style entrée consisting of Oceanwise sustainable seafood products.  The hotel will also reduce common area temperatures by two degrees, offer Earth Hour facts printed on seed paper, and host a draw for an LED light bulb.

Richmond

Delta Vancouver Airport will host a candlelit earth hour celebration in the lobby between 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. featuring raw-food snacks and a reading by professional story-teller Melanie Ray. In addition, the hotel’s restaurant Pier 73 will run an Oceanwise menu featuring sustainable seafood, which will continue for several weeks to promote awareness of Earth Hour and the hotel’s commitment to the environment. 

Burnaby

Delta Burnaby will feature the first ever EBO-UNPLUGGED.  EBO Lounge will host an acoustic guitarist, while Chef Dan Craig and his team provide snacks and share plates that require no use of energy.  EBO will also serve green drink specials.

Whistler

Delta Whistler Village Suites will be giving guest’s reusable cloth bags as a gift to continue using in the future, in addition to turning off lights.

Tantalus Resort Lodge will encourage guests to reconnect with friends and family by signing out board games at the lodge.

Sun Peaks

Delta Sun Peaks Resort will feature local artists playing live acoustic music during a special candlelit dinner reception, featuring a Farm to Fork sustainable menu items at Mantles Restaurant.

Kelowna

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre’s Grand Bay Café will offer a special candlelit table d’hote menu focused on local, sustainable menu items and wine pairings.  The hotel’s green committee will also set up a booth in the hotel lobby to talk to guests about the green initiatives at the hotel.

   

PRAIRIES

 

Banff

Delta Banff’s Evergreen Dining Room will host a candlelit dinner featuring a special Earth Hour menu.

Kananaskis

Delta Lodge at Kananaskis will host Disneynature: Earth event in the children’s centre to encourage guests to get out of their rooms and use only one TV as a community.  They will also host a guided star gazing, and shadow puppet class for all ages.  Grappa restaurant will also host a candlelit dinner, offering a surprise specialty menu.

Calgary

Delta Calgary South will organize a glow-in-the-dark bowling tournament in the lobby, while the Atrium Café will run a three-course candlelight menu focused on local produce.  The hotel will also do check-in by candlelight, and turn off its signature waterfall.

Delta Calgary Airport hotel will offer a candlelight dinner in North 51 Steakhouse offering a special table d’hote menu, featuring items with a low carbon footprint.  Drink specials will be offered in the YYC Lounge with $1 donation going to World Wildlife Foundation.

Delta Bow Valley will turn off their two roof top signs located on the 25th floor and offer check-in and restaurant services by candlelight.

Edmonton

Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel will invite guests to a candlelit reception with complimentary snacks in the lounge, Cocoa’s.

Delta Edmonton South Hotel Centre will invite guests to a candlelit reception in the lobby. The hotel is also encouraging their 150 associates to sign a personal pledge to participate in Earth Hour in their homes. 

Saskatoon

Delta Bessborough will turn off its signature exterior architectural lighting.  In addition, dinner will be served by candlelight in the GCC (Gourmet Community Cuisine).

Regina

Delta Regina will turn off its signature fountain and outside lights.

Winnipeg

Delta Winnipeg’s restaurant, Blaze Bistro and Lounge, will offer a special local menu by candlelit dinner service. In addition, all external accent lighting and non-essential internal public area lighting will be turned off.

   

ONTARIO

 

Sault Ste.Marie

Delta Sault Ste. Marie will turn off its outdoor “Delta” signage, non-essential lights, elevators and the pool area during Earth Hour while View Restaurant + Bar and reception will be illuminated by candlelight.

Markham

Delta Markham will provide families with glow-sticks, and will illuminate the lobby with battery powered martini glasses and Glow sticks. Tivoli Garden Restaurant will also offer a unique Earth Hour menu at their candlelit dinner.

Toronto

Delta Chelsea’s Bb33 restaurant will host a special candlelight dinner.

Scarborough

Delta Toronto East’s three restaurants will be offering candlelit dinners, and Sagano will even offer a special light pre set dinner menu.

Mississauga

Delta Toronto Airport West’s Chardonnay Restaurant will host a candlelit dinner, featuring a special Earth Hour buffet menu.

Delta Meadowvale will invite guests for Moonlight refreshments at Louis’ Corner. 

Guelph

Delta Guelph will invite guests to join a candlelit Earth Hour celebration in the Fifty West Bar, featuring complimentary appetizers, in addition to turning off the signature Delta D.

London

Delta London Armouries will offer a candlelit dinner service in Armouries Grille restaurant.  They are also excited to launch a "100 Mile" menu that will continue for the month of April. In addition, the hotel will turn off signature garden lights and LCD screens in the Atrium.

Kitchener-Waterloo

Delta Kitchener-Waterloo will host a candlelit evening in the Centre Point Lounge featuring special appetizers, and will turn off their signature Delta D.

Ottawa

Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel will serve milk and cookies during kid’s story time in the lobby featuring Dr. Seuss’ book The Lorax, which was chosen because of its important environmental message. They will also serve a special three course candlelit dinner.

   

QUEBEC 

 

Montreal

Delta Montreal’s resto bar Le Cordial will host a special candlelit dinner.

Delta Centre-Ville will turn off lights in the lobby and do a special candlelit check-in. They will also turn off the signature Delta signage.

Sherbrooke

Delta Sherbrooke will turn off its signature “Delta” signage and Le Murville restaurant will feature a special candelit dinner.

Quebec City

Delta Quebec will turn off its signature outdoor “Delta” signage during Earth Hour, and Le Bistro restaurant will host a candlelit dinner for its guests.

Trois-Rivieres

Delta Trois-Rivieres will turn off its signature outdoor “Delta” signage and Le Troquet restaurant will offer a cold plate menu and candlelit dinner.

   

ATLANTIC CANADA

 

Fredericton

Delta Fredericton will host their 4th annual “Cocktails by Candlelight” reception, featuring live acoustic music by Delta employees, specialty drinks, and a special complimentary earth friendly appetizer.

 Delta’s Global Reservations Service will shut down the HVAC system and turn off all non-essential lights. All computer equipment with the exception of the reservation system will be turned off during Earth Hour.

Saint John

Delta Brunswick will host a candlelit dinner in Shucker’s Restaurant in recognition of Earth Hour.

Moncton

Delta Beausejour will celebrate Earth Hour by lighting candles in the staff room and turning off the ventilation system for one hour.

Halifax

Delta Halifax will host Cocktails by Candlelight in Harbour City Bar & Grill. The restaurant will be solely lit by candles and guests can enjoy themed specialty cocktails while indulging in a complimentary chocolate fondue station.

Delta Barrington invites guests to Traders Bar for Cocktails by Candlelight featuring themed cocktails and a complimentary fondue station.

Charlottetown

Delta Prince Edward’s Selkirk restaurant will host a candlelit dinner, featuring an earth-friendly “Table d’Hote” menu. 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 host a candlelit dinner and serve ‘green’ drinks in the hotel restaurant.

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 Hotels and Resorts 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 hospitality company has also consistently ranked as one of the country’s 50 Best Employers for 12 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. Deltas 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, please visit www.deltahotels.com.

For more information, please contact:

Krystal Carter

Sandy Indig

Delta Hotels and Resorts

Delta Hotels and Resorts

416-874-2076

416-874-2018 / 416-409-0649

krcarter@deltahotels.com

sindig@deltahotels.com