Media Statement from Ken Greene, President and CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts - Regarding Delta Chelsea departure from Delta Hotels and Resorts brand

Ken Greene, President & Chief Executive Officer, Delta Hotels and Resorts (CNW Group/Delta Hotels and Resorts)

Delta Hotels and Resorts' new 45-storey flagship hotel is being built in downtown Toronto, and is projected to open in late 2014. The hotel will provide the most upscale four-star hotel experience in the city and will fully represent the new Delta. (CNW Group/Delta Hotels and Resorts)

The Delta Toronto is being built to reflect Delta's newly repositioned brand, and will boast the most modern design and techno-enabled guest spaces for a four-star hotel in the city. It will be conveniently connected to Union Station, the PATH, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Air Canada Centre. (CNW Group/Delta Hotels and Resorts)

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Great Eagle Holdings Limited, owners of the Delta Chelsea Hotel issued an announcement that Delta Hotels and Resorts will no longer be managing the property effective July 1, 2013.

The departure of the Delta Chelsea from the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand fits within our overall brand repositioning to make Delta the leading four-star, full-service hotel chain in Canada.

Delta's brand repositioning will deliver the most upscale guest experiences in the four-star hotel category, and involves introducing new properties and renovating existing ones to feature the most modern design and techno-enabled guest spaces in the Canadian hotel marketplace.

Some examples include our recent announcements of newly repositioned hotels in the Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo markets, and the introduction of new properties to market including the first upscale hotel in Kingston and Thunder Bay.

Previously we have also announced our new 45-storey flagship hotel that is being built in downtown Toronto and is projected to open in late 2014. We are excited about this new property that will fully represent the new Delta. The property will be located at Lower Simcoe Street and Bremner Boulevard, and will be connected to Union Station, the PATH, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Air Canada Centre. The hotel will feature 566 well-appointed guest rooms including 24 extended-stay suites for travelers who are in the city for a longer period of time. It will boast 15,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting and conference facilities with a 6,500 square foot ballroom offering views of the CN Tower, contemporary dining options, fitness facilities and the latest in sustainable features.

Image with caption: "Ken Greene, President & Chief Executive Officer, Delta Hotels and Resorts (CNW Group/Delta Hotels and Resorts)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121218_C2262_PHOTO_EN_22084.jpg

Image with caption: "Delta Hotels and Resorts' new 45-storey flagship hotel is being built in downtown Toronto, and is projected to open in late 2014. The hotel will provide the most upscale four-star hotel experience in the city and will fully represent the new Delta. (CNW Group/Delta Hotels and Resorts)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121218_C2262_PHOTO_EN_22083.jpg

Image with caption: "The Delta Toronto is being built to reflect Delta's newly repositioned brand, and will boast the most modern design and techno-enabled guest spaces for a four-star hotel in the city. It will be conveniently connected to Union Station, the PATH, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Air Canada Centre. (CNW Group/Delta Hotels and Resorts)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121218_C2262_PHOTO_EN_22082.jpg

SOURCE: Delta Hotels and Resorts



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