Saguenay's first 4-star upscale hotel set to open in spring 2012 after a
multi-million dollar renovation
TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Delta Hotels and Resorts announced its
expansion in Quebec with a new property, the Delta Saguenay Hotel and
Conference Centre, slated to open in spring 2012.
The hotel will undergo an extensive multi-million dollar renovation to
become Saguenay's first 4-star upscale property including redesigned
guestrooms, upgraded amenities, and a new restaurant and lounge. It
will also include a full redevelopment of the lobby and public areas,
and the creation of new business and fitness centres with
state-of-the-art technology. The hotel will boast 155 guestrooms and
suites, and offer 22,000 square feet of newly revamped conference space
featuring 17 meeting rooms and an 11,660 square foot ballroom.
"Delta has properties in more Quebec markets than any other 4-star hotel
brand, with hotels in Montreal, Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres, Sherbrooke
and now Saguenay," said Hank Stackhouse, President and CEO, Delta
Hotels and Resorts. "As the only hotel in the region north of Quebec
City with a convention centre, the Delta Saguenay further strengthens
our ability to attract conferences and group meetings in Quebec, which
is a critical part of our growth strategy in the province."
The hotel is currently branded by IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group)
under the Holiday Inn brand, and is owned and managed by Saguenay
Limited Partnership, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vista Hospitality
Group. It will be franchised under the Delta brand once the extensive
renovations are completed. The hotel's executive team continues to
remain in place, together with all of the employees during and after
the transition. Treiguts & Associates has been retained as the
principal interior design firm for the renovations, along with a group
of project consultants and contractors.
"We are excited for our Quebec property to join the Delta family as the
first 4-star upscale hotel in Saguenay," said Ally Visram, Chief
Operating Officer, Vista Hospitality Group. "Delta is a well-recognized
brand in Canada that we are very familiar with and their commitment to
the Quebec market is extremely important to us. We like the brand's
ability to provide all guest services, including a centralized
reservation centre, in both French and English, which is critically
important for this market."
The Delta Saguenay is ideally located in the heart of the Saguenay-Lac
Saint Jean region, approximately 200 km north of Quebec City. The hotel
is close to downtown and the business district, as well as provincial
and federal government buildings. It is just a few minutes from
Bagotville Airport, and directly off of Autoroute 70 and very close to
the intersection with Route 175 making travel to and from Quebec City
easily accessible. The hotel is within close proximity of Saguenay's
many outdoor and cultural attractions.
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts
operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 46 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 has
consistently ranked as one of the country's 50 Best Employers for 11
years, and has been named to the Green 30 since 2010. As well, its
national sustainability program, Delta Greens is the most comprehensive
in the industry touching on every aspect of the hotel business. 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.
About The Vista Hospitality Group
Vista Hospitality Group is a North American based owner and operator of
hotels, resorts and other commercial properties. Vista owns and
operates approximately 2,350 hotel rooms between Canada and the United
States. In addition, the company through its subsidiaries owns
approximately a million plus square feet of shopping centres, office
buildings and retirement homes. Vista has received a number of awards
for excellence in the management of its hotels.
SOURCE Delta Hotels
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