Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre opens in Burnaby, BC



    Extensive redevelopment to historical hotel site

    BURNABY, BC, April 23 /CNW/ - Delta Hotels and Resorts is proud to
announce the official opening of the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
in Burnaby, British Columbia, after an extensive redevelopment of the former
hotel site into a new hotel and conference facility.
    "The Delta Burnaby is Delta's eighth property in British Columbia and we
are excited about our continued expansion in the province," said Hank
Stackhouse, President and CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts. "In addition to the
Delta Grand Okanagan, this is the second property that we have opened in BC in
the past year as we recognize the region is a top destination for business and
leisure travellers."
    The Delta Burnaby will be led by General Manager Daniel Ilias, an
accomplished industry veteran with extensive background in both resort and
urban hospitality. As the General Manager, Ilias will oversee all day-to-day
operations at the hotel, which has been extensively redeveloped to upgrade the
hotel and amenities. The redevelopment will be introduced in two stages with
100 rooms on floors 4-12 available on April 23rd and an additional 100 rooms
on floors 14-21, including Signature Club rooms, suites and the Signature Club
Lounge, opening in June. Signature Club is an exclusive offering for business
travellers providing upgraded services and amenities. All guest rooms include
Delta upscale offerings including the Delta Sanctuary bed and luxurious June
Jacobs spa products.
    Additional upgrades include a full redevelopment of the lobby, restaurant
and guest corridors along with a health club and conference centre. EBO
Restaurant & Lounge, led by Executive Chef Patrick Sinclair, offers West Coast
cuisine with an Asian twist, serving the freshest local ingredients.
    The conference centre offers 12,000 square feet of meeting space while
the property boasts the largest ballroom in the city, the Grand Villa
Ballroom; which seats 500 guests for dinner and offers magnificent views of
the Burnaby mountains.
    The hotel is situated on the Grand Villa complex which is also home to
the 100,000 square foot Grand Villa Casino.
    "I look forward to leading this team in building Delta's brand presence
in Burnaby," said Daniel Ilias, General Manager of the Delta Burnaby. "Burnaby
is a fantastic area with so much to offer and we are thrilled to be a part of
the community."
    Situated in the heart of Burnaby, the Delta Burnaby is conveniently
located in close proximity to business centres, leading academic institutions
and various local attractions.
    The hotel will offer the business traveller all the comforts of home and
office. The leisure traveller can enjoy the nearby shopping excursions,
Burnaby's famous parks and local attractions. The hotel is located 30 minutes
from the Vancouver International Airport and 15 minutes to Downtown Vancouver.

    About Delta Hotels and Resorts

    A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts
operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 44 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 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 also consistently ranks as one of the country's
best employers in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business annual "50 Best
Employers" list (2001-2003, 2005-2009). As well, its Corporate Social
Responsibility platform, Delta Helps, includes a chain-wide commitment to the
communities we serve through our national partnership with Habitat for
Humanity Canada, participation in the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key
Eco-Rating program, and our work with various other charitable groups. For
more information, visit www.deltahotels.com.




For further information:

For further information: Sandy Indig, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Office:
(416) 874-2018, Cell: (416) 409-0649, sindig@deltahotels.com; Rachel Thexton,
Media Profile Vancouver, Office: (604) 609-6153, Cell: (604) 729-1448,
rachel@mediaprofile.com

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