Delta Ottawa City Centre Set to Open in January 2011 and undergo $25
OTTAWA, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Delta Hotels and Resorts announced its expansion
in Ottawa with a new hotel, the Delta Ottawa City Centre slated to open
in January 2011. Delta will assume management of the Crowne Plaza
located at 101 Lyon Street on January 1, 2011 at which time the hotel
will transition to a Delta branded property.
The new hotel is located across the street from the chain's existing
property, the Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites which is located at 361
"We are excited to expand our portfolio in Ottawa with a second hotel in
a strategic downtown location," said Hank Stackhouse, President and
CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts. "The addition of this new hotel puts
Delta among the largest hotel meeting facilities in Ottawa, strengthens
our presence in the city and positions us to gain a larger share of the
market, particularly with meetings business."
The Delta Ottawa City Centre boasts 411 guest rooms and suites, and
25,000 square feet of meeting space with a 10,000 square foot ballroom
- putting Delta among the top three largest ballrooms in the city.
Unique to the property is its 26th floor Penthouse level reception area which offers the best views of any
hotel in the city - featuring floor to ceiling windows and overlooking
Parliament and the Rideau Canal. Other amenities include a full service
restaurant, 101 Café and Lounge, as well as an indoor pool, sauna,
fitness room and squash courts.
The hotel will undergo a $25 million renovation to upgrade the property
and its amenities which will see a full redevelopment of the lobby,
public areas, food and beverage outlets, fitness centre, meeting space
and guest rooms. The renovations will also include a new street level
main entrance way to the hotel by removing the existing ramp. This will
create an enhanced sense of arrival and heightened street level
presence. The renovations will also see the creation of three floors
dedicated to Delta's exclusive Signature Club guest rooms and lounge
which provide upgraded services and features.
The renovations will start in June 2011 and are scheduled to be
completed by March 2012. The hotel will remain open and continue to
operate throughout the renovations.
"Ontario has been identified as a strategic market for Delta's continued
expansion," said Stackhouse. "We recently announced plans for a new
hotel in downtown Toronto, and opened our doors in Sault Ste. Marie
earlier this year. Guests will now have the choice of two city-centre
locations to meet their travel needs in the Ottawa region."
The Delta Ottawa City Centre is ideally located in a prime downtown
location and within walking distance of all major attractions including
Parliament buildings, museums and the Rideau Canal. It is close to
Ottawa's political and business hubs, and connected to Place de Ville,
making it a convenient choice for business, leisure and government
Delta will begin taking reservations for its new hotel starting December
20, 2010 for stays as of January 1, 2011, by telephone at
1-800-268-1133 or online at www.deltahotels.com.
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts
operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 45 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 best employers in The Globe
and Mail's Report on Business annual "50 Best Employers" list for 11
years. As well, 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. For more
information, visit www.deltahotels.com.
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