Delta Hotels and Resorts share Halifax's best kept hidden gems

The Chickenburger named the gem of Halifax by Delta Recommends

HALIFAX, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Employees at Delta Halifax and Delta Barrington chose The Chickenburger as one of Halifax's best kept secrets. Over the past year, Delta employees in Halifax have compiled their personal recommendations on the best places to eat, browse, work out, relax and more, as part of Delta Recommends.

Delta Recommends is an employee-driven initiative that enables staff to share their diverse interests, tastes and experiences with guests.

Today's travelers look for a more authentic travel experience. Delta Recommends goes beyond the standard tourist destinations to show guests the lesser known special places in our communities. The Delta Recommends database houses thousands of hidden gems in Halifax and in communities across Canada.

The Chickenburger is reputed as the oldest drive-in restaurant in Canada. Founded in 1940 by the Innes family, "The Chick" is a nostalgic 50s setting where hungry patrons dine on homestyle burgers, thick milkshakes, fresh haddock and chips and of course their signature chicken burger. The Chickenburger was chosen as Halifax's hidden gem because eating there takes you back to when life was sweet and simple.

"The Chickenburger and its team of dedicated employees have been serving Maritimers for over 69 years and we welcome all visitors to indulge in our infamous chicken burger," said Colin MacDonald, General Manager, The Chickenburger. "We are so pleased that Delta Halifax and Delta Barrington thought of us as one of Nova Scotia's hidden gems!"

The Discovery Centre and Sugah! Confectionery & Ice Cream Emporium were also selected as hidden gems in Halifax.

"Delta Recommends is a great way to provide our guests with the chance to experience the best of Halifax through the eyes of those who live, work and play there," said Stuart Jolliffe, Regional Vice President, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Atlantic Canada Region. "Our employees have a wealth of knowledge about their communities and this is our way of sharing it with our guests."

Employees at all 44 Delta Hotels and Resorts submitted their favourite local destinations as the must-see hidden gems in their community. Guests will find detailed information on the local gem and other hidden hot spots in the city they are visiting during their stay at Delta properties. A list of Halifax's gems along with gems from communities across Canada can be viewed at www.deltahotels.com/recommends

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 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 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.

SOURCE Delta Hotels and Resorts

For further information: For further information: Alanna Banks, Media Profile, Office: (416) 342-1801, Cell: (416) 453-0764, alanna.banks@mediaprofile.com; Sandy Indig, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Office: (416) 874-2018, Cell: (416) 409-0649, sindig@deltahotels.com

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