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

Le Fouvrac named the gem of Montreal by Delta Recommends

MONTREAL, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Employees at Delta Centre-Ville and Delta Montréal chose Le Fouvrac as one of Montreal's best kept secrets. Over the past year, Delta employees in Montreal 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 Montreal and in communities across Canada.

Located on trendy and bustling Laurier Avenue in the Plateau Mont-Royal, Le Fouvrac serves up more than just coffee. This shop has been serving gourmets and coffee connoisseurs in Montreal for years. It is a charming fine food store that doubles as a coffee shop, with coffee supplied by the Montreal company Agga - top coffee experts.

"We have always worked hard to offer original goods and gifts in our unique store," said Marc Doré, owner of Le Fouvrac. "It's nice to know that Delta employees thought of us for this distinction as a top local gem."

Le Steak Frites and Gallerie d'art Le Bourget were also selected as hidden gems in Montreal.

"Delta Recommends is a great way to welcome guests into our community by providing them with the chance to experience the best of Montreal through the eyes of those who live, work and play there," said Raymond Larivée, Regional Vice President, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Quebec 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 can find detailed information on local gems and other hidden hot spots in the city they are visiting during their stay with Delta. A list of Montreal'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: Megan Ainscow, Media Profile, Office: (514) 750-0887 ext. 100, Cell: (514) 458-8588, megan.ainscow@mediaprofile.com; Sandy Indig, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Office: (416) 874-2018, Cell: (416) 409-0649, sindig@deltahotels.com

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