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

Little India named the gem of Toronto by Delta Recommends

TORONTO, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Employees at the Delta Chelsea and Delta Toronto East chose the Gerrard India Bazaar, also known as Little India, as one of Toronto's best kept secrets. Over the past year, Delta employees in Toronto 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 Toronto and in communities across Canada.

Little India is the largest bazaar of South Asian goods and services in North America. It is located in downtown Toronto on Gerrard Street East between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.

"Little India is a jewel in the crown of Toronto," said Subbu Chintaluri, Manager, Gerrard India Bazaar. "People like to come here as the one stop shopping source with over 100 shops and restaurants to experience South Asian culture, cuisine and traditions."

Pacific Mall and the Martin Goodman Trail (Waterfront Trail) were also selected as hidden gems in Toronto.

"Delta Recommends is a great way to welcome guests into our community by providing them with the chance to experience the best of Toronto through the eyes of those who live, work and play there," said Josef Ebner, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Delta Chelsea Hotel. "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 Toronto'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: Jeannie Tsang, Media Profile, Office: (416) 342-1815, Cell: (416) 821-9315, jeannie.tsang@mediaprofile.com; Sandy Indig, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Office: (416) 874-2018, Cell: (416) 409-0649, sindig@deltahotels.com

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