Delta Hotels and Resorts supports Earth Hour through energy-saving service
offerings for guests

All across the country, Delta goes dark!

TORONTO, March 23 /CNW/ - Delta Hotels and Resorts will be shutting off lights at its 45 properties across the country on Saturday March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. (local time) in support of Earth Hour. In addition to going dark, the chain will further demonstrate its commitment to the environment by providing guests with a host of energy-saving service offerings to choose from during their stay that range from creative dining options to family-friendly activities.

"We are excited to join millions of people around the world in turning off lights to help reduce our impact on the environment," said Hank Stackhouse, President and CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts. "Earth Hour is a great initiative that demonstrates how small, simple steps like turning off lights can help make a difference in protecting our communities for a sustainable future."

In addition to going dark, a number of Delta hotel and resort properties across the country will celebrate Earth Hour by offering a host of energy-saving service offerings and activities for guests to enjoy during their stay including the following:

    
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    BRITISH COLUMBIA
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    Vancouver           Delta Vancouver Suites will offer a special three-
                        course cold dinner menu specifically designed to save
                        on energy. As well, guests who forgo housekeeping for
                        the night will have $5 donated on their behalf to
                        Habitat for Humanity, and will take pride in knowing
                        they helped cut down on water usage and electricity.
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    Kelowna             During its candlelit dinner, Delta Grand Okanagan
                        will feature local organic wines for $1 per glass and
                        local sparkling apple juice for kids.
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    Sun Peaks           Delta Sun Peaks Resort will feature a special
                        sustainable menu from its "Farm to Fork" program
                        during its candlelit dinner reception.
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    PRAIRIES
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    Calgary             Delta Bow Valley will stand out among Calgary
                        businesses by turning off its branded outdoor
                        "Delta" signage.
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    Edmonton            Delta Edmonton South will be hosting a candlelit
                        dinner in the hotel's restaurant, Cocoa's.
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    Kananaskis          Delta Kananaskis will organize a bon fire and star
                        gazing night for all ages to enjoy.
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    Saskatoon           Saskatoon's landmark building, Delta Bessborough,
                        will turn off their signature exterior flood lights.
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    Regina              Delta Regina will be hosting Earth Hour activities in
                        their Omega lounge.
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    ONTARIO
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    Toronto             Delta Chelsea, Delta Toronto East, Delta Meadowvale
                        and Delta Toronto Airport West will feature candlelit
                        dinners in their restaurants.
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    Muskoka             Check-in at the Delta Grandview Resort will be done
                        by candlelight followed by a communal, candlelit
                        celebration held in the resort's Owl's Nest Lobby Bar
                        & Lounge.
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    Markham             Delta Markham will be hosting Earth Hour activities
                        for families in their restaurant, Tivoli Garden while
                        handing out glow bracelets for kids.
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    Kitchener-Waterloo  Delta Kitchener-Waterloo will be hosting a candlelit
                        evening in their lounge, and will be challenging
                        their employees to work "power-free" for the day.
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    London              Delta London Armouries will turn off its signature
                        fountain in the lobby.
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    Ottawa              Delta Ottawa will be shutting down one of its
                        elevators and hosting a candlelit dinner in their
                        restaurants.
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    QUEBEC
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    Montreal            In an effort to show the importance of nature, Delta
                        Centre-Ville will plant a maple tree in its front
                        lobby.
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    Sherbrooke          Delta Sherbrooke will unveil its new lighting system
                        which changed from regular fluorescent to LED energy-
                        efficient lighting, estimated to save 39,420 KW per
                        year.
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    ATLANTIC CANADA
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    Fredericton         A Cocktails by Candlelight reception will be hosted
                        by Delta Fredericton.
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    Halifax             Delta Barrington and Delta Halifax will be hosting a
                        Cocktails by Candlelight event and will also offer
                        guests complimentary chocolate fondue.
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    Sydney              Delta Sydney is will be participating in a local
                        clean-up.
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For more information about Earth Hour celebrations and energy-saving service offerings available for guests, please contact the local Delta hotel or resort directly or visit 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 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, 2005-2010). 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: Krystal Carter, Delta Hotels and Resorts, (416) 874-2076, krcarter@deltahotels.com

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