Thunder Bay's first 4-star upscale hotel set to open in early 2014
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Delta Hotels and Resorts is pleased to
announce its expansion into Northwestern Ontario with a new hotel that
will be constructed on Prince Arthur's Landing as part of Thunder Bay's
world class waterfront redevelopment. The hotel is expected to create
approximately 110 jobs, and is part of a private sector investment
which also consists of two condominiums, and a commercial building for
shops and restaurants which will see this portion of the waterfront
transformed into a vibrant, mixed use space that is active year-round
and attractive for all ages.
Located in the heart of the city's downtown core on a prime waterfront
location and adjacent to the two Vue condominium towers, the Delta
Thunder Bay Hotel and Conference Centre will become the city's first
4-star upscale, full service hotel after a more than $20 million
investment. Slated to open in early 2014, the hotel will offer 150
guestrooms and suites including 18 penthouse rooms and 10 rooms with
terraces. The hotel will feature Delta's new ModeRoom™ guestrooms which are modern, adaptable and laden with technology
features. The majority of the rooms will provide spectacular,
unobstructed views of Lake Superior and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
"We are thrilled to be a part of Thunder Bay's vibrant waterfront
redevelopment," says Ken Greene, President & CEO, Delta Hotels and
Resorts. "Thunder Bay is a thriving community with natural resources
that attract tourists from across Canada and around the world. It is an
honour for us to bring our 4-star hotel experience to one of the best
locations in the city, and help play a critical role in driving tourism
to the region."
The hotel will also boast 9,000 square feet of conference and meeting
space including a 5,300 square foot ballroom offering garden and
waterfront views, a full service restaurant and lounge with an outside
terrace overlooking Lake Superior, a business centre, indoor pool and
state of the art fitness centre.
The Delta Thunder Bay will be managed and operated by Delta Hotels and
Resorts, and is owned by The Re Solve Group, one of the leading
residential and commercial developers in Manitoba and Ontario.
Construction is being handled by local based Manshield Construction,
and the project was designed by award-winning architecture and planning
firm Brook McIlroy based in Toronto and Thunder Bay.
"Delta is well known for its high level of service excellence and
exceptional reputation among travelers," said Gisele MacDonald,
President, Re Solve Group Inc. "We chose Delta because of its strong
track record in contributing to the growth of the tourism industry in
secondary and tertiary markets in Canada. We're excited to bring this
property to market with them."
With its prime location on Prince Arthur's Landing in the heart of
downtown and the vibrant waterfront redevelopment, the Delta Thunder
Bay will offer guests easy access to year-round attractions and outdoor
experiences in a spectacular mixed-use village including an arts
centre, water garden pavilion, skating rink, splash pad, skate board
park, public paths and trails, spirit garden, public art, and
restaurants and cafes. The hotel is also situated within close
proximity to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Lake Superior National
Marine Conservation Area, the world's largest fresh water conservation
reserve, and Crown Land which is a resource for snowmobiling, hunting,
hiking, camping, wild life viewing, and the likes.
"Delta and The Re Solve Group are committed to the growth of tourism in
our city, and building on Thunder Bay's reputation among travelers as
Superior by Nature," said Mayor Keith Hobbs, City of Thunder Bay. "The
addition of the Delta brand complements improvements made to the
waterfront development and adds to the city's visitor experience."
The Delta Thunder Bay will be the second hotel for Delta in Northern
Ontario, and the chain's 12th property in Ontario. This continues Delta's strong pattern of growth
across the country with five new properties announced since 2010. Delta
Hotels and Resorts currently has 43 properties across Canada.
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts
operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 43 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 Excellence Canada with three
Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award program's highest
honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The hospitality company has
also consistently ranked as one of the country's 50 Best Employers for
12 years, and has been named to the Green 30 since 2010. As well, its
national sustainability program, Delta Greens is the most comprehensive
and ambitious in the hospitality industry touching on every aspect of
the hotel business. Delta's 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. Delta Hotels
and Resorts is privately owned by the British Columbia Investment
Management Corporation. For more information, please visit www.deltahotels.com
Image with caption: "The Delta Thunder Bay Hotel and Conference Centre will be constructed on Prince Arthur's Landing as part of Thunder Bay's world class waterfront redevelopment. The hotel will become the city's first 4-star upscale, full service hotel after a more than $20 million investment. (CNW Group/Delta Hotels)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120912_C5912_PHOTO_EN_17748.jpg
SOURCE: Delta Hotels
For further information:
Delta Hotels and Resorts
416-874-2018 / 416-409-0649