Delta Chelsea Hotel Receives Energy & Environment Award

    Recognition from the Hotel Association of Canada

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - The Delta Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto, was
selected as the winner of the 2008 Energy & Environment Award from the Hotel
Association of Canada. This award is given to a lodging property that has
developed a culture towards integrating environmental management practices
that improve everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining
quality service and meeting guest expectations.
    The Delta Chelsea has been at the forefront of hotel waste management and
through the strong partnership with Turtle Island Recycling, it has exceeded
both industry standards and Municipal targets in landfill diversion. While the
City of Toronto set a target of 70% diversion for 2010, the Delta Chelsea has
actually diverted 76.31% of the waste stream to recycling in 2008.
    Effective February 1st, the Delta Chelsea implemented the LivClean
Eco-Stay Program that provides Canadian Hotels with leadership positioning in
environmental action, accountability and responsibility. The program will
support emission reduction projects across Canada, enable environmental
initiatives within the hotel, assist in the development and expansion of the
Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Program (Delta Chelsea Hotel has been
awarded with the 4 Green ECOmmodation rating) and lastly, facilitate
assessment and reporting of environmental impact. Each hotel guest will be
asked to donate $1 plus GST upon check-out and all funds will be sent to
LivClean to purchase carbon offsets on the hotel's behalf.
    "As a business operating in a large community such as Toronto, the Delta
Chelsea recognizes and respects its corporate social responsibility to make it
a stronger and better place to live. As a quality organization, this is a key
focus for our hotel and our company. To that end, we will always consider the
environment in our decision-making, striving to take action that will
positively impact the environment and that will go beyond meeting existing
regulations and legislation", says Josef Ebner, Regional Vice-President and
Managing Director, Delta Chelsea Hotel.

    About the Delta Chelsea Hotel

    The Delta Chelsea is the flagship hotel of the Delta Hotels brand, the
leading first class hotel management company in Canada. As Canada's largest
hotel, the Delta Chelsea is centrally located in the heart of downtown Toronto
and is just steps from the city's best shopping districts, world-class
theatres, vibrant nightlife and exciting attractions. Delta Hotels is owned by
the British Columbia Investment Management Company.

    For more information or to make reservations, please call 1-800-CHELSEA
(243-5732) or visit

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