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

    100 Wines by David Walker named the gem of Calgary by Delta Recommends

CALGARY, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Employees at Delta Bow Valley, Delta Calgary Airport and Delta Calgary South chose 100 Wines by David Walker as one of Calgary's best kept secrets. Over the past year, Delta Calgary employees 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 Calgary and in communities across Canada.

100 Wines by David Walker offers a unique wine tasting experience with 100 hand-picked selections from wine guy David Walker. In this funky yet comfortable atmosphere, guests are able to taste, purchase and even learn the art of making and enjoying wine.

Dairy Lane Café and MacKays Ice Cream were also selected as hidden gems in Calgary.

"Delta Recommends is a great way to welcome guests into our community by providing them with the chance to experience the best of Calgary through the eyes of those who live, work and play there," said David Bird, Regional Vice President, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Prairies 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 Calgary's gems along with gems from communities across Canada can be viewed at

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.

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