TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Delta Hotels and Resorts unveiled its
flagship hotel in Toronto's South Core neighbourhood during a topping
off event, marking the completion of the hotel's 46th floor. Scheduled to open in late 2014, the Delta Toronto at Southcore
Financial Centre will usher in the next generation of four-star
full-service hotels for the Delta brand.
Delta Hotels and Resorts is in the midst of a major transformation to
better serve Canadian and international travellers. Designed to exceed
the evolving expectations of the modern traveller, the Delta Toronto
will serve as the flagship brand standard for Delta's growing portfolio
of hotels and resorts across Canada.
Ken Greene, President and CEO of Delta Hotels and Resorts, says, "The Delta Toronto is truly a unique hotel property in the Greater
Toronto Area market. Toronto has not seen a purpose-built four-star
full-service hotel in two decades. We are excited to bring our upscale
hospitality experience, as well as our reputation for service
excellence, to Toronto's newest neighbourhood."
The Delta Toronto features 567 oversized guest rooms with spectacular
views of the lake, the downtown skyline and CN Tower. Guest rooms will
be on average 400 square feet, exceeding the four-star luxury standard
size. A number of rooms will also have spacious four-piece bathrooms
with freestanding tubs and separate showers. Additionally, 16 luxurious
extended-stay suites will be available for travellers in town for a
longer period of time.
Designed with the latest in sustainable features and built according to
LEED standards, the hotel will benefit from a number of innovative
technologies including: heat recovery ventilation and low flow
fixtures; smartcards controlling room lighting and air based on suite
occupancy; green roofs throughout the building; and an urban forest
which will create a unique green space with forested walkways and
Mansoor Kazerouni, Executive Vice President of Page + Steele / IBI Group
Architects, says, "The building represents the best in global hospitality design
and will contribute significantly to the enhancement of the urban
landscape of the city, particularly Toronto's South Core. It embodies
Delta's core values of community building, innovation and excellence,
and will rapidly become an important part of the city's architectural
identity as it assumes its prominent position in the skyline."
Strategically located, the Delta Toronto will connect people with
Toronto's financial and entertainment districts through direct access
to the PATH, Union Station and Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The
hotel will also act a stepping stone to neighbouring cultural and
sporting events, attractions and a revitalized waterfront.
David Whitaker, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto, explains, "The new Delta Toronto is right in the heart of Toronto's
hottest new district - the South Core - that has quickly become a prime
area for entertainment, sports, meetings and great hotels."
The hotel's ground floor will host a contemporary 230-seat restaurant
featuring an 80-seat outdoor patio and bar with views of the
surrounding South Core cityscape. The hotel will also include extensive
health and wellness facilities including gym, yoga studio, steam room,
whirlpool and indoor pool.
For social and corporate events, the Delta Toronto will offer 17,000
square feet of technologically advanced meeting and conference
facilities as well as a 6,000 square foot ballroom with
floor-to-ceiling windows. A 4,000 square foot terrace will also be
available offering a premier outdoor event space with panoramic views.
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts
operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 42 full-service,
city centre and airport hotels and Resorts. 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.
The hospitality company has also consistently ranked as one of the
country's 50 Best Employers for 13 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
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For further information:
Delta Hotels and Resorts
416-874-2018 / 416-409-0649