Delta Toronto® on centre ice in city's newest neighbourhood
TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Delta Hotels and Resorts® today announced the official opening of the new Delta Toronto hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Delta Toronto is the first four-star, full service hotel to be built in the city in over two decades. Designed to exceed the evolving expectations of the modern traveller, Delta Toronto is the flagship brand standard for Delta's growing portfolio of hotels and resorts across Canada.
From coast to coast, Delta is introducing new designs, new hotels and innovative use of technologies that engage guests in ways one would expect from Canada's leading, four-star hotel company. Delta recently embarked on a major national campaign promising Canadians to Expect Even More™. The campaign launched across major broadcast and online media networks in Canada, and has been shown more than 100 million times to-date.
"Delta Toronto is the major symbol of our transformation. Our incredible new hotel, paired with our exceptional service culture and passionate employees, together are a recipe for success," says Ken Greene, President and CEO of Delta Hotels and Resorts. "We are well on our way to being the leading Canadian hotel brand, surpassing the expectation of our guests, owners and colleagues."
As the flagship hotel, Delta Toronto exemplifies all of the elements of Delta's brand repositioning. Guests will experience the most modern, innovative and thoughtfully designed hotel in the region delivered with Delta's trademark service excellence. At Delta Toronto, innovative use of technologies allows guests to customize their stay. Interactive televisions in each room provide information about the hotel and the local destination, as well as enable guests to remotely upload content from mobile devices to the television screen to watch their own content. A new mobile app was also recently launched across Delta hotel and resort locations to enable guests to access a full range of guest services.
Delta Toronto's design is reflective of the city's vibrant culture. Canadian art, materials and modern finishes, as well as a focus on natural light, define the new Delta Toronto. In the tradition of grand hotel design, the Delta Toronto lobby has a sweeping staircase and spacious public areas featuring works from emerging Canadian artists. With 567 ModeRoom™ guest rooms and suites on 40 storeys, guests are treated to unparalleled views of the city. The hotel also offers a leading edge fitness facility with a gym, whirlpool and indoor pool, a business centre and approximately 17,000 square feet of high-tech meeting and conference space including a 6,000 square foot ballroom and 4,000 square foot terrace for outdoor events.
Located at the intersection of Lower Simcoe and Bremner Boulevard, Delta Toronto is on centre ice in an emerging new community – the South Core or SoCo neighbourhood. SoCo is quickly becoming a major business address and tourism destination in Toronto's expanding downtown core. The hotel is steps away from major entertainment venues and attractions including The Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, the CN Tower, Steamwhistle and Ripley's Aquarium. Delta Toronto is also the most connected hotel in the city, with direct access to the PATH, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Union Station and Union Pearson Express.
"We're excited to be back in downtown Toronto in the heart of all the energy," says Peter Gillis, General Manager of Delta Toronto. "We think we have a unique hotel experience to offer visitors to the neighbourhood. From our prime location to our unbeatable views to our inspired design, Delta Toronto is a hotel that will change the way you see Toronto."
The SOCO Kitchen + Bar, a 150-seat restaurant facing the neighbourhood which it is designed to serve, is a central meeting place for locals and visitors to connect and share a meal. Executive Chef Dan Craig's menu is inspired by fresh ingredients cooked simply. In modern celebration of a classic drink, Char No.5 is an exclusive whisky bar located in the lobby.
Guests can reserve a room at Delta Toronto by calling 888-890-3222 or by visiting deltahotels.com. To make reservations at SOCO Kitchen + Bar, guests can call 416-637-5465.
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
As Canada's largest full-service hotel company, Delta Hotels and Resorts welcomes more than three million guests each year to its 43 city centre and airport hotels and resorts across the country. Building on a 52-year reputation for genuine hospitality, Delta offers a fresh approach to the guest experience. From new ModeRoom™ guest room designs, innovative use of new technologies, and new properties, including its flagship Delta Toronto, guests can Expect Even More™. Delta's more than 6,000 associates across the country are active leaders in their local communities and environmental stewards through programs such as Delta Helps™ and Delta Greens™. Delta has been named one of the country's 50 Best Employers for 15 years and a Green 30 company since 2010. For more information, please visit www.deltahotels.com.
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For further information: Victoria Rivers, Delta Hotels and Resorts, T: 416-874-2076, [email protected]