Posted: August 28, 2013
We popped by the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown to celebrate the season and Executive Chef Javier Alarco shared the plans (watch) and today the incredible convention centre is open.
What follows is the official release from our good friends at Delta Hotels - read on and congratulations to everyone involved! SABS
Delta Hotels and Resorts Welcomes Brand New P.E.I. Convention Centre to Delta Prince Edward
$24.3 M convention centre will make P.E.I. a strong competitor for regional and national conventions
August 28, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – The Delta Prince Edward Hotel is excited to announce the opening of the state-of-the-art Prince Edward Island Convention Centre, which is connected to the hotel. The $24.3 million convention centre will position the property as a leading competitor for large meetings and conventions within the region, boasting a combined 59,000 square feet of meeting and event space that can accommodate as many as 1,500 delegates.
With stunning views of the scenic Charlottetown waterfront, the new centre offers a multi-functional convention and event space, six adjoining breakout rooms, two permanent boardrooms, two conference offices, underground parking, plus an outdoor reception-style patio capable of accommodating approximately 600 guests. The PEI Convention Centre facility is owned by Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) and will be managed and operated solely by Delta Hotels and Resorts.
“The addition of the P.E.I. Convention Centre to the existing Delta Prince Edward is going to put Charlottetown on the map as a host for major conventions,” explained Ken Greene, President and CEO of Delta Hotels and Resorts. “The combination of this world-class conference facility with the warm Maritime hospitality that the region is known for will have a powerful impact on tourism in the region.”
“The new Convention Centre will allow the Capital to be more competitive in the lucrative meeting and convention marketplace,” said Mayor Clifford Lee. “This facility further adds to our multi-purpose infrastructure and creates a beautiful, new and exciting venue for hosting a variety of events such as sport, entertainment and culture.”
The Delta Prince Edward Hotel is also undergoing its own state-of-the-art transformation, with renovations already completed to all of its public spaces, and renovations to all of its guest rooms in the near future.
The Delta brand has seen a flurry of recent expansion, with the openings of the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel, newly renovated Delta Ottawa City Centre and a robust pipeline of new hotels in development for downtown Toronto, Waterloo and Thunder Bay. The entire portfolio of Delta Hotels and Resorts is undergoing an extensive brand repositioning designed to deliver one of the most upscale guest experiences in the four-star hotel category. All Delta properties are being built or renovated to boast some of the most modern design and techno- enabled guest spaces in the Canadian hotel marketplace. The Delta Prince Edward Hotel will be reflective of the newly repositioned brand.
The Delta Prince Edward is owned by InnVest REIT and managed solely by Delta Hotels and Resorts.
"Having worked in partnership with the province of Prince Edward Island for over 5 years, we are thrilled to see this facility celebrate its official opening. This project has spurred our own investments in the adjacent Delta Prince Edward,” said Anthony Messina, CEO InnVest REIT. “As Canada’s largest public hotel real estate company, InnVest REIT is a proud real estate owner and employer in the region and we look forward to the long-term benefits this project brings to the island’s vibrant tourism industry."
“This marks an exciting new chapter in the life of one of our most storied properties,” said Mr. Greene. “We can’t wait to welcome guests to our completely transformed space with the same Maritime hospitality they expect from Delta.”
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, 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 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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