Delta Hotels' expansion in Alberta continues with a new hotel in Red Deer

TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ – Delta Hotels (Delta) announced today that it has
assumed management of the 225-room Capri Hotel, Trade & Exhibition Centre in
Red Deer, Alberta. The hotel will be re-named the Delta Red Deer Hotel and
Conference Centre in the first quarter of 2002.
The property is the largest full-service hotel in Red Deer and is one of
the largest meeting facilities in the province of Alberta. We are delighted
to welcome this hotel to our portfolio as it really broadens Delta's offerings
in Alberta, said John Johnston, President of Delta Hotels. Travellers, along
with convention and meeting planners, will now have a first-rate nationally-
branded property in Red Deer. Currently, Delta represents five hotels in
Alberta with two each in Calgary and Edmonton and the Delta Lodge at
Kananaskis in the Kananaskis Valley.
Centrally located between Edmonton and Calgary in the city of Red Deer
since 1957, this hotel offers complete convention, meeting and trade show
facilities. With 60,000 square feet of meeting space, this property can
accommodate up to 4,000 delegates, 33,000 square feet of display space and
includes 12,000 sq. ft of column free ballroom, 19 meeting rooms and 1,400
parking spaces.
Featuring a wide range of rooms including two-storey suites, this hotel
also offers a restaurant, coffee bar, deli, lounge, two nightclubs, complete
health club facilities and numerous specialty shops in the shopping concourse.
Delta is the largest first class hotel company in Canada, which manages
and franchises 39 hotels and resorts from coast to coast. In the fall 2000,
Delta was the first hotel company to be awarded the National Quality
Institute's Canada Awards for Excellence, and in 2002, for the second
consecutive year, was named the 12th Best Company to Work for in Canada, by
The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine. Headquartered in Toronto,
Delta is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. For
reservations, call 1-800-268-1133 or your local travel consultant. For more
information, visit our web site at