PRINCE GEORGE – Ground-breaking has taken place for the Delta Prince George Hotel! Scheduled to open in 2015, the Delta Prince George, the result of an investment totalling more than $35 million, will be the first four-star hotel to be constructed in the City of Prince George.

“It is important to see companies choose to invest in our community. The new hotel will add capacity and create jobs,” said Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training and MLA for Prince George-Valemount. “Visitors to Prince George will soon have an additional choice and we congratulate all those people who worked so hard to ensure this project moved forward.”

“With many investment projects occurring, and future events planned for Prince George, the Delta Prince George Hotel ground-breaking has taken place at a significant time,” said Mike Morris, MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie. “Right in the heart of downtown, the Delta Prince George will let travellers experience Prince George’s dynamic and spirited community, including delicious cuisine at a variety of restaurants, specialty stores and shops, and unique sights like Two Rivers Gallery, and Connaught Hill Park.”

Delta Prince George is owned and being developed by River City Hotel Management Corporation, and will be managed by Delta Hotels and Resorts. Over 15 months of construction, there will be an average of 120 construction jobs. Once complete, the Delta Prince George will provide more than 100 jobs for Prince George.

“We’re proud to bring our Delta brand to British Columbia’s northern capital and contribute to the economic development of one of Canada’s fastest growing regions,” said Ken Greene, President and CEO of Delta Hotels and Resorts. “The new Delta Prince George will offer the most modern, innovative and thoughtfully designed hotel in the region, and will bring new business to the community. Our team at Delta is already working hard to encourage national and international visitors to consider Prince George as a location for their meetings, events and stays.”

“This is a significant private investment into the heart of Prince George that speaks volumes to the confidence the proponents have on our City and the region,” said Clint Dahl, spokesperson for River City Hotel Management Corporation. “The Delta Hotel will be a showcase for when Canada comes to Prince George for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.”

“Today’s ground-breaking event shows how much confidence Delta Hotels and Resorts has placed in Prince George. This exciting development will bring important new jobs to the city and add to the growing vibrancy of our downtown. As the largest city in one of the fastest growing regions of the country, Prince George is changing for the better, and we are thrilled to welcome our newest corporate citizen, the Delta Prince George,” said Mayor Shari Green.

The Delta Prince George will provide luxurious comfort and state-of-the-art amenities for travellers, including restaurant and lounge, fitness centre with an indoor pool. Equipped with modern technology features, the Delta Prince George will also include a business centre and more than 7,000 square feet of meeting and conference space including a 4,000 square foot ballroom.

For more information about Delta Hotels and Resorts, visit http://www.deltahotels.com.