EAD joint venture announces Delta Hotels and Resorts® as hotel partner in the Edmonton Arena District

EDMONTON (Oct. 6, 2014) – The EAD Joint Venture is proud to announce Delta Hotels and Resorts (Delta) as the hotel partner for the Edmonton Arena District (EAD). With a scheduled opening date of early 2018, the new Delta Edmonton hotel will become downtown’s first newly constructed four-star, full-service hotel in three decades.

Designed to match the contemporary architecture and innovative design of the EAD, the impressive tower will exceed 50 storeys in height. The 26 storey hotel tower, with private condos reaching into the skyline, will bring unparalleled luxury to Edmonton’s city centre. The unveiling of Delta as the hotel partner follows closely on the announcements of the City of Edmonton and Stantec tenancies in the EAD, and the unveiling of Edmonton’s tallest tower. With construction of the hotel parkade scheduled to begin in fall 2014 and the main hotel tower to begin in fall 2015, the continued progress of the EAD marks an exciting time for the citizens of Edmonton.

“We’re thrilled to announce Delta as the hotel partner for the Edmonton Arena District,” said Daryl Katz, chairman of the Katz Group of Companies. “The EAD will be a magnet for Edmontonians and visitors alike – a special gathering place to experience, celebrate, and come together. This partnership with Delta offers our visitors an upscale and modern place to stay that reflects this world class destination.”

The hotel will consist of 362 guest rooms and suites, and offers numerous upscale amenities, such as a luxury pool, outdoor terrace and expansive fitness facilities. It will house approximately 24,000 sq. ft. of state of the art ballroom, meeting, and conference space, with access to an outdoor area overlooking the EAD’s public plaza.

“We are proud to partner with the EAD Joint Venture to bring Delta’s elevated hotel experience to Edmonton’s newest landmark,” said Ken Greene, president and CEO of Delta Hotels and Resorts. “Like Edmonton, Delta is on a journey of transformation. From coast to coast, we are introducing new designs, new hotels and new brand programs that engage guests in ways that one would expect from Canada’s leading, full-service hotel company.”

Delta Edmonton is one of many new Delta projects, including the recently opened Delta Waterloo, Delta Toronto opening at the end of November, and the addition of the new Delta Calgary International Airport that incorporate the company’s new elevated brand concept.

“When planning the Edmonton Arena District, it was important to us that we attract brand partners that reflect the EAD’s world class values,” said Darren Durstling, president and CEO of WAM Development Group. “With this new Delta announcement, we’ve done just that. We’re very excited to welcome Delta Hotels and Resorts to the EAD.”

For more information and updates on the Edmonton Arena District, visit EAD.ca.