Ground-breaking has taken place for the Delta Prince George Hotel, the first four-star hotel to be built in the City of Prince George, British Columbia.
Scheduled to open in 2015, the Delta Prince George is the result of a $35 million investment. Once complete it will have 170 ModeRoom™ guest rooms, nine extended stay suites and an “extravagant hospitality suite.” Its state-of-the-art amenities include restaurant and lounge, fitness centre with indoor pool, a business centre and more than 7,000 square feet of meeting and conference space (4,000-sq.-ft. ballroom).
“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.”
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.
“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.