TORONTO — The Great Eagle Group, the Hong Kong-based owners of Toronto’s 1,590-room Delta Chelsea hotel, has announced that, effective July 1, Delta Hotels and Resorts will no longer manage the property, which is the largest hotel in Canada. Langham Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Great Eagle Group, will assume management.
This news comes after Great Eagle decided against renovating the property to the new Delta brand standard, which is part of an ongoing reimaging plan. “Delta’s brand repositioning will deliver the most upscale guest experiences in the four-star hotel category and involves introducing new properties and renovating existing ones to feature the most modern design and techno-enabled guest spaces in the Canadian hotel marketplace,” reads a statement by Ken Greene, president and CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts. At the centre of that repositioning will be the company’s new 45-storey flagship hotel being built in Toronto, with a projected completion date of 2014.
Meanwhile, Langham is looking forward to the change at the hotel, which will re-branded The Chelsea Toronto. “Our group’s relationship and association with Delta Hotels and Resorts [has] proven to be both positive and productive, and we look forward to retaining this hotel’s premier position in the domestic and international marketplaces,” said Brett Butcher, CEO of The Langham Hotels and Resorts.