Sunday, December 10, 2006

Delta offers free hotel stays for those caring for ailing relatives

Delta Hotels in Canada is offering free accommodation for out of town families caring for hospitalized loved ones, according to the following press release. Delta has always offered reduced room rates for patients and their families but this "holiday special" of free accommodation is a wonderful gesture.

TORONTO, ON, December 1, 2006
– ‘Tis the season to give and that is exactly what Delta Hotels is doing with its annual program, A Home for the Holidays, now in its 17th year. Between mid-December and early January (dates vary according to hotel), complimentary accommodation is offered to out-of-town families caring for hospitalized relatives.

Note: Participating hotels and hospitals are located in Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, B.C., Kananaskis, Alta., Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Ont., Toronto, Muskoka, Ottawa, Sherbrooke, Que., Saint John, N.B., Halifax, Charlotttown and St. john's, N.L.

“Through A Home for the Holidays, Delta Hotels can give families the comfort of a home away from home while they care for a loved one in the hospital,” says company president, Hank Stackhouse.

Those who wish to participate in A Home for the Holidays may apply directly through the hospital. The hospital’s program administrator will make reservations for qualified visitors with the participating hotel or resort.

A Home for the Holidays, which has assisted thousands of families since its launch in 1990, is a core element of Delta Cares, Delta Hotels’ community relations program. Each year, more than 7,000 Delta colleagues participate in a number of charitable activities including those benefiting Delta’s national charity, Special Olympics Canada, and Adopt-a-Shelter, that partners hotel with local women’s shelters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Merv: As a recipient (liver-2 yrs Dec 14-TGH)I think this is fantastic news! We were fortunate enough to have friends in Toronto and enough money to aford an accomodation needs. MANY others on the 7th floor were not near as lucky, a long way from home, very ill, scared and lonley. Good on Delta. Discount or no discount they now have a loyal customer in me. Thanks for sharing. Kent