Experts see benefits for Victoria in Marriott-Delta hotel deal

Carla Wilson

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management associate faculty member and former Marriott Hotel manager Francis Mairet spoke with the Times Colonist about this week’s acquisition of Delta Hotels and Resorts by Marriott International.

Here is an excerpt from the story:

"The deal includes two downtown Victoria hotels — the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe and the Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour.

Former Marriott manager Francis Mairet, who teaches at Royal Roads University and operates a consulting and management company, said the sale will be good news for members of the Delta loyalty program. “Besides giving them access to more choice in hotel location and preferred rates, this deal will give them the ability to accumulate and redeem points toward greater value and destinations,” he said.

The Delta-Marriott agreement will raise the capital region’s profile in the hotel industry, Mairet said. The industry estimates that tourism generates nearly $2 billion a year in the capital region."

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