Edmonton, AB, May 10, 2016 – The Quality Hotel and Conference Centre is providing shelter to approximately 25 first responders who have been fighting the wildfires in and around Fort McMurray. More regional emergency crews are expected by the hotel over the next 24 hours.
“Our thoughts are with the many residents and businesses who have been affected by the fires and we thank all the firefighters and first responders who are dealing with the terrible event,” said Steve Giblin, President and CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.
The hotel is currently operating on emergency power from a generator, and only public areas, hallways and stairwells have electricity. Restoring the hotel to full power will depend on the extent of the damage caused by fires in the area.
All guests and staff were evacuated safely from the hotel on May 3 following a mandatory evacuation order, and guests were assisted in finding alternate accommodations. Emergency assistance is being provided to hotel employees, including accommodations for those in need.
The Quality Hotel and Conference Centre will not re-open to the public until the province allows residents to return to Fort McMurray and the hotel has been deemed safe for normal operations. We will continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available.
About the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre Fort McMurray
The Quality Hotel and Conference Centre is the ideal setting for overnight accommodations, meetings and social events for both, families and individual travelers.
The Quality Hotel offers 153 guestrooms, 12,000 square-feet of meeting space, 24 hour Fitness Centre, 24 hour Business Centre and a friendly team of professionals to serve you. With 7 beautiful function rooms including the Crystal Ballroom and the Poplar Creek, it is the perfect location for receptions, catering functions and business meetings.
Guestrooms at the Quality Hotel Fort McMurray offer free local calls and free wireless high-speed internet to keep our guests connected and a deluxe complimentary breakfast buffet to kick start the day.
About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com
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