One of the most admired hospitality companies in the world, Delaware North is recognized for its excellence in culinary, retail, customer service, environmental management and global stewardship.
Chairman honored at Global Sports Summit
Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the NHL’s Boston Bruins and chairman of Delaware North, is honored with the St. Jude Award for Inspiration in Sports 2013 at the Global Sports Summit in Aspen, Colo. Jacobs, along with Jerry Jacobs Jr., co-chief executive officer of Delaware North and alternate governor with the Boston Bruins, accepts the award at a gala dinner.
Chairman and Mrs. Jacobs honored for historic preservation efforts
The National Association for Olmsted Parks honors Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs and his wife, Margaret Jacobs, with the inaugural Olmsted Legacy Award. The award is presented to an individual or organization for excellence in preserving and furthering the work of the Olmsted firm. The Jacobs were honored with the award for their efforts in preserving their Olmsted-designed landscape at Deeridge North Estate in East Aurora, N.Y.
Delaware North at Yosemite named business of the year
Delaware North at Yosemite is named the 2012 business of the year at the 2013 Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce installation and awards dinner.
Delaware North receives 2013 international Adrian Awards for advertising in the hospitality and travel industry
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is honored with a gold award in the complete campaign category for its advertising campaign promoting Kennedy Space Center’s Up-Close Tours. The Park Gate Lodges at Yellowstone wins a silver award for the launch of a new website, which successfully helped market the three hotels owned and operated by Delaware North in West Yellowstone, Mont., near the west gate of Yellowstone National Park. The single website, developed by Delaware North’s digital marketing group, has helped efficiently target the same potential customers with Web search and paid media efforts. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite wins a bronze award for repositioning its advertising campaign to highlight new dining venues, a new spa and more resort activities. The campaign has helped significantly boost the number of leisure travelers staying at Tenaya and the amount they are spending during their stays. Sequoia National Park wins a bronze award for the design of its new website. Sequoia, with fewer lodging accommodations and less national exposure than nearby Yosemite National Park, needed a website that more effectively conveyed the experience of the destination.
Delaware North named a finalist in best places to work contest
Delaware North is named a finalist in Buffalo Business First’s “Best Places to Work” in Western New York contest.
Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker room earns Enterprise Award
The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce in early 2013 presents General Manager Dan Francati and the Delaware North-owned-and-operated Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room with the Enterprise Award, which is given to a business or industry that has a significant economic impact in the community.
CNN names Food Network Kitchen in best-of article
In a story titled “Best eats at 20 busiest U.S. airports,” CNN writer Beth Kaufman sings the praises of the Delaware North-operated Food Network Kitchen in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The Ahwahnee included in AAA’s diamond ratings
When global travel advisor AAA announces its diamond ratings, The Ahwahnee Dining Room in Yosemite National Park, operated by Delaware North, makes the grade. The location receives three of four possible diamonds in the historic restaurants category.
Lizard Island recognized by global travel website
HotelsCombined, a global hotel search engine website, reveals 33 hotels and resorts in its inaugural Stellar Stays list for 2013. Delaware North-owned-and-operated Lizard Island Resort is among them.
Delaware North honored at the 2013 Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards
El Questro Homestead, owned and operated by Delaware North, is voted the best Outback experience at the 2013 Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex honored with NASA’s Executive Safety Forum award
Thanks to quick thinking and effective decision making, members of the Delaware North team at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are honored by NASA with its Executive Safety Forum Certificate of Recognition.
Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack named employer of the year
Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, owned and operated by Delaware North, is recognized as employer of the year by Wayne ARC. The Wayne County chapter of NYSARC is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals – including those with special needs – find employment.
Bruins win 2013 Dillman Award for excellence in media relations
The Boston Bruins’ communications staff is awarded the prestigious Dick Dillman Award for the NHL’s Eastern Conference. The prize is given annually to the team judged to be the best in media relations by members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA). The award is presented at the 2013
NHL Draft in Newark, N.J.
Sportservice team in Minneapolis recognized for sustainability
The Delaware North Sportservice team from Target Field in Minnesota is recognized in the August edition of Venues Today, the magazine’s 2013 Silver Spoon Award edition spotlighting organizations that make the fan experience memorable. Delaware North and Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins are awarded Best Sustainability Initiative for 2013, thanks to a partnership with Roots for the Home Team. Through the program, participating youth from ethnically diverse areas of the Twin Cities develop and sell tasty, creative salad recipes at Target Field using the vegetables and herbs they have grown.
Tenaya Lodge demonstrates ‘green’ leadership
The California Department of General Services Statewide Travel Program recognizes Delaware North for its sustainable efforts at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite.
Delaware North gaming property wins industry awards at Las Vegas Casino Marketing Conference
Delaware North-owned-and-operated Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack wins a gold award during the 2013 Casino Marketing Conference in Las Vegas, thanks to community relations efforts. It also receives five honorable mentions in categories such as promotions, direct-mail campaigns and VIP host initiatives.
Salt Lick Bar-B-Que named a top-10 U.S. airport eatery
Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, operated by Delaware North at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, is one of the winners in the best U.S. airport food category in the 2013 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, sponsored by USA Today.
Two Delaware North-operated airport eateries highlighted in industry article
Birchbox.com, a popular delivery service with a strong e-magazine, posts a story in mid-2013 titled “6 Airport Meals to Eat Before You Die.” Of the six, two come from restaurants operated by Delaware North: Dooky Chase in Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake honored by Ohio EPA
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, operated by Delaware North, is awarded the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Encouraging Excellence Award at the bronze level. The lodge is recognized for its recycling efforts, water conservation and energy efficiency.
Delaware North’s travel hospitality business wins top industry award
Thanks to its Farmers Market @LAX concept at the Los Angeles International Airport, Delaware North’s travel hospitality business took home the Best New Specialty Retail Concept award at the 2015 Airport Revenue News Conference in San Diego.