Opening of New Delta SKY360˚ Club
Friday, September 18, 2015 9:00 AM
DELTA AIR LINES AND WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCE
OPENING OF NEW DELTA SKY360˚ CLUB
Club builds on historic partnership and is first SKY360˚ Club in a performing arts venue
ATLANTA, September 18, 2015 -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), a leading supporter of Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center, has unveiled its newest Delta SKY360˚ Club, located in the Arts Center’s Memorial Arts Building. The new Club is Delta’s first hospitality space at a performing arts venue and will be open to high-level donors for all evening performances by the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre.
The design team, which included Square Feet Studio and The Woodruff, worked together to create an innovative artistic space, unique among Delta SKY360˚ Clubs. The atmosphere harkens to a New York City theatre lounge as sections of backdrops from past Alliance Theatre productions drape the walls. Inside, the Club offers complimentary snacks, a specialty bar serving beverages for purchase, and respite to high-level individual and corporate supporters attending Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre performances. The Club opens one hour before show time and remains open for one hour after the performance.
“As Atlanta’s hometown airline, Delta is committed to investing in the institutions that are meaningful to our customers and important to this city,” said Tad Hutcheson, Vice President of Community Affairs for Delta Air Lines. "Given our long history of partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center, we are particularly proud to open our newest Delta SKY360˚ Club in this epicenter of music, theatre, and art. The new Club signifies Delta’s sustained commitment to this community and will provide patrons with a hospitality experience that reflects Delta Air Lines’ superior in-flight service and shows appreciation to those special patrons who join us in supporting the arts.”
“Our Board and artistic leaders join me in expressing our gratitude to Delta for partnering with us on this first-of-its-kind project and we look forward to our leading donors and patrons experiencing this exceptional level of hospitality,” said Woodruff Arts Center President & CEO Virginia Hepner. “Atlanta and the Arts Center are fortunate to have a hometown airline that inspires other corporations and donors to join in their efforts to strengthen our community through philanthropic support.”
To mark the Club’s opening and celebrate this new level of partnership with Delta Air Lines, a group of top Arts Center supporters gathered on Thursday evening, Sept. 17, prior to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening performance. Leaders from Delta Air Lines and the Arts Center officially opened the venue. The private opening ceremony preceded the public season opening of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 71st season and the Alliance Theatre’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.
For decades, Delta Air Lines has ranked among the most committed supporters of Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center and its nationally-recognized Arts Partners: the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. The airline maintains a highly visible presence across the Arts Center, with annual sponsorships including the Alliance Theatre’s Family Series; the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Delta Classical Series, Delta POPS! Series, and Delta Classic Chastain summer concert series; the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in North Fulton; and the High Museum of Art’s nationally-renowned Wine Auction, as well as the Museum’s major fall 2015 exhibitions, Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections (opening October 18) and Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion (opening November 7).
The Delta SKY360˚ Club at the Woodruff Arts Center joins a growing list of other Delta hospitality spaces in venues such as Madison Square Garden, CenturyLink Field, Yankee Stadium, and the soon-to-be-opened SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.
About The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art, the leading art museum in the Southeast. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to more than 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable educational programming through each of its arts partners. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves more than 200,000 students annually, is the largest arts educator in Georgia and is a premier family destination. For more information, please visit woodruffcenter.org.