|The Westin Ottawa|
TORONTO --Each year, Meetings + Incentive Travel magazine asks readers to vote for hotels, venues and suppliers that went above and beyond to meet the demanding and detailed needs of meeting planners.
The magazine looks to identify suppliers and venues that consistently raise the bar and lead the pack, making things easier for meeting planners as they host groups large and small.
The properties and meeting-supply companies with the most votes get top honours. These companies are placed in an elite class of “favourites,” as voted and designated by M+IT readers. Starwood Canada is delighted to announce that The Westin Ottawa and The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver have been named to this elite roster of Readers’ Choice favourites.
“Receiving this coveted designation from the readers of M+IT means a great deal,” said Robert Lemieux, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. “At Westin, everything we do is designed to help guests feel their best. From our world-renowned Heavenly® Bed and nourishing SuperFoodsRx™ dishes, to our energizing WestinWORKOUT, every element is created to leave our guests’ feeling better than when they arrived.”
“We’re thrilled with this accolade,” said Cindy McLong, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin Ottawa. “With Westin’s six pillars of well-being we’re committed to providing an inspiring environment and thoughtful amenities to help guests stay productive and achieve their best. Meeting planners and delegates can stay productive and organized with our Westin® clutter-free meetings and we’re focused on providing our meeting planners and guests a memorable, productive experience.”
About The Westin OttawaIn May 2013, Starwood Hotels and Resorts presented The Westin Ottawa with coveted “Hotel of the Year” designation for Westin Hotels and Resorts in North America. The Westin Ottawa was chosen from 132 Westin properties to receive this honour based on a wide variety of metrics including guest and meeting planner satisfaction, food and beverage and sustainability. Located on the picturesque Rideau Canal and directly connected to Rideau Centre Shopping Mall and the Ottawa Convention Centre, The 496-room Westin Ottawa offers unrivalled access to all the allures of Canada’s capital city. With 44,000 square feet of state-of-the-art conference facilities and a 24-hour Business Centre, guests discover effortless productivity during their stay. The WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, squash court, and indoor saltwater pool help ensure guests feel better than when they first arrived. The hotel proudly boasts 5 Green Keys in both accommodations and meetings from the Hotel Association of Canada. The hotel also is designated with a Green Leaf rating of 5, exemplifying the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel employs cutting edge technologies, policies, and programs that set the international standard for sustainable hotel operations.
|The Westin Bayshore|
About The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver offers guests the best of both worlds: the activities and cultural events of the city, as well as an inspired Vancouver resort experience. With 511 guest rooms and suites, 40 meeting rooms totaling more than 70,000 square feet of premium function space, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver adjacent to world famous Stanley Park and located on picturesque Coal Harbour is the perfect setting for meetings and events. The hotel’s Conference Center boasts the largest hotel ballroom in Western Canada, plus sun-drenched pre-function spaces. The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver is a BC Hydro Power Smart Partner, certified by BC Hydro in areas of efficiency and conservation practices. The hotel holds a 4 Green Key Eco Rated designation from the Hotel Association of Canada. Additionally, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver is proud of its Condé Nast Travellers Gold List designation.
About Meetings + Incentive TravelMeetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) magazine is the publication of record (now in its 42nd year) for Canadian meeting and incentive travel planners. M+IT also produces the most comprehensive national event venue and supplier directory, the M+IT Buyers’ Guide, as well as, IncentiveWorks, Canada’s largest conference and trade show for the meeting, event and incentive travel industry. M+IT’s objective is to propel the Canadian business events community forward by providing multiple vehicles in which meeting professionals can learn and connect. For more information visit www.meetingscanada.com
About WestinWestin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed, delicious SuperFoods and WestinWORKOUT studio – have been designed with the guests’ well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
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