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Hilton awarded Four Diamonds


On the heels of the Four Seasons Whistler Resort’s Five Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association, the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa has been awarded Four Diamonds.

After undergoing a $52 million refurbishment in 2006, the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa will join the ranks of North America’s exceptional accommodations offering upscale facilities, attentive service, and a high standard of hospitality.

“It is both an honour and a privilege to be recognized as a four diamond property,” says Pradeep Puri, general manager of the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa. “This exemplifies our commitment to provide the highest customer service combined with exceptional quality which results in the ultimate guest experience.”

AAA recognizes a Four Diamond property as being upscale and refined in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.


Pemberton votes online to Nov. 30

Voting for the Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce Citizen and Business of the Year is taking place until Nov. 30.

The nominees for Citizen of the Year are France Lamontagne, Mark Blundell, the Pemberton Childcare Society, France Lamontagne and Peter Vandenberg, Kirsten McLeod, and Marnie Simon.

The Business of the Year nominees are: the Pemberton Valley Supermarket, Solstice Organics, and Dr. A. Ho Chen.

Voting takes place online through the chamber’s website,, until midnight Nov. 30. Profiles of the nominees are also available online.

The winners will be announced at the chamber’s 75 th Anniversary Celebration on Dec. 7.


Tourism Squamish goes interactive

Tourism Squamish launched a new, interactive website last week,, aimed at both visitors and residents.

The Squamish Sustainability Corporation (SSC) teamed up with VentureWeb Design Ltd., a local web marketing agency, with the goal of creating a dynamic, aesthetic, and all encompassing website that would effectively showcase all that Squamish has to offer.

Coupled with its sister site (launched earlier this summer), the Tourism Squamish site launch completes the phase one objective of creating separate but cohesive sites for each of the SSC's business units, to better reach their target audiences.

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