Making meetings a peak experience is easy at Four Seasons Resort Whistler. This luxurious 273-room mountain residence has an exclusive location at the base of Blackcomb Mountain " close to everything, but removed enough to provide a truly relaxing meeting environment. Perfect for small- to medium-sized meetings, incentive groups, social events and weddings, Four Seasons Resort Whistler allows groups to enjoy the very best of this year-round mountain destination.
With nearly 10,000 square feet (914 square metres) of indoor and outdoor meeting space, Four Seasons Resort Whistler provides elegant, flexible venues equipped with the latest technological support. Facilities permit effortless flow between indoor rooms and outdoor terraces. The Harmony Ballroom is 3,800 square feet (350 square metres) and can host receptions of up to 400 people. The design of the ballroom was inspired by the spectacular natural surroundings; even the chandeliers of handmade glass are made to look like ice crystals.
The four meeting rooms " Symphony, Crescendo, Singing Pass and Piccolo - provide the perfect opportunity to orchestrate small group gatherings. Each room can be arranged to comfortably permit a variety of set-ups, from a board meeting to a banquet. And the large outdoor terrace (1,420 square feet/132 square metres) allows groups to enjoy the beautiful mountain backdrop.
Whistler is a dream destination for meetings and incentive groups. Close to Vancouver (120km/80 miles) and easily accessible from Vancouver International Airport, once a group arrives in Whistler, they need never get in a car or bus for the duration of their stay. Everything in the village is a short stroll from Four Seasons Resort Whistler " both mountains (Whistler and Blackcomb), more than 90 restaurants and 200 great shops.
And there is so much to do in Whistler, no matter the season. In the summer, the pedestrian-only pathways in the village come alive with world-class street entertainers " magicians, musicians, clowns and jugglers. The recreation opportunities range from golf at one of four championship courses, mountain biking, hiking, mountaintop gondola rides, horseback riding, or swimming in one of the valleys five mountain lakes.
Whistler is truly wonderful in the winter, too. Recent 2005 accolades for the destination include a Number Three ranking in the Top 50 Ski Resorts by Ski magazine and Number One by Transworld Snowboarding magazine for True Village Atmosphere, Long Snow Season and Unparalleled Riding. But there is more to do than skiing and snowboarding. Groups can try their hand at dogsledding, relax and enjoy a sleigh ride, zoom along on a snowmobile or explore the forest on high-tech snowshoes.
Its the little things that make a big difference and the staff at Four Seasons Resort Whistler are experts at making sure that everything goes flawlessly, from the beginning of an event to the end. Emphasis is placed on understanding the individual needs of the client and meeting those needs with intimate care and detail. Every meeting is custom-designed and personalized and, depending on the time of year, the entire Resort can be reserved for groups wishing for a completely exclusive experience.
The convenience of 24-hour concierge service and round the clock access to the Business Centre and fitness facilities means it is easy to relax once business is done. During the winter, the Ski Concierge takes care of skis and snowboards right at the base of the mountain. And private and group ski lessons can be arranged from the comfort of the guest room. In summer, tee times and trips can be booked with the Concierge. The Kids for All Seasons programme takes care of the Resorts smallest guests, who quite often join their parents on a business trip.
Relaxation at the Ready
The ratio of treatment rooms to guest rooms at Four Seasons Resort Whistler is better than any other hotel spa in the area, making it easy for guests in a group to get the treatments they want, when they want them. Whether taking time out from a rigorous meeting schedule, or working it into the itinerary of an incentive trip, with 15 treatment rooms, the Spa is an ideal place to relax and unwind.
Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalised 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees " people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 74 hotels in 31 countries, and more than 25 properties under development, Four Seasons will continue to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on Four Seasons, visit www.fourseasons.com.
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