WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, August 20, 2013 - The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler will be launching a new restaurant in December – the Grill & Vine, developed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts in collaboration with the hotel. Based on a modernized reinterpretation of the classic grill, the casual yet upscale restaurant will be a welcoming place where guests can enjoy a menu of traditional favourites with a local twist, alongside a wide selection of wines by the glass.
Created in an open space that is sleek, simple, clean and fresh, the 105-seat Grill & Vine was designed to be sophisticated enough for the discerning visitor, yet approachable and free-spirited enough to become a social hub for everyone. A comfortable lounge area with soft seating will be sure to entice couples while long communal wood table tops will please families and groups. A new all day Grab & Go will be incorporated into the restaurant with Starbucks® espresso coffees and a variety of snacks to go.
Executive Chef Bradley Cumming will oversee the kitchen at Grill & Vine. Born and raised in Vancouver, Chef Cumming is fiercely passionate about using fresh and local ingredients. His culinary philosophy replicates a simple approach in his dishes, allowing the natural flavours of food to express themselves. The Grill & Vine’s signature items will include a Woodstone hearth oven featuring artisan pizza and breads, a selection of small plates, and “Simply Grilled” farm to table local selections.
The restaurant’s menu will be complemented by an extensive wine program that includes a wide selection of Canadian and international wines by the glass, carafe, and bottle. An Enomatic Wine Preservation System will be a main focal point of the restaurant with 16 high-end and unique wines by the glass allowing guests to sample a multitude of wines with their food, including a specially prepared wine and cheese flight menu. From the Argentinian Catena Zapata Malbec to the JoieFarm Noble Blend Riesling from B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, the wine menu will offer something for everyone at a variety of price points.
Set to open in time for the winter season, the Grill & Vine restaurant and lounge will be open for breakfast and dinner year round, as well as après ski in the winter season. For more information, visit www.westinwhistler.com.
About The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler located at the base of Whistler Mountain is the only luxury all-suite, full service hotel and destination spa in Whistler. Set just steps away from the heart of the village, the award-winning Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler has been twice named the #1 ski resort hotel in North America by Condé Nast Traveler and also named to its prestigious Reader’s Choice Awards for one of the top resorts in Canada. The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler is an O’Neill Hotels & Resorts managed property, a Vancouver-based company also managing The Westin Grand in Vancouver. For more information, please visit http://www.westinwhistler.com.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,162 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 Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest(R) (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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