WINVIAN HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS “ELITE” CERTIFICATION
Elite Meetings International selects Winvian as one of
North America’s top properties for group functions
Morris, CT — Winvian is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Elite Certified status by Elite Meetings International (EMI), an innovative company that offers tools to assist top planners in researching the best properties for meetings and incentives throughout North America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.
Elite Certified status is granted by EMI’s Elite Meetings Advisory Board, a distinguished body comprised of corporate meeting planners and hospitality executives. The board considers the resorts and hotels based on a demonstrated commitment to providing an exceptional group experience. A number of criteria factor into the advisory board’s assessment, including the arrival experience, accommodations, meeting and event facilities, activity options, food and beverage, and most importantly, service.
“Our goal in establishing Elite Certification was to compile a peer-rated resource that recognized those properties that represent the best of the best, independent of affiliation,” says EMI CEO Kelly Foy. “We’re proud to offer Elite Certified status to Winvian. Our endorsement reflects our belief in the exceptional standards that visiting groups can expect.”
“We at Winvian are honored to be the recipient of this important designation as a leading hotel property for off-site meetings and events. To have our hotel be approved by both industry veterans as well as those who do business at our property is a real honor and acknowledgement of our hard work and the dedication and passion of our extraordinary teams.” says Win Smith III, Director of Sales & Marketing, of Winvian.
Winvian, a unique, boutique and confidential hotel property nestled into the fabled Litchfield Hills of Connecticut features 18 custom crafted cottages and one master suite that encompasses the entire second story of the historic Seth Bird House. No less than 15 architects designed the cottages that combine the modern with historical, the whimsical with the traditional.
Winvian features Connecticut’s only AAA 5-Diamond Restaurant and also boasts the prestigious AAA 5-Diamond Award for the hotel. Ideally located just two hours north from NYC, this property is situated on 113 acres of meadows and woodlands and is draped by 4,000 acres of the pristine White Memorial Preserve.
The entire property is available for meetings, off-sites, incentive travel, special celebrations and lavish weddings with rates upon request. This confidential property can be taken over for “Exclusive Use” and buyouts.
Winvian is privately owned by Maggie Smith and is a Relais & Chateaux property.
About Elite Meetings International, Inc.
Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International, Inc. (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale, and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include FaceTime™ (www.FaceTimeScheduler.com), a widely used program for helping buyers and sellers – across any industry – identify synergies, manage appointments, and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (www.SpeedRFP.com), a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call (805) 730-1000.