• Tourism Whistler Wants to Create a Sophisticated Adventure

     
    POSTED October 29, 2019
     
  • Tourism Whistler Wants to Create a Sophisticated Adventure

     
    POSTED October 29, 2019
     
  • Tourism Whistler Wants to Create a Sophisticated Adventure

     
    POSTED October 29, 2019
     

Tourism Whistler has announced a $3.5-million conference center renovation set to begin January 2020. Located in the heart of Whistler village, the resort’s main conference facility will be receiving updates to everything from lighting and furnishings to acoustics and artwork. Renovations will be made throughout the 65,000 square feet of meeting space, which can accommodate 2,000 people.

The Whistler Conference Centre can accommodate anything from bands to driving a car into the ballroom. In order to achieve a contemporary and modern aesthetic, renovations will be adding high-quality finishes to already-iconic features, such as the cathedral ceiling and Rumford rock fireplace. 

While changes are being made inside, the stunning landscape surrounding the conference center will continue to be constant for visitors. Taking care of the outdoors and the surrounding area has always been important to Tourism Whistler, and during these renovations, they will continue their green initiatives and focus on sustainability. 

When groups are ready to get out of meetings, the conference center is within walking distance of 150+ restaurants, 200 retail stores, nightlife, and much more to explore. Meeting groups are also close to several hotels throughout the Whistler Village, where they can take advantage of hotel activities like skiing and snowboarding. Also, U.S. clients utilizing the conference center will often save 25-30 percent depending on the exchange rate. 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.