• 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. 

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