• The Westin Riverfront Receives 2019 Smart Meetings Smart Stars Award

     
    POSTED June 27, 2019
     

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley is honored with a 2019 Smart Stars Award from Smart Meetings magazine as a Best Mountain/Ski Hotel.

Smart Meetings is now in its eighth year of recognizing hotels, resorts, cruise lines and convention centers through its Smart Stars Awards. The awards platform is based upon the choices of meeting professionals from 35 premier categories as they hand select the best properties across North America.

The Westin Riverfront relishes the award as well as its new Game Creek Boardroom. The new boardroom features mountain views and comfortably hosts up to 40 people. The Game Creek Boardroom adds to the property’s portfolio that includes the 4,000-square-foot Riverside Ballroom, 7,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space and the outdoor banquet terrace which expands 3,500 square feet.

The AAA Four Diamond property proves its dedication to wellness with its new Wellness Break programs. The Westin Riverfront invites meeting attendees to take advantage of its Sound Therapy Session or the Group Stretching Session. These two offerings allow groups to de-stress and unwind. In order to restore the body’s natural frequencies, the Sound Therapy Session features Himalayan singing bowls and light meditation. The Group Stretching Session gets meeting attendees moving with professional trainer led stretching that helps improve posture, productivity and relaxation.

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.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The recommendation covers events like parades, concerts, festivals, conferences, sporting events, weddings and more.

 

On Nov. 1, global hospitality group, Benchmark added Manor Vail Lodge to its Colorado portfolio. Established in 1965 and situated at the base of Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak, its location offers picturesque views, yet is within walking distance from the ski slopes, shops and restaurants, giving guests the perfect mix of fun and relaxation.