BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville
The Ideal Green Hotel Room
Vancouver is one of the most sustainable cities in North America, it has a goal for 2020 to become the greenest city in the world. With this deadline approaching, Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre has been successfully implementing many environmentally friendly features in our guest rooms to support this initiative over the years. We loved to see an increasing number in both leisure and business travelers becoming seriously concerned about their impact on the environment. Being a sustainable hotel, we live and breathe our green policy on a daily basis. Read on to see why our main focus in our guest rooms remains green and eco-friendly.
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Get to know the Remarkable Women at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville
In Honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate women as leaders. It is a day that unites millions of women around the world and recognizes them for their many achievements. We are delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day by shining the spotlight on a few of the amazing women who work at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel.
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Cynthia!
Cynthia is that friendly face that you will see early morning welcoming you at the Edge Social Grille & Lounge. She has a bubbly personality which has been creating great experiences for our guests for the past 38 years. Her passion and hard work act as an inspiration to all of us at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville. With over three decades of service, Cynthia’s accomplishments as a courageous women has not gone unnoticed.
Who Inspires you?
My Father. Not a day goes by where I do not get the strength I need from my father. He always acts as my role model and his guidance has helped me become the bold woman I am today.
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Imelda
The Iron lady of the hotel is the nickname we have given Imelda. She is our Executive Housekeeper. Imelda has been leading her department for the past 8 years, supporting her team to go above and beyond, providing memorable experiences for our guests. Believe it or not she is a mother of five children and proud grandma of three. Imelda is a classic example of a multi-tasker and does well in balancing her leadership role in addition to being a supportive mother & grandmother.
Who Inspires you?
Michelle Obama is highly educated, smart, and by many accounts as warm and gracious as she seems. She works tirelessly for her causes and inspires young women to be the change they want to see. She has shown me that having my voice heard is achievable.
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Premila
Premila has been working at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville for 32 years and has proven that hard work and dedication pays off. She works in the housekeeping department and is known to be a competent and dependable housekeeper with immense experience. She is valued for her impeccable standards in maintaining a clean, sanitized, tidy and pleasant environment for all our guests.
Who Inspires you?
My Mother is my inspiration. Living in Fiji, everyday was a struggle. She was left a widow at a young age and had the responsibility of raising five girls from the ages of 11 to 18. Her endless dedication and will power to survive for her children has made me the strong woman I am today.
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Sunita
Sunita has an exciting story to tell. Having migrated to Canada from Dubai, she has been exposed to many walks of life! Being a mother of two toddlers and currently holding the leadership position of the director of operations, she juggles many hats!
She has extensive experience in corporate sales, food & beverage, catering and has worked for many International hotel chains such as Moevenpick and luxury properties like Dusit Thani Dubai. Her experience, knowledge and enthusiasm is a great asset to the team and she is certainly an example for all young women, that it is possible to have a healthy family life and still reach for a career.
Who inspires you?
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. One of her quotes that speaks out to me is , “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful”. I admire strong women who use their “power” for good. I also look up to people who remain grounded and don’t let fame go to their heads just like Malala.
Take the opportunity to honour the phenomenal women in your life today. Thank women who have made an impact in your life, whether those women are colleagues, customers, partners, former teachers,family or friends.
Let us know which women have made an impact in your life ? We would love to hear your story.
Wishing you all a Very Happy International Women’s Day
The importance of regular and effective communications within organizations is enormous. This is why finding the most ideal meeting space is crucial. For a meeting to be worthwhile, it must also be effective. Regular and efficient meetings can reduce workplace stress and anxiety, increase innovation and reinforce a sense of teamwork. It can prove to be invigorating for employers and employees alike. Whether it’s an AGM, corporate conference, employee appreciation evening or a festive annual event, you want to make your gathering a success with the optimal result achieved for yourself and all attendees. Take a look at a few of the factors that can influence the perfect meeting space.
Probably key to an optimal meeting space is the perfect lighting. This has a big impact on the focus and productivity level of participants. For example, florescent lights can often attribute to headaches and poor concentration. Due to this, our clients appreciate the natural light that each one of our banquet rooms offer. This usually leads to improved concentration and higher levels of attention and teamwork.
While you don’t always need the latest, hi-tech technology in order to have an effective meeting, there are usually some specific requirements which should be considered. Therefore, it’s important think about what you are trying to achieve. Make a list of what you might require based on the agenda of the meeting. Are you setting up a presentation, will there be some conference calls? Whatever you may need, we can provide the necessary equipment upon request.
Although catering options might not seem like they should be very high on your list of priorities – keeping your team happy and fed should be! A delicious and healthy lunch or even some meeting snacks can help to sustain moral and keep energy levels high. We have a variety of catering options available. Our team can deliver a customized catering experience for breakfast, lunch, dinner and meeting breaks.
Location is probably the most important aspect of arranging a meeting. Do you want somewhere close to the office or close to downtown? Somewhere that perhaps your team can unwind and socialize afterward with a drink. Also take into consideration traffic issues and people who need to commute to the location. If there is a lot of travel time to and from the venue, it can hinder morale before you have even started. Sometimes cost can play a part, as locations outside the city tend to be more economical. We are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. We can provide you with various rooms at different rates and we do our best to accommodate as many requests as possible.
Regular meetings can accelerate your mission and your vision as a team. If you’re looking for the perfect conference space in downtown Vancouver, we have five separate rooms to meet any requirements you may have. All of our meeting rooms enjoy natural light. In addition to this, each room is equipped with complimentary high speed internet with state-of-the-art audiovisual options. For more information on our rooms, please visit www.chateaugranville.com.
To learn more about how we can help make your Vancouver meeting memorable, contact our catering department at (604) 633-2062 or fill out a Request for Proposal and our team will get back to you right away.
Are you looking at how you can increase communication and dialogue within your meeting? Technological advances have certainly made a difference in how we do business. Here we look at how technology can improve the effectiveness of your meetings.
Connect With Long Distance Colleagues
Often in large organizations, employees might be based in different locations. Skype and other similar communication tools, such as GoToMeeting, can make your meetings more seamless. This can help to decrease costs for a company by cutting down on travel costs and the removing the need for duplicate meetings with separate departments. There is plenty of video conferencing technology that are available. If you havn’t yet researched some of the tools you can use, here is a short list:
Google Chromecast and other similar casting applications can allow all attendees to view a presentation. This is a very simple tool that allows users to cast from their laptop to the screen – a presentation, an email or a website. As a result, you can ensure that everybody is on the same page when discussing certain topics, and not skipping ahead and losing track.
- Because a lot of applications are interactive and can accept questions to the organizer, there is often an increase of collaboration among employees.
- In addition to collaboration and ease of use, team members feel more relevant and engaged in the conversation.
- When people feel engaged, they are more likely to stay tuned in and increase productivity during and post meeting.
- This is due to the fact that there are so many online applications that people can use in order to feel as if they are contributing toward a meeting.
Carry Out Interactive Training Sessions
Regular training within the workplace is becoming increasingly important. It is consequently being recognized as such. Technology can assist enormously with this. If you wish to conduct your meeting as a training session or forum, it is easy to do this via webinar with GoToTraining. This program also allows you to connect in real time and record and store meetings for future reference.
If you’re thinking of booking a meeting offsite – we can provide the following audio visual services upon request:
- Audio Visual Equipment Rental
- Projection Mapping & Blending
- Staging & Platforms
- Custom Lighting & Design
- Video and Audio Production
- Webcast & Live Streaming
- Simultaneous Interpretation
- Audio Response
- Schematic Layout
If you would like to find out more about booking a meeting or event with Chateau Granville, please contact us on 604-633-2062 or take a look at our website.