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NEW MEETING AND GROUP EVENT VENUE TO OPEN AT CARRIAGE HILLS RESORT NEAR TORONTO

Shell Vacations Hospitality’s Carriage Hills Resort to Open New Meeting and Event Space in April 2011

BARRIE, ONT. (March 30, 2011) – Carriage Hills Resort welcomes spring 2011 with extensive renovations, including the opening of the Horseshoe Valley’s newest state-of-the-art meeting venue, The Stanhope. Located one hour north of Toronto and 15 minutes from Barrie, Canada, Carriage Hills Resort has long been a preferred destination for businesses and groups seeking a calm getaway to meet their needs – from wedding and event space to team building and corporate meetings.

The Stanhope, opening April 22, will offer 1,500 square feet of meeting and event space, with more than 1,200 square feet dedicated to barrier-free function space. The design will reflect the vacation elegance and design of the resort, with exterior wood decking, abundant windows for natural light and a rich color palette.

“Our groups frequently ask that we expand our meeting and event space for social and business occasions,” said Tara Woodward, Area Director of Sales & Marketing for Carriage Ridge & Carriage Hills Resort.  “With the opening of The Stanhope, we will be able accommodate those groups in new ways, from increased flexibility with catering to more elegant spaces for events.”

The Stanhope is built to offer improved flexibility for events of all types and sizes. The interior is catering-friendly with easy access to a galley kitchen. The space also boasts state-of-the-art audio visual features including wireless projection capabilities, the latest surround sound system, and Blu-ray audio visual and internet services.

With neighboring Carriage Ridge Resort, the combined properties offer 491 suites, the largest accommodations in Simcoe County. Guestrooms at both Carriage Ridge Resort and Carriage Hills Resort feature one and two bedroom suites with full-size kitchens, Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Plus, the resorts offer a plethora of nearby activities, luxurious amenities and, in April, revitalized group spaces.

About Shell Vacations Hospitality:

Shell Vacations Hospitality offers a collection of 25 resorts, hotels and lodges ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, retreats, reunions and business trips. Visitors may stay at hotels and resorts in popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from San Francisco to Whistler. Shell Vacations Hospitality is a subsidiary of Shell Vacations LLC, a premier developer of upscale vacation ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.shellhospitality.com.

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