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

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

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.

Carriage Ridge Resort in Horseshoe Valley Honored As Best Top 10 Bargain Hotels in Canada for 3rd Year in a Row in 2011 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

For the third year in a row, Carriage Ridge Resort was chosen as a Best Top 10 Bargain Hotels in Canada. Chosen annually by travelers from around the globe, these awards honor the world’s best hotels.

Barrie, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011

Carriage Ridge Resort in Horseshoe Valley was chosen for the 3rd year in a row as a Best Top 10 Bargain Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor® in its 2011 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Now in its ninth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.

Unlike any other hotel awards programs in the world, TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels on tripadvisor.com™ and content from across the web.

“With the help of millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognize the world’s most outstanding hotels for the ninth year of the Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Karen Drake, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. “From the best bargain hotels to best luxury hotels, remarkable service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers’ Choice winners.”

For reviews on the Carriage Ridge Resort, visit Trip Advisor.

About Shell Vacations Hospitality

Supported by more than 1,100 hospitality professionals and consistently rated in the nation’s Top 50 Management companies, Shell Vacations Hospitality is the management arm for Shell Vacations and handles all resort management responsibilities. The company has been recognized in the resort and hotel industry as a premier hospitality organization. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois Shell Vacations is one of the nation’s most respected independent vacation ownership developers in the United States, operating 24 resorts in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The company specializes in the sales, marketing, and hospitality management of its vacations ownership resorts as well as servicing over 125,000 owners and members.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and TripAdvisor Trip Friends) with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 50 million unique monthly visitors across 17 popular travel brands. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 40 million unique monthly visitors, 20 million members, and over 40 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 27 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.

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