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VRANCOR GROUP WELCOMES BEST WESTERN PLUS GUILDWOOD INN SARNIA/POINT EDWARD

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VRANCOR GROUP, OWNER AND OPERATOR OF 16 BRANDED AND INDEPEDENT HOTELS THROUGHOUT ONTARIO, IS PROUD TO WELCOME BEST WESTERN PLUS GUILDWOOD INN TO ITS HOSPITALITY PORTFOLIO.

Sarnia / Point Edward, Ontario: February 1st, 2017 - Vrancor welcomes Best Western Plus Guildwood Inn Sarnia/Point Edward. “With the regions’ rapidly expanding reputation as a global centre for manufacturing, research and development, we are very pleased to welcome Best Western Plus Guildwood Inn to our growing company” said Darko Vranich, CEO & President, Vrancor Group. “The hotel has an exceptional reputation among business and leisure travelers for its strong service culture and is a proud member of Best Western Hotels & Resorts” said Vranich.

Located in Southwestern Ontario and part of Lambton County, Sarnia and Point Edward are situated on the southern shores of Lake Huron, approximately one hour northeast of Windsor and one hour west of London, Ontario. Located at 1400 Venetian Blvd. in Point Edward, the hotel is close to the international border crossing across from Port Huron, Michigan, connecting the United States to Canada via the spectacular Blue Water Bridge, which boasts over 4.8 million border crossings per year. Less than two kilometres from Sarnia’s downtown core and within four kilometres of “Chemical Valley” which is home to more than 60 operational industrial and refinery plants, the hotel is also only a 10-minute drive from both Lambton Mall, with over 100 stores and Progressive Auto Sales Arena, a major spectator sports and entertainment facility, home to Sarnia Sting OHL team. The region is a popular tourist destination, due in part to its beautiful natural landscape with sandy beaches along both the St. Clair River and Lake Huron, including Canatara Park and Grand Bend. Visitors enjoy exceptional area golf courses and gaming / entertainment options at the popular OLG Casino Point Edward, located within walking distance of the hotel. Lambton County was named among the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2016 by the Intelligent Community Forum, a global network of cities and regions. 

With easy access via Highways 401 and 402, or by rail or air (Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport), a growing number of local, regional and international businesses including Exxon/Imperial Oil, Bio-Amber Sarnia, NOVA Chemicals Canada, Bluewater Health, Lambton Kent District School Board, Suncor Energy and the University of Western Ontario’s Research Park are located in the area.

Recently renovated, Best Western Plus Guildwood Inn offers 95 guest rooms, including 10 suites and includes amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, a business centre with photocopy and printing services, guest laundry and a seasonal outdoor pool. Shelly’s Tap & Grill is located on the lobby level and is open for all three meal periods, with a seating capacity for 120 guests. The hotel provides complimentary, made to order, hot breakfast Monday through Friday and daily in-room dining from 7am to 9pm. Ample free parking is also available.

Guests choose from a variety of room types including single queen, single queen with murphy bed, double queen or king with pull-out plus a selection of suites including king, king Jacuzzi and a 530-sq.-ft. king honeymoon suite. All guestrooms are equipped with 42-inch LCD flat-screen TV, mini fridge, spacious in-room desk and coffeemaker. Guestrooms with ground level entrances are available.

The hotel has approximately 7,405 sq. ft. of meeting space ranging in size from fully equipped boardrooms for 10 people to the 2,000-sq.-ft. Guildhall that can accommodate up to 150 for a banquet and up to 250 people when combined with the adjoining, covered Patio. All catering services are done onsite.

 

ABOUT BEST WESTERN HOTELS & RESORTS:

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,200* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers seven hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western℠, Vīb®, BW Premier Collection® and GLōSM. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including nearly sixty percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award in 2016, Business Travel News ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western in the top three upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands for three years in a row, and Best Western receiving five consecutive Dynatrace Best of the Web gold awards for best hotel website. Best Western has also won eight AAA/CAA Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA’s 56 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 30 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels. 

* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

 
ABOUT VRANCOR GROUP

Vrancor Group is one of the top hospitality companies in Ontario and an award-winning leader in property management and development. Committed to smart growth, we effectively adapt to changing market demands in order to deliver market leading ROI. Vrancor’s experienced and diverse corporate team offers expertise in multiple disciplines including operations, finance, sales, marketing and human resources. We specialize in building, (re)developing and managing award winning properties in Ontario. When it comes to hotel, residential or commercial spaces, we know our game, and are one of its leading players. We pride ourselves on creating a sense of uniqueness and individuality for each of our properties, something which has earned us a reputation for innovative leadership, sound judgment and extraordinary guest satisfaction. Visit www.vrancor.com for more information and connect with Vrancor at www.facebook.com/VrancorGroup, www.twitter.com/VrancorGroup.

For more information on Best Western Plus Guildwood Inn or any other Vrancor Group project, please contact:

Peter Tosh
Director of Operations, Hotel Capital Projects & New Builds
Vrancor Group
366 King Street West | Hamilton | ON | L8P 1B3
P: 905.540.4800
E: ptosh@vrancor.com