• 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.

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.