Radisson Hotel Saskatoon

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts Honours Hotels & Associates across Canada for Outstanding Performance and Leadership

Vancouver, BC, April 30, 2013 – SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts proudly recognized its hotels and Associates from across Canada for their achievements and contributions at the annual SilverBirch 2013 Leadership Conference, held at the Radisson Edmonton South. The awards recognized individuals and hotels for outstanding achievement in leadership, culture, sales & marketing and guest services.

“SilverBirch’s success is built upon our Associates’ hard work and dedication to delivering the best guest experiences,” said Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “All of the award recipients recognized have demonstrated a strong commitment of service to our customers and we are honoured to have them as part of the SilverBirch team.”

Hotel des Seigneurs Saint-Hyacinthe  was presented with a special honour at the ceremony, receiving the President’s Award for Outstanding Effort, exemplifying SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts’ values. The award recognizes the hotel team’s collaborative efforts to deliver quality customer service. The hotel has excelled in guest services and product performance in the past year.

The Hotel of the Year Award was presented to the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon. The hotel and its employees demonstrated continuous growth in customer loyalty and satisfaction as a result of their passion for service excellence and commitment to provide guest services that goes beyond expectations.

The Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre Canmore received the Cultural Spirit Award for embodying the spirit of hospitality through strong team work and high morale. Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre Canmore strongly believes that a collaborative work culture with open communications is the key to encourage employees to deliver exceptional customer service and guest experiences.

The Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton was honoured with the Revenue Generation Team of the Year Award, and Lisa Drent, their Director of Rooms, was chosen to receive the Leader of the Year Award. The Ramada hotel team demonstrated effective collaboration in managing the full customer life cycle and executed innovative sales, marketing and public relations initiatives that resulted in exceeding their revenue goals. Lisa Drent received the Leader of the Year award for her outstanding contributions to the success of the team and for inspiring others to continue to deliver extraordinary guest experiences.

SilverBirch also recognized Arnulfo Panit, Houseperson/Shuttle Driver, from the TownePlace Suites Mississauga-Airport Corporate Centre with the Associate of the Year Award.  Arnulfo’s consistency in providing exceptional customer service exemplifies the attitude and dedication to serve guests. His remarkable dedication and loyalty to the hotel has also made a significant impact on the team. The SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts Award winners in all categories include:

  • Cultural Spirit – Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre Canmore
  • Revenue Generation Team of the Year – Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton
  • Hotel of the Year – Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
  • Leader of the Year – Lisa Drent, Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Edmonton
  • Associate of the Year – Arnulfo Panit, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Mississauga – Airport Corporate Centre

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel management companies and manages over 20 hotels and resorts across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Radisson, Hilton, Quality and Best Western. www.silverbirchhotels.com


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Stacey Morton
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts