Healthy Living And Wellness A Top Priority At Vintage Inns

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Companies seeking innovative ways to motivate personnel at conferences and retreats will find some atypical options on Vintage Hotels’ conference services menu. Ontario’s most venerable hotel chain is literally shaking things up with activities that have conference attendees dancing between breakout sessions. The health and wellness initiatives are part of a unique arrangement between Vintage Inns and Tri Fit Incorporated, a company that has provided employee fitness, health and wellness services solely to corporate clients since 1978.

“Including a health and wellness focus in conference or retreat activities is the next logical step for companies interested in building a healthy, engaged and productive workforce,” says Paul MacIntyre, General Manager, The Pillar and Post, and Director, Spa Operations, Vintage Inns. “We have partnered with Tri Fit to expand our menu of offerings to corporate and individual travelers, adding more classes
and health and fitness seminars as well as nutritional counseling and wellness weekends.”

Health – and fitness – oriented options are available for high-performance meetings, conferences, and corporate retreats. This program leverages Tri Fit’s expertise in managing workplace fitness centres and wellness programs. Activities such as stretch breaks and energizer breaks, fitness and wellness seminars, early morning guided walks, and healthy team-building activities encourage greater creativity and productivity among conference attendees. Spa services refresh even the most stressed team members.

In addition, all Vintage Hotels guests and spa members can now avail themselves of a full-time, on-site personal trainer: Alana Harris, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator. The Tri Fit representative is a graduate of Brock University with a degree in kinesiology. She holds provincial and national certification in a variety of disciplines, including personal training, massage therapy, yoga and spinning instruction. She works with clients to develop fitness goals and customized programs that cater to their lifestyles. Her expertise has also been leveraged for new services being offered in spa membership packages. Yoga, Dancersize, Tone and Stretch, Aqua Pilates, Aqua Aerobics and fitness assessments are now among the
variety of options.

Vintage Hotels is a collection of three CAA/AAA four-diamond hotels offering 374 guestrooms, over 30,000 square feet of meeting space, three four-diamond restaurants, and two spas in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Secret Garden Spa and 100 Fountain Spa offer a wide selection of services to soothe body and soul. Offering classic style with modern sensibility, the hotel properties are the jewels in the crown of the Niagara region. The elegant and refined Prince of Wales and the classic yet charming Pillar and Post were tops in Ontario on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2006, with Prince of Wales repeating in the No. 2 spot in 2007 and is notably the only hotel in Ontario to earn a coveted spot on Travel+Leisure Magazine’s 2008 readers’ poll of Top 100 Best Hotels in North America. The Georgian splendour of Queen’s Landing sets the stage for everything from high-level corporate gatherings to romantic getaways to family vacations. Vintage Hotels is a proud partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. For more information: www.vintage-hotels.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Colin Sines, Director of Marketing
Vintage Hotels
(905) 468-1362 ext. 8123
c.sines@vintage-hotels.com

Dianne Turner, Marketing and PR Coordinator
Vintage Hotels
(905) 468-1362 ext. 8464
d.turner@vintage-hotels.com