M&IT Reader’s Choice Awards Place White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa on Top for the 5th Consecutive Year

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For the fifth consecutive year, Niagara’s White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa has been recognized with Canada’s Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine’s Readers’ Choice award for Canadian meeting facility excellence.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON The professional conference planners participating in M&IT’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards have honoured White Oaks Conference Resort again in 2005 for its service excellence and meeting facilities, which they considered to be among the top five in Canada.

M&IT Magazine is a leading national meeting professional industry publication, with a readership of more than 10,500 subscribers. The publication is targeted to professionals who plan meetings and/or incentive travel by providing them with resources and a forum for discussion about the latest trends in the business. As part of its annual Market Report special issue, the magazine polled Canadian meeting planners to get their views and assessments on the country’s meeting spots and how they compare.

“To be recognized by this level of professionals in the planning field for five years in a row for all of Canada is truly amazing,” said Vittoria Wikston, White Oaks VP of Sales and Marketing. “Our 60,000 square foot, one of a kind dedicated conference centre and full-service Resort have been carefully crafted to be the ultimate in its category. Creating the optimum learning environment is our ultimate goal.”

Each year, M&IT’s readership survey reveals which meeting venues, hotels, resorts and conference facilities have exceeded readers’ service expectations.

“The Readers Choice Awards are selected by the meeting planners that respond directly to the M&IT survey. We ask them the question: "Which conference, meeting facility, resort or hotel in Canada have you used in the past 12 months that exceeded expectations and best catered to your needs?" All of the results are tabulated and ranked accordingly. We break the list into the "Super 5" and then select regional favourites.” Says Matt Nicholls – Director of Content, M&IT, Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine.

In addition to the M&IT magazine honour, White Oaks is Canada's only Resort Hotel and Spa to be recognized as a member of the very prestigious International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), and has been recognized with the second place spot in the Globe and Mail’s “50 Best Employers in Canada” in their Report on Business Magazine. “White Oaks Resort’s Four Diamond LIV Restaurant has also achieved the Wine Council of Ontario’s VQA Restaurant Award of Excellence.

White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa is privately owned and operated and has been in business for twenty-seven years. White Oaks has been the leader in the Niagara Region at providing a first class resort hotel with a state-of-the-art conference facility, award winning LIV Restaurant, nationally acclaimed spa, a 5000 member fitness and racquet club.

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