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December 2013 Winner Joyce Barker with Councillor Elizabeth Ball

December 2013 Winner Joyce Barker of Tourism Vancouver

Joyce invited me to experience “Vancouver Hospitality” at her home and what a wonderful experience. I can’t even begin to thank Joyce for the (Lekker Kos) fantastic food, snacks and drinks. The photo in Joyce’s home by the Christmas tree … read more

November 2013 winner Stacey Vogl with Councillor Elizabeth Ball

November 2013 Winner Stacey Vogl of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

I would like to nominate Stacey Vogl of the Sheraton Wall Centre. She went above and beyond her duties of customer service. My friend and I were visiting from Switzerland in November 2013. We needed to get to the Sheraton … read more

2013 Winners Mack Kekobad and Monette Subion of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver with General Manager Ulrich Samiet

October 2013 Winners Mack Kekobad and Monette Subion of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Around 11pm on a Friday night . . . my girlfriend and I were about to go clubbing when we realized she left her clubbing shoes back home in Surrey. We approached the front desk and spoke to the manager … read more

September 2013 Winner Gail Ross with Deputy Mayor Geoff Meggs

September 2013 Winner Gail Ross of Shannon Falls Information Centre

One of my passengers had left their bag behind at the falls with passport, money and valuables, but hadn’t realized. Gail called 2 other tour companies to advise that it had been handed in. When I announced it to my … read more

August 2013 Winner Matt Gillis of Meridian Valet with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

August 2013 Winner Matt Gillis of Meridian Valet

  The young man I wanted to mention is Matt who works at the valet service.  My colleague and I parked at the hotel for weeks at a time and can into contact with several of the guys.  Matt, however, … read more

July 2013 Mark Brailey of the SuttonPlace Hotel with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

July 2013 Winner Mark Brailey of the Sutton Place Hotel

  I had called down to the Valet to have our vehicle brought up as we were soon to be checking out.  Mark saw that the back left rear tire was flat as it sat in your parking garage.  He … read more

June 2013 Winner Derek Sims of Rosewood Hotel Georgia with Deputy Mayor Raymond Louie

June 2013 Winner Derek Sims of Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Derek kindly provided space for my daughters to practice volleyball outside the hotel and even assisted them with some of their drills. To meet such a charming and talented man at this wonderful property was a special treat for our … read more

May 2013 Winner Abdoul Said of Century Plaza Hotel with Deputy Mayor Raymond Louie

May 2013 Winner Abdoul Said of Century Plaza Hotel

Abdoul took extra special, over-and-above care of my mom during her seven week stay at Century Plaza Hotel. Abdoul is an outstanding superhost-kind-of-guy, constantly greeting all sizes, shapes, and cultures of guests into his hotel. Abdoul combines his outstanding ”tourism” Vancouver ambassador … read more

April 2013 Winner Kevin Gates of the DVBIA with Councillor Adriane Carr

April 2013 Winner Kevin Gates of the DVBIA

My husband and I had forgotten where we had parked our car. Kevin went to the trouble of looking in all the underground parking around 938 Howe Street, eventually finding our car. His attitude was positive, face smiling all the … read more

March 2013 Winners Trina Armour, Mia Yoon & Kathy Nguyen of The Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel with Councillor Adriane Carr

March 2013 Winners Trina Armour, Mia Yoon & Kathy Nguyen of The Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel

Both Milo and I would like to express our great appreciation for all your support and help. Flowers, champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries!! WOW!! Trina Armour, Mia Joon, and Kathy Nguyen made our wedding there a delight. Their helpfulness, support, … read more

February 2013 Winner Alexis Scigliano with Councillor Elizabeth Ball

February 2013 Winner Alexis Scigliano from the Vancouver Aquarium

Our car broke down in a parking lot near the Aquarium.  I went to the Aquarium reception desk for assistance.  Alexis was very kind and offered her assistance.  She provided a telephone for me to call my insurance company in … read more

January 2013 Winner Mike VanderHeide of the Vancouver Aquarium with Councillor Elizabeth Ball

January 2013 Winner Mike VanderHeide from the Vancouver Aquarium

My grandsons were visiting Vancouver from the Yukon and were looking forward to going to the Vancouver Aquarium.  Sadly one was sick, so my other grandson and I came and spent an enjoyable 2 hours. When we were leaving at … read more