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Bryan Steer & Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson

December 2006: Bryan Steer, Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel

During our stay in Vancouver, we wanted to purchase a swimming t-shirt for our daughter from the UBC Swim Club. Our daughter is a competitive swimmer in St. Catherines, Ontario. Abe Marte of Guest Services was efficient in obtaining directions … read more

Barry Balce & Deputy Mayor Kim Capri

November 2006: Barry Balce, Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel

In October 2006, Mrs. Messer came to Vancouver to visit her four year old granddaughter who is terminally ill with cancer. Mrs. Messer had taken special care to purchase some special gifts for her granddaughter. In her travels through the … read more

Pierre Arcand & Deputy Mayor Peter Ladner

October 2006: Pierre Arcand, Pacific Palisades Hotel

During a recent conference at the Pacific Palisades Hotel (NASAGA, from October 10th to 14th), Pierre Arcand took charge of making the event the best for the participants, the presenters and the organizers. He seemed to be in every venue … read more

Laurent Devin & Deputy Mayor Peter Ladner

September 2006: Laurent Devin, Diva at the Met

We arrived from Europe and our luggage was lost. Mr. Devin comforted us during dinner and tried to locate our luggage through our airline. Once he realized that our luggage would not be arriving that evening, he called his wife … read more

Louise Reid & Deputy Mayor BC Lee

August 2006: Louise Reid, West Coast Sightseeing

A note of thanks for the great service we received. I had a group of 15 for the Vancouver post tour of the Capilano Suspension Bridge and City Tour. We had a late start to the tour, but our driver, … read more

Geoff Viljoen & Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

July 2006: Geoff Viljoen, Star Limousine Services

Dear Vancouver Tourism Awards, I feel compelled to write you, as I am still in shock from the wonderful experience I had at your airport yesterday. After a long (delayed) flight from New York and almost an hour in the … read more

John Abou-Samra & Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

June 2006: John Abou-Samra, Coast Mountain Bus Company

John is by far the best bus driver I have ever met! He not only is enthusiastic about his job, but he is also knowledgeable about Vancouver and making people happy. He always greets his passengers with a smile and … read more

Rashid Khan & Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Ball

May 2006: Rashid Khan, Vancouver Taxi

After a three week long vacation in Canada, I, along with my wife and children, were returning to Australia on the morning of April 26th this year. Rashid Khan was the cab driver who picked us up from the Hyatt … read more

Stephen Candy & Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Ball

April 2006: Stephen Candy, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Dear Mr. Pye: From April 23rd to 28th, I was a guest in your hotel and enjoyed typically fine Fairmont service from the many people on your staff that I encountered. However, there were two members of your team that … read more

Melany Bautista & Deputy Mayor George Chow

March 2006: Melany Bautista, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Recently, a guest, Mrs. Bortolussi, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver checked out of her room when she realized she had left her ring in her hotel room. She called the hotel and told the front desk person. Immediately, the Night … read more

Ken Armich & Deputy Mayor George Chow

February 2006: Ken Armich, Pacific Palisades Hotel

Hi John [Nicholson], I wanted to drop you a note to inform you about my experience at your hotel this weekend. I do not normally take the time to fill out customer comment cards or write to the manager. However, … read more

Judy Waddell & Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson

January 2006: Judy Waddell, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Dear Mr. Francis Parkinson: I am writing this letter to let you know about the amazing guest service I received from one of your employees. I arrived on Sunday, March 5th to unload for the Waterfront Playhouse Brunch event. It … read more