Hilton in Metrotown inducted into Burnaby Business Hall of Fame

The “iconic” Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in has been named this year’s inductee to the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame.

The hall of fame is a joint recognition by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby. Every year, the city and the board of trade name one “widely recognized Burnaby-based business that has demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and has had a positive and significant impact on the community.”

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The Hilton in Metrotown first opened its doors on Nov. 3, 1999, making it the second Hilton location to open in the province.

“The Hilton is emblematic of a hotel that combines those rare qualities of hospitality and top notch service, delivered with a great deal of warmth. It provides a real sense of being a home away from home for travelers as well as the community,” said BBoT CEO Paul Holden in a statement.

“The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown’s exemplary commitment to community, as well, has made it in many ways the heart of our business community.”

Since its opening, the hotel has received several awards, including best hotel in Burnaby, best sales team and the “Connie” award, an internal corporate award for Hilton properties with high levels of guest satisfaction.

A board of trade news release said the hotel has, in its 20 years of service, “built a reputation as a hotel whose service exudes warmth, hospitality and professionalism, as well as an extraordinary commitment to community.”

The hotel will be formally inducted into the hall of fame during a luncheon on Oct. 3, during which shortlisted finalists for each category in the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards will also be announced.

For more information on that event, and to buy tickets, go to bbot.ca.

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