Burnaby’s Iconic Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Named 2019 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee
The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce that Burnaby’s iconic Hilton Vancouver Metrotown will be this year’s inductee into the prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction is a special honour bestowed jointly by the BBOT and the City of Burnaby each year to a 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.
Twenty years ago, on November 3rd, 1999 the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Vancouver opened its doors to the community and to guests from around the world. In those twenty years the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown built a reputation as a hotel whose service exudes warmth, hospitality, and professionalism, as well as an extraordinary commitment to community.
“I am thrilled to see the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown inducted into the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame.” says Paul Holden, president and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade. “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. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown’s exemplary commitment to community, as well, has made it in many ways the heart of our business community.” adds Holden.
Opening its doors in 1999, the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown was the second Hilton to open in the province. Since its inception it has been the recipient of numerous awards including Best Hotel in Burnaby, Best Sales Team as well as, the Connie, the Hilton’s most prestigious award in recognition of properties who have the highest level of guest satisfaction and product.
Some of the charities the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown supports are: Ritchie Bros Kids Sports. Michael J. Fox Theatre, BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Canadian Diabetes, The Food bank, Burnaby Firefighters Angel’s Breakfast, BC Cancer Society, Burnaby Hospital Foundation, Burnaby Family Life Festival of trees, Make a Wish Foundation B.C. and Yukon .
Chris Perna, General Manager of Hilton Vancouver Metrotown says, “We are truly grateful and honoured to be chosen as the 2019 inductee to the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame – what a great way to tie in our 20th year celebration with this prestigious award. Our thanks and appreciation go to His Worship Mike Hurley and the Burnaby City Council, Andrew Scott and the Burnaby Board of Trade Directors, and Paul Holden and the Burnaby Board of Trade team for bestowing this honor onto us and for their ongoing support throughout the years. Our hotel was founded on the principles of not only being in the community, but being part of the community and we hope that our past, present and future contributions will continue to make Burnaby a great place to Live, Learn, Work and Play.”
The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown will be formally inducted at the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on October 3rd at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel. Shortlisted finalists for each category of the 20th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards will also be announced at the luncheon. For further details on this event and to purchase tickets, please visit www.bbot.ca.
About the Burnaby Board of Trade
As Burnaby’s local Chamber of Commerce, The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is Burnaby’s most active business networking, advocacy and economic development organization. Working closely with the municipality, its members, and various community stakeholders, the BBOT supports the growth of business both locally and internationally, and fosters a sustainable business environment through networking, education, advocacy and development. The Burnaby Board of Trade acts as a Catalyst for economic development in Burnaby, a Covener of business, community and political leadership and Champions for the businesses who make Burnaby their home. For more information visit bbot.ca.
About the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame
The Burnaby Business Hall of Fame induction is a special honour bestowed jointly by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby. Established in 2003, the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame is the top business honour in Burnaby and recognizes widely-recognized, Burnaby-based businesses that have demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and have had a positive and significant impact on the community.