Summit Lodge general manager Tony Medd took a little time to tell us more about this spectacular hotel. If you’re not sold already on what an excellent offer this is, read on…
Tell us about how your business was started. Was this what you always wanted to do?
The Summit Lodge and Spa opened in 1998 and was originally as part of the Kimpton hotel chain until 2008, when it was purchased by a Malaysian-owned company as an independent property. I never envisioned seeing myself as a General Manger of a hotel but rather as an entrepreneur owning and operating my own hotel one day.
What are some interesting facts about you or your business that your customers may not know?
Those that know me well probably don’t know that I was born in the UK and came over to Canada at a very young age (no accent).
What do you enjoy most about your job and why?
The diversity of working in an independent boutique hotel, meeting new people daily from all over the world, helping out where I can, whether it’s answering the phones or changing beds – not many GMs can say that!
What differentiates you from your competition?
Our location – we are located within the heart of Whistler Village where our hotel is one of the few that backs onto a lush forest park offering complete privacy. Our recent hotel refurbishment has changed us from a mountain lodge to a new vibrant artistic boutique hotel. The award winning original Taman Sari Spa offers guests a unique Indonesian spa experience while Elements Tapas Bar has been voted #1. Our service is to be reckoned with, our hotel has received the Service Challenge award again and again which shows that you don’t have to be a large name brand hotel to receive excellent customer service.
If you weren’t at work, what would you most love to be doing?
I enjoy road biking from my home in Pemberton to Whistler when time permits or mountain biking in the back country. When I’m not doing that, I’m usually planning where to go and when the next car show is!
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