A staff member decided on November 18th, 2013 that she would be retiring from the teaching profession and would really love a "little reception" for about 50 people. I contacted several hotels and other venues in Winnipeg. Richard Summerton, in sales, got back to me almost immediately. I went the next day to look at the room and go over a few details with him. Richard made it so very easy for me. The retirement reception, held on December 18th, 2013 was an evening for the retiree to long remember. I received so many compliments the next day about it. The food was a highlight... hot and cold hor d'oeuvres were served along with a beautiful cheese and dainty tray...so appealing and delicious.... a big thank you to the chef. From the friendly bartender (Larry) who did a fantastic job, to the serving staff....so sweet and helpful, Gerard's attentiveness (Banquet Manager) and another charming man who brought in the coat rack...just amazing top notch service. The room looked so lovely and festive as it was the Christmas season. This hotel has always been a favourite of mine as its location is quite central. This is the second event I have held at The Viscount Gort. The first was a sit-down retirement dinner for 75 people a few years back and it turned out well too. Thank you Richard for getting everything right! Your professionalism and attention to detail was greatly appreciated!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the heart of Winnipeg, the Viscount Gort Hotel is just minutes from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and across the street from Polo Park, the largest shopping mall in Manitoba. Less than a 10 minute drive from downtown Winnipeg and the Bell MTS Place and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and only 5 minutes away from the our famous Assiniboine Park, home to the Journey to Churchill Exhibit and Zoo, conservatory, outdoor Lyric Theatre. The Viscount Gort Hotel is an independently owned property that prides itself on its customer service with six styles of guest rooms & suites to choose from. Whether you are a business traveler or vacationing with the family, we have the right room for you. Business or pleasure, Winnipeg's Viscount Gort Hotel offers something for everyone visiting Winnipeg. Our full service restaurant offers full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. If you are a sports fan, catch the action of your favourite team at Average Joe's Lounge, our sports bar and gaming lounge featuring NFL and NHL specialty TV channels and a wide selection of local and imported beer as well as a full selection of food. Our gaming lounge includes state-of-the-art video lottery terminals ("VLT's") and a billard table. If rest and relaxation is on the top of your priority list, let your stress melt away in our inviting and spacious pool area that also includes a waterslide and hot tub. Other complimentary features included with your stay: Free airport shuttle service, available from 6:30am until 10:30pm Monday to Sunday; free hotel wide wireless internet, weekday newspaper, local calling and parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viscount Gort Winnipeg
- Hotel Viscount Gort