COLLINGWOOD, ON, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Living Water Resort & Spa a year-round resort, recreation and tourist destination situated right on the shores of Georgian Bay and less than a two hour drive from Toronto, is proud to announce that Larry Law, the Resort President and CEO, has received the 2016 Industry Recognition for longstanding contributions to the accommodations industry. Even though many people and companies were nominated, there were only 4 finalists.
This award was given by the Simcoe Region of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association to an organization or an individual with the following criteria:
- Has made a longstanding contribution to the restaurant or accommodations industry;
- Is a leader in positioning and supporting Simcoe's Hospitality and Tourism industry in the national and / or international arena;
- Is employed by a restaurant or hotel currently operating in the region OR is an independent owner/operator.
Whether it's for the community or hospitality industry, Larry Law has strived to build community presence and further through God's work. Larry feels very honored to be in a position to do many things for the community in Collingwood including feeding Christmas dinners each year to over 300 needy people in the community, donating $100,000 to Georgian College and the Library, and getting involved with many charities local and overseas.
From an industry prospective, Larry has created and built a community of over 450 staff and has grown the Cranberry Village brand from an existing Inn that was on the property into an entire village made up of multiple types of accommodation including hotel, vacation membership, homes, multiple restaurants, a championship golf course, marina, a wedding and conference center, and one-of-a-kind spa. Larry looks to continue to help grow the tourism sector and community of Collingwood even further.
The award was presented at the annual Ontario Restaurant Hotel Motel Association (ORHMA) Simcoe County Hospitality Awards event. Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper was on hand to present the award to Warren Smith on behalf of Larry Law, who was on his yearly missionary trip to Kenya.
"I am truly humbled and honoured to receive this respected industry recognition, and would like to share this with the dedicated staff", said Larry Law, Owner and CEO of Living Water Resort & Residences. "I thank them for all they do – we are all passionate about Collingwood, the hospitality industry, and about caring for people. Our successful unique business model is to take business as a mission, a mission to serve with a loving heart"
The Resort recently launched Phase 3 developments, which included:
- 100 new luxurious 1-bedroom and two bedroom suites;
- Additions to the 5,000 sq. ft. onsite spa with an exclusive Aquapath™, the only one of its kind in Ontario, for wellness experiences and re-energizing retreats;
- A 5,000 sq. ft. new waterfront restaurant exclusive to the region offering culinary classes, raw seafood bar and something for all tastes.
About Living Water Resort & Residences
Located in Simcoe County at the southern tip of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay, Living Water Resort & Residences is the only resort in the area situated right on the shores of Georgian Bay. With 91 luxurious 1-bedroom and two-bedroom suites equipped with living/dining room and kitchen areas perfect for extended stays and a five-star rating from Interval International, the interior of each unit reflects a combination of elegance and comfort. Each room and its accompanying amenities use the highest quality products with great care taken for personal space and well-being. For further information, please call (705) 446-3282 or visit www.livingwaterresort.com.
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