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Two More Awards for Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant

Mont-Tremblant, Québec – May 2008 – Distinguished International Hotels, Residences and Resorts is pleased to announce that its award-winning member hotel, Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant  was honoured with two top prizes by the Ministry of Tourism at their annual Grands Prix du tourisme du Québec Gala event.

Nominated in two categories; Steven Lortie, Maître D’ for Supervisor of the Year and David Ouellet, Sous chef for Tourist Relief of the Year, both took first prize ahead of over 25 seasoned competitors, both categories combined.

Winners are chosen according to individual accomplishments and contributions made not only to their respective establishments but also to the regional and national hospitality and tourism industries. 

Sous-chef David Ouellet who was recently awarded with a perfect score for his Marinated Sea Scallops with Bell Pepper Coulis and Mango Dressing, has traveled extensively perfecting his skills and gathering techniques used in some of the most prestigious restaurants of Europe. Well known and highly respected by the best farmers and fresh market producers, David’s respect for the finest of ingredients comes alive in all his creations. 

Steven Lortie’s quick ascension as Maître D’, the youngest ever to hold the position at Chez Borivage, is paralleled by his contagious passion for wines which brought him to create various types of wine lists to please all levels of wine connoisseurs from the neophyte to the finer wine palates. But it is often in the unexpected where people shine, as did Steven, a trained volunteer with the Fire department when a false alarm set panic among the hotel guests. He managed single-handedly to immediately take charge of the situation, restoring the calm and dispelling any fears; guests continue to praise his actions of that day.

“I couldn’t be prouder of Steven and David,” explains Michel Garnier, General Manager of Le Grand Lodge. “I watch them every day, genuinely passionate about serving our guests, always bringing forth new ideas, motivating their teams. They remind me of why I was drawn to this industry in the first place many years ago.”

“The Grand Lodge is a dedicated group of individuals at every level of the organisation. It is truly an honour for me to be part of it. I invite people to come and discover why we continue to have one of the highest overall customer return rates,” continues Mr. Garnier.

Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant
2396 rue Labelle
Mont-Tremblant Québec, Canada
About Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant : Le Grand Lodge is a Scandinavian-style log four-star hotel and conference center located in the internationally renowned resort destination of Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada. Home to the award-winning restaurant Chez Borivage, it boasts 111 suites fully equipped with kitchens and fireplaces, a private lakefront beach, spa services including massage & body treatments, sauna, steam room, exercise facilities, four-season outdoor whirlpool, large indoor pool, and a wide range of four season activities for the entire family. Its modern conference facilities can accommodate up to 600 and offers all the latest technology.

About Distinguished International® Hotels, Residences and Resorts, LLC 
Headquartered out of Rockville, Maryland – Distinguished International ®Hotels, Residences and Resorts was founded in 2007 by William F. Burruss and Daniel D. Hanley.  The Distinguished International® brand was formed to develop, manage or market to the North American market, independent and privately owned boutique-style hotels, resorts and residences, offering exceptional first class service and a complete range of upscale amenities with the highest of standards. The Distinguished® portfolio collection features stately country homes from the English countryside, private Caribbean island estates, European castles and sophisticated inns, and internationally renowned four season resorts. 


Johanne Emond
819-425-6046 direct

Also See: Paul Follows Appointed Director of European Development for Distinguished International ® Hotels, Residences and Resorts / May 2008
Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant, Member Hotel of Distinguished International Hotels, Residences & Resorts; Big Winner at this Years Grands Prix du Tourisme / April 2008
Distinguished International Hotels, Residences and Resorts Ltd Launches Its New Website: / February 2008
Distinguished Management LLC Takes Over Le Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant / January 2008
William F. Burruss Jr. and Daniel D. Hanley Form Distinguished Hotels & Residences International / December 2007

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