The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
This mountain ski resort is in fact an ideal vacation destination during both the summer and winter months.
This upscale mountain lodge is popular with skiers (it was the host resort for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games). But it's equally appealing during spring and summer, with activities that include canoeing, hiking and 4x4 wilderness drives. There is an Avello Spa on-site, and Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses (just two of four championship courses nearby). And of course, miles of ski trails, easily accessed by gondolas just steps from the hotel.
Accommodations are attractive, with even the smallest (Deluxe Studio Suites) featuring pull-out sofa beds and kitchens. House restaurant Grill & Vine serves classic grill cuisine with a creative twist. For summer cocktails or après ski drinks, FireRock Lounge is a welcoming spot. With 20,000 square feet of event space including an outdoor plaza and 14 meeting rooms, the hotel is popular for active corporate retreats.