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Sparkling Hill Resort

888 Sparkling Place
Vernon, British Columbia V1H 2K7

180Largest Group
6Meeting Rooms
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CORPORATE MEETINGS, RETREATS & EVENTS
Work with our team to plan your next group function within your budget at Sparkling Hill Resort. Our elegantly appointed function spaces will suit your board meetings, award events, conferences and wellness retreats. Impress your guests with our beautiful setting, unique crystal architecture and world-class wellness amenities for an unparalleled experience.

EXCLUSIVE BUYOUTS
For private use of the entire resort, make Sparkling Hill ‘yours’ with an exclusive buyout for groups and corporate bookings. With dedicated access to all areas we can utilize the guestrooms, function spaces and public areas including the lobby, restaurant, KurSpa and outdoor areas to your group’s custom specifications. With an exclusive buyout, you can even change dining and KurSpa hours to best suit your schedule.

CORPORATE RETREATS
Corporate retreats allow participants to escape from the daily stresses of their typical work world and focus on wellness, team building, communication, and brainstorming. Give your employees the platform to grow as one and unite with out of office experiences that encourages participants to focus on themselves and each other. We offer the perfect spaces for you to host meetings or seminars, daily activity classes or discover our tailored “Workplace” program, hosted by our Wellness lead, Dr. Pieter Strauss. Watch as your team unites and transforms, returning to work with a new found value for your bottom line. Your employees work hard for your company – as the stresses of professional workload and personal life become more overwhelming, take the first step to stand apart from other companies with a new experience in the perfect setting. Encourage your valuable employees to focus on their overall health and wellness allowing for happier and more productive employees in the workplace. With our primary focus on health and wellness, Sparkling Hill Resort provides the perfect setting to decompress, reset and recharge. 

INCLUDED WITH ALL RESORT STAYS

Resort Inclusions:
• Daily hot European-inspired buffet breakfast for two
• Complimentary high-speed Telus Wi-Fi
• Valet parking 
KurSpa Inclusions:
• Seven uniquely themed steams and saunas
• Four nature-themed experience showers
• Heated outdoor infinity pool
• Indoor serenity pool and hot pool
• Kneipp hydrotherapy
• Keiser-equipped fitness studio
• Tea and serenity relaxation rooms

RESORT ACTIVITIES & ADD-ONS
As a health and wellness destination, our team of professionals are experts at helping you incorporate vital down-time into your visit for your attendees to relax, rejuvenate and bring out their best work. Incorporate chair yoga or office stretches into your event breaks, and enrich time spent together between meetings with group activity classes such as yoga, aquafit, healthy backs and guided hikes.

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Welcome to Sparkling Hill Resort:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Vernon, BC - 17km l Kelowna, BC - 50 km l Penticton, BC - 110 km l Vancouver, BC - 435 km
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Kelowna International - YLW / 20
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Parking Rate:
one vehicle per room included
Availability:
Year-round
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
180
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
6
Largest Classroom Style:
75
Largest Theatre Style:
200
Largest Standing Reception:
200
Largest Seated Reception:
180
Rooftop Space Available:
No
Rooftop Capacity:
0
Technology:
Meeting Room Amenities Wireless internet in all meeting rooms and throughout the hotel Projector and screen Audio/video plug and play surround system 1 wireless and 1 lapel microphone Stage Podium flip chart, whiteboard and markers Notebooks and pens Water and glasses White linens and skirted tables
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms:
Yes
Wi-Fi In Guest Rooms Cost:
Included
Onsite A/V Staff:
No
Food & Beverage:
Offering the same locally sourced Okanagan cuisine we proudly serve in our restaurants, our expert culinary team has created a menu that showcases the best Sparkling Hill has to offer. From breakfast meetings to dinner buffets, our team will work with you to create the perfect farm to table menu for your event. Chose from our Catering menu or customize your group meals and work with our Executive Chef directly to tailor the farm to table experience based on your budget and needs.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Hourly Rental Rate:
not available
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Customized and seasonal Team Building offers/activities available year-round.
Phone:
250-541-2175
Event Space Available:
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Overnight Accommodations Available:
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
AUSTRIA BALLROOM The Austria Ballroom, named for the origin country of the Swarovski family, is the largest and most versatile meeting room at Sparkling Hill Resort. At almost 2,700 sq. ft. and with no columns to obscure audience views, it’s ideal for theatre-style stage presentations for up to 200 attendees. Upon arrival, guests can greet one another by the Fireside Lounge or the Outdoor Terrace, depending on the time of year. Once inside, shimmering Swarovski crystal chandeliers and the built-in projector can be managed from an audio-visual control station which also operates an ultramodern sound system.

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Wattens The Wattens meeting room, named for the Austrian town that’s home to Swarovski Crystal, is Sparkling Hill Resort’s third largest meeting space (after the Austria Ballroom and the Salzburg). As with many of our spaces, its arrangement options for meetings include theatre-style, classroom, boardroom, hollow-square, U-shape and half-round. For social events, such as receptions and banquets, it’s ideal for 60 and 48 guests, respectively. Whatever the configuration, you’ll be looked after by our dedicated Event's Team who’ll connect you with coordinators to ensure your formal and informal activities unfold flawlessly.

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Salzburg Named for the city and birthplace of Mozart, the Salzburg room is our second roomiest meeting space at more than 1300 sq. ft. The Salzburg is spacious enough for theatre-style presentations with audiences up to 72 guests. As with all our meeting rooms, it’s fully equipped with wireless internet, projector and screen, podium, flipcharts and all the accessories you need to make your meeting a success. Our conference and catering team are on hand to seamlessly align your official agenda with your dining requirements.

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Vienna The Vienna meeting room, named for Austria’s capital city, is perfect for small groups of up to 32 guests and for receptions of up to 40 attendees. The Vienna room comes equipped with the latest in meeting and presentation amenities and access to a staff that will look after all the vital details. Away from your meeting, our team will facilitate your guests’ accommodations, spa activities, and dining arrangements. At Sparkling Hill Resort, your meeting space and workstyle is enhanced by nature’s beauty and our healthy, holistic lifestyle offerings.

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Gernot's Gernot's is a hospitality suite of handsome décor inspired by nature’s spectrum: local reclaimed heritage wooden walls, a stone hearth fireplace, a stunning Swarovski chandelier, floor to ceiling windows with full sliding doors that take you to the outdoor patio overlooking the breathtaking views of Lake Okanagan. Ideally suited for engagements of up to 30 guests, Gernots’ natural charm is perfect for any type of meeting or entertainment.

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Cleanse Studio Our Cleanse Studio inspires clear thinking with its floor to ceiling windows providing natural light, its blend of valley and mountain air, and its stunning far-reaching views of the Monashee Mountains. Cleanse Studio is Sparkling Hill’s – and nature’s – perfect venue for theatre-style meetings of up to 40 people.

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Biberwier Boardroom The Biberwier Boardroom, part of the Biberwier executive wing, is handsomely equipped for gatherings of up to 10 people. Whether for a formal board meeting, an informal executive retreat, or for simply dreamscaping a castle in the sky, few settings are more appropriate than Sparkling Hill’s Biberweir Boardroom.

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Biberwier Lounge Comfortable arrangements of the Biberwier Lounge include theatre-style, classroom, or boardroom meetings of up to 12, 8, and 10 attendees, respectively, or for up 15 guests for a reception.

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Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Guest Room - Lake View - 1 King 28 28 Hotel Private yes
Guest Room - Lake View - 2 Queens 36 72 Hotel Private yes
Guest Room - Mountain View - 1 King 54 54 Hotel Private yes
Guest Room - Mountain View - 2 Queens 20 40 Hotel Private yes
Guest Room - Lake View - Accessible - 1 King 4 4 Hotel Private yes
Guest Room - Mountain View - Pet Friendly - 1 King 4 4 Hotel Private yes
Penthouse 1 - Enzian - 2 Queens 1 2 Hotel Private yes
Penthouse 2 - Edelweiss - 1 King 1 1 Hotel Private yes
Penthouse 3 - Arnika - 2 Kings 1 2 Hotel Private yes

Catering

  • Catering Menu - 2019
    Offering the same locally sourced Okanagan cuisine we proudly serve in our restaurants,the culinary team and Executive chef have created a menu that showcases the best Sparkling Hill has to offer. From breakfast meetings to dinner buffets, our team will work with you to create the perfect menu for your event. 
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Catering Breakfast Menu - 2019
    Although we include a daily hot breakfast buffet with each guest stay, we additionally offer private breakfast options if you should require a breakfast meeting or private dining.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Catering Boxed Lunch Menu - 2019
    For the groups on the go, we offer boxed lunch options. Choose from the preexisting menu or work with our Executive Chef to customize your items. 
    >>> menu (PDF)

Dining

  • PeakFine Restaurant
    The name of our fine dining restaurant at Sparkling Hill Resort, PeakFine, has been adapted from a European term, “piekfein”, meaning ”the best”. Adding our own twist, “peak” represents our location on top of a hill and “fine” respects the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients that go into all our dishes. Quickly becoming a favourite among Vernon, BC restaurants and headed by the culinary team, our hotel restaurant serves breakfast and lunch with the highlight being a superb three-course dinner with recommended wine pairings. All are to be enjoyed in a luminous surrounding of Swarovski crystals, positioned to catch the sunlight reflecting from the water of Okanagan Lake.

    Complimentary Breakfast
    Sparkling Hill Resort offers a full hot European-inspired, complimentary breakfast buffet to complement your health and wellness goals. Served every morning from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. in PeakFine, our buffet breakfast teems with light fruits and juices. Notable among them is our Sparkling Hill Start-up Juice, our stimulating mixture of apples, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and spices. Buffet breakfast items range from fresh fruit salads to scrambled eggs and proteins, as well as a selection of fresh baked goods that changes daily. Complimentary coffee station is available starting at 6 a.m. at PeakFine. Dining in your robes is highly encouraged. 

    Lunch - Seasonal menus
    With lighter fare to keep you going throughout the day, our lunch menu offerings will tempt your palate with delicious salads, soups and flavourful mains. With a couple of dessert options for a boost in the middle of your day, you will definitely look forward to lunch at PeakFine.

    Dinner - Seasonal menus
    The star of the show - our three course dinner - is a staple in our packages to ensure guests enjoy the bounty of the Okanagan. Through all three courses, the finest local ingredients are showcased in the artistry of our culinary team. 
  • Barrique & Java Coffee and Wine Bar
    The name Barrique & Java speaks to this space’s delightful dual purpose. By morning, it’s a cheerful venue to enjoy a coffee and house-made pastry. Stone and wood décor reflect the inspiring outdoor Vernon scenery. By evening, it becomes a cozy locale to gather for conversation over a glass of wine and enjoy light farm to table fare including salads, cheese and charcuterie plates, paninis, wraps and pasta. Join us for our daily happy hour that favours selected Okanagan wines and local craft spirits.

    While enjoying your spa retreat, break for a cup of java while overlooking Okanagan Lake or wind down in the evening with a glass of wine from our carefully curated list.

    Happy Hour
    The perfect place to gather in the evening, Barrique & Java serves up specials everyday between the hours of 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Our Happy Hour features $3 off selected house wine by the glass and daily cocktail and drink specials. Indulge in our delectable evening snacks while relaxing with a friend or special someone.

    Wine Menu
    The perfect complement to a light meal, our wine menu provides the best wines of the Okanagan region and other areas. Ask one of our PeakFine servers for a recommendation or browse through our pair menu and sit back and relax with your favourite glass.

    Light Fare
    A favourite among guests at Sparkling Hill Resort wellness spa, our hotel coffee bar, Barrique & Java, features freshly baked pastries throughout the morning while a light menu of healthy lifestyle soups, salads, sandwiches and shared plates are available for casual afternoon or evening snacks. 

Services

ServiceDescription
KurSpa Treatments & Services The heart of our resort, KurSpa is the largest spa in Canada and is comprised of over 40,000 sq. ft of tranquil European-inspired spa, clinic and wellness centre amenities. Work with our team of healthcare professionals - including naturopathic physicians, spa practitioners and our resident kinesiologist - to experience true relaxation and rejuvenation with customized wellness packages. KurSpa is the perfect setting to renew your mind, body and spirit.

Unique in both concept and design, KurSpa’s complimentary amenities promote whole body wellness. Each separate sanctuary is designed to maximize mind and body relaxation. Follow our European spa philosophy of hot-cold-rest as you move through our themed steams and saunas, experience showers, pools, and relaxation rooms. Exclusive access to KurSpa is included in your stay at Sparkling Hill Resort.

Wellness Clinic
Restore optimum physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health at the Wellness Clinic at KurSpa. Our clinic combines services of a naturopathic clinic, integrative medicine clinic, and full-service spa under one roof. Focusing on whole body wellness, the Clinic provides services that target everything from treating inflammatory conditions and allergies, to providing mental tools through the custom FOCUS relationship programs developed by Dr. Pieter Strauss. 

Treatments and Services
KurSpa offers over 100 different treatments and services. From relaxing massages, revitalizing or curative facials, services for couples, or our signature services - Fango and Cryo Cold Chamber - there is something for everyone. The wellness clinic offers treatments that eliminate chronic pain and inflammation, defy aging, and improve health, relationships, and work-life balance.

CRYO COLD CHAMBER
The Wellness Clinic at KurSpa is the only health spa in North America to offer the three chamber approach to Cryo treatments. Guests become quickly used to the cold as any residual moisture evaporates from the skin within the first two chambers. By the time you enter the -110 °C chamber the cold is quite bearable due to the almost 0% humidity. Lead through the experience by our kinesiologist or spa professional, you then stay in the third chamber for a total of 3 minutes. The blood vessels quickly build a protection zone while your core body temperature is maintained. The effect of this whole body treatment is systemic. During and after the cold treatment, your nervous and circulatory systems are given a boost. For longer lasting results, subsequent treatments are suggested.

Effective For:
Traditionally, guests that have completed a series of Cryo Cold Chamber treatments have noted improvement with the following:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain (accompanied by inflammation)
  • Spinal syndromes
  • Tendinopathies
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Blunt joint trauma
  • Psoriasis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Central fatigue
  • Sleep disorders
Athletes and Recovery Time
A growing application for Cryo Cold Chamber treatments is aiding in the reduction of recovery time for athletes post injury or surgery. The treatment can be used before and after surgical repair of joints, ligaments and muscles to control the swelling and aid in the flow of oxygen and nutrition to the affected area. After a Cryo treatment, athletes have experienced pain relief that can last several hours, perfect for conducting movement for physical therapy and manual treatments. Schedule multiple treatments for the best results.

FOCUS - Corporate Leadership Retreat Managing fast-paced, rapidly growing organizations can result in siloed teams, internal conflict between departments, a misaligned corporate culture, and a lack of common organizational goals among your management team. Clear communication and connection between your organization’s leaders is key to fostering a collaborative, innovative work environment with cross-functional teams working together toward a shared vision.

The FOCUS Corporate Leadership Retreat is designed to break down internal barriers and provide a shared framework for your management team. Led by Dr. Pieter Strauss, this guided team building experience provides the tools and skills to Facilitate, Orchestrate, Converge, Unite and Strengthen (FOCUS) your leadership team and is customized to your specific agenda to address your key business challenges and concerns.

Clear communication and connection is essential to building a cross-functional team that works together toward your organizational goals and mission. Develop your leadership team to create a more productive and effective workplace with Dr. Strauss’ customized FOCUS program, which can be integrated into your corporate retreat at Sparkling Hill.

Exclusive Buyouts With an exclusive buyout of our property, the entire Resort can become ‘yours’ for your group meeting, incentive conference, or other special event. Everything at Sparkling Hill will be tailored to your schedule and needs - including dining, spa, and event space. As the ultimate Canadian luxury resort and spa, an exclusive buyout with us offers the perfect mix of total privacy along with full access to an unmatched collection of amenities.

Treat your guests to a completely customized health and wellness experience at Sparkling Hill with full access to all areas of our spa resort reserved exclusively for you. Included in your buyout are all 146 guest rooms and three penthouses, 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, our 40,000 sq. ft. KurSpa, and public spaces including our lobby and PeakFine Restaurant. Exclusive buyouts require a minimum of one night stay for each room in the Resort and are subject to availability.

Benefits of an Exclusive Buyout:

Choose Your Own Experience
Our dining room and spa hours can be tailored to your group’s specific needs and schedule during your stay.

Sparkling Hill VIP Treatment
Every member of your group will feel like a VIP with full run of the property set up to accommodate them.

Access to One-of-a-Kind Venues
As our only guests, you have the opportunity to use any space within the Resort to create the event of your dreams.

Privacy
With the Resort reserved exclusively for your use, you have complete assurance of privacy and confidentiality.

Resort Inclusions
During your stay, your company will have private access to our exclusive amenities and resort inclusions.

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