Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, or banquet, people from everywhere visit the GTHA to celebrate their special event with us at LIUNA Gardens. For those travelling, or for events that run several days, your guests may require overnight accommodations. We recently caught up with Marilyn Butkovic, Director of Sales, for Staybridge Suites in downtown Hamilton. Marilyn works closely with us to ensure our guests are well taken care of. Read our mini interview below, where we discuss the benefits of working together, and how Staybridge Suites ensures LIUNA  guests have a wonderful stay.
LG:Can you tell us a bit about your role at Staybridge Suites?
MB: As the Staybridge Suites Sales Manager, I contribute to the achievement of budgeted Guest Room and Catering revenue, by committing the hotel’s product and services within agreed pricing/service parameters. I lead Group and Business Travel prospecting efforts, outside solicitation and inquiry responses to achieve monthly and annual revenue targets. I also supports the Hotel objective to become recognized as the most responsive hotel, through highly effective inquiry response and timely communication of client requests to our Operating Departments.

LG: What are some of the perks of working with a nearby venue, that hosts many weddings and other special events?
MB: The Staybridge Suites Hamilton Team enjoys watching friends and family come together to celebrate occasions.
LG: For our readers interested in booking with Staybridge Suites, how far in advance should a large group need to book overnight accommodations for their special event?
MB: Inquiries can be made and room blocks can be confirmed 50 weeks prior to their special day.

LG: What are some of the benefits of choosing Staybridge Suites for people visiting LIUNA Gardens for their next event?
MB: As we are conveniently located in downtown Hamilton, which is nestled between Toronto and Niagara Falls. We are an ideal choice for upscale extended stay guests or travelers “on the move”.
LG: What features do you provide for guests who need to stay for an extended amount of time?
MB: All of our Suites feature spacious floorplans and fully equipped kitchenettes with full size fridge, stove top, dishwasher and microwave. A home away from home environment is great for guests travelling with food sensitivities.
LG: With so many hotels in around the downtown Hamilton area, what sets Staybridge Suites apart from others?
MB: There is something special and distinctive when you stay at Staybridge Suites Hamilton. That’s because we get what it take to make an experienced traveler feel more comfortable, connected and welcomed. We take pride in providing  a home away home for all our guests!
LG: Can you share with us your favourite part about working with wedding parties?
MB: Watching families and friends enjoying their time together during our breakfast buffet featuring hot and cold items (free for overnight guests) in the great room or patio.

We’d like to thank Marilyn for taking the time to chat with us, and share her advice for readers looking for overnight accommodations, after their special event at LIUNA Gardens.
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While you’re at it, head over to LIUNA Station’s blog to check out its tip to run a successful corporate event.
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