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Over our 35 year history, White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, has won awards, hosted fantastic events, welcomed dignitaries, and generally been in the news. We'll post and and archive our press releases here for your browsing convenience.

New Spa Director

White Oaks Welcomes Jill Pawlik to Lead The Spa

June 15, 2023 - White Oaks Resort & Spa, a premier destination for wellness and relaxation, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jill Pawlik, a distinguished industry professional, as their new Spa Director. With an exceptional track record in delivering unparalleled spa experiences, Jill will bring a wealth of expertise and innovation to the esteemed resort.

As the newly appointed Spa Director, Jill will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing the resort’s world-class spa offerings, ensuring that guests continue to enjoy a transformative journey of relaxation. With a deep understanding of holistic wellness practices, Jill is poised to elevate spa services at White Oaks to new heights. With over 25 years of experience in the spa industry, Jill has built a sterling reputation as a dynamic and visionary leader. Her vast knowledge of spa and wellness trends, coupled with a genuine passion for guest satisfaction, will undoubtedly contribute to The Spa’s ongoing success. 

“I am thrilled and inspired to have the opportunity to lead an amazing team and align with a business dedicated to excellent customer service” –Jill Pawlik, Spa Director of The Spa at White Oaks. 

“Congratulations to our new Spa Director, Jill Pawlik on joining our esteemed and world-class spa! Jill’s appointment is a testament to her exceptional skills, expertise, and dedication to the art of wellness and relaxation. We are confident that her leadership and passion for creating unforgettable experiences will further elevate The Spa’s reputation and ensure that our guests continue to receive the highest level of care and rejuvenation. Here’s to an exciting journey ahead, filled with success, harmony, and countless moments of bliss for all who step through our doors” –Ameer Wakil, CEO of White Oaks Resort & Spa. 

The Spa at White Oaks’ commitment to excellence has earned it numerous accolades, including being named #1 Spa in Niagara, #7 in Canada, and #36 overall in the Spas of America Top 100 Spas list for 2022. With the appointment of Jill as Spa Director, the resort is poised to further solidify its position as a leader in luxury wellness treatments, providing guests with an unforgettable journey towards holistic rejuvenation and well-being.

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Best of the Best

White Oaks Ranked in Top 25 Canadian Hotels

June 7, 2023 - White Oaks Resort and spa is thrilled to announce its recent inclusion in Tripadvisor’s prestigious Best of the Best Hotels in Canada for 2023. This remarkable recognition is a testament to the exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and unparalleled guest experiences that have become synonymous with White Oaks.

Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best Hotels is an annual ranking that highlights the top-rated hotels across the globe, based on millions of reviews and opinions shared by travelers. Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in hospitality. This esteemed accolade is a true reflection of White Oaks’ unwavering commitment to excellence and its continuous pursuit of creating unforgettable experiences for each and every guest. From the front desk staff to the housekeeping team, each member plays an integral role in creating an exceptional guest experience. This recognition serves as a testament to their commitment to delivering excellence and exceeding guests’ expectations. 

Being recognized among the very best in Canada is a significant achievement for White Oaks Resort & Spa, as it showcases the exceptional quality and dedication that the entire team brings to every aspect of their work. From the warm and personalized service to the state-of-the-art facilities, White Oaks offers an unrivaled combination of luxury, comfort, and relaxation. 

“This prestigious award serves as a true testament to the unwavering and exceptional dedication our hospitality team has shown in providing unparalleled hospitality to our valuable guests.” –Ameer Wakil, CEO of White Oaks Resort & Spa. 

Nestled in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, White Oaks Resort and Spa offers a haven of tranquility for discerning travelers seeking an escape from the ordinary. The resort features spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, designed to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. Guests can indulge in a wide range of world-class amenities, including an award-winning spa, a fully equipped fitness center, delectable dining options, and picturesque surroundings.

View Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Hotels in Canada here.


Top Niagara Spa

White Oaks Named #1 Spa in Niagara Once Again

January 2023 - Spas of America has released their Top 100 Spas of 2022, a year that saw an increased passion for spa and wellness travel. Consumers who were tired of restricted travel, as well as interested in prioritizing their own health, discovered new and exciting spa and wellness experiences across North America.

The Top 100 Spas of 2022 list includes 84 spas from the United States, 13 spas from Canada, and three from Mexico. The Spa at White Oaks ranked #36 overall, More exciting however, is our Canadian rankings where The Spa at White Oaks has been ranked #7 in all of Canada, and #1 in Niagara.

“The Spa at White Oaks is a unique and intimate spa and wellness experience in the heart of Southern Ontario’s wine region,” says Spas of America president Craig Oliver. “Besides the White Oaks Resort offering leading fitness and sports programs, the spa offers an invigorating spa experience providing massages, facials, aromatherapy, and treatments that leave your body and mind in total harmony.”

“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be recognized once again by Spas of America”, says Spa Director Jennifer Hipwell. “The wellness sector in the hospitality industry has been at an all-time high and continues to grow. Mental health and overall stress management have been a strong focus and our dedicated spa team looks forward to continuing to enhance our overall guest experiences through our exclusive spa offerings.”

“Wow! Considering the current climate and what we have had to battle these past couple of years with the pandemic and the extreme staffing issues, I consider this a huge victory” says Ameer Wakil, CEO of White Oaks Resort & Spa. ”We’re looking forward to an amazing 2023.”


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  • White Oaks Resort & Spa
  • 253 Taylor Road SS4
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  • Canada L0S 1J0


  • Resort: 1-800-263-5766
  • The Club: 905-688-2550
  • The Spa: 905-641-2599


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