Sinclair said the exceptional service at the hotel had been repeatedly recognized with awards like the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star designation, and the AAA Five Diamond rating. He also noted that one of the proudest accomplishments was as a founding member of the Terry Fox Run.
The Dine Out Vancouver Festival is now underway, giving visitors and residents alike a way to put a little culinary warmth in their west coast winter. It also provides a great opportunity to book a winter getaway in Vancouver, with the festival-exclusive hotel rates that are available.
Diners can pair their Dine Out experience with promotional hotel rates starting at $89 per room per night during the festival dates (Jan. 17 – Feb. 2). Stays are available at the Westin BayshoreVancouver, Westin Grand Vancouver, Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, Rosewood Hotel Georgia and others. Over 300 restaurants offer prix fixe menus with prices of $15, $25, $35 and $45.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in eastern BC has invested in new snowmaking technology that will significantly extend the 2019/2020 ski season. The big spend enabled the resort to open its runs earlier, and these will remain operational later into the spring.
“Our new snowmaking equipment doubles Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s capacity to create first-class snow,” said Vivek Sharma, CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. He said the new tech – which is used at events like the Olympics – allows the resort to make snow in warmer conditions, and keep the hill operational longer, with more consistent conditions.
Seattle Museum Month will run from Feb. 1 to 29, giving visitors the opportunity to take in a generous selection of arts and culture in the Emerald City at reduced rates. But the discounts are only available to those who book stays at one of nearly 60 participating downtown Seattle hotels. Those guests will receive 50% off admission prices to over 40 museums and cultural institutions.
They can enjoy favourites like the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), the Museum of Flight, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), the grand re-opening of the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the recently re-opened Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture – the oldest museum in Washington state.
The newly enhanced Star Breeze by Windstar Cruises will sail to Alaska in 2020, offering nearly 20 different journeys. The all-suite Star Breeze has been fully upgraded by the addition of a new block of 50 new suites, lengthening the ship by 25 metres and allowing a total of 312 passengers. New engines, new dining experiences and 100% new bathrooms were also added.
In addition to the new ship, Windstar has a new itinerary called “Alaska Glaciers & Prince William Sound,” which offers first-time visits to tiny ports like Valdez and Petersburg. It is also selling its first James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise in Alaska.