Archive for the category "hotels"

The Maxwell Hotel Seattle

November 8th, 2011 @ 1:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

With a strong Canadian dollar, despite long waits at the border, Vancouverites love to spend time south of the border. Shopping at outlet malls, professional sports games, hitting the slopes, and more shopping are main draws between the two rainy Pacific Northwest cities. Over the last few years, John and I have enjoyed Seattle together, […]

Delta Difference: Win a Stay at Any Delta

October 31st, 2011 @ 2:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Delta Hotels is currently hosting a contest called The Delta Difference and they would like to hear about your experiences with them. Through their Facebook page, you can submit your entry until November 24, 2011. The winner will receive a $1,295 grand prize package that includes a three-night stay at a Delta, a room upgrade, […]

Grand Villa Casino Night Away with Dueling Pianos

October 20th, 2011 @ 10:53am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo: Tourism Burnaby If you’ve driven Eastbound on Highway 1 from Vancouver you would have surely passed the Grand Villa Casino & the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. It’s quickly become a hot spot for Burnaby nightlife, casino play, and dining at EBO Restaurant & Lounge, Centro, Apetito, and Grand Dynasty. Every Thursday night […]

Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa

August 30th, 2011 @ 12:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Located across from historic St. Ann’s Academy on Humbolt Street, I’ve stayed at Parkside Victoria twice in the last year and realized that I haven’t written a word about it. The hotel, that also has residences, is one of the capital city’s newest accommodations and has LEED┬« Platinum Certification on top of its designer touches […]

Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Win a Night’s Stay

August 24th, 2011 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia re-opened this summer, combining dazzling modern luxury with decadent decor from throughout its 84-year history. I was able to visit the hotel recently, for the first time since my hard-hat tour in May to see the final results. Boasting one of the largest collections of Canadian artwork in the country, the […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 12 Swans Hotel & Brewpub

August 16th, 2011 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is the final installment of the BC Travel Tuesday series. Over the last few months I’ve worked with Brian from backyardbc to bring my readers options for local getaways and have been able to award prizes to a dozen winners from Vancouver Island and Squamish to the Okanagan. backyardbc is a new travel website […]

Summer at Sun Peaks Resort

August 13th, 2011 @ 12:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

My experience at Sun Peaks has always been brief, but memorable. My first trip up to the Thompson Okanagan ski resort was in 2010 for their Winter Wine Festival and I soon realized just how much happens in this quaint resort village. From annual and seasonal festivals to sporting competitions, concerts, and of course some […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 11 April Point

August 9th, 2011 @ 4:32pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

For those of you who paid attention to this spring’s “BC Travel Tuesday” series, you may have noticed that I said we have 12 weeks of local travel giveaways… then we stopped at 10. The good news is that your math was right, we were missing two weeks and we’re ready to make up for […]