Vancouver, BC (December 15, 2011): The nights are long, the air is cool and Tourism Vancouver's annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival (January 20 to February 5) is just around the corner. It's the perfect time to book a culinary staycation to take full advantage of the 10th annual dining festival, which includes great hotel rates, prix fixe menus at over 225 restaurants and a tantalizing array of daily culinary events, tours and activities.
As of this week, 40 participating hotels are accepting reservations through Tourism Vancouver's Dine Out website. Hotel offers include discounted room rates with price points at $78, $108 and $138 (per room, per night), as well as special packages created exclusively for Dine Out. Rates are available for stays taking place January 20 through February 5, 2012 and can be booked through tourismvancouver.com/dov.
"These hotel offers are ideal for elevating locals' Dine Out Vancouver experience from a decadent meal to a true foodie holiday," said Candice Gibson, manager of Consumer Marketing for Tourism Vancouver. "The range of price points and packages means you can customize your Dine Out adventure and get maximum value. They also make great Christmas presents!"
"We have a wider range of Dine Out hotel packages this year than ever before," added Lucas Pavan, festival coordinator. "But these offers aren't just directed to out-of-town visitors - I think locals are just as keen to create a mini-holiday here in Vancouver. They can go out on the town, enjoy a three-course meal with beer or wine and not have to worry about how they're getting home."
Among the array of package perks offered by hotels participating in Dine Out Vancouver 2012 are deluxe accommodations, Dine Out event tickets, complimentary valet parking and a chocoholic buffet. For a list of hotel offers and booking information, visit www.tourismvancouver.com/dov
About Dine Out Vancouver Festival:
Presented by Tourism Vancouver and premier sponsor American Express, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a city-wide celebration of eating out, attracting tens of thousands of local and visiting foodies to Vancouver's exceptionally diverse collection of restaurants for 17 days. Celebrating its 10th year in 2012, Canada's largest restaurant festival allows diners to sample menus from hundreds of restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person). Many menus feature suggested BC VQA wine or Kronenbourg 1664 beer pairings (available at an additional cost). Dine Out Vancouver also offers special hotel room rates and packages, plus a full menu of unique food-themed events and activities, including culinary tours, cooking lessons, dinner-theatre evenings and special dining experiences. Throughout the festival, diners can take part in the Best Bite Awards by voting for their favourite festival experiences and be automatically entered to win the Dine Out for a Year contest. Dine Out Vancouver 2012 runs from January 20 to February 5. Full festival information is available at tourismvancouver.com/dov.
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Dine Out Vancouver 2012 Hotel Offers
*Available for stays taking place January 20 - February 5. Stays can be booked through www.tourismvancouver.com/dov
$78 per night (room only):
$108 per night (room only):
$138 per night (room only):
*Includes one-night stay plus additions.