SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 12, 2014 17:30 ET

Downtown Vancouver Hotel Gives Travellers the Inside Scoop on What to Do This Winter

The Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown Shows Visitors How to Eat, Shop & Give

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - While the bestselling book "Eat, Pray, Love" guided us through one woman's transformational life journey, the Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown has discovered that slightly altering this approach can positively impact far more than one person's life. And those people are visitors to Vancouver this winter. In the spirit of friendly guidance, this extended-stay property introduces its top recommendations for ways to Eat, Shop & Give in Vancouver.

Vancouver may be a foodie town with its legendary markets on Granville Island and its acclaimed restaurants, but visitors don't have to go further than the lobby to get a taste of the best the city has to offer. That's because the hotel is home to one of the most exciting Vancouver wine bars, Cavino.

Cavino has partnered with renowned local producers like Benton Brothers Cheese Company, Stock Market on Granville Island for soups, Oyama Meats and Stanley Park's Fish House. As a result, the bistro-bar's West Coast menu invites visitors to savour signature items like cheese and charcuterie boards, home-made mac and cheese, house-made flatbreads, panini's and larger portion entrees. And they can wash it all town with local craft beer or world-class British Columbia wines.

Cavino's flavours tempt visitors all year long, but two particularly good times to snag foodie-friendly hotel deals in Vancouver, BC are during Hopscotch, Vancouver's biggest beer, whiskey and spirits festival between November 17 and 23, 2014; and during the 12th-annual Dine Out Festival from January 16 to February 1, 2015.

One of the best ways to work up an appetite, of course, is by shopping, and Vancouver has plenty of places to do it. The property is located near Vancouver's famous Robson Street, where high-end boutiques attract a well-heeled crowd. Yaletown's trendy boutiques are within a few blocks as well. And for those who take their retail therapy very seriously, the hotel has partnered with to offer a chauffeured tour with a private guide, champagne and even swag bags.

Indulging in a little shopping is made even easier when eligible guests receive a $100 American Express card from the hotel, just for staying there during select dates. And guests aren't the only ones to be on the receiving end of the hotel's generosity. In keeping with the spirit of the season, the property will donate $10 from every room night stayed between December 21 and 27, 2014 to BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

About the Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown
Towering high above the city, the 21-story Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown makes a dramatic first impression. But it's what waits inside that really sets the property apart. Guests are welcomed by 201 well-appointed, modern studio suites, which feature fully-equipped kitchens (including a refrigerator, microwave and stovetop), pet-friendly suites, generous workspaces and 42-inch, LCD, flat-panel, HD televisions. Ideal for family vacations and short- and long-term stays, the property also offers amenities like a fitness centre, indoor pool and the versatile Cavino, which serves lunch and dinner along with coffee during the day and wine in the evening. Five meeting rooms with 2,196 square feet of space accommodate small and large groups. And the property's location among Vancouver hotels near Stanley Park means that the city's best attractions, top shopping, vibrant dining scene and charming neighborhoods are all just steps away.

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