Tag: 2011

    TOP 10: No. 4 — Several area hotels get great news in 2011

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    The Niagara Gazette is going through their list of top 10 stories of the year. I’m sure many of them are working linking to, but I’ll post this one, and then you can follow links on that page to other articles.

    The calendar year has been anything but vanilla for the hotel industry in Niagara Falls.

    While the area received praise as a most popular tourist destination in two separate national magazines, four hotels either changed ownership or received major renovations in 2011…

    Sleep Cheap Charities Reap 2011 listing of hotels

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    • Americana Conference Resort & Spa
      8444 Lundy’s Lane
      905-356-8444
      To book rooms go to our website
      www.sleepcheapamericana.com
    • Comfort Inn Clifton Hill
      4960 Clifton Hill
      905-358-3295 ext. 2055
      To book rooms go to our website
      www.niagarafallscomfort.com
    • Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls
      5950 Victoria Avenue
      905-358-3083
      To book rooms go to website
      cwp.marriott.com/iagcy/sleepcheap
    • Days Inn & Suites by the Falls Hotel
      5068 Centre Street
      905-357-2550
    • Days Inn Near the Falls
      5943 Victoria Avenue
      905-374-3333
    • Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton
      6039 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-358-3817
    • Embassy Suites Hotel
      6700 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-6597
    • Fallsview Casino Resort
      6380 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-374-3598
    • Four Points by Sheraton
      6455 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-6597
    • Great Wolf Lodge
      3950 Victoria Avenue
      1-888-878-1818
      To book rooms go to website and use Promo Code 1111SCN
      www.greatwolf.com/niagara
    • Hampton Inn North of the Falls
      4357 River Road
      905-358-5555
      Hilton Hotel & Suites
      6361 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-353-7219
    • Holiday Inn by the Falls
      5339 Murray Street
      905-356-1333
    • Howard Johnson Hotel
      5905 Victoria Avenue
      905-357-4040
      To book rooms go to website
      www.hojobythefalls.com
    • Marriott Gateway on the Falls
      6755 Fallsview Boulevard
      1-800-618-9059
    • Marriott Niagara Falls – Fallsview & Spa
      6740 Fallsview Boulevard
      1-888-501-8916
    • Michael’s Inn by the Falls
      5599 River Road
      905-354-2727
    • Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
      6546 Fallsview Boulevard
      1-877-843-6253
    • Old Stone Inn
      5425 Robinson Street
      905-357-1234
    • Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
      6733 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-356-1944
    • Ramada Niagara Falls
      6045 Stanley Avenue
      905-374-4142
    • Ramada Plaza Niagara Falls
      7389 Lundy’s Lane
      905-356-6116
    • River Road Fireside Inn
      4067 River Road
      905-374-2027
    • Sheraton on the Falls (Fallsview Waterpark)
      5875 Falls Avenue
      To book rooms go to website
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    • Skyline Inn (Fallsview Waterpark)
      4800 Bender Hill
      To book rooms go to website
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    • Sterling Inn & Spa
      5195 Magdalen Street
      289-292-0000
    • Tower Hotel
      6732 Fallsview Boulevard
      905-356-1501

    EASTER WEEKEND BODES WELL FOR 2011 NIAGARA FALLS TOURISM SEASON

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    From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

    If Easter week is any sort of barometer, the 2011 tourism season is going to be an exceptionally good one for Niagara Falls. Tourists were out en masse, and even the reality of $4-per-gallon gas prices did not keep them from traveling to see the world’s most famous waterfall.

    The Hilton Fallsview and Suites in Niagara Falls, Ont., was filled to capacity with guests representing states from all over the union, along with a number of European, South American and Middle Eastern countries.

    No one seemed to be clutching their wallets too closely, as they freely spent on sightseeing, attractions, shopping and food. All of this came despite the fact that the area’s top attraction, the Maid of the Mist boat ride, was dry-docked due to unseasonably cold weather that caused a very late release of the Lake Erie ice boom.

    The Cave of the Winds and the Journey Behind the Falls operated at diminished capacity. The Cave could only allow visitors a ride to the base of the American Falls, as their famed wooden decks have yet to be rebuilt for the season, while the Journey dealt with falling rock that closed their outside observation decks to visitors in the early part of last week.

    With the dawn of another busy and profitable season upon us, it seems the proper time for a primer as to how all local residents can best be prepared to handle and augment the big tourism push that fuels the economy of our city and county.

    Nothing frosts the hardworking people in the tourism sector of Niagara Falls, N.Y., more than when they hear tales from tourists that locals seem to go out of their way to send people across the border to Canada.

    Sea of New Year’s Eve revellers floods Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review (includes video):

    A great big sea of New Year’s Eve revellers flooded Niagara Falls where a lineup of popular entertainers and unusually warm weather led to a bigger-than-normal crowd for the annual concert in Queen Victoria Park.

    Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea and rapper Kardinal Offishall ushered in 2011 from a stage overlooking the Horseshoe Falls and tens of thousands of fans.

    “The new year will bring good things for all of us. Most of us… Many of us,” Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson joked with the audience.

    New Year’s Eve Rates starting at $349 – only 8 days to book!

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    On Tuesday I received the latest email newsletter from the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa.

    You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking on the Special Email Offers link on the side of the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa main page.

    ET CANADA ROCKS OUT AND RINGS IN 2011 WITH 2nd ANNUAL ‘NEW YEAR’S EVE AT NIAGARA FALLS’ BROADCAST

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    They’ve finally got some “big” (or bigger than previous years) names coming to the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve concert.

    From a CNW Newswire press release:

    Global Television and Entertainment Tonight Canada celebrate 2011 with ‘New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls,’ a nationally televised New Year’s Eve bash for the entire nation.

    On Friday, December 31 – 10pm ET/PT on Global, ET Canada’s two-hour live countdown to the New Year gets underway across from the world-famous Falls in the heart of Queen Victoria Park.

    One of Canada’s most celebrated live performers, Great Big Sea will kick off the second annual celebration followed by performances by international music sensation Kardinal Offishall and the GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO award-winning, Barenaked Ladies.

    “Coming off of last year’s incredible show and enormous crowds, there was no question we would be returning to Niagara Falls for this amazing party,” said Barbara Williams, SVP of Content, Shaw Media. “Whether you’re in eastern, central or western Canada, audiences can tune in for off the chart performances, exclusive interviews by our ET Canada hosts and of course, a spectacular view of the Falls.”

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