I had heard that this morning was the official announcement day. The Niagara Falls Review hasn’t posted the information yet, but the City of Niagara Falls web site has all the details…
You can book rooms as of October 18, 2010 at 7 am
The available dates are Monday, November 15, 2010 to Thursday, November 18, 2010
You will pay $35 for a standard room, $45 for a Fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool, and $85 for a waterpark room.
The initial press release is available here. I’ll post the list of available hotels momentarily…
The City of Niagara Falls also had a media release about the Niagara Falls 2009 Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap event (the release was titled 5th Annual Sleep Cheap Reservation Date Announced):
The waiting is over! Reservations for the 5th Annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event can be made starting Friday October 23, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. Sleep Cheap Charities Reap will take place over four nights from Monday, November 9 to Thursday, November 12, 2009. Room rates for this year are: $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a Fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool room, and $85 for a room with access to a waterpark.
Twenty-eight of Niagara’s finest hotels will offer their rooms to Niagara Region residents only to benefit local charities. New to Sleep Cheap this year are the Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton and the Niagara Falls Baymont Inn & Suites.
A few of my own thoughts/observations/questions:
- It’s good to see some new hotels participating
- Why is the Great Wolf Lodge participating? I’m sure they have their reasons, but ultimately it looks bad since they participated before
- I like the idea of some attractions participating. I wonder if in the future, attractions on Clifton Hill will be included
- I don’t think my family will be taking advantage of this at all this year
- I never did post my experience last year at the Americana. I will do so soon
- This is a fantastic promotion, and raises a lot of money for charity. Good job Niagara Falls!
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Sleep Cheap Charities Reap committee is now taking applications from local charities interested in receiving donations from funds generated from the annual event.
Eligibility requirements and application forms are available on the city’s website at www.niagarafalls.ca. The application deadline is Nov. 6.
As in past years, 50 per cent of funds raised from the 2009 Sleep Cheap event will benefit the Niagara Community Foundation while the other half of the funds will be split amongst charities selected by the committee.
Last year, 25 hotels helped to raise $180,000 in four days. Some of last year’s recipients were the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara Region, Goodwill Niagara and the Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre.
A list of this year’s participating hotels will be released in the near future.
Room rates for this year will be $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a fallsview room and $85 for a room with access to a water park.