Tomorrow officially kicks off the 2017 Winterlude Festival. It is that very special time of year when we get to be front and center to all the great festivities of this unique festival and one of my very favorite times in the hotel.
Hard to imagine this festival has been around for 38 years. It has become a signature event for Ottawa and other cities have tried to replicate it, but no one has been quite able to capture the magic, as no one has the amazing Rideau Canal that courses through the city and creates this amazing LARGEST skating surface in the world!! Quite the claim!!
Today we are getting ready… ensuring all our rooms are ready for what should be a sold out hotel. The Ice carvings out front of the hotel are being put into place and given those last minute shavings. Our staff tomorrow will all be sporting ‘Winterlude’ attire and we will be staffed to the hilt ready for the first weekend!
Of course, Valentines Day always falls over this same period and our Valentines package is always a huge hit! It is the perfect answer to what to get for your Valentine. It is a crazy time for staff, as there are a lot of moving parts (chocolate dipped strawberries, sparkling wine, breakfast etc etc), but always lovely to welcome all the love birds!
So, bring it on…we are ready for you!!!