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Hotels Launch Deals for 'Miracle' Weekend

Mar 15, 2012

(News Release) VICTORIA — Several hotels in Victoria are extending the invitation to out-of-town visitors wishing to welcome David Foster and his many celebrity friends for the David Foster Foundation 25th Anniversary Miracle Concert on Saturday, May 26.

“We are very excited to invite everyone to Victoria on Saturday, May 26, to experience one of the biggest concert events the city has ever hosted,” says Rob Gialloreto, president and CEO of Tourism Victoria. “For one amazing weekend, Victoria will roll out the red carpet to welcome David Foster home, along with his many high-profile friends, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the David Foster Foundation.”
 
Confirmed to perform are David Foster, Josh Groban, Ruben Studdard, Kenny G, and The Canadian Tenors; more names will be added leading up to the star-studded event. Visitors arriving early can also participate in Foster Friday on May 25 — an all day radio-thon open to the public at CFAX 1070, in support of the foundation.
 
For visitors wishing to experience a once-in-a-lifetime concert and do their best celebrity sighting, many Victoria-area hotels are offering Miracle Packages. One and two-night packages range in price from $368 to $10,000 (based on double occupancy). Packages can be booked through the David Foster Foundation event website.

Hotel and ticket packages for the David Foster Foundation Miracle Weekend:
 
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
The Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites, located in the heart of downtown Victoria, is offering guests the opportunity to be a part of the David Foster Foundation Miracle Weekend with packages that include a one or two-night stay in a one or two-bedroom suite, and up to four tickets for the Miracle Concert. Guests are welcome to come alone or share in the Miracle evening with up to three friends. All packages include complimentary breakfast. One-night packages start at $526 plus taxes (based on double occupancy) and two-night packages start at $708 plus taxes (based on double occupancy).
 
Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
The Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina, located on the Inner Harbour and only a 15-minute walk to the Parliament Buildings, is offering a package that includes a two-night stay, two tickets to the Miracle Concert, dinner for two at the Blue Crab Bar & Grill, transportation to/from the hotel for the concert, breakfast for two in the Blue Crab Bar & Grill or in-room service, and chocolate covered strawberries in room upon arrival. Pricing for this package starts at $549 plus taxes (based on double occupancy).
 
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
The Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, located directly on the Inner Harbour and only a short walk to downtown Victoria, is offering two packages for visitors. A one-night package — for the night of May 26 — includes accommodation in a deluxe water view guestroom, two tickets to the Miracle Concert, a complimentary drink and appetizer in LURE Lounge prior to the concert, and breakfast for two in LURE Restaurant the following morning. The price for this package is $800 (including taxes, based on double occupancy).
 
The second package includes two-night accommodation in a deluxe water view guestroom, two tickets to the Miracle Concert, a welcome gift of sparkling wine and a cheese plate, a complimentary drink and appetizer in LURE Lounge prior to the concert, and breakfast for two in LURE Restaurant. The price for this two-night package is $1,150 (including taxes, based on double occupancy).
 
The Fairmont Empress
The Fairmont Empress, one of the cornerstones of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, is offering two packages for the Miracle Weekend. The first package includes a two-night stay in a Fairmont Gold Room, royal VIP welcome amenity, two tickets to the Miracle Concert, historical hotel tour (featuring the roof top herb garden and honey bees), Afternoon Tea for two, champagne reception on the hotel’s Flag Deck, a three-course dinner with wine pairings in the Empress Dining Room, and limousine transfers to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. Prices for this package start from $1,599 plus taxes (based on double occupancy) with 10 per cent of the proceeds being donated to the David Foster Foundation.
 
The second package includes one-night accommodation and two tickets to the Miracle Concert with prices starting at $799 plus taxes (based on double occupancy).
 
Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
The Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, located on Victoria’s Inner Harbour just steps from downtown, is offering a one-night package in a one-bedroom suite (Inner Harbour or mountain view) with two tickets to the Miracle Concert, welcome amenity, complimentary underground parking and a $10 taxi voucher to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.  The price for this package is $500 plus taxes (based on double occupancy).
 
Hotel Grand Pacific
The Hotel Grand Pacific, located next to the Parliament Buildings on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, is offering packages that includes one night accommodation, two tickets to the Miracle Concert, complimentary valet parking, and access to complimentary classes at the Victoria Athletic Club (the hotel’s exclusive fitness centre). Prices for this package start at $520 plus taxes (based on double occupancy).
 
Inn at Laurel Point
Inn at Laurel Point, situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, is offering its one-night Rock Star Package that features accommodation in an Erickson Wing suite, VIP check-in, welcome swag, two tickets for the Miracle Concert, breakfast for two in bed, and valet parking. Pricing for the one-night package starts at $663 plus taxes (based on double occupancy). Additional nights may be added for $349.
 
A second package that includes one-night accommodation in the Laurel Wing, two tickets to the Miracle Concert and parking starts at $544 plus taxes (based on double occupancy) is also available.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel
The completely rebuilt Oak Bay Beach Hotel is offering Grand Opening Gala Packages, available for purchase for $5,000 per person, based on double occupancy and a three-day, two-night stay. Weekend guests will be treated to a private Friday night concert in the David Foster Foundation Theatre, opportunities to mix, mingle, and dine with celebrity guests, full complimentary access to all of the hotel’s amenities and attendance at a spectacular dinner with VIP seating for the David Foster Foundation 25th Anniversary Miracle Concert and Gala. One hundred per cent of the package price will go to the David Foster Foundation.
 
The Oswego Hotel
The Oswego Hotel, located one block from the Inner Harbour in James Bay, is offering a cosmopolitan getaway package for the David Foster Foundation Miracle Weekend. Relax in a one-bedroom premium suite and enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine before departing for the Miracle Concert with two tickets in hand; after, sleep-in and enjoy the morning with a late check-out, $30 O Bistro credit, two plush bathrobes, and complimentary parking. Prices for this package start at $1,050 plus taxes (based on double occupancy).
 
Queen Victoria Hotel & Suites
The Queen Victoria Hotel & Suites, located across the street from the Royal BC Museum and just steps from the Inner Harbour is offering a package that includes one night accommodation, two tickets to the Miracle Concert, and complimentary parking at the hotel. The price for this package is $368 plus taxes (based on double occupancy); single occupancy rates and additional person pricing is available. Additional room nights, including parking, are available for $125 plus taxes (based on double occupancy).
 
Sandman Hotel Victoria
The Sandman Hotel Victoria, located minutes away from the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre and downtown, is offering a package that includes two-night accommodation in a king or two-bedded suite, two tickets to the Miracle Concert, and breakfast vouchers. Prices start at $699 plus taxes (based on double occupancy).
 
About the David Foster Foundation
The David Foster Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. In addition to helping families with their non-medical expenses, the foundation strives to increase organ donor registration through public awareness campaigns in Canada and the United States.

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