Wide variety of activities, accommodations wows travellers in online poll
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – It may be heralded by many as the Honeymoon Capital of the World for the stunning natural beauty and wealth of accommodations that have made Niagara Falls so popular with couples. But Canada’s premier getaway destination is also scoring stellar reviews with families in a major online poll of travellers.
Niagara Falls received a coveted Number 1 ranking as Canada’s top family holiday spot in the recently released 2011 Travellers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor – the world’s largest online travel review community.
In addition to the spectacular Falls that have been captivating visitors for over 200 years, the award recognizes Niagara for a wide selection of first-class family-oriented activities, attractions and entertainment it offers millions of visitors year-round.
“Niagara Falls is the perfect place for families to get away, take in some fantastic sights and make memories having fun together,” says Sarah Vazquez, Vice-President for the Falls Avenue Resort, which operates five Niagara Falls Hotels, and many of Niagara’s most popular attractions and dining options. “There’s so much entertainment variety offered here, it’s easy to understand why the Falls is such as big hit with families.”
Featuring more than 1,200 hotel rooms connected to a 20-acre entertainment complex, the Falls Avenue Resort provides an ideal location for families to enjoy all the great amenities that helped make the destination a number-one holiday hot spot with travellers.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
In addition to its vantage point overlooking the majestic falls, the resort is connected to one of Niagara’s top family attractions — the three-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, which has 16 thrilling water slides, pools and play areas.
The resort also features the 24-hour excitement of Casino Niagara, cuisine of all kinds from Fallsview fine dining to themed restaurants and the largest selection of fallsview rooms in the city. Families can also indulge their sweet tooth at the Hershey Store, which serves up decadent fresh treats including milkshakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, cookies, fudge, and favourite packaged items like signature Hershey Kiss and more.
“Families can’t go wrong with a holiday escape to Niagara Falls,” Vazquez says. “We go out of our way to make it easy for families to put the real world on hold for a couple days or longer and simply concentrate on having a great time together.”
Book at stay at the Falls Avenue Resort and see for yourself why Niagara Falls is Canada’s No, 1 family destination with travellers.
About the Falls Avenue Resort
For short escapes or extended vacations, Falls Avenue Resort is Canada’s largest one-stop entertainment playground directly overlooking the majestic Niagara Falls. The resort features the 24 hour excitement of Casino Niagara, a three-acre year-round indoor waterpark, on-site attractions and activities, 1,200 rooms in three interconnected hotels with the largest selection of fallsview rooms in the city, 12 restaurants ranging from world-class cuisine to casual and themed dining, resort exclusive unique shopping; all just steps from Niagara Falls and with street level access to world famous Clifton Hill. Over 10,000,000 guest visits each year make Falls Avenue Resort Canada’s largest one-stop, year round, fun and entertainment playground. With so much to do and see, it’s the No. 1 choice for short escapes or extended vacations.
Thanks to the support of local residents, the Sleep Cheap Charities Reap promotion has topped the $1 Million mark. This year’s event raised $175,988 to put the eight year total over $1 million. The annual fall fundraiser offers hotel stays and waterpark packages at steep discounts to Niagara Residents with the monies being donated to local charities. This year, the event was extended to 5 days and offered a record 7,800 rooms at 27 Niagara Falls hotels including those on the Falls Avenue Resort. The monies collected this year will be distributed among 13 charities in the Niagara Region. In total, 43 charities have benefited from the support of Sleep Cheap.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, ON 905-356-7625 Amanda Early Kristen Hauser Coyne PR 973-316-1665
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, ON Hosts Spin-to-win as
Part of Hard Rock’s Global IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER Campaign
Event to Support WhyHunger in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty
Niagara Falls, Ontario December 23, 2011 – Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, ON is kicking off the official season of giving by helping to feed children and their families worldwide. From December 26, 2011 through December 31, 2011 Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, ON will host Spin-to-win. The event will benefit WhyHunger, a nonprofit organization that strives to fight against hunger and poverty in America and around the world.
Through a $1.00 donation guests will be able to Spin-to-win for chances to win great Hard Rock gear including dinner vouchers for the Café and Hard Rock Souvenirs. All guests who Spin-to-win will receive an IMAGINE there’s no hunger bracelet regardless so everyone is a winner.
The event is part of Hard Rock International’s 2011 global IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign, which is supported by John Lennon’s wife, artist and musician Yoko Ono Lennon, to combat childhood hunger and poverty around the world. Dedicated to the brand’s “All is One” core value, proceeds from Hard Rock’s campaign will directly benefit WhyHunger, a leader in building the global movement to end hunger and poverty,and its grassroots partners around the globe in hopes of finding long-term solutions through sustainable agriculture.
Hard Rock locations around the globe will also offer IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER items in support of WhyHunger and its grassroots partners, which will be available for a limited time only, and exclusively at Hard Rock’s Rock Shops and www.hardrock.com. For more information or to show support for the campaign, visit www.HardRock.com or www.WhyHunger.org.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, ON Hosts Spin-to-win as part of 2011 IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign
December 26, 2011 – December 31, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, ON
5705 Falls Ave.,
Niagara Falls, ON
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For more information, please call Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, ON at 905-356-7625 or visit www.hardrock.com.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin & current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. WhyHunger’s main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government nutrition programs & community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building & access to over 8,000 anti-hunger & poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, Jackson Browne, O.A.R, and many others. For more information, visit www.whyhunger.org.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 172 venues in 51 countries, including 135 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced including Panama Megapolis, scheduled to open in 2011; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
Niagara Falls has been selected as one of the Top 12 locations for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Niagara is noted on the list that includes Sydney, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and London for the most breathtaking places to be as midnight strikes.
An annual tradition, Niagara Falls welcomes in the New Year with Canada’s largest free New Year’s Celebration with a free concert and spectacular fireworks display at the Falls. Each year, the free concert draws more than 40,000 visitors to the brink of the Falls to enjoy live music from big name artists and a dramatic fireworks show that lights up the sky above Niagara Falls.
This year is no exception with an outstanding concert lineup that includes Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace, The Sheepdogs, Keshia Chante, and rising star Stephanie McIlroy.
Traditional noisemakers will be replaced by an electronic techno beat as an indoor dance party featuring world-class DJs helps revelers ring in New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls.
Dubbed Golden New Year’s Eve 2012, the eight-hour dance fest will run from 8 p.m to 4 a.m. at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, featuring well-known DJs Avicii and Steve Aoki, Niagara’s own Christina Cruise and Manzone & Strong from Toronto.
Unlike the free, family-oriented outdoor concert and festivities that will take place at Queen Victoria Park on New Year’s Eve, the DJ dance party is for people who are 19 years of age and older. Admission starts at $75.
Featuring more than 1,200 rooms in three hotels connected to Canada’s largest one-stop entertainment complex, the Falls Avenue Resort has suites and packages to suit all visitors celebrating New Year’s Eve in Niagara.
Make Falls Avenue Resort your destination of choice for the holidays! Reserve a Waterpark Holiday Package or Hotel Stay for arrival between December 24, 2011 and January 7, 2012 and receive $300 in Niagara Falls dining, show and attractions passes!
Two $40 Fallsview Dining Gift Cards – one valid at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, one valid at the Fallsview Restaurant
Kids Eat Free Breakfast at the Fallsview Restaurant
Four Tickets to Danny Zzzz Hypnotist Show
Four passes to 4D moving theatre featuring Happy Feet and SpongeBob SquarePants
The Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada has a gift for guests arriving during the holidays – Niagara Falls dining, show and attractions passes valued at $300!
The 20 acre Falls Avenue Resort is Niagara’s premier Fallsview destination, and making it home for the upcoming holiday season will be a rewarding experience with guests receiving an exciting holiday bonus exclusive to the Resort. Guests who reserve a Niagara Falls Hotel Stay or Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Hotel Package for arrival December 24, 2011 – January 7, 2012 will receive $300 in Niagara Falls dining, show and attractions passes.
The bonus includes Kids Eat Free Breakfast at the Fallsview Restaurant, two $40 Fallsview Dining Gift Cards (one valid at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, and one valid at the Fallsview Restaurant), two 4-D moving theatre movies each (SpongeBob SquarePants and Happy Feet), tickets for 4 to the Danny Zzzz Master Hypnotist Show, and passes for 4 guests for the MGM Movie Experience, Tour Bus SWAT Team, Combat Bumper Cars, Jungle Friends Funhouse, and Wild Safari Mini Putt.
The offer is available at the four first class hotels located on the Falls Avenue Resort; Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Hotel Niagara Falls-Fallsview, Skyline Inn, and Hampton Inn by Hilton at the Falls. Guests will receive the bonus when reserving either a hotel stay starting at $119 or a hotel waterpark package from $199 which includes hotel accommodations, and 4 two-day Fallsview Indoor Waterpark passes.
Located directly across from the Falls and in the heart of the tourist district, the Falls Avenue Resort is home to first class hotels, attractions and dining including one of the most popular attractions in Niagara; the 3 acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. Situated at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with indoor connections to the Sheraton and Skyline Inn, the Waterpark features all day fun for the entire family. The Waterpark features 16 slides, a giant wave pool, mammoth Beach House Rain Fortress, 1000 Gallon Tipping Bucket, year-round outdoor sundeck and activity pool and Planet Hollywood Beach Club.
In addition to accommodations and the Waterpark, Falls Avenue also offers notable attractions including Adventure City, and MGM Movie Experience, and an appealing mix of dining options including Hard Rock Cafe, Rainforest Cafe, and Planet Hollywood, Fallsview fine dining at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, and the Fallsview Restaurant.