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Hotel Eldorado perfect spot for staycation or Christmas dinner

Eldorado ready for holidays

If there were ever a time that Hotel Eldorado at Eldorado Resort belonged to Kelowna and Kelowna alone, it would be now.

Eldorado Resort is one of the premier tourist attractions in one of the country’s top tourism destinations, which welcomes guests from near and afar year-round. Now more than ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is all Kelowna’s.

That means this holiday season is the perfect time for locals to take advantage of the beautiful resort location or its culinary experience—or both. The pandemic is requiring people to gather with their immediate families only, so being a tourist in your hometown has never been timelier.

And since you may have spent the last nine months cooking the same meals over and over at home, Hotel Eldorado’s Lakeside Dining restaurant is here to help you out with a Christmas Dinner To Go special this year. The hotel’s first-rate chefs will prepare a three-course dining experience with roasted butternut squash soup, slow roasted turkey or orange glazed ham and caramel macchiato cheesecake for dessert. Orders of four or more will receive a complimentary gift that will pair nicely with dinner.

All you must do is order by Dec. 18 and pick it up by 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

“We know there’s going to be less extended family time this year, but we want people to spend quality time with their family and not have to worry about the cooking,” Eldorado director of sales and marketing Jacqueline Birk says.

You can, however, enjoy Lakeside Dining’s finest food, beverages and Okanagan Lake views under COVID-19 protocols and procedures that have been in place since the pandemic started. Lakeside Dining is offering Christmas dinner on Dec. 24 and 25, Santa’s Brunch every Sunday, its à la carte Christmas menu and a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner. Reservations are required.

You can unwind and destress with happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m., Heritage Tea on Saturday afternoons also includes a vegetarian option, and Wine Wednesday is always popular.

And if you would like to get away for a luxurious, overnight trip without leaving the city, Birk says Hotel Eldorado’s top three priorities for both guests and employees are safety, safety, and safety. In other words, you can safely isolate with a beautiful view of Okanagan Lake and with a delicious meal from Lakeside Dining.

“People have been going through this since March,” Birk says. “And while everyone has been doing a really great job, they do need to see something different besides the inside of their home.”

Snowbirds can take advantage of special long-term rates, while those who need to isolate can get two free nights on a week-long stay. It is the perfect place in Kelowna for a staycation.

The bottom line is Eldorado Resort is there for locals to enjoy it in every way possible this holiday season.

“We just want everybody to be safe and enjoy the holidays.” Birk says. “We’re here to help you with Christmas or your needs into the new year, and we just want everyone to be safe and get excited for what the New Year brings.”

This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

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