The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom

Mother's Day brunch in Edmonton

My Mother Kept A Garden
My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
Mother's Day brunch in EdmontonShe planted all the good things
that gave my life it’s start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem…
And when the winds & rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I’d need to stand up strong & tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother’s garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me
~ Author Unknown ~

Spoil your mom and say ‘I Love You‘ with a delicious brunch this Mother’s Day at The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton. Enjoy a traditional brunch buffet, featuring a selection of house-made sweet and savoury breakfast favourites, including slow roasted prime rib, made-to-order omelettes, and much more.

When: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Where: Grande Ballroom
Seatings: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm
Costs: $45 per adult
$38 per senior
$22 per child ages 5-12 (no charge for children under 5)

*Prices above do not include taxes and gratuities.

For reservations, please contact:
Lucia Gonsalves, Catering Department
Tel: 780.441.3011
Send an email

Congratulations to all the Sutton Tree Pageant Winners!

Congratulations

Thank you to everyone who supported our holiday tree pageants and helped us raise a lot of money for some very worthy causes. Each of The Sutton Place Hotels is donating $1,500 in addition to the tree pageant contributions.

We would also like to congratulate each of the winners personally! Thank you for your support!


The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton:

Raised a total of $2,040.00 for Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS).

Trees with the most votes:

1st place: Islay Agencies
2nd place: Graham & Lane Florists
3rd place: tie between Hudson’s Bay and YESS

Prize winners:

  • Weekend getaway for two at The Sutton Place Edmonton – Britney A.
  • Weekend getaway for two at The Sutton Place Edmonton – Brittany G.
  • $100 Chop Steakhouse & Bar Gift Certificate – Sylvia C.
  • $100 Eeva & Eve gift certificate – Allison H.
  • 6 month World Health Club membership – Ken O.
  • 6 month World Health Club membership – Shoana H.
  • Winter blues spa Package from Spasation Salon & Spa – Danielle R.
  • Banff weekend getaway to the Banff Lodging Company – Florence W.
  • Banff weekend getaway to the Rimrock Resort – Marylin P.
  • Wine basket from Peller Estates Winery – Jennifer B.
  • Four Edmonton Rush tickets – Marcel L.

The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort:

Raised a total of $2,445.00 for Community Connections Revelstoke Society.

Trees with the most votes:

1st place: Revelstoke Credit Union
2nd place: Pharmasave

Prize winners:

  • Ski and Stay Package at The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort – Gloria B.
  • Ski and Stay Package at The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort – Gisila R.
  • One day heli-skiing with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing– William H.
  • Breakfast Club for two – Kathy T.
  • First Tracks for two – Paula B.
  • $100 gift certificate for Rockford wok|bar|grill – Bob F.
  • Spa package – Shane V.

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver:

Raised a total of $5,000.00 for PALS Autism Society.

Trees with the most votes:

1st place: Accentrix Design
2nd place: PALS Autism Society
3rd place: Vibrant Design Group

Prize winners:

  • Weekend getaway for two at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver – John K.
  • Weekend getaway for two at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver – Breanne L.
  • Island Getaway Package: round-trip airfare for two from Vancouver to Victoria on Helijet and two nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Grand Pacific. – Parisa R. who has lovingly donated her prize to PALS Autism Society to use at their gala event in the spring
  • Two nights’ accommodation at the Pacific Sands Beach Resort in Tofino, British Columbia – Sarah A.
  • Vida Spa package: 60-minute couples’ massage including exclusive Vida Spa products. – Liz M
  • Two nights’ accommodation at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort in Parksville, British Columbia – Tamara D.
  • $100 Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar gift certificate – Kate W.
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise for Two courtesy of Harbour Cruises – Marjan N.
  • One foursome at The Sutton Place Hotel’s 11th Annual ‘Just FORE Fun’ golf invitational – Victor R. who has lovingly donated his prize to PALS Autism School to use at their gala event in the spring

 

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND CHARM AT THE SUTTON PLACE HOTELS

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Love is in the air this February at The Sutton Place Hotels. Offering exciting and elegant experiences including exclusive room offers, spa packages, and dinners, The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton and Vancouver have it all covered this Valentine’s Day.

“If you’re looking for a great place to spend time with your sweetheart, look no further than The Sutton Place Hotels,” explained Taj Kassam, president and COO of The Sutton Place Hotels. “No matter who you are, we have created the perfected romantic packages to spoil your loved one.”

Give the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day weekend with a romantic stay in one of our luxurious guest rooms.

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RELAX…
…for those seeking an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Spasation Salon & Spa Couples Treatment: Aroma Steam therapy for two, including a 60-minute couples’ massages, two Classic Manicures, and two Classic Pedicures
  • His and Hers’ monogrammed Sutton Place Hotel bathrobes to take home
  • Starting from $494 per night

INDULGE…
…for those who love to please their palate.

Includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • 3-course prix fixe dinner for two at Chop Steakhouse & Bar
  • Mini ‘Chocolate Buffet’ sampler plate for two
  • Starting from $219 per night

UNWIND…
…for those seeking a serene getaway in pure luxury.

Includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast in bed
  • A complimentary in-room movie
  • Starting from $174 per night

For more information about The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton’s Valentine’s Day Packages, click here.

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RELAX…
…for those seeking an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Choice of a 60-minute Swedish Couples’ Massage or two Classic Facials at Vida Spa
  • His and Hers’ monogrammed Sutton Place Hotel bathrobes to take home
  • Starting from $459 per night

INDULGE…
…for those who love to please their palate.

Includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • 4-course prix fixe dinner for two at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
  • Mini ‘Chocolate Buffet’ sampler plate for two
  • Starting from $339 per night

UNWIND…
…for those seeking a serene getaway in pure luxury.

Includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast in bed
  • A complimentary in-room movie
  • Starting from $224 per night

For more information about The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver’s Valentine’s Day Packages, click here.

cute coupleIf you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a different day than February 14th, then The Sutton Place Hotels have you covered. The perfect romantic package has been created to show your special someone how you truly feel all month which is why Valentine’s Day has been extended this year to encompass the entire month of February. With sparkling wine, chocolate, and breakfast in bed, the perfect way to celebrate love is with this ‘Month of Love’ romantic hotel package.

Click here for The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton’s Month of Love

Click here for The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver’s Month of Love

Whether you need an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, you want to please your palate, or you’re looking for a serene getaway in pure luxury, both The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton and Vancouver are offering the perfect romantic packages this Valentine’s Day.

Edmonton: The City With the Most Nicknames

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Although it’s currently winter, we are dreaming of blue skies and green grass…

Whether you’re from Edmonton or not, you’ve probably uttered one of many nicknames describing Alberta’s capital: The Big E, The Chuck, Edmonchuck, The City of Champions, E-TownFestival City, Gateway to the North, River City…

(We like to call The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton the perfect location for all your business or leisure needs.)

One thing that cannot be denied is the mass amounts of amazing festivals that Edmonton holds every year. With the beginning of festival season upon us, we are very excited for all the festivities that will ensue this year!

Festival
Date
Ice on Whyte January 23 to February 1
Opera NUOVA’s Vocal Arts Festival March 2015
Improvaganza
June 17-27
Edmonton International Jazz Festival June 19-29
The Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival June 19-21
Freewill Shakespeare Festival June 23 to July 19
The Works Art and Design Festival June 25 to July 7
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival July 3-12
A Taste of Edmonton
July 16-25
Edmonton’s K-Days July 17-26
Interstellar Rodeo July 24-26
Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival July 31 to August 2
Servus Heritage Festival August 1-3
Rock’n August August 4-8
Edmonton Folk Fest
August 6-9
Cariwest – Edmonton’s Caribbean Arts Festival August 7-9
Edmonton Fringe Festival August 13-23
Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival August 14-16
Edmonton Blues Festival August 14-16
Symphony Under the Sky August 28-31
Edmonton International Film Festival October 1-10
LitFest October 15-25
Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
TBA
Pure Speculation TBA

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The lobby of The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton

Visiting Edmonton this year for one of their amazing festivals? We have the perfect deal for you at The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton.

Exclusive Savour Sutton Offer
Our exclusive Savour Sutton promotion features savings of up to 40% off our standard room rates PLUS impressive value-added extras.

Featuring great rates and your choice of two of the following hotel benefits:

Complimentary Guest Room Upgraded Wi-Fi
(5 MEGS vs. Standard 1.5 MEGS)
This package allows you to stay connected to friends, family, or the office while away from home.

Guaranteed Early Check-In & Late Check-Out*
Make the most of your stay with an early check-in of 12:00pm and a late check-out of 2:00pm.

Complimentary Self-Parking
Cars stay free! A value of $26.

Complimentary In-Room Movie
Be captivated by the latest Hollywood films in the comfort of your luxurious guest room. Enjoy two in-room movies per night.

Package also includes:
• Complimentary use of pool, Jacuzzi, and steam room
• Accumulate Sutton Prestige membership points
• Sutton Shopper program, offering savings of up to 30% at participating retailers

For more information, click here.

Indiana Jones™ & The Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibit Package

Indiana Jones2The Indiana Jones franchise is an American entertainment franchise, based on the adventures of Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones played by Harrison Ford, a fictional archaeologist. It began in 1981 with the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. A prequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, followed in 1984 and the sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. In 1992, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, featuring adventures the character had as a child as he travelled around the world with his father, began airing on television. A fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008.

The franchise has expanded beyond film and television. Marvel Comics began publishing The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones in 1983, and Dark Horse Comics earned the comic book rights to the character in 1991. Novelizations of the films have been published, as well as many novels with original adventures, including a series of German novels by Wolfgang Hohlbein, twelve novels set before the films published by Bantam Books, and a series set during the character’s childhood inspired by the television show.

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But Hollywood is not the only one that loves Indiana Jones. We do too! In partnership with Telus World of Science – Edmonton, The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton is pleased to offer an exciting package with all the elements for a fun-filled getaway! Get an insider’s look at your favourite movies and learn about the real artifacts that inspired them all while relaxing in the comforts of  your luxurious guest room.

Rates from: $140

Package includes:

  • one night’s accommodation
  • two tickets to Science World’s Indiana Jones™ & The Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibit
  • complimentary Internet access
  • 3:00pm extended check-out
  • accumulate Sutton Prestige membership points
  • 15% discount coupons applicable to the IMAX theatre, gift shop and café

Click here for more information.

Escape to Edmonton this Fall!

Edmonton FallEscape to the city and enjoy a relaxing getaway in downtown Edmonton. Whether you are looking to do some shopping, see a show or concert at one of the nearby venues, or simply be a tourist in your own city, The Sutton Place Hotel’s ideal location, warm hospitality, and luxurious guest rooms will make your next retreat perfect!

Fall coloursfall_46511Rates starting from $109 per night

Package includes:

  • One night’s accommodation in a Sutton Guest Room
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in (12:00pm) & late check-out (2:00pm)


or call 1.866.378.8866 and ask for our “Residents’ Rate”.
Promo Code: LOCAL

Hotel features:

  • Exclusive Sutton Shopper Program, offering savings of up to 30% at participating retailers in Edmonton City Centre Mall
  • Attached by indoor pedway to the neighbouring Edmonton City Centre Mall with access to over 400 shops and services
  • On-site Chop Steakhouse & Bar offering tender cuts of steaks, fresh seafood, an expansive wine list, and delectable desserts
  • Indoor rooftop pool
  • Ideal location within close proximity to the arts, entertainment, and business districts of downtown Edmonton

Terms & Conditions: Offer only available for stays until December 30, 2014. Blackout dates may apply. Cannot be combined with other offers. Some restrictions may apply.

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Spring has Sprung (or has it?)

The season has changed, the majority of Canada is still covered in snow, and so far, nothing about spring is warmer than winter. Even though this is the time of year the weather usually changes from freezing to moderate temperatures, that doesn’t seem to be happening this year.

So instead of complaining about the weather and the snow, we asked our guests to send us beautiful snowy pictures of either Edmonton or Revelstoke. And boy, are we happy we did.

Edmonton’s Sunny Spring:

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s Snowy Spring:

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Edmonton’s Old Strathcona is a Must-Visit Neighbourhood

Whyte AvenueHome to trendy Whyte Avenue, the busy University of Alberta, and a history that extends back over 117 years, Edmonton’s Old Strathcona District is the cultural, fashion, and culinary epicentre of the capital region. This neighbourhood, located on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River, is one of the few regions of Edmonton where heritage buildings are preserved and celebrated. The brickwork of the shops along Whyte Avenue, the centre of Old Strathcona, hints at a history extending back to the late 1800s. Originally called “South Edmonton,” the area was chosen as the northern terminus for a railway that extended from Calgary, completed in 1891. It is said the railway company wanted to capitalize on any future land value of the railroad terminus, so rather than extending the tracks over the North Saskatchewan River into then-Edmonton, they stopped on the riverbanks and created the new South Edmonton. It turned out to be a wise business move — South Edmonton soon overtook Edmonton as the region’s commerce centre, and land valued increased as expected.

Edmonton trainThe trains brought settlers; South Edmonton was a town by 1899 and designated “The City of Strathcona” in 1907. Construction of the first buildings began around today’s 103rd street — many of which still stand today. In fact, today’s Strathcona Hotel was one of the first buildings erected. Growth continued, and in 1912, the citizens of Strathcona voted themselves into Edmonton.

Growth in the area ebbed and flowed for the next few decades — but Strathcona’s fortunes changed in the 1970s, when, during an economic upswing, Edmonton’s downtown core was essentially demolished and rebuilt anew. Strathcona was spared this “revitalization.” This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it set the area up for its historic designation in the coming decades. Old StrathconaAs the area transformed from “run-down” to “heritage,” today’s Old Strathcona was born. In 2007, The Old Strathcona Provincial Historic Area was created — ensuring the preservation neighbourhood’s character for future generations to enjoy.

When staying at The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton, Old Strathcona is a must-visit neighbourhood. Within about 30 square blocks, you can enjoy more than 100 places to eat and drink, 54 clothing shops, 40 hair and body care stores, nine book and magazine stores, 25 health and wellness services, and the most live theatre per capita in Canada.

Old Strathcona Farmer's MarketBeyond the storefronts and eateries, though, there are some great community attractions in the neighbourhood as well. Every Saturday, year-round, residents and visitors alike flock to the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market (10310 – 83 Ave.) to pick up fresh baked goods, organic produce and meat, arts and crafts, and generally enjoy the hustle bustle. Also, from May 20 to September 4, one can take in a sky-high ride aboard the Edmonton Radial Railway Society High Level Streetcar — a throwback to the days when Edmontonians travelled in style aboard San Francisco-like streetcars. (The sky high part comes when you cross the North Saskatchewan River from 46 metres above, atop of the High Level Bridge.) There are also bus tours, guided walking tours and heritage museums and houses to explore.

Edmonton Fashion WeekSeveral of Edmonton’s signature events take place in Old Strathcona. The beginning of April brings Edmonton Fashion Week, where local, Canadian and international designers have their haute couture on display at the Transalta Arts Barn (10330-83 Ave). Also in the first week of April is the Night Of Artists, where more than 200 musicians, dancers, poets, storytellers and more get together in the Transalta Arts Barn. Beyond that, summer brings the Jazz Festival and Canada’s Largest Fringe Festival and winter brings the annual Ice on Whyte ice carving competition, among so many other events.

But perhaps the best pleasure Old Strathcona brings is also its simplest: just enjoying the atmosphere of Edmonton’s trendiest, most historic, and most culturally diverse neighbourhood. It is people watching at its finest!

Edmonton: Canada’s Festival City

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The Heritage Amphitheatre

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Sunrise Over the River Valley

The City of Edmonton is a vibrant and exciting place in Alberta! With over 30 different festivals throughout the year, it has certainly earned its name of Festival City. Residents of and visitors to Edmonton can explore the beautiful river valley, where the green and gold of the fall trees inspired the University of Alberta’s own colours. Edmonton is home to over 20 theatre companies and the new, visually inspiring Art Gallery of Alberta.

Old Strathcona is a bustling area, with a thriving Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and a lively bar scene at night. Visitors to Edmonton should take a moment out of their visit to explore the local shops and restaurants in the district. A plethora of parks appeal to the outdoor-lovers of any group and in the beautiful prairie summer months, they are the perfect place to sit down and relax. The Alberta Legislature, the capital of the province, impresses with its manicured gardens and wading pool for cooling off in the summertime.

The Heritage Amphitheatre is the largest of its kind in Western Canada. The landmark’s distinctive white canopy offers excellent acoustics and an open view of William Hawrelak Park. It has fixed-seating for 1,100 patrons in the safety of a permanent structure with additional festival seating for 2,900 on attractively landscaped grassy slopes, for a comfortable capacity of 4,000 patrons.

Many of Edmonton’s Festivals make the Heritage Amphitheatre home, including The Free Will Shakespeare Festival, The Labatt Blues Festival, and the Symphony under the Sky Festival. Each year, over 50,000 visitors enjoy the unique natural and cultural setting this facility offers.

There are numerous other festivals that do not call the Heritage Amphitheatre home, but are strongholds in the Edmonton festival scene.

The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, July 5-14, 2013, is Canada’s oldest celebration of street theatre. Streetfest is home to over 1,500 exciting and entertaining outdoor performances by musicians, jugglers, acrobats, and unicyclists.

The Heritage Festival, August 3-5, 2013, is Canada’s longest-established multicultural celebration. Savour the tastes from around the planet, all in the great green river valley.

The acclaimed Edmonton Folk Music Festival, August 8-11, 2013, is the biggest in North America. International performers and composers rate it one of the world’s top 3.

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, August 15-25, 2013, is North America’s largest live theatre event. It attracts 500,000 visitors to over 1,000 live theatre experiences each year.

Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, Edmonton offers countless unique festivals and special events that celebrate the performing arts, cultural diversity, music, sports, and international cuisine. Fear not. There is always something to do.

To Dads Everywhere, Happy Father’s Day

Father's DayAccording to history, when Sonora Smart Dodd’s father passed away in 1909, she wanted to honour him for raising six children as a single parent. To say thank you, she chose to celebrate his love in June because that’s when his birthday was. Little did she know that 15 years later, in 1924, her initiative would lead American president Calvin Coolidge to proclaim the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

Today, countries around the world celebrate this holiday on different days. Spain, along with the majority of European countries celebrates on March 19, while Latin America follows the American tradition of the third Sunday in June. Though the dates and celebrations differ by country, what remains the same is the spirit of family.

In Spain, since the Catholic Church holds a significant influence, Father’s Day is celebrated on St. Joseph’s Day, which falls on March 19. St. Joseph’s Day is a Roman Catholic feast holiday to commemorate the life of the patron saint of carpenters, Joseph, who set the example of fatherhood as the foster father of Jesus.

Canna FlowerIn Thailand, Father’s Day is celebrated on December 5, the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyade who is very much beloved by the Thais. Tradition is that everyone wears yellow on Father’s Day, the official colour of Monday, the day of the week the King was born. Children begin the day by presenting their fathers with a Canna flower, which is considered to be a masculine plant.

In Japan, children give their fathers handmade beer glasses, Japanese candies or sweets, or sandals. Lunch or dinner usually involves crab, prawns, or other seafood.

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Similar to a typical Father’s Day celebration in Canada, South African children present their fathers with gifts such as flowers, cards, and ties. People in South Africa often enjoy picnics on Father’s Day or spend the afternoon fishing in hopes of securing a catch for dinner.

Show your father how special he really is with The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver’s traditional brunch featuring an array of savoury brunch fare and delicious desserts. Click here for details.