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

Your Perfect Home Away From Home

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Located in The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, La Grande Résidence is the perfect combination of the comforts of home and the convenience of hotel services. With comfortable furnishings, state-of-the-art amenities, and a focus on quality service, you may be far from home, but it doesn’t have to feel that way! Many stay with us for weeks or months (even years) at a time and we do our best to make these furnished suites feel more like a home than a hotel room.

Our 164 magnificent one and two bedroom suites are completely furnished in a modern, charming French décor. All suites include a spacious balcony and impressive kitchen equipped with Miele appliances complete with stunning white marble countertops. Full hotel services such as the business centre, parking, concierge, housekeeping, and room service are available at your fingertips. This really is luxury living at its finest.

LGR_Bedroom3However, we know that it’s not actually home. Here are just a few ideas that you might want to consider to really make the space your own.

1. Bloom Where You are Planted

A potted plant or fresh cut flowers can really brighten your stay. Easy to find year-round in Vancouver, they are in instant pick-me-up in any room.

2. Warm Fuzzies

Your favourite slippers or throw blanket will keep you cozy and the soft familiar textures can be comforting, especially in the cooler weather.

3. Essentials

Does your home always smell like baking, the ocean, like a forest? Scent is a powerful sense and a couple drops of your favourite essential oil blend can be comforting and relaxing.

4. The Ties that Bind

Your loved ones may be miles away, but a framed photograph or two might be just the thing to keep them close while adding your own personal touch to the décor. Also, don’t forget to download Skype before you leave.

Everyone has their own routine when they travel. Here is what a few of our guests have done to feel more at home when they are away:

“I bring my e-reader and make sure I have lots of books to read.” — David Goldberg

“I bring my favourite shampoo, ALL my toiletries, and my house coat.” — Susan Lowter

“I always have granola and yogurt in the room. It’s how I start my day, no matter where I am.” — Anna Samsony

If there is every anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable, do not hesitate to ask the concierge!

Time Saving Tips for Thanksgiving


Nothing beats the glory of a home-cooked Thanksgiving feast. From the joys of basking in the brilliance of your perfectly-cooked bird to the accolades and compliments from your friends and family, truly the turkey has a way of bringing everyone together…don’t you agree?

On the flip side of things there are also the countless hours of preparation that go into cooking your feast and the countless number of things that can go wrong. From not having enough time to defrost your bird to burning your potatoes and forgetting the dessert, there are equally as many pains as joys when making the perfect holiday meal.

That’s why The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver has their Thanksgiving Weekend at Fleuri Restaurant. Come join us on October 7th and 8th between 5:00pm – 10:00pm for a perfect setting for your friends and family, you can savour all the traditional delights cooked to perfection by our award-winning chefs, without the preparation, wait time or (drumroll please) dishes! Take a peek at our delicious 4-course Thanksgiving meal below.

Albacore Tuna Ceviche

mushroom tempura roll, curried carrot & radish salad,

crispy root vegetables

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Creamed Parsnip Soup

pear foam, roasted garlic & blue cheese panna cotta, red cabbage gel

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Roasted Turkey

potato purée, spiced sweet potato,

ragout of beans, legumes & brussel sprouts,

preserved fruit & walnut stuffing, natural turkey jus

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Pumpkin Meringue Tart

pumpkin crème brulée, warm pumpkin sponge,

caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream

If, however, you still prefer to keep the celebration at home, but you are running short on time, take solace in The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver’s ‘Turkey Express.’ Essentially your entire gourmet Thanksgiving meal to go,
our catering team will go through all braising, boiling, baking and basting trouble for you to create a mouth-watering tour de force that includes:

Menu

Roasted turkey
Apple sage stuffing
Seasonal vegetables
Mashed potatoes
Cranberry sauce
Gravy (2 Containers)
Dinner rolls (12)
Pumpkin Pie

Price: $325

Only 40 orders per day and the last order will be taken on October 5 th at noon (while quantities last).

Extras

Vegetable insert $25
Mashed potato insert $22
Cranberry sauce $17
Gravy $17
Bread rolls (12) $10
Stuffing $22
Pumpkin Pie $38 (or price of other cake from La Boulangerie)
Turkey ONLY $200
Ham ONLY $155
22 lbs. Turkey Express $400
Organic Turkey Express $400
The best part? You can pass all the goods off as your own, and no one will ever know! Now that’s something to be thankful for.

Wishing the best for this year’s holiday, Happy Thanksgiving from The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver.

A Day in the Life of The Sutton Place Hotel Concierge

At Sutton, we are renowned for our extraordinary customer service and attention to detail. That’s because we’ll always treat you royally. It’s a standard that we are consistently praised for by patrons and press alike.

 However, if there is one person among our staff who really knows the ins and outs giving guests that ‘personal touch’ it’s our veteran concierge expert, Geoffrey Argue. With over 26 years of dedicated experience towards helping people find everything from the best suit tailor in the city to live chickens for film shooting, Geoffrey has seen and done it all.

 We sat down with this seasoned pro recently and got the inside scoop on what his job as The Sutton Place Vancouver Concierge entails, and believe us, it’s impressive! Below are the excerpts from our entertaining discussion.

 1)      How would you describe the role of a concierge?

Part-time Caretaker, Counselor, Confidant, Friend, Shopper, Critic, Tech Guru, Social Planner, Travel Agent, and anything else that you can think of as long as it is not illegal or unethical.

2)      What gives you the most satisfaction?

Fulfilling all of the above roles in question 1. Also, having the guests come back and thank you and tell you that you and the hotel made their stay a special one in Vancouver.

3)      What is the toughest question/request were you able to deliver on?

It is so hard to narrow this down with over twenty years of requests, but here are a few:

During 9/11 and with no air traffic, a very famous Hollywood actress who was staying with us had to get her break milk to feed her new born baby who was back in Beverly Hills. We were able to secure a car with two drivers to get the breast milk to her baby and all within 20 hours… she was very pleased!

We were also asked if we could find live chickens for a very panicky movie set because they had forgotten to secure some for the movie they were filming! Thanks to our Mayor and his  bylaw that allows chicken coups in backyards, we were able to obtain some within an hour!

Another time, one of our guests who was smoking a very rare Indonesian cigarette had requested that we locate some for him, which can be virtually impossible to find in the city. We contacted the Indonesian Consulate and by luck, one of their staff members had just returned from Indonesia and had smoked the same cigarettes there! This fellow was very kind and was willing to spare a package of cigarettes for us to give to the guest. The end result was a very ecstatic and of course impressed guest!

4)      How long have you been at your current hotel?

I am coming up to my 26th year and I still enjoy each and every day!

 5)      What makes a great concierge?

Patience. Personability. Knowledge. Organization. Empathy.

6)      What is it like to work for The Sutton Place Hotel?

The company and hotel provide a very challenging and rewarding career within the hospitality industry.  At The Sutton Place Hotel, we work as a large family and we treat each other with fairness and respect.

I have been with the hotel for 26 years which is a testament in itself to what a great a place it is to work.

Chef Concierge Geoff Argue accepting the “Birk’s Silver Service Award”.

Revelstoke: An Extreme-ly Attractive Summer Getaway

Imagine a place nestled between two vast mountain ranges, resting near the banks of a rushing river, and sitting next to the icy landscape of a glacier park, and you’ll probably envision a fabled wonderland straight out of the latest blockbuster action/adventure flick.

Though it may sound like a scene from an epic movie, this land actually exists – and it’s right in BC’s own backyard. That’s right, Revelstoke is a supernatural region on the banks of the Columbia River, surrounded by the awe-inspiring Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges and the Glacier National Park.

Though many regard it as a go-to destination for skiing, snowboarding, and exciting winter sports, it is also flush with endless summer attractions and activities – most of which let you experience the tremendous variety of nature in the area.

Visitors, for example, can find outdoor pursuits like golf, fishing, hiking, relaxing hot springs and spas. Yet, for those seeking an adrenaline rush, there are limitless extreme adventures in Revelstoke too.

Take, for example, an over 22 km rafting journey down the rushing Illecillewaet River. This excursion is a perfect blend of calm, scenic stretches, but it also features short stretches of class 2 to 3+ rapids – just enough to get your heart racing. You’ll get wet and have fun, all while keeping your feet and legs above the water.

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You can find fun in the air as well with one of the most famous zipline parks in the world: the Sky Trek Adventure Park. Located just 15 minutes from Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Skytrek features three exciting adventure courses built for all ages and abilities. A popular pick is their High Ropes Challenge Course, where you can climb from tree to tree on ladders, scramble up nets, rush over suspended bridges or swinging logs, slide from tree to tree on skateboards and, of course, fly down ziplines at breathtaking speeds.

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Nature lovers can get their thrill fill too. Considering the abundance of rugged mountain landscape, you’ll never find a shortage of wildlife in Revelstoke. Whether it’s a rambling black bear looking for some summer supper, or a giant grizzly ambling down the mountain, the animals never cease to excite. Popular parks include: Blanket Creek Provincial Park Martha Creek Provincial Park, Shelter Bay Provincial Park and perhaps the most famed of the group, Glacier National Park. With over 400 natural glaciers, ghost hotels, railways, and the famed Rogers Pass, this place is full of historic sights and sounds that attract tourists from all over the world.

Finally, if a little speed is what you need, then mountain biking is the way to go. Fast becoming the most popular sport of choice for the summer season in the city, there are a number of bike rental companies, tour companies and hotels (like ours) that rent out bikes to those seeking some two-wheel fun. Routes range from the straight and narrow (literally), to vertical challenges that tempt the best world-class bikers from all around. Our very own Revelstoke Mountain has some excellent paths too, whether you’re looking for something leisurely and fun or something intense and out of this world.

Extreme vacationing can be great, but after a long day there comes the time when you’ll want to sit back, unwind and recuperate. That’s where we come in. After all, we’re extreme too…extremely comfortable.


Click here for more information on The Sutton Place Revelstoke Mountain Resort and our great summer packages.