Tourism Week, May 24 – 30, 2020, is normally a celebration of tourism and a way for the $20+ billion BC industry to kick off the upcoming season whilst showing that #BCTourismMatters, but Tourism Week in the Covid-19 era is anything but normal.
With local and international travel restrictions to be upon us for the foreseeable future this will be a summer unlike any other as many of the travellers the industry depends on will not be coming to BC. However, Tourism is a robust industry and has weathered other, albeit smaller, crises in the past and will get through this one, with your help.
If British Columbian travellers spend some of the $6.7 billion they spend on out-of-province travel within British Columbia, we can help revive the Tourism Industry while keeping the Covid-19 curve flatlining.
As the province moves to Phase 3 of the recovery plan, community-to-community travel will no longer be discouraged. This week, let’s take a look at what is reopening in the region that will help us venture a bit outside of our own communities.
While not all hotels closed due to Covid-19, all of them are readying to welcome more guests for the new normal including increased health, safety and cleaning regimes. Here’s list of some of the closed hotels that have announced reopening schedules.
Fairmont Empress Hotel: Reopening late-June (tentative)
Food and Beverage available by in-room dining or outdoor seating on The Veranda
Hotel Grand Pacific: Reopening June 21, 2020
Food and Beverage options will be limited.
Pools, sauna, and steam room remain closed. Gym opening TBA
Inn at Laurel Point: Reopening June 26, 2020
Breakfast and Dinner will be available, with limited capacity, at the newly renovated Aura Restaurant, as well as Inn Room Dining
Inn-Room spa services, fitness studio and pool will remain closed.
Hyatt Regency Vancouver: Reopening June 1, 2020
Restaurant, Bar and other services closed until further notice
Listel Hotel: Reopening June 4, 2020
Forage Restaurant opens, with restrictions, May 28, 2020
Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Reopening July 1, 2020
Services and amenities availability TBA
The St Regis Hotel: Reopening, Date TBA
Planning for reopening in progress.
Wickaninnish Inn: Reopening June 15, 2020 to BC Residents
The Pointe Restaurant will be open to serve guests of the Inn only.
Ancient Cedars Spa opening TBA
Pacific Sands Beach Resort: Reopening June 1, 2020
Surfside Grill open for take-out or patio seating.
Coffee Bar & Lounge remain closed until further notice
Fairmont Chateau Whistler: Reopening June 1, 2020
In-Room Dining Menu will be available. Some restaurants will remain closed.
Portobello reopening May 29, 2020 for take-away and dine-in (limited seating)
The Mallard Lounge reopens June 1, 2020 for dine-in (limited seating)
Vida Spa reopening TBA