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A Rock Between Four Seasons
Experience Three Distinct Destinations at Three Luxurious Properties for the Ultimate British Columbia getaway

News Release June 2009

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, and Four Seasons Resort Whistler have teamed up to create an experience that truly encapsulates the supernatural and man-made wonders of BC. For an all-access pass to this most livable locale, The Rock Between Four Seasons takes you from the cosmopolitan cityscape of Vancouver, along the spectacular Sunshine Coast, and north to Whistler. On the menu of this high luxury, value for dollar package is something for all savvy travellers; rich culinary experiences, revitalizing spa treatments, and adventure-filled activities.

When it comes to the best of BC, it’s ultimately a contest between the pristine Pacific Ocean and the snow-capped Coast Mountains. The envy of the world (and perhaps the reason for BC’s mainstay status on the “Most Livable” lists), arises from the ability to quite easily, ski by day and kayak by moonlight.

Begin at the host city of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for two days and nights exploring the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver. Stay at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and experience the $20 million enhancements resulting from its recent renovations. Located atop the fashionable Pacific Centre with more than 200 shops and services, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is located within easy walking distance of the convention centre, downtown shopping, theatres, and sports venues. Enjoy dinner at YEW restaurant + bar, designed to capture the essence of BC’s natural landscape with lofty ceilings and wood-paneled walls. Specialties include a contemporary raw bar and over 300 wines by the glass. Then fuel up with a breakfast or brunch before heading to the Sunshine Coast.

Book-ended by two Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Vancouver and Whistler, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort adds a dose of serious ‘glamping’ (read: glamour camping) to the sophisticated city and sexy mountain resort. Crossing Howe Sound, view BC’s natural vistas of islands, inlets and coves that colour the journey. Named for its 2,400-hours of annual sunshine, the Coast is an idyllic respite from city life, a hotbed of creativity, and an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Spend two nights in Rockwater’s luxurious Tenthouse Suites, replete with king size bed, hydrotherapy tub for two, propane fireplace, rain forest shower and private veranda overlooking the Straight of Georgia for the perfect aside from the daily grind. Go mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding and sailing, or simply laze in the luxury of your seaside suite. Enjoy expertly prepared, locally-sourced Pacific Northwest fare at Rockwater’s ocean front dining room, then relax with an open-air spa treatment at Rockwater’s “Spa Without Walls.”

Next, travel along the newly upgraded Sea to Sky Highway for seamless transport to Canada’s only Five Diamond resort, Four Seasons Resort Whistler. Tucked in Whistler’s Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, Four Seasons Resort Whistler is an expansive resort with an award-winning restaurant, full service spa, 24 hour fitness facilities and outdoor pool and hot tubs. With easy access to the awe-inspiring ski slopes of Whistler Blackcomb, site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, a complimentary Ski Concierge service in winter and on-site bike rental store in summer, Four Seasons Resort Whistler ensures a hassle-free visit. Stay two nights in North America’s top ski resort, and extend your stay by an additional night, compliments of the resort.

Experience the destination the world will be watching in 2010, spanning all corners of Vancouver, the coast and mountains June 15-Sept 15 from $1,650 CAD or Sept 16-Nov 1 from $1,520 CAD per person, based on double-occupancy. To uncover your Rock Between Four Seasons please contact 1-877-296-4593. Images available upon request.

For more information on Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts British Columbia, please visit: www.rockwatersecretcoveresort.com,www.fourseasons.com/Vancouver, www.fourseasons.com/whistler.
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The Resort:
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is a private paradise located on BC’s Sunshine Coast 15 minutes’ drive north of Sechelt. The accommodations at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort are unique, as they enhance the Resort’s relationship with nature. Rooms in the lodge offer ocean view and pool view rooms, while new for 2006, the Tenthouse Suites reward guests with king-size beds, hydrotherapy tubs, fireplaces and expansive ocean views.

Media Contact:
Meaghen Ng
meaghen@spectacularink.com
Spectacular Ink
Tel: (604) 925-8187
www.spectacularink.com

Samantha Geer
samantha.geer@fourseasons.com
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts British Columbia
Tel: (604) 844-6769
www.fourseasons.com