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Welcome the Year of the Tiger on Valentine’s Day

This year, Cupid is welcoming the Year of the Tiger when for the first time in 77 years, Valentines Day falls on Chinese New Year.  Right when Vancouverites are celebrating the 2010 Winter Olympics, there will be more celebrations at the Pan Pacific Vancouver with a combination of Gung Hai Fat Choy and “Be My Valentine!”. 

Come on down to enjoy the sights and entertainment making a romantic Valentine’s ever including live Opera music, a serenading violinist and a sumptuous buffet dinner  (Saturday, February 13. 6pm – 9 pm)  You might win a Romance package valued at $495 compliments of the Pan Pacific and Spa Utopia.

On Sunday, February 14 bring the entire family to celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a groumet brunch that will include five spice barbeque pig, roast prime striploin of beef, sushi, Han Chinese dumplings, a Manchruaina congee bar as well as other classic Asian dishes. There’ll be live entertainment by the Goldenpearl Ensemble and a surprise gift to stay in Room 2010 for one lucky lai see winner.

From February 12 – 28 visit a showcase of Aboriginal art, performances and culture ath the “Kla-how-ya” Aboriginal BC Village. (free to residents and visitors)

The Pan Pacific Vancouver is a luxury hotel located downtown on the waterfront. It’s next door to Canada Place and the new Convention Centre, a half-hour walk to Stanley Park along the sea-wall by Coal Harbour.  Visit nearby Gastown, one of Vancouver’s most historic areas of town or walk to Vancouver’s downtown shopping areas on Granville and Burrard Streets. 

The Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel management company in the Pacific Rim region,  has won several awards such as the esteemed World Travel Awards, Conde Nast gold List and Readers Choice Awards.

The Pan Pacific Vancouver offers guests suites and rooms with panoramic vistas of the harbour and mountins and an award-winning selection of West Coast cuisine. Although vehicle access will be restricted during the Games, the Pan Pacific Hotel remains open for foot traffic and is accessible by transit, including SkyTrain, SeaBus and the Canada Line.

PHOTOS by W. Ruth Kozak

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