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Meetings Like No Where Else – Sheraton on the Falls Hotel and Conference Centre

September 25th, 2013

SHER_BoardRoom_240x198Located adjacent to both the American and Niagara Falls Sheraton on the Falls Hotel and Conference Centre boasts the best Fallsviews. Situated at the corner of Falls Avenue and Clifton Hill the Sheraton offers a variety of unique conference and meeting spaces.

Sheraton on the Falls Conference Centre is the largest facility in Niagara Falls. It offers meeting spaces up to 15,000 sq. ft. is size hosting groups from 30 to 3000. The largest meeting space is The Great Room. It has 18-foot ceilings, full stage, large scale drop screens and state of the art audio/visual setup capabilities.

Part of Falls Avenue Resort, the Sheraton on the Falls is directly connected to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Christienne Fallsview Spa, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Cafe, Windows by Jamie Kennedy, The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra,  fantastic shopping and Casino Niagara. Hosting an event on Falls Avenue provides meeting planners and co-coordinators with unparalleled access SHER_GreatRoom_240x198to first-rate attractions and themed restaurants for inclusion in planning and incentive based initiatives.

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GranFondo Made An Impression On Niagara Falls

September 16th, 2013

Cycling has hit Niagara and it left an impression!

It was great to see the citywide excitement across Niagara Falls this past weekend.

Almost 1000 cyclists, great friendships and memories were created. Our Mayor was happy to see the results for the first year and would like to GranFondo return back to Niagara Falls every year.

Great community support! With the beautiful bike trails across the Niagara Region, we should be proud to host such an event.

Organizers did it right,” Diodati said. “They made sure they are building on solid foundation before they put too many floors on it. I think for the next few years this event will become one of our marquee, signature, blockbuster events.”

At Sheraton on the Falls we look forward to GranFondo returning to Niagara and becoming an annual event.

Thank you to the cyclists who registered and the organizers of GranFondo doing a great job!

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Sheraton on the Falls’ hosts ‘October Beerfest’ at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Friday, October 25

September 12th, 2013

farm-to-table-experience400x231The Sheraton on the Falls will host Jamie Kennedy’s October Beerfest at Windows by Jamie Kennedy.  A fantastic harvest menu is planned and will be paired with beer flights from local beermakers; Silversmith Brewers and Niagara Oast House Brewers as well as local cider from West Avenue Cider.

The Culinary Package includes:

  • One nights’ accommodation in a Fallsview King Room at Sheraton on the Falls
  • Mix and mingle with Chefs Jamie Kennedy and Ross Midgley
  • Standing cocktail reception with Beer and Cider aperitifs and Octoberfest inspired canapes
  • Harvest menu with beer flights (two 3 oz. pours per course)

Our Brewery Partners include Oast House Brewers, Silversmith Brewing Company and West Avenue Cider

The Harvest Menu:

  • Creamy twice baked goat’s cheese soufflé with local Apple and raisin salad
  • Hazelnut crusted line caught wild Halibut with steamed kale, fried German style potato, capers and house smoked bacon
  • Housemade organic Chicken and foie gras sausage Choûcroute
  • Beer braised Cumbrae Farms beef rib with horseradish and Triple Crunch ravigotte and cracked pepper-nutmeg spaëtzle
  • Gingersnap crusted Ontario venison loin with braised red cabbage and Pumpkin-cheddar gratin
  • Callebault dark chocolate and Stout cake with Chestnut-honey ice cream

We look forward to meeting you for an unforgettable evening.

Bon Appetit

Executive Chef Jamie Kennedy & Chef de Cuisine Ross Midgley

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Top 10 New Additions, Renovations and Upgrades to Sheraton on the Falls

September 6th, 2013

coverOUR GUEST ROOMS

The $3 million renewal introduced warm colors, new carpeting, contemporary artwork, and new furnishings to each of the hotel’s 669 guestrooms, suites and corridors. The hotel now offers an elevated in-room experience with the addition of fridges, 37” flat screen TV’s with all HD channels, and WiFi enabling guests to remain connected with what matters most.

OUR CONFERENCE CENTRE

Considerable resources have been invested not only in the physical revitalization of our conference and meeting facilities, but also to better connect you, our guests. The conference centre features new lounge furniture, wall coverings, plush carpeting and an upgraded WiFi infrastructure that now has the capacity to allow for over 4000 simultaneous connections.

JAMIE KENNEDY CONFERENCE

Jamie Kennedy can bring his culinary inspiration and sustainable kitchen philosophy’s to your meetings. His seasonal and regionally inspired menus provide an exceptional foundation to a unique meeting experience in a first class meeting destination. Tailored menus, creative team building food activities, chef table dinners, and cooking demonstrations are all available to meeting delegates.

WINDOWS BY JAMIE KENNEDY

Celebrity Chef Jamie Kennedy has been at the forefront of Canada’s farm-to-table, slow food, and local food movements for more than three decades. Windows by Jamie Kennedy offers seasonally based, evolving menus that champions the richness of the region, and is enhanced by the region’s most extensive wine list.

FALLSVIEW RESTAURANT

The newly renovated Fallsview Restaurant is more than a buffet it’s an experience. With seating offering breathtaking views of Niagara Falls, this dining destination offers great food and good conversation. The restaurant features specially prepared culinary delights from the extensive buffet with live action stations. This new dining experience is a fresh take on our popular restaurant.

CHRISTIENNE FALLSVIEW SPA

Relax and rejuvenate at the Sheraton’s new spa. This one-of-a-kind spa features a full range of treatments and packages. The spa is home to one of only six Hydrotherapy Infinity Jetted Tubs in Canada, breathtaking Fallsview Treatment Areas, and a Fallsview Relaxation Lounge.

OUR LOBBY BAR

The new Lobby Bar is a relaxing venue for a nightcap, an ideal gathering point or a space outside of your guestroom to sit and relax with a laptop or catch a game. It is also home to Sheraton Social Hour where guests can experience Niagara through the sampling of regional wine selections and hors d’oeuvres. The Bar also features signature cocktails such as the “Niagara Martini”.

SHERATON FITNESS

Enjoy an energizing workout whenever the mood strikes. An innovative hotel fitness program, Sheraton Fitness was designed in partnership with Core Performance to develop a series of downloadable workout programs with each type of traveler in mind so you never skip a step towards your fitness goals.

CLUB LOUNGE

The opening of the new million-dollar Sheraton Club Lounge literally created a new space to relax. Overlooking parklands and the Falls, the Club Lounge has one of the best views in the hotel. It offers a private space within the hotel where you can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day.

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The Official Course of GranFondo Niagara Falls

September 4th, 2013

granfondoshirtGranFondo Canada has announced the official course for the inaugural GranFondo Niagara Falls.

After three years of planning, the route for the September 14 ride has been finalized.

The 125 km event starts at the Falls and runs north along the Niagara Parkway into Niagara-on-the-Lake.

From there, participants will turn around and ride south to Portage Rd., heading west towards the Thorold Tunnel before doing a loop around Short Hills Provincial Park. The ride will then return to the Parkway for the final 10 km push to the finish in Niagara Falls.

Officials estimate between 2,000 and 3,000 cyclists will take part in the ride, which also passes through Thorold and Pelham.

The ride will require many roads, including the Niagara Pkwy. and Thorold Tunnel, to be closed for the entire duration of the ride.

“To create the safest environment for cyclists and motorists, traffic modifications will be in effect along the course,” said Lindsay Carswell, director of marketing at GranFondo Canada. “Motorists that need to travel on September 14 are advised to plan ahead as there will be complete closures and many delays.”

Carswell said the best routes for travelling through Niagara on event day are the QEW and Hwy. 406.

“Using these routes will get most drivers to where they need to go,” she said. “Always use caution around cyclists and obey traffic authorities.”

Road closures will also be made known through resident mailouts and door-to-door campaigns. Roadside signage will also be posted closer to the event.

For more information on the course and the road closure information in these specific neighbourhoods, visit www.september14.ca.

GRANFONDO TRAFFIC MODIFICATIONS

The following neighbourhoods and primary roads will have major impacts on Sept. 14:  Queenston

- 6:45 am – 7:30 am: No vehicles permitted to cross Niagara Parkway

- 7:30 am – 9:00 am: Expect delays for crossing at York Road Bevan Heights

- 7:00 am – 12:15 pm: No vehicles permitted in or out of Melrose Stonefield Park

- 7:00 am – 12:30 pm: No vehicles permitted in or out of Pinestone Road Thorold Tunnel

- 7:00 am – 12:15 pm: Both westbound Lanes CLOSED – use alternate route Short Hills

- 8:00 am – 11:30 am: No vehicles permitted on roads – see course map online Lookout Street

- 8:30 am – 11:00 am: No vehicles permitted on road – park elsewhere for egress

My Gran Fondo is What I Trained For

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GranFesta Niagara Hosted by Sheraton on the Falls

August 30th, 2013

granfondo2013The GranFondo Niagara is coming to Niagara Falls for its inaugural event Friday September 13th through Sunday September 15th.  Sheraton on the Falls is  proudly hosting the GranFesta Event that kicks off the festivities on Friday.  The GranFesta will include the following.

Athlete Sign-In. Just like the pros do it. Sign in to make it official.
Package Pickup. Get your event package (bike plate, wrist band and sponsor swag).
Participant ID. Your event package will contain your Event ID. Wear all Event ID according to the instructions given for admittance to the Course, Rest Stops, and Celebration Plaza.
Sponsor Expo. See what our sponsors have in store for you.
GranFondo Store. Look sharp in your official GranFondo Niagara Falls Jersey.
Welcome Festival. Meet and greet your fellow riders, swap strategies and drink up the excitement of the weekend.

Get Ready for GranFondo Niagara

Sheraton on the Falls welcomes all the participants, family members and spectators to the inaugural GranFondo Niagara. Good Luck to all the Riders.

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Time to visit the Floral Clock in Niagara Falls

August 26th, 2013

floralclocktop10If you were to guess what the second most photographed landmark in Niagara Falls was, would you guess the Niagara Parks Commission’s Floral Clock?

The Floral Clock, built in 1950, is photographed almost as much as the falls itself!

Comprised of up to 16,000 carpet bedded plants, the clock’s intricate floral design is changed twice every year by the Niagara Parks Commission’s horticulture staff – once in the spring and again in late summer. The horticulture staff use viola in the Spring and four cultivars of Alternanthera along with green and grey forms of Santolina Sage during the Summer and Fall. California Golden Privet and Blue Festuca Grass are occasionally used for contrast.

The grounds surrounding the clock feature bedding displays and a tower at the back of the clock houses Westminster chimes that greet each quarter hour. Another feature is the 10-foot wide water garden that curves 85 feet around the base of the timepiece and is a popular place to make a wish.

The clock is located at 14004 Niagara Parkway, Queenston, Ontario, Canada, behind the Sir Adam Beck Power Plant and near the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge.

 

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Anniversary Celebrations in Niagara Falls with extended Fireworks Displays

August 20th, 2013

fireworksnfIn celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) and the 50th anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge span, a special extended 12-minute fireworks display will take place over Niagara Falls on Friday, August 23 at 10 p.m. (EST).

Head down near the brink of the falls to see the fireworks up close, or visit Windows by Jamie Kennedy, located on the 14th floor of the Sheraton on the Falls, and get a window seat to enjoy a perfect panoramic view of the spectacle while enjoying dinner or dessert.

The Niagara Falls Fireworks Illuminations show is the longest running of its kind in Canada, however this one-time only celebration won’t be repeated again!

A free concert, sponsored by Coca-Cola will also be taking place on the Niagara Parkway, near the falls.  The concert will feature Stone the Radio performing at Queen Victoria Park Stage. Stone the Radio covers upbeat alt rock and will be putting on a groovy show under the fireworks.

 

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Niagara’s Food Festival is coming September 6th through 8th

August 7th, 2013

niagara_food_festivalThe Niagara’s tastiest party is back for it’s 20th annual event ! Beginning September 6th and running through to September 8th 2013.

The Niagara Food Festival serves up great food from local restaurants and food producers, celebrity chefs are highlighted on the Mobile Culinary Theatre. Live musical entertainment for all ages including Head of the Herd, The Trews and Big Sugar will perform.

Festival Hours :  Sept. 6: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.         Sept. 7: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.      Sept. 8: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Great Meetings Happen Here

August 1st, 2013

SheratonMeet_6Niagara Falls, a meeting destination that provides state-of-the-art meeting facilities, located just steps from Niagara Falls. At the Sheraton on the Falls, we will deliver meeting facilities and service that is unsurpassed.

With over 140.000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, over 1,200 deluxe guestrooms and suites with the most spectacular views of Niagara Falls, a four-season enclosed walkway to Casino Niagara and Falls Avenue Resort.

We will take your next meeting to a whole new level in Niagara Falls.

Our spacious meeting rooms are designed to take meetings to the highest level of excellence. From small intimate gatherings to large meetings, our Conference Team can handle executive board meetings, large formal meetings and conventions accommodating your delegates ranging from 100 to 2200.

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