Posted by: PPHR | September 10, 2010

Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox Run Whistler 10am, 19 September 2010

Watch out for Pan Pacific staff in the annual Terry Fox Run in Whistler to raise money for cancer research. The Terry Fox Charity is run 100% by volunteers, so your pledge money goes directly to Cancer Research. If you would like to support us in the 10km or the 5km run let us know! You can also purchase raffle tickets from our Front Desk Agents to win great prizes.

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For those that want to get a jump on the 2010/2011 winter ski and snowboard season, Pan Pacific’s two properties in Whistler, B.C. (home of the 2010 Winter Games) are offering a special “Early Booking Offer,” which entitles guests to one free night for a four night reservation.

Rates start at CAD$299 per night, for a Studio Valley View Suite at Pan Pacific Mountainside, however if guests book early for a minimum four night stay (by November 15, 2010), they will receive 25% off room rates, bringing that nightly room rate down to CAD$224.25 per night. This offer is available for reservations from November 25, 2010 to April 14, 2011 (with the exception of December 24-31, 2010 and February 18-21, 2011).

In addition to the “free” room night, guests will also receive free slope-side ski/snowboard storage, free wireless Internet access and free in-resort shuttle.

For reservations, contact whistler_res@panpacific.com or call 888-905-9995

Or visit www.panpacificwhistler.com

Posted by: PPHR | August 26, 2010

Exploring Whistler Mountain

Best-known for its downhill skiing, snowboarding and winter wonderland activities, Whistler is actually a year-round destination that’s perfect for hikers.

On August 23, Nicole Leddy, Front Office Manager, and Georgina Boyne, Human Capital & Development Manager headed up Whistler mountain to explore the Alpine.

Alpine meadows, sprawling glaciers and wildlife were just some of the wonders they experienced on Whistler’s hiking trails.

An estimated 50 black bears live on the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, Nicole and Georgina counted a total of 11 bears and cubs on their gondola ride up the mountain. While hiking, they caught sight of several marmots by listening for their high-pitched whistle, after which Whistler gets its name, and were quick to snap the photo below of one the furry little creatures that live on rocky mountain slopes.

In addition to hiking trails, Whistler offers a number of other mountain activities such as rock climbing, summer ice climbing, and mountain biking.

For more information on Whistler hiking visit http://www.hellobc.com

Posted by: PPHR | August 21, 2010

Joffre Lakes – A Beautiful Day Trip from Whistler

Joffre Lakes is a spectacular set of 3 sparkling glacier-fed lakes only an hour north of Whistler. Hikers can complete the moderate level walk to the highest lake in 2.5 to 3 hours. The hike is not a walk in the park, good footwear and reasonable fitness is required as the terrain can be quite rocky. There are even a few unique campsites beside the top lake called Third Lake, right beneath the glacier.

For those not up for the hike, it is still a worthwhile trip as the First Lake is easily accessible from the parking lot. Joffre Lakes is approximately a six hour return trip from Whistler, but try to give yourself extra time so you can relax when you get to the top and have dinner in Pemberton at The Pony or Wildwood Café on the way home.

Locals highly recommend this day trip. For more information visit: www.env.gov.bc.ca

– By Christine Skipworth

Christine Skipworth: ‘Ski’, it’s all in the name. This is Christine’s favourite sport, and the reason why she left sunny Australia to live in the pristine Whistler Valley

Posted by: PPHR | August 16, 2010

From the Desk of Jim Douglas…

August 16, 2010, 2010

GM’s blog –

The weather has been spectacular this last week and is expected to remain over 30 degrees Celsius for the next several days, but cooling slightly down to 25 degrees for the weekend. The lakes and parks were very busy last weekend, but there was still ample room on the many lakes and beaches for some relaxing, sun bathing, visiting with family and friends, and most importantly, any of the many options for fun on the water.

It was a busy week at the Resort with the Crankworks festival, (www.crankworx.com), Check out the link above to see photos, results of the events, daily Blogs etc.)

The festival attracts participants from all over North America.

There was a $130,000 prize- with $80,000 cash prize for the pro categories and $50,000+ in prizes for the amateur categories (including prizing from Camelbak, Go Pro, Kokanee, Kona, Maxxis, Nintendo, Race Face, Oakley, Shimano, Sombrio, SRAM, and Yakima.

I have not been out on the water fishing the last week (again), but the winds have been so calm which makes it very easy to see active feeding trout. The altitude and cool evenings results in a better fishing experience as the heat does not affect the fishing as much as it does in lower altitude lakes. If fishing is a passion of yours, don’t forget your rod as an option when family and friends are off doing many of the other activities in the Resort. You can view a regular fishing report update on www.whistlerflyfishing.com which is compiled by Brian Niska and the team at Whistler Flyfishing, a great little shop with quality gear, local fly selections, guiding services, and great tips for you to enjoy your day on the water.

We had an amazing weekend being able to see the resort as our guests do. We were thrilled to have family (Brother Grant, Gaby, and son Simon) visit from Ottawa. They spent a couple of days at the beach, enjoyed early morning walks, fed the birds off the deck, and of course, experienced a spectacular ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

The experience continues to be excellent, Whistler Blackcomb and their associates are all so welcoming! They told us where the bears were grazing, informed us of the best place to view the Marmots, and of course gave us recommendations for great alpine hiking areas.

Well that’s it for the week; now that summer is in full swing we will endeavor to maintain regular updates to our blog. If our readers have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Best regards,

Jim Douglas

Jim Douglas: General Manager of Pan Pacific Whistler since 2006. Jim is a BC native who loves fishing and playing on his local hockey team

Posted by: PPHR | August 13, 2010

Special Offer…

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort has introduced an exclusive offer for those who sign up for the Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts eNewsletter, at www.panpacific.com/newsletter

Valid for booking online by November 30, 2010, for stays through the same date, the package allows guests to enjoy added benefits for only USD$10 on top of the hotel’s best available rate, which start as low as USD$150. These added benefits include daily breakfast for two people; 30-minute Balinese Massage for two people; extended check out to 3:00 p.m.; and room upgrade, subject to room availability upon check-in.

For additional information and reservations, visit Bali News Offer.

  • Terms & Conditions:
  • Valid for stays from 15 August 2010 – 30 November 2010.
  • Guests must be eNews subscribers and this offer is only bookable online.
  • Daily complimentary breakfast for two is offered at participating F&B outlets within the hotel.
  • Daily complimentary breakfast is non-accumulative and valid for duration of stay only.
  • Cancel at least three days prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one room night’s rate.
  • Rate changes may apply.
  • Rates quoted are subject to prevailing government tax and service charge where applicable unless otherwise stated.
  • Package is subject to availability and black-out dates may apply.
  • The Hotel reserves the right to terminate or amend promotional details without prior notice.

About Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

Built high atop a sheer cliff with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Tanah Lot Temple, the 103-hectare integrated Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort is renowned for its 18-hole, world class Greg Norman golf course, which has won the acclaimed honors of “Best Course in Asia” and “Best Course in Indonesia” and the resort has been named by World Travel Awards as “Asia’s Leading Golf Resort.” The coveted Balinese sunset at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort is magnificent. These attributes combined with its lush scenery and organic influence, make the island the most popular destination in Indonesia. The resort provides guests absolute privacy, creating a welcome paradise and reclusive retreat. With 278 rooms, including luxury suites and villas, the resort offers world-class recreational and banquet facilities including indoor and outdoor meeting spaces for up to 300 guests.

Posted by: PPHR | August 9, 2010

From the Desk of Jim Douglas…

August 9, 2010

The weather has been mixed the last week, with cooler weather but still sunny afternoons, and a cooler south breeze. The forecast for the upcoming week is back to sunny and hot, temperatures expected back into the upper 20’s for the week, and the Crankworx wrap up next weekend should be amazing.

Busy week this week in the Resort with the Crankworks festival, check out all the photos and updates on the events at: http://www.crankworx.com/whistler/ The festival attracts participants from all over North America, and farther afield as well.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES ?

There’s $130,000 – with $80,000 cash for the pro categories and $50,000+ in prizes for the amateur categories (including prizing from Camelbak, Go Pro, Kokanee, Kona, Maxxis, Nintendo, Race Face, Oakley, Shimano, Sombrio, SRAM, and Yakima).

I’ve not been out on the water fishing the last week, as the southerly winds have limited time on Alta lake. The local lakes continue to fish well, specifically any area where there is moving water either in, or out of any of the local lakes. You can view a regular fishing report update on http://www.whistlerflyfishing.com/newsletter.cfm?newsletter=8. This is compiled by Brian Niska and the team at Whistler Flyfishing, a great little shop with quality gear, local fly selections, guiding services, and great tips for you to enjoy your day on the water.

Monday morning, lots of excitement at Lost Lake. Cat Smiley, a local personal trainer, runs a Summer bootcamp, which I participate in 3 mornings a week. Today, we found two big Bruins at lost lake first thing around 6am…they were happy and comfy, and in no hurry to move along. Cat Smiley http://www.catsmiley.com/ is a three time Canadian trainer of the year, and attracts participants from all over North America for her classes. “Manches,” her loyal sidekick and morning run pacer (dog), was there to keep the Bruins moving in another direction, quite an exciting start to the day.

Upon reaching home the same morning, found a small Coyote trotting up the street, looking for a morning meal. Only in Whistler…the resort is busy and nature is around every corner.

Well that’s it for the week. Now that summer has arrived, we will endeavor to get some info regularly to our Blog, and if our readers have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Best regards,

Jim Douglas

Posted by: PPHR | August 7, 2010

Meteor Shower Alert!

August 12, 13 – Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. This year’s shower should peak on the night of August 12 and the morning of the 13th, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 – August 22. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. The thin, crescent moon will be out of the way early, setting the stage for a potentially spectacular show. For best viewing, look to the northeast after midnight.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

Posted by: PPHR | August 7, 2010

Pan Pacific Hotels Group announced today that it will open PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur in October 2010. Enjoying prime location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle – the city’s premier commercial, shopping and entertainment hub, the brand new 30-storey PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur features 287 well-appointed studio, one and two-bedroom suites. For more information, visit pphg.com

Posted by: PPHR | August 7, 2010

Snapshot…


Here’s a picture of a huge sturgeon caught and released by Aran from our Maintenance team. Lillooet is a small community 2 hours drive from Whistler, on the Fraser river, the largest wild Salmon River left on the west Coast of North America.

Sturgeon are a resident ancient fish in the river System, and the Fraser River is one of the last Wild Rivers with a healthy population. All catch and release fishery, wow, what a fish, you can imagine the tired arms after a 45 minute tussle.

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