August 29, 2013 | by Christina Van
You don't have to walk far before you bump into Kelowna's finest local offerings.
(Photo by Mack Male / Flickr)
Visiting somewhere new, or even somewhere you’ve been countless times before, there is something to be said for breaking with routine. Here in Kelowna, with the stunning Okanagan Valley scenery, we boast orchards, farms, world-class wineries, and artisans. When given the option, “going local” is beneficial for you, your family, and our communities!
Here are a few reasons to connect and support local:
Meet the Locals
Guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience, when you meet the people who grow, build and put their efforts into what you purchase, you will have some fond (and sometimes funny) memories to carry home.
Reduce Environmental Impact
As we all know, the less of a distance any product has to travel reduces C02 emissions, labour costs, pollution, and traffic congestion—to name a few. As a centrally located hotel in Kelowna, you are only steps away from the Kelowna Farmers' & Crafters' Market which happens on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8am – 1PM. Take a short walk and pick up some Okanagan-fresh goods.
Personalized Service & Care
Nowadays, it is easier than ever to buy mass-produced products. Yet until you meet local business owners and experience the care they put into their services and listening to what you are actually seeking, they can better help you and maybe even give you a bit of insight as to where else to find that elusive treasure here in town. Ask our hotel staff if you would like suggestions of unique businesses.
Community Action & Spirit
With such a vibrant community, our hotel in Kelowna is proud to support local initiatives and connect with local businesses to promote our stunning city! When you choose to stay at a hotel where community connections are strong, you can have a direct impact to its culture and spirit.
Our Kelowna Hotel is Locally-Owned and –Operated
Each Best Western Hotel is independently owned, and here in Kelowna, a local family owns and operates the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites. Therefore it’s not unlikely to see Greg Salloum himself at the hotel on a near-daily basis, whether showing guests the environmental features of our eco-wing, or simply picking up the coffee grounds from breakfast for composting.
At our hotel, we like to show our support for this community that we are so fortunate to call home. So next time when you are given the choice, on that business trip or family vacation, will you take the time to connect locally? Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to let us know.
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