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Turn a Business Trip to a Kelowna Hotel into a Vacation

August 16, 2017

Kelowna Hotel Business Trip to Vacation

If business has you making the trip to a hotel in Kelowna, consider extending your stay to sneak in a vacation at the same time.

It’s been a long week trying to prepare for the upcoming business trip. You’ve chosen one of the best hotels in Kelowna to stay at, arranged all your meetings, and even scheduled a few dinner reservations. Before you turn on that out-of-office e-mail alert and head for the airport, consider extending your stay. It’s the perfect time of year to squeeze in a mini vacation before the kids head back to school.


Here are a few of the ways you can turn your must-attend business trip into a weekend getaway for you and your family.


Maximize Your Stay at a Kelowna Hotel

If your employer is giving you the freedom to select a hotel of your choice, choose a Kelowna hotel with a pool. A pool is the perfect place for your family to spend time while waiting for your meeting to wrap up. Plus, you’ll enjoy a quick dip after a long day of shaking hands and making deals.

Also, if your employer has been given a corporate room rate, see if the hotel would be willing to extend that rate to you when reserving a few additional nights. Many hotels are happy to be accommodating when it comes to room rates. All you have to do is ask.


Make Plans to see the City

Oftentimes, people travelling for business find themselves with free time in the evenings. Check the local tourism website to see if there are any evening events occurring that you and your family would like to attend. This is a great way to make the most out of your impromptu vacation/business trip.


Check out the Local Dining Scene

There are so many fantastic restaurants within Kelowna, and most of them are located really close to the Kelowna hotel you’re staying at. From wine bars to hole-in-the-wall cafes, there’s something for everyone, even the pickiest eater in the family.

For a listing of some of the best dining experiences in the area, check out our previous post: 5 Restaurants Near Kelowna Hotels Downtown Worth Visiting.


Plan a Day on the Water

One of the highlights of the Okanagan is Okanagan Lake. It runs nearly the entire length of the valley and connects all the towns and cities along its path. That means there’s roughly 135 kilometres of lake and more than five different communities to explore. Rent a boat or hire a boating tour company to see it all. Either way, it’s one of the best ways to maximize your short stay in Kelowna.


If you’re planning on staying at one of the Kelowna airport hotels for business, consider the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites. We offer complimentary airport shuttles, executive business suites with room for the whole family, and free hot breakfasts. Book your next business trip today: 1-888-860-1212

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