"The Clubhouse” Offers Curling Fans a Hub in Downtown Victoria

The Hotel Grand Pacific’s lounge the place to be during 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship


March 20, 2013; Victoria, B.C. – When curling fever hits Victoria at the end of the month, the Hotel Grand Pacific will find itself a second home to both local and visiting curling fans. A proud sponsor of the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, March 30 – April 7, the hotel’s Pacific Lounge will be transformed into “The Clubhouse” offering big-screen coverage of draws, food and drink specials, and curling table games.

“We’re turning our lounge into The Clubhouse to give curling fans a place to gather in downtown Victoria,” says Hotel Grand Pacific General Manager, Reid James. “We have a lot of hotel guests in town for the championship, and along with local curling fans, we wanted to give them a place they could call home, watch the draws on the big screens, have a few drinks and have a bite to eat with other fans.”

Big-screens in The Clubhouse will show championship curling action on TSN, and guests can also challenge their own skills with the table-top Cool Shots curling game, which is sure to be a hit.  The lounge will also feature curling-themed food and drink specials throughout the event, including “The Pin” – a burger with a house-made beef patty, white cheddar, double-smoked bacon and an onion ring ($14); or a “Takeout” – sweet and spicy chicken wings with buttermilk blue cheese dipping sauce ($12). Drink specials include local brews such as bottles of Vancouver Islander Lager and Spyhopper Honey Brown for just $4.50, and pints of Vancouver Island Piper’s Pale Ale draft for $5.25.

The 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship will take place March 30 – April 7 at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C. For more information, visit http://www.curling.ca/championships/worlds/.

The Hotel Grand Pacific offers guests what they want, where they want it. Conveniently located on the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria, it is the perfect choice for the lifestyle traveller seeking an alternative from the traditional branded hotel stay.  With 304 spacious guestrooms and suites, the Hotel Grand Pacific is renowned for delivering an exceptional and personalized guest service experience. With a focus on health and wellness, the hotel offers complimentary access to the Victoria Athletic Club, located on-site. Relax at the spa or dine at the all-day Pacific Restaurant or The Mark, an award-winning fine dining restaurant.  The Hotel Grand Pacific is a proud member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

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