Travel Deal for August 24-25, 2013
In 2009, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid a visit to the capital of Newfoundland & Labrador. Just what did they think of their accommodations?
“Ten out of 10,” Camilla raved about the opulent Ryan Mansion, located in the heritage district of St. John’s and with a rich connection to the Titanic.
To honour the royal visit, the Ryan Mansion has created a Royal Treatment package that features a personal butler and a stay in the room shared by Charles and Camilla. The Royal Suite includes furnishings and artwork from around the world brought in specifically for the visit by the heir to the British throne and his second wife.
The package runs $885 per person and includes:
- Couples’ in-room massage
- A bath prepared by your Bath Butler
- A personal photo shoot with an acclaimed professional photographer on the spot where Charles and Camilla’s portrait was taken
- Champagne and dinner in the Royal Suite, featuring the same menu Camilla chose
- Breakfast for two.
Vacay.ca Captures St. John’s Boom Times
Vacay.ca Senior Writer Nancy Wigston was recently in the provincial capital and was witness to the booming economy that has invigorated St. John’s. Wigston toured the city and its neighbouring communities and noted the number of affluent businesses popping up on “The Rock.”
Wigston writes: “St. John’s has not only recovered from its economic doldrums, but has been reborn as one of Canada’s hippest cities, fuelled by a bustling energy sector that the Conference Board of Canada predicts will help the province lead the nation in economic growth for 2013. You’ll find a slew of art-and-craft galleries, clothing shops, bistros, and excellent bars, where your cocktail might be enhanced by a cool slice from a 10,000-year-old iceberg.”