The Okanagan area boasts some remarkable resorts, including the Delta Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort and the Sparkling Hill Resort. Ideally situated in downtown Kelowna, the 324-room Grand Okanagan Resort sits on Okanagan Lake and boasts breathtaking views of the water, the mountains and Kelowna’s dynamic city skyline.Here, you’ll find elegance and service redefined with regionally-inspired restaurants, world-class spa facilities, plush furnishings and a convention centre featuring a 14,000-square-foot ballroom and a total of 17 meeting rooms of various sizes.
North of Kelowna International Airport is the “jewel” of the Okanagan – the Swarovski crystal-infused Sparkling Hill Resort. The 154-room property sits above Predator Ridge Resort and its two-award winning championship golf courses, just 10 kilometres south of Vernon. Given its dazzling setting, luxurious guest rooms, 40,000-square-foot spa and meeting space, it’s little wonder Sparkling Hill is popular for retreats, meetings and incentive programs.
Built in 2010, the resort and spa is the brainchild of Mr. Gernot Langes-Swarovski, patriarch of the famed Swarovski crystal family, who envisioned and created this inspired resort out of love for the Okanagan’s natural beauty and a desire to deliver the European wellness experience to other parts of the world. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind experience with more than 3.5 million crystals infused and integrated into this glittering oasis. Indeed, Swarovski crystals illuminate every element of the resort, including the guestrooms and penthouses brilliantly outfitted with Swarovski crystal fireplaces, crystal light fixtures, starry ceilings.
However, the heart and soul of this unique lakeside resort is the European-inspired 40,000-square-foot KurSpa. Here, you’ll find 100-plus spa treatments and therapies, seven aromatherapy, steam and sauna rooms along with a serenity pool with underwater music and a Swarovski crystal night sky.
Along with the region’s remarkable adventure, culinary and wine experiences, these two resorts firmly position the Okanagan Valley as a unique destination for events of all kinds.
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