Washington Summer Travel for Twilight Fans, No Sales Tax at Hotel

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Washington Summer Travel for Twilight Fans, No Sales Tax at Hotel

Published 06/29/2010

(Forks, Washington) – Fans of the Twilight series have a new reason to go bonkers in the northwest town where it’s centered, while a hotel in Bellingham, Washington gives great deals to Canadians.

This summer the much-anticipated release of Eclipse will once again turn the spotlight to the sleepy town of Forks. The mega-hot book and movie series plotlines for Twilight, penned originally by Stephenie Meyers, are all set on the west end of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Visitors can discover story locations through self-guided tour maps or on organized tours offered by local tour companies. Check out the high school in Forks that Bella and Edward attend, the beach at La Push where Bella learns the startling truth about Edward, and the restaurant in Port Angeles where the pair had their first date.

Local stores and restaurants offer menu items and memorabilia for Twilight-hungry fans. In celebration of the popular series, local winery Olympic Cellars, created a sparkling Syrah titled Sparkling Twilight.

Twi-hard fans planning on visiting Olympic National Park this summer or fall should check out Kalaloch Lodge's Twilight Packages. You can plan your next Twilight getaway at www.northwestsecretplaces.com or http://www.olympicpeninsula.org/featured-content/twilight-fascination-olympic-peninsula.

Hotel Bellwether, Western Washington’s intimate waterfront-destination hotel, is offering “No Sales Tax” to residents of British Columbia who are seeking great value close to home. The promotion, which knocks 8.5% off the total cost of each room night booked, ties in nicely with Washington State’s recent announcement regarding tax exemption for non-residents.

“As the State’s tax savings do not apply to lodging, we wanted to offer our Northern neighbors extra incentive to come out and play,” said Michael Herzog, owner and managing director of Hotel Bellwether. “We hope this reduced rate will encourage BC-based travelers to experience not only Hotel Bellwether, but also Bellingham and all that the surrounding area has to offer.”

After a day spent snapping up shopping deals from nearby Bellis Fair and Trader Joe’s, guests can unwind at Hotel Bellwether in spacious guestrooms, replete with private patios offering spectacular Bay views. Imported Italian furniture, rich mahogany accents and unique artwork create a warm and inviting atmosphere; down pillows and comforters, European linens, and spa-inspired bathrooms with deep soaker tubs add to the overall experience.

Elegant in-house dining destination, Harbourside Restaurant and Lounge, serves up panoramic views of Bellingham Bay alongside fresh West Coast cuisine. The Sunset Lounge offers lighter fare and for special evenings, reserve the private wine cellar for an event to remember.

Hotel Bellwether's BC Resident Bonus runs July through September 2010.  Residents of British Columbia are privy to 8.5% savings (state and hotel tax) per night booked.
Guests may be asked to present photo identification upon check-in.

Hotel Bellwether is a waterfront retreat located in Bellingham, Washington. Wrapped around the scenic Bellingham Bay, the hotel offers luxurious accommodations with panoramic views of the Cascade mountain range and Mount Baker to the east and the spectacular San Juan Islands to the west, providing a European-style getaway in a quintessential Pacific Northwest location.

Bellingham, Washington is just 90 minutes from both Seattle and Vancouver, BC. The hotel is also accessible by boat and float plane. For more information visit www.hotelbellwether.com or call 877.411.1200.



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