BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — “We hardly every really take advantage of the things that we have right in our own backyard," President and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara Patrick Kaler said. "We thought, this might be a great opportunity to do that.”
Visit Buffalo Niagara has teamed up with 16 hotels in Western New York to promote what it's calling a staycation.
“In New York state there are over 30 other states that are on the quarantine list," he said, "So we thought this would be a great opportunity to help out the industry that has been hurt the most by the pandemic.”
Hotels like the Courtyard Marriot, the Delavan hotel and the Garden Place Hotel are offering customers “staycation packages.”
“Our two biggest packages that we do are just the room and dinner where you get the room for the night and you get a voucher to use at the restaurant. One of our other major packages that we’ve been doing lately is room, dinner and a spa service," manager of the Delavan Hotel David Wiseman said.
The dinner package at the Delavan Hotel will cost you $240. The spa package – $294.
At the Garden Place Hotel in Depew, you can get dinner for two and one nights stay for $218 and the spa package will cost you $259.
“You’re saving yourself, you know, like 25, 30 dollars on each of those things,” Wiseman said.
Other hotels like The Courtyard Marriot are offering customers 4 free tickets to Explore and More. And the Hampton Inn downtown, is giving away a $50 gift card to Local Kitchen & Beer Bar with reservations.
“Its something fun. It's something to look forward to. It’s helping your local buffalo economy,” sales director at Buffalo Lodging Kaila Kise said.
“It’s been a great thing for us, honestly. It’s kept us going a bit,” Wiseman adds.
Most of these staycations are available until the end of this year. To find a list of participating hotels, click here.
“Should guests be able to take advantage of this," Kise said. "They will not regret it.”