The recently re-opened Oak Bay Beach Hotel - an ocean front, English Manor styled 100-room resort set in the genteel surroundings of Victoria, BC's Oak Bay neighborhood with its own outdoor mineral pools, spa and even a hotel butler - is inviting guests to celebrate the launch of PBS's Downton Abbey's third season, in style.
On Sunday, January 6, 2013, for $289 Cdn per couple, fans will be greeted by the hotel's valet while checking into the Oak Bay Beach Hotel âManor Houseâ. Later they will enjoy a reception and three course, white gloved dinner in the David Foster Foundation Theater before Season 3 premieres at 9:00 p.m. on KCTS 9 ( Channel 19 on cable/satellite). For local residents, reception and dinner tickets for the launch of Downton Abbey's third season may also be purchased for $75 Cdn per person. Tickets may be booked by calling 1.800.668.7758, more information may be found at www.oakbaybeachhotel.com. Partial proceeds from the evening's events will go to support KCTS 9, which not only airs Downton Abbey each week, but also brings quality public television programming which reaches 2.6 million viewers each week, many of whom live in BC and across Canada. Members from KCTS 9 board and executive team will be there to join in the celebration and provide added insight to the phenomenal success of the miniseries. The reception will begin in The Conservatory at 7:00 p.m. - with dinner service beginning at 7:30 p.m. This will allow for coffee and after dinner drinks to be served before the curtain rises at 9:00 p.m. Everyone who arrives in appropriate âDownton Abbeyâ attire will be entered to win door prizes in celebration of the special occasion! For those staying overnight, additional evenings may be added on to make an elegant weekend or getaway of it, with rates from $139 Cdn, giving guests more time to enjoy the Boathouse Spa & Baths, perhaps stroll down to the Village of Oak Bay or partake in a pint and meal in the SNUG pub.