The hotel is only 1 kilometre (.62 mile) from the workshop place. While you are welcome to reserve rooms anywhere, this is the closest hotel to Steinway.
SANDMAN HOTEL AND SUITES/CALGARY SOUTH:
8001 – 11th St. SE, Calgary, AB
phone: (403) 252-7263 or 1-800-726-3626, quote block number 229207
PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICES ARE LISTED IN CANADIAN DOLLARS. Those of you coming from the States, each CDN dollar will only cost you .75 cents USD at today’s rates, so for instance, the hotel rooms that are listed at $139 CDN will cost you approximately $104.43 USD, and the rooms with kitchenettes that are listed at $161 will cost approximately $121 USD.
There are 3 types of rooms that have been set aside – see separate sheet for a list of amenities and prices. Please note that this block of rooms will only be set aside until JUNE 28th, 2019. Summer is busy in Calgary, so book early. There is a Wall-Mart right next door to the hotel if you want to purchase groceries, and there are two restaurants on site at the hotel. There is a Wendy’s, a Boston Pizza, and a Costco right across the street from Steinway. The hotel has a button in the lobby to call a taxi, and UBER is also available.
SANDMAN HOTEL & SUITES CALGARY SOUTH
Thank you for choosing the Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South to host the Piano Workshop. I am pleased to offer the following rooms and rates to arrive July 15, 2019. All rates are in Canadian Funds.
Standard 2 Queen rooms $139.00 + tax per room
Standard Room (294 sq ft) located Main Building (Floors 2-4) featuring 2 Queen Beds, Small
Fridge, Microwave, Flat Screen TV (32-inch), Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking.
Standard King rooms $139.00 + tax per room PLEASE NOTE NO FRIDGE OR MICROWAVE
Standard Room (215 sq ft) located Main Building (Floors 1-4) featuring 1 King Bed, Flat Screen
TV (32-inch), Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Limited Rooms
Executive King rooms $161.00 + tax per room
One Bedroom Suite (391 sq ft) located Main Building (Floors 1-4) featuring 1 King Bed, Separate
Sitting Area with Couch (No Sofa Bed), Full Kitchen (No Oven), 2 Flat Screen TV’s (32-inch),
Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking.
The rooms will be held until June 28, 2019 at which point any rooms not taken will be automatically released. Reservations may still be made after release date but are based on availability only.
Bookings can be made by calling 1-800-sandman and quoting block number 229207
The Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South is located in Deerfoot Meadows with convenient access to Deerfoot Trail and Glenmore Trail. The hotel is styled to the standard of our Sandman Signature brand. We have a swimming pool, hot tub, small fitness area, business centre, 24 Hour Denny’s, Moxie’s and Shark Club on site. We are located in the middle of a retail park within walking distance of Walmart, Superstore and numerous fast food restaurants. We offer complimentary tea and coffee in the lobby every morning until 11am. Parking and wireless internet are provided complimentary. Guestrooms include fridge, microwave and TV’s are compatible with most gaming systems or DVD Players.
Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out : 11 am
Credit Card & Photo I.D.
Please ensure that your Guests can provide a piece of Photo I.D. and a valid credit card at check-in. The hotel will be taking a pre-authorization of room rate plus tax and an additional $100.00 per night. The Sandman Hotel and Suites Calgary South does not accept prepaid credit cards, visa/debit, debit, or cash deposits to guarantee rooms. If the guest does not have a valid credit card, please contact us to arrange for a Credit Card Authorization Form to be completed prior to check-in.
Individual cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to arrival, cancellations after this time may result in a fee.
Calgary is located in Southern Alberta, Canada
Fun Facts about Calgary:
- Calgary’s nickname is Cowtown although it is a modern vibrant city with over 1 million people and few cows.
- Calgary became a city in 1894. It was originally called Fort Calgary.
- The Calgary Stampede is considered the“The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. The Stampede features the largest rodeo in the world, outdoor concerts, lively stage show, and exhibition.
- Calgary is ranked #5 Most Livable City in the World in 2017 by Economist Intelligence Unit
- Calgary sits at 1048 meters (3,438 feet) above sea level.
- The wind in Calgary is often called a Chinook. It’s a hot, dry wind that comes from the west over the Rocky Mountains. The wind can raise the temperature in the winter so much that you can be shovelling snow in the morning and soaking up the sun in a t-shirt by the afternoon.
- Calgary is a very dry city, with an average annual precipitation of 41 cm (16 inches).
Known as the greatest show on earth, the Calgary Stampede dates for 2019 are from July 5th to 14th, so if you’d like to take it in, come early and be part of the fun! www.calgarystampede.com
OTHER CALGARY ATTRACTIONS
You might prefer to go to the top of the Calgary Towerand take in the view of the Rocky Mountains, or visit the revolving restaurant that is right above. www.calgarytower.com
The Calgary Zoo has PANDAS!! There are pandas on loan from China right here at our zoo – here’s your chance to see these animals without having to go to China!
The National Music Centreis a fascinating museum to visit with vintage instruments, history of Canadian music, and so much more www.studiobell.ca
Here are some other web pages to explore:
BANFF NATIONAL PARK (located 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Calgary
If you want to go outside the city, you can travel to Banff National Park and take in the sites there: go to www.pc.gc.ca to find out about Banff, Lake Louise, or travelling north on the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. If you keep going north from there, you end up in Jasper, another world famous destination. There is a town just outside the boundaries of Banff called Canmore, which also has attractions, and the lodging will be more reasonable than staying right in Banff.
QUESTIONS? you can get in touch with me, Sandra Scruton, either through FB Messenger, or my email email@example.com
I am very excited to be organizing this workshop for Irina, and would invite you to come and enjoy Calgary, Banff, and all we have to offer here in Alberta!