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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Smash hit savings to see War Horse or Backbeat: The Birth of the Beatles with Westin, Sheraton

News Release


Toronto, July 25, 2012—Starwood Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce its involvement in Mirvish Productions’ smash hit theatre package, “It’s Time for a Little T.O.” 

This incredible package includes a ticket to see either War Horse or Backbeat: The Birth of the Beatles, overnight accommodations at either the Sheraton Centre Toronto or The Westin Harbour Castle and a pre-fixe three course meal at one of 20 participating restaurants in the downtown core.

The “It’s Time for a Little T.O.” package is price at $169.00 per person inclusive of taxes and ticket fee and is valid, based on availability, for performances through September 2nd, 2012. Hotel accommodations are based on double occupancy.

The package price represents savings of more than 45% if components were purchased individually.  War Horse is currently on stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Backbeat: The Birth of the Beatles is running at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

“It’s Time for a Little T.O.” packages can be purchased by calling TicketKing at 1-800 461-3333 or 416 872-1212.  The non-refundable package is subject to availability at time of booking and is based on double occupancy at the hotel. Packages must be booked 48 hours prior to stay. Select theatre seating for some packages and seating subject to availability.  Restaurant meal includes a three-course meal at one of the 20 participating restaurants.  Meal does not include beverages or gratuities and restaurant reservations are recommended.

Participating restaurants include Toula – the signature Italian restaurant at The Westin Harbour Castle with fabulous panoramic views, BnB – the new lobby bistro at the Sheraton Centre featuring great burgers and classic comfort food.
Other restaurants include  309 Dhaba Indian Excellence, Barootes, Big Daddy’s, Bloke & 4th, Brownstone, Bumpkins, Duke of Richmond, Fred’s Not Here, Hard Rock Café, Il Fornello, Joe Badali’s, Kama, Kit Kat, Marcels, Milestones, The OverDraught, Red Tomato, Spring Rolls.

About WAR HORSEWAR HORSE tells the story of Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, that is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France at the outbreak of WWI. Joey is soon caught up in enemy fire and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in No Man's Land.  Back in England Albert cannot forget Joey and, though not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. WAR HORSE has at its heart astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life. Don't miss this remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.

About BACKBEATBACKBEAT tells the real-life story of five teenage lads from Liverpool who dream of becoming a successful rock band. BACKBEAT presents this little-known back story as an intense and compelling drama, punctuated with all-time rock ‘n’ roll classics that the Beatles cut their teeth with – ‘Twist & Shout’, ‘Rock & Roll Music’, ‘Long Tall Sally’ ‘Please Mr Postman’ and ‘Money,' among many others.
BACKBEAT is a brief history of what would become the greatest band in history.

About Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,103 properties in 100 countries and territories with 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element SM.  The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.  For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.  ;

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At your service:
Cynthia Bond/Dan Young
Starwood Canada
416/947-4827   416/947-4948

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