You can win a dream staycation experience by treating yo'self at the spa (CONTEST)

Oct 22 2018, 7:52 pm

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Parq Vancouver is treating Metro Vancouverites to some awesome deals with its Passport to Play contest.

The deals allow you to live your best staycation life through the following entertainment pillars: Eat, Play, Relax, Experience, and Stay. And if you take advantage of five or more of the deals before October 31st, you can win the ultimate staycation package.


Passport to Play at Parq Vancouver. (Kellie Paxian / Daily Hive)

I took it upon myself to test out some of these deals. It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it.

The key to a good staycation is relaxation (I mean, they’re basically the same word? Close, though?), so where better to start than the Spa by JW?

You can also tick off the “Relax” box on your Passport with a blow-out and makeup touch up at The Glamoury.


Spa by JW, Parq Vancouver. (Kellie Paxian / Daily Hive)

(Author’s Note: Let me just start off by saying that I was a mere 15 hours out of a bender in LA consisting of a Drake concert and rooftop bar hopping, so this spa sesh could not have come at a better time.)

Whether you are looking to cleanse out the Drake-infused rooftop cocktails, or are simply a responsible adult that deserves to treat yo’self, Spa by JW has got your back.

The spa setup and ambience is absolutely lovely and soothing: You will feel relaxed the moment you enter through the doors. But if that’s not enough, there are a variety of treatments that will definitely deliver the zen.

I got a 50-minute full-body massage where I learned that a) you are more ticklish when you’re tired and b) my back is essentially one giant knot. The treatment could not have been more relaxing; I almost fell asleep.


Spa day at Parq Vancouver. (Kellie Paxian / Daily Hive)

When you book a massage at Spa by JW using the Passport to Play, you also receive a complimentary treatment enhancement including Nourishing Enrich Body Butter, Heated Muscle Melter or Nourishing Enrich Hair Oil. If you’re wondering which I went with, let’s just say my muscles are still melted and it feels amazing.


Spa by JW Passport to Play stamp. (Kellie Paxian / Daily Hive)

Once you’re all massaged out, you can sit back in the relaxation room overlooking the stunning False Creek, while enjoying tea or infused water and some snacks.

And if you’re ready for one more view, pop out to the rooftop hot tub where the view of the Vancity skyline and BC Place will take your breath away!


View from Parq Vancouver 17th floor. (Kellie Paxian / Daily Hive)

So what exactly is this “ultimate staycation package” that you can win?

The grand prize includes a luxury two-night stay at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, an indulgent couple’s massage at Spa by JW, VIP suite tickets to Justin Timberlake at Rogers Arena (with a personal butler service), a three-course dinner at Honey Salt, $100 casino credit, and more.

I know, I know, I had you at “personal butler” service.

And how do you enter, you ask?

Pick up your Passport to Play at the Players Club, located on Level 2 of Parq Casino. The passport allows you to enjoy a variety of discounts and promotions across the resort, unless otherwise stated. You’ll have to collect a minimum of five out of 11 stamps, which will grant you entry for the Grand Prize.

Good luck, friends!

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