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Two years in the top three for Tofino, BC resort

Long Beach Lodge Resort named as one of Canada’s Best Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler

Oct. 26, 2012, Cox Bay, BC – For the second consecutive year Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino, BC has been recognized as one of the top resorts in Canada by the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.
The magazine awarded the prestigious Readers’ Choice “Top Canadian Resorts” first three spots to British Columbia properties, with Long Beach Lodge Resort ranking third and taking top spot on Vancouver Island; The Island was also an award winner, receiving the nod by readers as the number one island in Canada. In total, British Columbia dominated the category, with eight resorts placing in the top 20.

“There are amazing resorts throughout Canada and British Columbia in particular, so it is very exciting to us that the discerning readers have acknowledged Long Beach Lodge Resort for a second consecutive year,” said Tim Hackett, owner of Long Beach Lodge Resort. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to a great guest experience.”

Long Beach Lodge Resort is located in Cox Bay, located just 7 km south of Tofino in an area known for world-class surfing and storm watching. The property includes eight-acres of beachfront property, 41 lodge rooms and 20 cottages, a full-service dining room and lounge called The Great Room, and the new Surf Club at Long Beach Lodge Resort – the only full service surf centre located in a luxury resort on the west coast of North America and providing guests with a fully equipped place to change, shower, decompress, and even warm up in a private hot tub and sauna following their time out on the waves.

“As we enter the winter months, Long Beach Lodge Resort is prepared to welcome both seasoned and novice surfers,” says Hackett. “The new Surf Club Centre is our take on the Tofino spa experience; our focus is on ensuring guests have the best possible surf experience whether they want one-on-one time with instructors, or just enjoy the pre and post rituals.”

For the 25th annual survey, a record 46,476 readers participated in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, selecting 1,306 winners throughout the world. To learn more about the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, visit www.concierge.com/tools/travelawards/readerschoice. For a full listing of the top 20 resorts in Canada, visit www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards/canada/top-20-resorts-canada.

About Long Beach Lodge Resort
Famous for its iconic Great Room, where guests are welcome to relax and enjoy the incredible views, Long Beach Lodge Resort is home to one of the best surfing beaches in the area. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, Long Beach Lodge Resort is set right on the ocean in Cox Bay, Tofino and provides beautifully appointed accommodations in a private, wild Pacific West Coast setting. The resort offers 41 lodge rooms, 20 two-bedroom cottages and a full service dining room, as well as meeting space and instant beach access. For more information, visit www.longbeachlodgeresort.com.

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Media Contacts:
Kate Rogers, Tartan Group: 604-880-1494, kate@tartangroup.ca
Brian Cant, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or brian@tartangroup.ca


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