November 25, 2013
November 4, 2013
Our gazebo is back up at our outdoor sitting area close to the East Wing indoor section of BEST WESTERN Coral Hills. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy friends and the St. George sun.
After a good moment relaxing there are several things to do and see nearby to the BWCH. We are in the St. George downtown, historic district and are within 3 blocks of 15 great restaurants, there are several museums, historic sites and shopping. when next you come to St. George check out this great area of town.
The restaurants, in no particular order, are: 1 George’s Corner, 2 Pasta Factory, 3 Pizza Factory, 4 Benja’s, 5 Painted Pony, 6 Bear Paw, 7 Piccolo Mundo, 8 Cappaletti’s, 9 Twenty-Five Main, 10 One Hot Grill, 11 Nelsons Frozen Custard, 12 Café Rio, 13 Iceberg 14 Red Ginger 15 Ocean Buffet
Museums include the St. George Art Museum, The St. George Children’s Museum, and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers museum
There are many art studios that are sure to please the eyes and unique shops.
Activities for kids: The St. George Children’s Museum, The carrousel and splash pad at the St. George Downtown Plaza, Laser Mania with indoor laser tag an miniature golf and 4D rides, Bowling all within 3 blocks or less.
November 2, 2013
Daylight Savings Time Ends once again!
Do you have a hard time remembering whether to go forward or backward on the clock every time this daylight savings changes? There are only two simple things you need to remember. The first is to commit to memory the short saying: “Spring Forward, Fall Back”. In the spring we move the clocks forward one hour. In the fall we move our clocks back one hour. The second item is to actually remember to set your clocks back prior to going to bed Saturday…then you won’t have to wake up at 2am to make the time at the official moment.
November 1, 2013
Employee of the Month
Josephine Mills, Breakfast Staff
Along with serving a great breakfast, we have great staff who help serve up that breakfast. We would like you to meet one of them. Josephine has worked with the Best Western Coral Hills since October 2012. She has come so far, literally! She was born in the Philippines and knows four languages: English, Japanese, Tagalog, and Malay. She began in the Laundry department then moved to breakfast. Josephine is outgoing, talkative and fun for our guests when they come down to eat each morning. She also has a bright and happy smile. She has had perfect attendance since the day she was hired; she is an exceptional employee and just plain awesome!
Congratulations Josephine for being employee of the month at Best Western Coral Hills!
October 28, 2013
New Sign for the BWCH
BEST WESTERN Coral Hills installed a new sign which looks exactly like the one we had prior…except it’s new and doesn’t show signs of wear. Young Electric Sign Company, YESCO, performed the facelift and did a fantastic job. The project took YESCO almost three days to change out because the sign’s insides also received an upgrade to more energy efficient ballasts and light bulbs. And since that is better for the environment, it means it is better for all of us. After the sign was back on its pedestals the posts and exterior frame received a new coat of Best Western gray paint. It looks so beautiful…*moment of quiet please, wipe tear from eye*.
Click on any of the pictures to be taken to our Facebook photo album showing renovations and upgrades. We recently updated our smoke area with an ornamental gazebo and it looks great! We are grateful to have the new sign to help our guests find us. After you checked in and have rested from your trip and activities, you may take a moment to stare at it for a while. Take pictures of your family with our new sign in the background. Then post it on your Facebook, Pinterest or attach it to e-mails. Share the awesome experience with everyone you know.
October 21, 2013
Spending Halloween in St. George, Utah 2013 and not certain what to do?
Here are some ideas to make your stay a little more enjoyable for all your little pumpkins in the family.
October 5 – 26
Saturday, October 12 @ 5-7 pm
Zombie Fun Run: Also in Moab, Utah October 26th. This is not your average 5K run, you will need to survive in order to win. Satellite intel shows that the infestation has become more out of control than originally thought. Run, jump, climb, and evade at all costs. We don’t know who you can trust. Check out the F.A.Q. page for more details on the event and remember to stay ALIVE. This promises to be the funnest 5k run that you will race in. Let the APOCALYPSE begin. Click for more information
Saturday, October 26
Free Comic Book Day Halloween Fest: 11:00am-6:00pm Celebrate Halloween Fest 2013 this year comic book style. Comics Plus will be hosting Free Comic Book Day as well as a food fundraising event for Dixie Care & Share On Saturday, October 26th. On this day, special Halloween comics will be given away FREE by Comics Plus, no purchase necessary. And while you are here, join in on the spirit of the event by dropping off non-perishable food items in our donation boxes for Dixie Care & Share. Halloween Fest will be a fun event for all ages. Funtime Inflatables will be here with a bounce house, Epic Adventures will have face painters and your favorite costumed super heroes. Maverik and YO2 Yogurt will be here with snacks, hot dogs, drinks and giveaways. Free Comics, Free Food, prizes and fun, bring out the whole family for our spooktacular event. Contact: David Roland Admission: FREE
October 26 – Nov 1
Thriller at Tuacahn: Click for times: If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller” isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve. Throughout the two-hour program, “Thriller” highlights all the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls, you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown and the “Giggle Girl,” who sings and maniacally laughs her way through songs such as “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”
Monday, October 28
Fall Festival & Pumpkin Alley @ Tonaquint Nature Center: 5-7pm:Try your best at our dartless balloon pop game, cast your line into the Swampy Pond or see how many “bats” you can throw into the Witch’s Brew. We will have multiple carnival games outside for kids to play for prizes. Zelda the Fortune Teller will be sharing secrets of the future all evening. You can also visit Dr. Jekyll and his mad laboratory. Kids can get their faces painted at the Black Cat Parlor ran by the gals from Hairitage before sitting down and making a fun holiday themed craft. Get your pre-decorated pumpkin to the Nature Center before 6:30 pm and be eligible for prizes. There are 4 different age categories. General Admission: FREE Crafts: $1 each Monster Boogers: 25 cents/bag
Wednesday, October 30
Boo-Nanza @ Sand Hollow Aquatic Center 6:30-9pm: Join the spooky fun at the SHAC for haunted canoe rides, Halloween games and root beer floats. At 7:00 pm the lights will be dimmed for the evening’s dive-in movie - “Hotel Transylvania “ General Admission: $8/family
Thursday, October 31
Halloween Carnival @ SG Recreation Center 4:30-6:30pm: Attention Kids!! Get your costumes and start your trick-or-treating early. After playing all the Halloween games, take a turn in the bounce house or sit down and create a Halloween craft. You can bring your carved pumpkin to the event and enter our contest for prizes. All pumpkins must be submitted by 5:15pm; judging is at 5:30pm. You must be present to win. General Admission: FREE
Monster Mash …Annual Halloween Celebration! Time: 4pm – 7pm: Crafts-Center Court, Trick-or-Treating-through out mall: Red Cliffs Mall is hosting the annual Fall Family Festival featuring family-friendly activities. Bring your children to the mall for an afternoon of fun, including make-and-take crafts. The mall will also host the annual Trick-or-Treating for kids throught the center as well as free hot-dogs and refreshments from radio station Mix 103.1, hosted by DJ’s Bryan & Cindy. Kids ages 2-12 are welcome and encouraged to wear costumes.
Need a costume?
Here are the best stocked and most unique Halloween Costume shops in St. George:
October 2, 2013
National Park Closures
DON’T PANIC and don’t cancel your plans! There is still a lot to do and see in southern Utah. INCLUDING seeing a portion of Zion and Bryce National Parks
Yes, it is true National Parks across the country are officially closed. However, talk to the locals and you will find there are well traveled locations to overlook into the parks that are still viewable for the general public.
There is still A LOT to do and see in southern Utah!
ZION NATIONAL PARK: Highway 9 through ZION NATIONAL PARK is still open which provides views to many of the popular park features including the mile long tunnel and Checkerboard Mesa. Also open is the giant screen movie Treasure of the Gods which presents grand views of Zion’s not readily accessible from the general areas.
CEDAR BREAKS, is the road through Cedar Breaks, also open and the views are accessible, but all buildings will be closed and unmanned.
SNOW CANYON STATE PARK, 20 minutes outside of St George, is a great spot to visit as well.
BYRCE CANYON NATIONL PARK: Best Western Ruby’s Inn offers a private shuttle and viewing location into Bryce Canyon. Southern Utah also has several historic sites, and ghost towns worth checking out.
We recommend calling a Best Western close to each National Park to find out what additional attractions there are to visit in each area. There are known outlooks that give access into the parks. Those still make a trip worthwhile.
SNOW CANYON STATE PARK, St. George, BW Coral Hills 800-542-7733
ZION NP: BW Zion Park Inn 800-934-7275
BRYCE NP: BW RUBY’S INN: 435-834-5341, BW PLUS Grand Hotel: 435-834-5700
CEDAR BREAKS: BW El Rey Inn & Suites: 435-586-6518, BW Town & Country 435-586-9900
September 30, 2013
Rappelling in Southern Utah and St. George is alive and well with a multitude of locations to choose from.
/ræˈpɛl, rə-/ Show Spelled [ra-pel, ruh-] Show IPA noun, verb, rap·pelled, rap·pel·ling.
1. (in mountaineering) the act or method of moving down a steep incline or past an overhang by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body, usually under the left thigh and over the right shoulder, and paid out gradually in the descent.
verb (used without object)
2. to descend by means of a rappel.
1930–35; < French: mountaineering term, literally, a recall.
September 23, 2013
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Offer Details: Book the INTERNET ONLY RATE and receive up to 20% off on stays before November 24th, 2013. Plus, Best Western Rewards® members who register PRIOR to their stay and book on bestwestern.com will also receive 1,000 bonus points per stay before November 24, 2013. Elite members get 500 more bonus points per stay.*
Q Is registration required to get up to 20% off?
A No. Guests are only required to book the INTERNET ONLY RATE rate plan via Best Western’s online booking channels (bestwestern.com, the Best Western To Go mobile app, or via Best Western’s mobile website) to receive up to 20% off.
September 16, 2013
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