shines the spotlight on accommodations

Presenting Fall deals at exclusive hotels for film festival goers

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ -® knows all good things must come to an end, and that includes summer and some of our favourite film festivals. For those of you who missed the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), presents its Fall Sale list of North American destinations hosting cinematic festivals. The Fall Sale offers savings up to 40% off accommodations at over 1,000 properties, including the best hotels to satisfy your film festival needs. Rooms must be booked online by October 3 for travel through October 31, 2011.

"Whether lounging at the hotel's bar to debate the indie films you just saw or seeking out stars on the red carpet are the activities that interest you and your crew, the Fall Sale has an amazing deal at the perfect hotel for any group," says Miguel Oliveira, director, merchandising - Americas for "Our Fall Sale helps family and friends get together for that much needed getaway to enjoy the fall weather and fun activities in some of Canadians' favourite destinations before the holiday rush."

Calgary International Film Festival: Sept. 23 - Oct. 2
Experiencing TIFF withdrawal? Or simply longing for some red carpet action? The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is days away! Beginning September 23, 2011 and screening over 200 multi-genre films from around the world, CIFF provides the spotlight 'fix' you need. Hotel Arts, a boutique hotel located in Calgary's art district, features an urban-chic motif that is sure to have you feeling star-worthy in no time. Stay three nights to save 30% off per night.

Edmonton International Film Festival: Sept. 23 - Oct. 1
Just hours away from CIFF, the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) is your chance to discover cinematic gems and uncover independent filmmaking. Located in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, EIFF is showcasing 55 feature-length films and 110 short films. While there, stay at a luxurious hotel like The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. This eight-story hotel offers guests 198 rooms to choose from and panoramic views from its dining establishment, Harvest Room. Guests can save 15% per night.

Vancouver International Film Festival: Sept. 29-Oct. 14
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is commemorating in style at its newly renovated Vogue Theatre. The historical downtown movie palace truly emphasizes the heart of experiencing the red carpet first-hand. The Sutton Place, recommended by VIFF as its host hotel, offers guests first-class accommodations in one of 397 guestrooms with elegant 18th-century-style furnishings. Enjoy 25% off your stay.

New York, Chicago and San Francisco
If you're heading South to see how our neighbours celebrate film festivals, be sure to check out the following deals and destinations: New York in September for the New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16); Chicago in October for the Chicago Film Festival (October 6 - 20); or the San Francisco area in October for the Mill Valley Film Festival (October 6 - 16).

About (also known in Canada as is a leading provider of worldwide accommodations to Canadians, offering reservation services through its website at and its toll-free call centre at 1-800-CA-HOTELS (1-800-224-6835). offers travellers the widest selection of accommodations - from traditional hotels to vacation rentals - at almost 140,000 properties in Canada, the United States, Europe, and around the world. The company offers a one-stop shopping source for hotels, with over 2 million customer reviews, a Price Match Guarantee,  an industry leading loyalty rewards program, welcomerewards®,  and pricing in Canadian dollars.  Follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at is a brand owned and operated by Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). and the logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of, LP. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2011, LP. All rights reserved.    

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