Gift the Gift of Travel: Tower23 and Bellanca Hotel

Published on Nov 23, 2021

Tower23 in San Diego (l) and Bellanca Hotel in Avalon (r)

With supply chain issues affecting retailers and consumers this holiday season, gift giving can be a lot more challenging and make you feel more like Scrooge than Santa. More than ever, people are looking for gifts that support local, independent businesses; offer experiences; and don’t rely on unpredictable supply chains – making gift cards an ideal option.

According to a Blackhawk Network survey, last year, gift cards recorded a banner year as one of the season’s most popular gifts. This year, because of the ease of giving a gift card and the growing concern over slower delivery times and inventory issues, gift cards are again a “must have” item on most people’s lists.

Southern California boutique hospitality company, Eat.Drink.Sleep, is offering 25% off room rates at all five of its hotels this year. Two of its hotels not far from Pasadena are, Tower23 in San Diego, and Bellanca Hotel in Avalon.

To receive these special rates you must book between Friday, November 26 and Monday, November 29, 2021. Travel dates are anytime between December 1, 2021 and December 1, 2022.

Tower23 in San Diego (Click on image to enlarge)

Tower23 is San Diego’s only deluxe contemporary hotel on the beach. Tower23 gets its name from the lifeguard tower 23 on Pacific Beach by the hotel. San Diego’s vibrant beach life sets the stage for Tower23’s distinctive architecture and style. The rooms and suites at Tower23 offer ocean views, clean and modern design, high-end amenities, and furnishings that create the perfect balance between luxury and relaxation.

Tower23’s onsite restaurant, JRDN offers meals with a view. Chef Stephen Gage taps into the flavor of the season by working with local purveyors to create a dynamic menu that reflects JRDN’s seaside location.

Bellanca Hotel in Avalon (Click on image to enlarge)

Bellanca Hotel located in the heart of Avalon, re-opened in July 2020 after completing a $4 million, year-long top to bottom renovation. Formerly known as the Hotel Villa Portofino, the revitalization includes guest room renovation, an expanded rooftop lounge, lobby update as well as the addition of 4 new guest rooms. The remodel also includes the addition of a new restaurant concept, Naughty Fox.

Naughty Fox’s Ahi Poke Nachos

The Naughty Fox features a large ocean view patio and a seafood forward menu of small plates from Chef Russel Hayden. Treats like Ahi Poke Nachos and Frito Misto are perfect for sharing. The menu also offers salads and handhelds all with a beachfront vibe.

JRDN’s Maine Lobster

For direct bookings online, click here for Bellanca Hotel or here for Tower23. For Gift Cards delivered via e-card that can be downloaded or emailed to the recipient, click here for Bellanca Hotel, or here for Tower23.

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