Depending on where you’re flying from, it can be a long journey to Canada’s St. John’s, Newfoundland. Why not catch your breath and replenish in style? The Club Level at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland has spectacular views of the working harbor downtown, refreshments, cable tv and a restroom. It’s available only to those eligible to stay on the Club level. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!
The hotel itself — way high up on a hill — is on the site of what was the 17th century Fort William, a British Army base.
The lounge is open mornings and around tea time/Happy Hour.
Come morning, a light and fresh breakfast is served buffet-style. Hot scrambled eggs with different daily additional ingredients, Canadian cheeses, cold cuts, premium fresh fruits, coffee and juices are set out. For tea-time/Happy Hour, cheese trays, petit fours, cookies and always something hot and hearty is served. Some of the things I saw were fried chicken drumettes, sausage and peppers, beef stew. Wine and beer can be charged to your room.
There are 4-top tables, a breakfast bar and other places to relax.
So, what are some of the benefits of having access to such a lounge? There are many! I was a participant in the Terroir Symposium and we had moved our road show from Toronto to St. John’s. Chefs, reporters, restauranteurs and organizers had a million things to do, kept loooong hours and were under a great deal of stress. It was kind of awesome to have some private, quiet time to grab a quick Starbucks coffee, some fresh fruit, a few cubes of cheese without being seated by someone, without making a huge production out of it. If you have loungewear on, it’s great to just pad down the hall. The picture windows will unclog your mind . . . I even saw an iceberg!