Celebrates Chinese New Year 2011 Celebrates Chinese New Year 2011

Celebrations Across North America are Revealed, Ushering in the 'Year of The Rabbit'


DALLAS, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Travelers looking to celebrate Chinese New Year need not board a trans-Pacific flight this February.® reveals the best Chinatown hotels across North America where Lunar New Year celebrations are in full-swing to usher in the Year of the Rabbit. From parades to the delicious food, Chinatowns offer a great way to experience Chinese culture and its traditions during the New Year celebrations.

“The United States and Canada have vibrant and exciting Chinatowns full of rich culture steeped in the long-standing traditions of the Chinese,” says Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations and social media for “What many people don’t know is that San Francisco has the largest Chinatown outside of Hong Kong, and that Vancouver’s impressive Chinatown dates back to the nineteenth century.”

Chinatown Across North America

Chinatown Hotels in San Francisco

Located close to popular Union Square, San Francisco’s Chinatown is the perfect place to dine on dim sum while witnessing the quintessential Chinese New Year firecrackers. Visitors are invited to learn about the culture, history, and variety of events taking place during the two-week long celebration. The events culminate with the Chinese New Year parade featuring a 200-foot-long dragon. The famous dragon is carried by more than 100 men and women and is accompanied by 600,000-plus firecrackers ignited along the parade route. The boutique-style Hotel Triton is centrally located directly across from Chinatown’s Dragon Gate, and has rates starting from $116 per night.

Chinatown New York Style

New York’s funky and diverse Chinatowns are spread throughout Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, and house the largest population of Chinese Diaspora outside of Asia. The 12th annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival in lower Manhattan features elaborate floats, local dancers and Asian musicians. The annual celebration is being held February 6 on Mott Street, and weaves its way throughout Manhattan’s Chinatown. The GEM Hotel, a three-star property is located within six blocks of Chinatown, and is within walking distance to some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods including SoHo, the Lower East Side, and Little Italy. Rates on start at $129 per night.


Most recently known as the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver will once again come alive with Canada’s largest Lunar New Year celebration. Centered on Pender Street, Chinatown is surrounded by Gastown and the Downtown Financial and Central Business districts. Vancouver’s annual Chinese New Year Parade, is one of the three largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver. Recommended by 86 percent of past guests, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown is located close to the parade route, and has room rates starting from US$95 per night.

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Phone: (212) 715-1535


Taylor L. Cole, APR North America

Phone : (469) 335-8442

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