From start to finish, my shopping trip was indeed a pleasure, and RBC made me feel like a very special guest. From the ease of dropping my car off for the courteous valet service, to the welcoming smile of Xavier as I walked in the door, I immediately felt at home.
|Selfie with Xavier|
Swarovski crystals and white furniture decorate the lounge, giving a spa-like feel and it is nicely relaxing. Christmas music plays throughout the week, but they actually have a live pianist, with a white baby grand, to entertain guests on the weekend. So very civilised!
|Lovely decorations, friendly staff, awesome services|
There are so many things on my to-do list this time of year. With so much to do and so little time, every bit of assistance is so gratefully accepted. Not only will the #AvionVIP boutique take care of my car, coat and parcels, while keeping me caffeinated, they offer complimentary gift wrapping to Avioners as well! I selected wrap from their gorgeous selection, then dropped off my gifts while I went to sit in the cafe and have a chat with the staff.
Of course, RBC has staff available in the Holiday Boutique to tell you all about the benefits of being an Avioner, and they can sign you up on site. If you do apply for an Avion card at the Boutique, they will provide you with a temporary pass to access the Boutique while waiting for your card to arrive, and you can visit as many times as you wish through the holidays. And take advantage of all of the on-site perks while you're there!
The RBC Holiday Boutique will remain open through December 31. In addition to the services I tried out, they also offer a Porter Service (they'll carry your parcels to your car!) and exclusive food court reservations arranged by the VIP Lounge Concierge. If you want to feel special and get some much needed help with your holiday shopping, this is definitely the place to go. I shopped, conquered my list, got refreshed, and got a bunch of my wrapping done, with the compliments of RBC Avion. The Boutique was like my little oasis in a see of shopping chaos, and I was grateful for it.
Naturally, Avioners also enjoy a number of benefits throughout the year with their card membership. Here's a little sampling of what you can expect from an Avion card:
RBC Avion Holiday Boutiques are also available in Montreal, at Mail Champlain; Halifax, at the Halifax Shopping Centre, and Vancouver, at the Coquitlam Centre.
Disclosure: I am part of the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.