Hotels

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was nineteenth of the best hotels in the world, as voted by Conde Nast Traveller readers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay hotel only Canadian destination on list of top hotels in the world

Beach-side lodging hit No. 1 in top 12 Canadian hotels

 

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was named best historic hotel worldwide in the Americas for 2020/ (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Victoria’s Empress named best historic hotel in Americas

Destination landmark first opened in 1908

 

Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, was given the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award on Wednesday evening. (Provided by Deepa Pillay)

Accent Inns, Hotel Zed CEO earns prestigious award

Mandy Farmer wins RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award

Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, was given the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award on Wednesday evening. (Provided by Deepa Pillay)
A one-bedroom unit at the Shangri-La in Vancouver is up on Craigslist for just $1 – but there’s a catch. (Craigslist)

A world-class Shangri-La condo in Vancouver for just $1? There’s just one catch

It’s a luxury unit in the heart of Vancouver, what could go wrong?

A one-bedroom unit at the Shangri-La in Vancouver is up on Craigslist for just $1 – but there’s a catch. (Craigslist)
The Sooke couple that have been fighting for ownership of the Sooke Harbour House after a lengthy court case with a former partner have been awarded over $4-million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Couple that owned Sooke Harbour House awarded $4 million after lengthy court case

B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Frederique and Sinclair Philip

The Sooke couple that have been fighting for ownership of the Sooke Harbour House after a lengthy court case with a former partner have been awarded over $4-million. (Black Press Media file photo)
At least 80 per cent of Unite Here Local 40’s members in Victoria have been laid off due to the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Hunger strikers set to march on Victoria for job security

Strike hits Day 10 with some fanfare as workers call for ability to return to work

At least 80 per cent of Unite Here Local 40’s members in Victoria have been laid off due to the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Naden Abenes was laid off from her jobs as a room attendant at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver when the pandemic hit. She now worries about what will happen when government assistance ends. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Laid-off hotel workers begin hunger strike demanding job protection

Laid-off workers not sure what they’ll do when government support programs end

Naden Abenes was laid off from her jobs as a room attendant at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver when the pandemic hit. She now worries about what will happen when government assistance ends. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Hotel workers gathered at the Legislature on Tuesday to demand a legal right to return to work. (Submitted by Michelle Travis)

Hotel workers gather in Victoria, demand right to return to work

Workers also asking the government to make sure employers don’t use pandemic to replace them

Hotel workers gathered at the Legislature on Tuesday to demand a legal right to return to work. (Submitted by Michelle Travis)
The province has purchased Paul’s Motor Inn to use as temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Victoria. (Google)

Province buys Paul’s Motor Inn to house Victoria’s homeless population

Inn is the second hotel the province has purchased to support vulnerable community

The province has purchased Paul’s Motor Inn to use as temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Victoria. (Google)
The B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless. Now, the City of Victoria has passed a motion to resume booking hotel and motel rooms for the homeless population sheltering in city parks. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria to book more hotel rooms for people sheltering in parks

The City will use ‘unspent’ COVID-19 response funds to book the rooms

The B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless. Now, the City of Victoria has passed a motion to resume booking hotel and motel rooms for the homeless population sheltering in city parks. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless.

Province buys Victoria hotel to be used as affordable housing for homeless

B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, at 3020 Blanshard St.

B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless.
The Fairmont Empress Hotel at the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress, Grand Pacific hotels close due to COVID-19

The iconic hotels and their services are closing to limit the risk of exposure to the coronavirus

The Fairmont Empress Hotel at the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Wickannish Inn in Tofino is one of the four best ranked hotels to make the top 25 in Canada, according to U.S. News. (Wickinn.com)

Four of top 25 hotels in Canada on Vancouver Island

Three are in Greater Victoria with one in Tofino

The Wickannish Inn in Tofino is one of the four best ranked hotels to make the top 25 in Canada, according to U.S. News. (Wickinn.com)
The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

High-rise hotel proposed for downtown Victoria location

A 15-storey hotel could be coming to the Fort and Blanshard streets area

The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Make February fabulous with a Qualicum getaway!

Make February fabulous with a Qualicum getaway!

Historic Crown Mansion can be the perfect base for a relaxing time or mid-Island explorations

  • Jan 20, 2020
Make February fabulous with a Qualicum getaway!