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Magnolia Hotel & Spa offers Halloween Hideaways this October

Magnolia Hotel & Spa offers Halloween Hideaways this October

Victoria, BC (October 25, 2015 – at Home Victoria)

October is a frightfully fun month in Canada’s most haunted city and Victoria’s leading boutique hotel, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, is offering a Spooktacular package to celebrate, starting from $169 Ghost-Walks-Parliment-Buildingsper night.

Trick or treat yourself to a relaxing stay in a luxurious room with a deep soaker tub and enjoy continental breakfast at Catalano.

Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar before exploring the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. Victoria is on the hotel’s doorstep and is home to haunted happenings throughout October: from ghost festivals and zombie walks to spooky bike rides, chilling ziplines and nightmares at the museum.

“We’re going to have a spine-tingling time at the hotel this October,” says Bill Lewis, General Manager at Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “Look out for carved pumpkins in the lobby and sweet treats in the bedrooms to celebrate Halloween, or try our spooky self-guided tour to meet the ghosts of Victoria’s intriguing past.”

Don’t be afraid of the dark as Magnolia’s Spooktacular Concierge is on hand to point you in the right direction for ghostly goings-on or guests can try Magnolia’s new self-guided walking trail, which takes visitors through the spookiest spots in the city. Just steps from the Inner Harbour, Magnolia Hotel & Spa is the perfect base to explore the city’s streets and neighborhoods, and get acquainted with its scary stories of bygone days.

Check out historic haunted locations from Victoria’s oldest chocolate shop, Rogers’ Chocolates, to sites of ghoulish goings on in Chinatown’s Fan Tan Alley, Bastion Square and Market Square. Visit places that bring the ghosts of Victorian times alive at the 19th Century seaside Ross Bay Cemetery or imposing Craigdarroch Castle. Make a final stop at the Parliament Buildings, which is haunted by the soul of architect Francis Rattenbury.

The Spooktacular package is available October 1-8 and 12-31; perfect timing for a haunted Halloween hideaway. To book, please visit www.magnoliahotel.com or call 1-877-624-6654.

About The Magnolia Hotel & Spa:

Just steps from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. The award-winning hotel is recognized as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels, Top 25 Hotels for Service, Top 25 Hotels and Top 25 Romantic Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor’s® 2015 Travellers’ Choice® awards and received a Four Star rating from Forbes. It was also named one of the Best Hotels in Western Canada and Best Business Travel Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is one block from the harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during your Victoria stay.

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Magnolia Hotel

Victoria, BC (March 7, 2015) The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is honored to be recommended by “Taste of Life”.

You can’t beat the location of the aptly-named, 64-room Magnolia Hotel a few steps from Victoria’s main shopping avenue (Government Street) and two blocks from the Inner Harbour. Newly-renovated rooms are serenely decorated in dove-grey and silver hues. Book a “Diamond” harbour-view room for smashing views and a gas fireplace to cozy up when temps dip. Nightly turndown service and chocolates round out a deluxe stay.

Getting There

It’s a scenic 100-minute sail on BC Ferries from West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay terminal to Nanaimo, then a two-hour drive south on Vancouver Island to Victoria. Or you can take the ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, which is 20 minutes from Victoria. www.bcferries.com

About The Magnolia Hotel & Spa:
Just steps from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. The award-winning hotel, voted one of the top hotels in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler readers and recognized as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor’s® 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards, is one block from the harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during your Victoria stay. www.magnoliahotel.com

TripAdvisor ® honours Victoria’s boutique Magnolia Hotel & Spa

TripAdvisor ® honours Victoria’s boutique Magnolia Hotel & Spa 

Inner Harbour hotel adds top six in Best Hotels in Canada to list of awards 

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Victoria, BC (January 22, 2015) – Victoria’s leading boutique hotel, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, is honoured to receive four awards in the TripAdvisor’s ® Travellers’ Choice Awards. Placing in the Top 25 categories for Best Hotel, Best Luxury Hotel, Best Hotel for Romance and Best Hotel Service in Canada, Magnolia Hotel & Spa has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year in the TripAdvisor ® reader-voted awards.

Described as a ‘home away from home’ that offers ‘class and convenience’, Magnolia Hotel & Spa has an exceptional 97% score, which is based on 485 reviews submitted by guests in 2014 and gives the hotel a four and a half star rating on the travel website TripAdvisor ®. This impressive score helped to secure them spots at number six in the Top Luxury Hotels in Canada, number 14 in the Top Hotels for Romance and Top Hotels in Canada and number 22 in the Top Hotels for Service in Canada.

“Our loyal guests are vitally important to us,” says Bill Lewis, General Manager of Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “We’re thrilled that our reputation for exceptional service, combined with a personal touch, has been recognized by guests and shared on TripAdvisor ®. We look forward to welcoming old and new guests to our hotel.”

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is a four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique property enviably situated within the convenience of downtown Victoria, while overlooking its picturesque Inner Harbour. Exceptional warm and personal service leads the way with timeless design and old-world elegance offering a unique character and charm.

This small hotel is big on amenities that include Spa Magnolia, Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar, fitness and 24-hour business centres and over 1000 square feet of meeting space. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is repeatedly recognized as one of the top hotels in Canada by leading travel industry experts, including Forbes and Conde Nast Traveler.

For more information about the award-winning Magnolia Hotel & Spa, please see www.magnoliahotel.com or call 1-877-624-6654.

 

tripadvisor honors Victoria's Magnolia hotel & Spa

About The Magnolia Hotel & Spa: 

Just steps from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, managed by Atlific Hotels, wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. The award-winning hotel is recognized as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels, Top 25 Hotels for Service, Top 25 Hotels and Top 25 Romantic Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor’s® 2015 Travellers’ Choice® awards and received a Four Star rating from Forbes. It was also named one of the Best Hotels in Western Canada and Best Business Travel Hotels in the World 2013 by Conde Nast Traveler. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is one block from the harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during your Victoria stay.

Media contact:
Hawksworth Communications
Amy Watkins
P: 604.609.6678 / E: amy@hawksworth.ca

Magnolia Hotel & Spa clinches Top 10 spot for World’s Best Business Travel Hotel

Magnolia Hotel & Spa clinches Top 10 spot for World’s Best Business Travel Hotel
Conde Nast Traveler’s 16th Annual Business Travel Awards honours
Victoria boutique hotel as one of the best in the world!

magnolia-roomVICTORIA BC (September 20th, 2013): The Magnolia Hotel & Spa team is thrilled to be awarded joint tenth place in the 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Annual Business Travel Awards for the Best Business Travel Hotels in the World category.

Announced on the Conde Nast Traveler website (October 2013 issue), the annual travel awards are voted for in a readers poll of over 79,000 business travelers, combining responses to tally a final score. Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s acute attention to detail and “above and beyond” approach earned them a rating of 95.2.

“We are incredibly excited to receive this recognition. We couldn’t be more pleased to be awarded among the World’s Best Business Travel Hotel s” says General Manager Bill Lewis. “Truly the icing on the cake of an incredible year – starting with our renovations, which raised our guestrooms to an exceptional standard and ending next month with our 15th anniversary. But at the very heart of the hotel and all its successes to date is its staff; an extraordinary team in every way, consistently placing the guest experience above everything else. This one is for you.”

Within the review, the hotel’s recent renovation of its 64 guestrooms were acknowledged as “unmatched for comfort and luxury”, creating “… a perfect retreat for people leading busy lives”. The hotel’s enviable location is also noted just “steps away from Victoria’s harbour”.

Together with partners Spa Magnolia and Catalano Restaurant & Cichetti Bar both located in the hotel’s lobby, Magnolia Hotel & Spa forges ahead as one of the city’s – and Canada’s – leading hotels for both vacation and business travel.

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About The Magnolia Hotel & Spa:
Just steps from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, managed by Atlific Hotels, wins over guests with its unbeatable location and service. The award-winning hotel, voted one of the top hotels in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler readers and recognized as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor’s® 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards – and now one of the Best Business Hotels in the World 2013 by Conde Nast Traveler – is one block from the harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during your Victoria stay. www.magnoliahotel.com
Media contact:
Hawksworth Communications
Marisa Cuglietta
P: 604.609.6678 / E: marisa@hawksworth.ca

Magnolia Hotel & Spa honoured to be named one of Canada’s top hotels by Expedia Insiders’ Select ™

Magnolia Hotel & Spa honoured to be named one of Canada’s top hotels by Expedia

Insiders’ Select ™list places hotel amongst 150 best places to stay in the world

Victoria, BC (August 2013): Victoria’s leading boutique hotel, Magnolia Hotel & Spa, is honoured to be chosen as the second-highest ranked hotel in Canada and 137th in the world by Expedia.ca, the country’s leading travel provider.

 The exclusive list highlights 650 hotels from among the 130,000 properties featured on the Expedia website. The Insiders’ Select ™ list features top-ranked hotels based on ratings from more than 500,000 guest reviews and a mathematical calculation that takes into account value for money and the opinion of in-house experts.

 “Expedia’s Insiders’ List ™ is predominantly based on guest reviews, so we’re truly honoured to be chosen as number two in Canada,” says Bill Lewis, General Manager of Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “Ratings are based on guest experiences so we’re happy that we’re getting such positive feedback from guests and that they’re enjoying their time with us enough to want to share their experiences online.”

 “Because this list is comprised of unbiased feedback from staff experts and hotel guests, would-be vacationers can research and book with the confidence and trust that comes from peer recommendations,” says Sean Shannon, Vice President and Managing Director of Expedia Canada.

 Voted as one of the top hotels in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler readers, the award-winning Magnolia Hotel & Spa has also been recognized as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor’s® 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards. For more information about the award-winning Magnolia Hotel & Spa, please see www.magnoliahotel.com or call 1-877-624-6654.

 Signature Room at Magnolia Hotel & Spa

The Romance Concierge Package at Magnolia Hotel & Spa

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with timeless elegance and charm at Victoria’s leading boutique hotel

(Victoria, British Columbia) – With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa is pleased to offer the Romance Concierge package, for that special occasion, or to make any occasion truly special, whilst enjoying Victoria’s many romantic charms.

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