Magnolia Hotel & Spa announces new culinary concept for spring 2018

December 1st, 2017

Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar will close January 1, 2018

Victoria, BC (December 1, 2017): Owners of Victoria’s leading boutique hotel, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa will unveil a new restaurant brand in spring 2018, located in the hotel’s lobby.

The restaurant renovation and re-brand completes the strategic, multi-tiered renewal of all hotels spaces, starting with the guest rooms in 2013, followed by the hallways in 2015 and hotel lobby this year, in advance of the property’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

“We wish to thank Tom Ferris and his management team, as well as every single member of staff at Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar for their hard work and dedication to our guests these past five years,” says Bill Lewis, general manager at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa. “It is with sadness that we part ways, but we are excited to take the culinary concept in a new direction, offering a bright, modern, completely redesigned room and menu to match.

Catalano has made many friends and fans over the last five years, as well as receiving recognition in Where Magazine Best New Restaurants, Trip Advisor Award of Excellence (each year of operation) and establishing one of Victoria’s best happy hours. Diners can continue to enjoy their culinary talents at three other Victoria dining locations: Perro Negro, Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood + Oyster Bar and Ferris’ Grill & Garden Patio all located on Lower Yates St (536 Yates).

Plans for the new restaurant space will be announced early in the New Year. In the interim, hotel guests can enjoy continental breakfast in a refreshed space on the hotel’s conference area as well as the incredible selection of restaurants close by.

For more information on the Magnolia Hotel & Spa – voted #1 hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure readers – visit 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.  #1 City Hotel in Canada in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey, #4 in the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards, and consistently recognized by Forbes, Condé Nast Johansens and in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa is one block from the Inner Harbour and the city’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment – exactly where you want to be during a stay in Victoria.


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