Posh & Arty: The Magnolia Hotel, Victoria BC

(Victoria, British Columbia) – POSH is defined in the dictionary as aristocratic, noble and high-class, the perfect description for The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel. During the era of steamship travel along British Columbia’s coast, P.O.S.H. stood for Port Outbound – Starboard Home, the prime stateroom location. The Victoria Maritime Museum’s current exhibit presents the human face of steamship travel, the romance and the reality. The exhibit runs until November 18th.

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa has romantic and posh staterooms, a relaxing haven with furniture that exemplifies classic elegance. Feather pillows and duvets, fitted with crisp linens, deck custom-designed traditional two-poster beds. The opulent bathrooms feature a glass walk-in shower and separate deep soaker tub for the ultimate in bathing and relaxation. Aveda™ creams, soaps, balms, shampoos and conditioners are provided to pamper. All rooms feature deep crown moldings and floor to-ceiling windows, which can be opened. Lush terry bathrobes, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker with gourmet coffee and creamers in the bar fridge, bottled spring water and an umbrella are supplied. A fireplace is the perfect addition to set the mood for a relaxing stay.

Located in the downtown historic Inner Harbour district, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa offers guests easy access to the arts, entertainment and culture. Victoria’s unique shopping, numerous art galleries, world-class museums and entertainment are just a stroll away.

The Royal BC Museum’s presentation of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition continues until October 18th. Just 2 blocks from the Magnolia, the package includes a luxurious state room for two, two tickets for exhibit, European breakfast for two, and “A night to remember” the Titanic tale by Walter Lord. Package price is $269 for a Superior Room.

Steps from The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is BC’s largest public art collection. It features The Emily Carr permanent exhibition, a comprehensive collection of Japanese art; contemporary art especially Canadian artists and those from local regions; and historical Canadian and international works. The Art & The Magnolia package includes overnight accommodation and two adult passes to the gallery. Overnight stay also includes continental breakfast and turn down service with signature Magnolia chocolates. Superior rooms begin at $269.

At the Magnolia, recognizing the needs for comfort, privacy and personalized service define the fine Art of Hospitality. For information or reservations, contact your travel agent, go online to www.magnoliahotel.com, or call 1-877-MAGNOLIA.

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