Victoria, the City of Gardens. Magnolia Hotel, Where Luxury Blooms

(Victoria, British Columbia) – Victorians are passionate about gardening and with the mildest climate in Canada, Victoria and its gardens are in bloom year round. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel is an escape from the hurried world and the perfect place to stay while enjoying early spring flowers in Victoria.

The “Winter/Early Spring Garden Package” offers a guided and narrated tour of public and private gardens – with an interpretive overview to point out fine details. Details are the Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s specialty. Attention and service are evident everywhere, with complimentary continental breakfast, fresh flowers and fruit in the lobby, Aveda™ bathroom products, gourmet coffee, and spring water in the rooms.

The two private gardens on the tour are The Four Seasons, a beautiful half-acre urban garden, and the Jewel Box Gardens, which surrounds a heritage cottage. Also included is the Doris Page Garden, designed to demonstrate the potential for winter gardening in the southern area of Vancouver Island.

Old-fashioned hospitality has been defined and perfected at The Magnolia Hotel & Spa. Sanuk, the in-house Asian fusion restaurant, invites guests to savour gourmet food and an extensive wine list and in-house micro brewed beer. Spa Magnolia, a full service AVEDA Lifestyle Spa, offers personalized treatments to rebalance, rejuvenate and refresh.

The Magnolia Hotel is infused with European elegance. Guest rooms feature downtown or harbour views, and a two-poster bed dressed in deluxe duvets, feather pillows, and crisp linens, which are turned down nightly. Luxury is reflected throughout, with marble clad bathrooms, a deep soaker tub and separate glassed in showers. Many rooms have a relaxing fireplace.

The “Winter/Early Spring Garden Package” starts at $329 and includes one night at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa in a superior guest room, four hours with guide (including transportation to the gardens) for two adults plus admission to the gardens, evening turndown service, and deluxe continental breakfast.

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s personalized service and attention to detail is assured for all guests, with only 63 rooms. Professional, courteous service has become its hallmark, earning the Magnolia Hotel & Spa the 2007 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice standing as one of Canada’s top three hotels

To experience the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, call 1-877-MAGNOLIA or visit www.magnoliahotel.com