Victoria’s leading boutique hotel recognized for its commitment to luxury
Victoria, B.C. (February 21, 2018): As a leading authority in the travel industry, Forbes Travel Guide released their 2018 Star Ratings for hotels, restaurants and spas across the world, this week. Magnolia Hotel & Spa is proud to be listed with a four-star rating for its fifth year in a row, one of only four properties on Vancouver Island to meet the rigorous standards.
The rating echoes Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s commitment to providing guests with a truly curated Victoria getaway. Located in the heart of the city, just steps away from the scenic Inner Harbour and the best shopping and eateries, the hotel offers guests the comfort of convenience, alongside a warm and welcoming ambience, guest-tailored service and thoughtful amenities to enhance each guest’s stay, from the moment they step through the door.
“As one of the world’s most recognized travel authorities, it is such an honour to be so highly-regarded by Forbes,” says general manager, Bill Lewis. “I’d like to thank our dedicated and talented team for ensuring the highest standards in hospitality are consistently exceeded, as well as our guests for their continuous support, as we enter our 20th year of operation.”
With a list of over 900 criteria considered in the ranking system, Forbes Travel Guide has been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.
“We are pleased to honour the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrate a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.
“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.
Magnolia Hotel & Spa is thrilled to be named #1 city hotel in Canada, as voted for by Travel + Leisure readers, with an overall score of 93.69.
Every year the readers of Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine brand in the United States, vote on their favourite destinations and hotels in the World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
“We are absolutely overjoyed to be named as the top hotel in Canada for city accommodation,” says Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s general manager, Bill Lewis, who will travel to New York to attend the winners’ reception. “It’s an amazing achievement and it means so much that our guests, and readers of Travel + Leisure, have voted for us to win this prestigious award.”
According to Travel + Leisure correspondent Stirling Kelso: “Every stay feels personalized thanks to complimentary amenities (breakfast bites in the lobby; cruiser bikes and detailed neighborhood maps to explore town) and a staff that’s happy to fulfill special requests ranging from fresh flower deliveries to decadent bubble baths”.
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Victoria’s leading boutique hotel continues to triumph in 2016’s annual international travel awards, this time securing the position of #2 hotel in Canada (excluding Vancouver) in the 29th annual Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards with a score of 95.93.
Moving up from #4 position in the 2015 awards to their highest position yet, the 64-room boutique Magnolia Hotel & Spa continues to be recognized as one of the finest in the country for service excellence and guest experience. Quebec’s Manoir Hovey secured the well-deserved top spot and Victoria was ranked as #7 top city in the world.
“We are truly honored to be in such incredible company as one of Canada’s top hotels,” says Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s general manager, Bill Lewis. “I can’t thank our guests enough for continuing to recognize our hotel as one of the best in the world.”
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and recognize the very best of travel. Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships and 236 islands. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.
The Awards will be announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016 with the full list published exclusively online at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
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. #2 in the Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards, #7 in the Travel + Leisure World Best Awards 2016 – Top Hotel in Canada, and consistently recognized by Forbes, Conde 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.
About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015.
Published October, 2016 by MyVanCity.ca