Victoria’s first hotel with Lodgenet HD TV

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The days of looking at a terrible picture on a hotel TV are now over at the Chateau Victoria.  We are very proud to walk you through a much better HDTV experience with our new Lodgenet HD service.  The HDTV signal comes from Shaw and is  funneled through Lodgenet.   As in the past, you will see free TV, pay per view movies, and hotel services through the TV’s remote.  With this new service there is an APP for your smart phone that will show you all there is to see, prior to, or during your stay at the hotel.   You can download this APP for free by going to http://www.lodgenetmobile.com  Note: you will see an option to buy a years worth of programming for $0.99 but you will not require this to just view your hotel’s local TV guide.  If you watch a lot of pay per view movies in various hotels, the $0.99 option might be worth it for you as it provides discounts on those movies through the app.

This new technology has one temporary drawback that we hope to negate by providing you with some simple options.  The guide on our actual hotel TV only shows the TV station associated with that channel number.  Actual programming by time is not yet available.  We have three solutions:

1. Call the front desk from your room and ask for a hard copy of our local TV programming and we will run it up to you.

2. Download the APP and follow these instructions: 1. Open the App and click on MY HOTEL.  2. Make sure the location is set to VICTORIA, BC, then hit search.  3.  Select Chateau Victoria from the list.  4. Select IN-Room TV.  5. Select TV control.    That’s it!  You will see a program guide on your phone.

3. Click here for My TV Grid.  The HD Channels start at #200 so Channel 200 is ABC which is Channel 2 on your hotel TV and they go up from there.

You told us your TV experience was important and we responded as quickly as we could to get you the best TV we could find.  Please enjoy our new service.

 


SportHost March Welcome to Athletes Competing in Victoria This Month

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As a proud SportHost Victoria Member, staff here at Chateau Victoria would like to extend a warm welcome to the many sports teams competing in our beautiful city this coming month.

In March there are 7 different sporting events going on in a variety of different sports – swimming, rugby, hockey, diving and curling.

 

  • Feb 28 – Mar 2 – Swim BC AAA Championships
  • Mar 1 – 2 – Canadian University 7’s Rugby Championships
  • Mar 7 – 10 – Sting International Diving Meet
  • Mar 15 – 17 – John White Memorial Atom Hockey Tournament
  • Mar 20 – 24 – Victoria International Curling Classic
  • Mar 22 – 24 – Victoria Atom A Hockey Spring Classic
  • Mar 30 – Apr 7 – Ford Men’s World Curling Championships
  • Apr 1 – 7 – World Swimming Trials

 

Chateau Victoria has been host to many teams through SportHost Victoria for over 3 years now. Conveniently located right downtown with newly renovated traditional rooms; we are the perfect place for athletes to lay their heads down after a busy day.

To book your accommodation, please call 1-800-663-5891. To learn more about SportHost visit www.sporthostvictoria.com.

 

 


An old friend returns to Clive’s hotel

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Two kindred spirits!
After 50 years, finally home at Chateau Victoria.
It really is amazing to see the connection people have with this place we call home and work.

Chateau Victoria Going Green with New Carpeting

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Here at the Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites, our commitment is to reduce our environmental footprint as often and in as many ways as possible. We do this through various environmental initiatives including our latest and greatest – green carpet in our newly renovated traditional rooms.

 

Green? Well actually it’s an elegant, shear stripe pattern of cream, blue and black tones designed by Shaw Floors, a company that continues to innovate because they believe in supporting our shared ecosystem with products that perform beyond expectation and are better for the planet.

 

“It’s our commitment to create the most beautiful – and sustainable – flooring in the world. And to help create a better planet for our customers, our people and our communities in the process.”
~ Shaw Floors

 

We chose to work with Shaw Floors because of their cradle to cradle philosophy, a sustainability model that stems from the concept that in nature, there is no waste. Therefore, in every business decision we make, we need to do everything we can to prevent negative consequences on the environment. Now that’s a concept Chateau Victoria can agree with.

 

More about our newly renovated traditional rooms:

  • They are located on the 2nd through 4th floor
  • Each has either two queen beds or one king bed
  • They come with complimentary parking (one vehicle per room)
  • They’re stocked with coffee from local company Oughtred, EcoStar 2012 Award winner
  • You’ll receive complimentary high speed internet and local calls

 

Awareness is the key to action, and action leads to change.  Think green and live clean!  To learn more about our Environmental initiatives click here.