Our own, Jim Baker, wins Victoria Hospitality Award

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We Believe In Outstanding Hospitality and Jim Baker is just one of our examples for the Month of April

Since 1994, the Victoria Hospitality Award Program (VHAP) has encouraged outstanding hospitality by recognizing individuals, companies and associations from the Greater Victoria area that go out of their way to make visitors, and locals, feel like there’s no better place to visit or live.

Outstanding hospitality is best described as a random act of kindness that goes
above & beyond the expected to meet the needs of an individual.

Anna Scolnick from the VHA committee Read the letter from a guest which clearly made Jim’s actions during a recent power outage a memorable experience for a young guest of the hotel.


Do you know someone like Jim?  Visitors and local Victorians can nominate someone for exceptional service and warm hospitality. Here’s how:

Simply fill out a nomination Online: www.tourismvictoria.com/nomination 






The Chateau’s Artist in Residence for May is Elizabeth Dailey

Liz Dailey makes her living creating and teaching visual art.  She has her Honours BFA degree fro the University of Calgary, B.Ed. degree from the University of Western Ontario and recently completed her Masters in Art      Education in 2011 from the University of Western      Ontario.  She participates in many art exhibits including several solo shows.  She enjoys working in a large range of media including oil, encaustic oil, conte, charcoal, acrylic, pastels, ceramics and glass fusing and slumping.  Liz lives and breathes the arts and is currently working in a shared studio at Cedar Hill Arts Centre.

Art work creating in our lobby

Please have a look at her website: http://www.lizdaileyartist.com/

News is buzzing about our 60,000 new arrivals today

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As part of our environmental program, we have adopted three local hives of honey bees and given them a home on our roof.  Victoria has a reputation as a city of gardens and those gardens and flower baskets will be much healthier with our bees on the job. Our guest will benefit as well with our healthy house made honey showing up on our menus. Did you know honey is considered one of the most ethical and environmentally friendly choices over cane or beet sugar? It is loaded with anti-oxidants too. Expect to see allot more about our bees in the future from our kitchens and bars.


Bees arrive on our roof

May is the busiest month of the year for hosting major sporting events in Victoria

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We welcome all teams to our city and wish you the best of luck:


* May 3-6 – The Canadian Open Synchro Swim Championships. Teams from across Canada arrived in Victoria May 1st.


* May 6-727th Annual Garden City Gymnastics Meet at the Panorama Recreation Centre.


* May 13-14 – Davy Conn Memorial Baseball Tournament with teams from Nanaimo, Vancouver and      Seattle.


* May 18-21 – U16 Girls and Boys National Waterpolo Championships


* May 19-20 – Luxton Pro Rodeo attracts international professionals to Langford


* May 24-30 – The National Coaching Institute is hosting an International Coaching Conference at PISE.


* May 26. The Kettleball Spring Classic (Fitness Challenge sanctioned by the World Federation).


* May 27 – Swiftsure International Yacht Race


* May 27 – Subaru Shawnigan Lake Triathlon


* May 27-28 – Victoria Highland Games


* May 27 – April 1. The Canadian University/College Golf Championships at Cordova Bay