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March 19, 2013

Chateau Victoria’s Own Stephen Duncan Wins Victoria Hospitality Award


Stephen Duncan, our Guest Services Agent, was awarded the Victoria Hospitality Award in February for his outstanding service with a customer over the holiday season.


A guest from Seattle had made a special trip to Victoria, BC to do a number of things. On that list, while staying at our hotel, was to enjoy an order of Eggs Benedict from Vista 18. A friend had been raving about Vista 18’s Eggs Benny as being “the best they’d ever had” and this guest couldn’t wait to try it. But this day happened to be our annual special Santa Charity Pancake Breakfast in the restaurant, and the Eggs Benedict was unavailable.


The guest went to the front desk to express their disappointment, and that’s when Stephen decided to help. He felt terrible that they weren’t able to enjoy the breakfast they had so been looking forward to. He decided to work with the kitchen and Room Service to arrange for an order to be prepared and delivered to the guest’s room free of charge. The guest was thrilled!  Their disappointment became a wonderful experience that they just had to share with the world.


Congratulations Stephen for going above and beyond to ensure that a guest was happy and satisfied with their experience at Chateau Victoria. We are proud to have you on our team!


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 goesabove & beyond the expected to meet the needs of an individual.


Do you know someone exceptional who deserves to be nominated? Fill out a nomination form online: