About Chateau Victoria

Built in 1975, Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites is a locally owned and operated full-service hotel located in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC.


The hotel boasts 177 guestrooms, including 59 traditional guest rooms, 110 deluxe suites, and 8 penthouse suites. The hotel is known for its stunning rooftop restaurant,  Vista 18, and Clive’s Classic Lounge located off the lobby (2019 Top 10 hotel bars in the Americas by Tales of the Cocktail).  On site you will find a pool, hot tub, exercise room, and two well-appointed meeting rooms.  There are four levels of self-parking at $15.00 per night (50% off if you book direct) and a secure bike room.

Meet Our People

One of the best things at Chateau Victoria are our employees. Warm, friendly, and committed, you’ll never find a better team. Many have been here for 15 years or more. It says something about the quality of our hotel that employees don’t want to leave, and new people are keen to join – it’s something we’re very proud of. Here are a few people you might meet:


General Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 1990

Brenda’s career started in the restaurant business with the Keg Steakhouse and Chandlers. She joined Clive Piercy’s corporate group early in her career and became a vital contributor towards the success and development of the retail and hotel divisions within the company. Her fair but persistent management style, combined with a keen sense of detail, first earned her the role as Assistant Hotel Manager followed by General Manager of the Chateau Victoria in 1999.


Operations Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 2007

Kevin’s food and beverage career started in Calgary. He moved to Victoria in 2003 and started at Vista 18 as a Bartender. Although he left for other management positions, Kevin knew he wanted to be at Chateau Victoria. In 2007 the right opportunity came along, and he returned as Food and Beverage Manager. Now holding the position of Operations Manager, Kevin couldn’t be happier.


Director of Sales and Marketing

Welcoming Guests Since 2010

Mark’s hotel career started on the West Coast, and took him across the country with various companies including Hyatt, Hilton, Fairmont and Starwood. The lure of our coast, and the chance to blend corporate experience with a great local business is what brought him to Chateau Victoria. For Mark, he’s found his dream job.


Chef de Cuisine

Welcoming guests since 1998

Mike Dunlop earned his cooking degree from Malaspina University in 1992. Since then, he has held top culinary positions in notable Victoria establishments such as Topos Ristorante Italiano and the Inn at Laurel Point. Mike joined the culinary team at the Chateau Victoria in 1998 and has been an integral part of the team that put Vista 18 and Clive’s Classic Lounge on the map.



Welcoming guests since 2016

Island born and raised, Geoff began his hospitality career during his Commerce degree at UVic: a double practicum at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in the Kootenays got him hooked on hotel management. Back in Victoria, he returned to school to earn his accounting designation, became part of the Chateau Victoria family, and is now doing what he loves at a property he loves.

Shawn Soole

Executive Barkeep

Welcoming guests since 2009 & 2020

Kim Starling

Human Resources Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 2020


Executive Housekeeper

Welcoming Guests Since 2017


Reservations & Revenue Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 2001


Administrative Assistant

Welcoming Guests Since 1995


Guest Services Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 2004 & 2014


Maintenance Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 2010


Food & Beverage Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 2020

Alma Lemo

Marketing & Communications Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 2021

Chantelle Dean

Events Manager

Welcoming Guests Since 2021