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February 25, 2009 – Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel Prime location, Prime Hotel, Prime Steak House

(Victoria, British Columbia) — Prime: adj.- from Latin primus; first in rank, having the highest quality.

The much anticipated Prime Steakhouse & Lounge is open at Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria, British Columbia. It’s a steak lover’s paradise, with six cuts of steak gracing the menu. Chef Batty attributes the succulent flavour and tenderness of his bone in New York steaks to the on-site dry aging process and the kitchen’s Montague overfired broiler, which seals in the flavor and juice with a crisp crust. They bring in the finest cuts of beef from High River, Alberta aged for 21-28 days minimum. For those who prefer other fare, they offer lamb, a selection of fresh seafood, poultry, pasta – and Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday.

The restaurant and lounge décor has been completely reworked from top to bottom by Rourke Group Design. A massive 6-foot wide iron chandelier, opulent furnishings and floor to ceiling velvet drapes welcome guests to the expanded informal lounge. Leather and upholstered seating surrounds the fireplace while custom made bar stools are perfectly proportioned for the substantial solid wood bar, which boasts a steer hide canopy. An earthy pallet of browns, beige, reds and gold produces a warm relaxed atmosphere. The tone for the entire space is set by a large commissioned art piece above the double-sided fireplace.

In the Prime Steakhouse restaurant, custom built stained & leaded glass dividers add privacy to newly upholstered booths, the perfect place to indulge in fine dining by candle light. New lighting, comfortable upholstered chairs, new carpets and warm, dark colours foster an intimate ambiance. The fabulous food is complemented by an extensive wine and liquor selection, delivered with a level of service that matches the menu.

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel. Outstanding personalized service and attention to detail is guaranteed at The Magnolia Hotel & Spa with only 64 rooms. Professional, courteous staff has become the unquestioned hallmark of The Magnolia through an uncommon commitment to helpful, responsive, and attentive service.

The Magnolia is centrally located just steps away from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour. The city’s best shops, galleries and entertainment are all within walking distance.

Coming soon is the newly expanded Spa Magnolia, which will be located adjacent to the hotel. Until then it is business as usual in their current location on the second floor.

The Magnolia, winner of multiple Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards this year, caters to business and vacation travelers, along with their pets. For information or reservations, contact a travel agent, go to www.magnoliahotel.com, or call 1-877-MAGNOLIA from anywhere in the continental USA or Canada.

Note to media: photos can be downloaded at www.magnoliahotel.com/media.html

For Press inquiries, please contact

Marisa Cuglietta
Hawksworth Communications
Phone: (604) 609-6678
Email: marisa@hawksworth.ca