November 16, 2009 – Magnolia Hotel & Spa on Condé Nast Top Hotel List …again!
(Victoria, British Columbia) — The 22nd annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards has placed the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel, on the top 30 Canadian Hotels list for the 3rd straight year.
When congratulated, general manager Bill Lewis replied, “I am very proud of the accomplishment, however the award truly goes to the helpful staff at the Magnolia. It is their dedication, hard work, and attention to small details that brings our guests back time after time. Without the staff’s professional, caring and friendly service we would not have achieved this position.”
The Readers’ Choice Awards, voted on by Condé Nast readers, also rated Vancouver Island as the second best island in North America. Victoria ranked number 4 in the top North American cities category. Magnolia guests and Condé Nast readers are often ‘luxury-level vagabonds’ who enjoy the wilderness, dynamic maritime wonderland, culture and heritage of Victoria and other areas of Vancouver Island.
The four-diamond, luxury boutique Magnolia Hotel is infused with European elegance. Guestrooms feature downtown and harbour views, custom-designed traditional two-poster beds, floor to-ceiling windows that open, and fireplaces in diamond level rooms. In-room complimentary amenities include gourmet coffee, fresh fruit and bottled water. The opulent bathrooms feature marble cladding, glass walk-in showers and deep soaker tubs for the ultimate in bathing and relaxation. Attention to detail and service are in evidence everywhere, with complimentary continental breakfast served daily, and fresh flowers and fruit in the lobby.
Spa Magnolia, located beside the four-diamond hotel's lobby entrance, embodies the world-famous Aveda holistic approach. This oasis of tranquility has nearly doubled in size to meet demands, with seven treatment rooms and a spacious lounge. Every treatment is customized to the individual’s specific needs using the power of touch and fragrances.
Prime Steakhouse & Lounge, adjacent to the Magnolia’s lobby, is a steak lover’s paradise, with six cuts of steak gracing the menu. On-site dry aging and the over fired broiler produce flavor and juice with a crisp crust. Other features on the menu include lamb, a selection of fresh seafood, poultry, pasta – and Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday.
The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, with only 64 rooms, offers an unsurpassed commitment to attentive service. The hotel is centrally located, just steps away from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour and the city’s wide assortment of shops, galleries, and entertainment. Repeatedly recognized as one of the top hotels in Canada; by WestJet readers as a high quality unique travel experience that delivered a ‘great bang for the buck’; and voted best boutique hotel in Victoria by Victoria News, the Magnolia caters to business and leisure travelers, along with their pets. The Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Award shows, once again, that the outstanding personalized service and attention to detail defined and perfected at The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is truly appreciated.
Packages start at Cdn$169 for overnight accommodations for two in a superior room, continental breakfast and delightful service. 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.
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