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June 23, 2010 – Maximizing the Marathon at Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel

(Victoria, British Columbia) — Marathon winners and Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel have a lot in common. They leave nothing to chance and are always striving to improve their personal best. Victoria’s spectacular fall weather is made for running and the Magnolia Hotel & Spa is the perfect home away from home for marathon participants and their supporters.

The 31st Annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon takes place on the auspicious date of 10/10/10 (Sunday, October 10, 2010) and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. The scenic route passes spectacular ocean and mountain vistas, the BC Legislative Buildings, Royal London Wax Museum, Ogden Point, the statue of Terry Fox at Mile ‘O’, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria Golf Course, and Oak Bay Village.

The Magnolia Marathoner two-night package includes accommodation in a superior room, deluxe continental breakfast each day (opening early on October 10th), and parking. A 60-minute post race treatment in Spa Magnolia starting with the Vital Leg Relief Treatment, followed by your choice of pedicure or 30-minute massage is also included. Add treatment for a second person for $119.00. Go the distance with a 3rd night and receive a $75 voucher for use in Prime Steakhouse. Two-night packages start from $239 per night and three-night packages from $219 per night.

The four-diamond Magnolia Hotel is infused with European elegance and is the perfect place to prepare for and unwind after the race. Guestrooms feature downtown and harbour views, custom-designed two-poster beds, floor to-ceiling windows that open, and fireplaces for 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.

Prime Steakhouse & Lounge adjacent to the Magnolia’s lobby, will pay special attention to runner’s dietary requirements. This steak lover’s paradise offers six cuts of steak. On-site dry aging and the over fired broiler produce flavor and juice with a crisp crust. Other features on the menu include a selection of salads, light entrées, fresh seafood, poultry, pasta, and lamb. Their extensive wine list has the ideal vintage to compliment each course.

Spa Magnolia has seven treatment rooms and a spacious lounge. It embodies the world-famous Aveda holistic approach. Every treatment is customized to the individual’s specific needs using the power of touch and fragrances. Prepare for the race and relax afterwards in this oasis of tranquility

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, with only 64 rooms, offers an unsurpassed commitment to attentive service, ideal for maximizing marathon performance. Professional, courteous staff has become the unquestioned hallmark.

The hotel is centrally located just steps away from the race start line in Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour. The city’s best galleries, shopping, fine dining, and entertainment are also here. Repeatedly recognized by Condé Nast Traveler readers as one of the top hotels in Canada, voted best boutique hotel in Victoria by Victoria News, and singled out by WestJet readers in the July 09 Up! Magazine for the Value Award, the Magnolia caters to athletes, couples, business and leisure travelers, plus 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 magnoliahotel.com/media.html

For Press inquiries, please contact

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