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Accent Inns is proud to be a family owned chain with five hotels in BC. We have Accent Inns in Victoria, Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops and in Richmond BC at the Vancouver Airport; where we also offer free 24 hour shuttle service to the Vancouver International airport. This column will highlight news and stories about our chain, our people and our partners.

 
 

2013 Varity Club Telethon

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Accent Inns team under variety bannerAll of us at  Accent Inns strongly believe in the importance of giving back to the community. This was never more apparent than the recent donation made to the Variety Club Telethon by team members from the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel.

Throughout the year of 2012 the Vancouver Airport team held numerous fundraising events to raise money for the very worthwhile organization, Variety Club – The Children’s Charity.

There were bake sales, jelly bean guess contests, and BBQ’s.  It was amazing and truly touching to see everyone’s enthusiasm in making each event a great success.

One of the favorite memories was during our first BBQ when Donna Price, Regional Sales Manager for Sports and Groups, put hot dogs on the grill only to later notice that there were words on the hot dogs as they were individually wrapped in plastic.

Together the team managed to raise $1000.

Zareena Dean and Sheena Brooks had the privilege of presenting the cheque to Variety – The Children’s Charity on the Show of Hearts Telethon on February 17th 2013. We are so proud!!

 

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ACCENT INNS JOINS SUSTAINABILITY TV

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Accent Inns proud to support Sustainability TV

 

 

 

 

February 22, 2013

ACCENT INNS JOINS SUSTAINABILITY TV
Fostering a robust triple bottom line economy in B.C.

VICTORIA, BC, CANADA:  Victoria-based Accent Inns has joined Sustainability Television as a Regional partner to expand awareness of opportunities for improving your health, your home, and our British Columbia communities. An exciting development as Accent Inns will be sharing their activities through this new relationship.

“We’re very excited to have Accent Inns join us for 2013” says Sustainability TV CEO Jason Robinson.  “Sustainability Television effectively shares good stories, about good people, doing really good things! … and when it comes to triple bottom line thinking, this little family owned company [Accent Inns] punches far above its weight; improving the social wellbeing of its community by supporting numerous community causes. (more…)

 

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HarbourCats Announce Hotel Partnership With Accent Inns

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

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Victoria, BC – General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to announce that the Victoria HarbourCats have selected Accent Inns as the team’s Official Team Hotel for the inaugural season.

Under the agreement, Accent Inns will provide accommodation for all visiting players, coaches and staff, as well as a full breakfast at ABC Country Restaurant. Accent Inns will have a strong marketing and promotional presence at Royal Athletic Park.

“Accent Inns is a great choice for our Victoria hotel partner,” said Jones.  “We are proud to partner with such a well-respected, locally owned business. They have a rich history of providing superior hospitality services here in Victoria, and I am confident that visiting players and coaches will enjoy the full range of amenities they have to offer.” (more…)

 

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Social Media, Who’s it for

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Accent Inns was once again proud to sponsor WordCamp Victoria. Another awesome event. Some fantastic speakers. I can’t thank the organizers enough for all their hard work putting together this event.

As always, I learned much at Wordcamp but 2 things specifically come to mind. One was the success and importance of Video Blogging and the other …well watch the video to hear those thoughts..

Happy Blogging everyone!

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Got the Winter Blues? Visit Victoria where there’s lots to do!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

After all the excitement of the Christmas season you might feel a little blue come January. So here’s some affordable and fun things to do in your own backyard – it’s just what the doctor ordered!

Be a Tourist In Your Own Town!   February 28 – March 3.  For a nominal cost, you can get into all the top attractions in Victoria, before the summer crowds come.

Visit the ever popular Miniature World and don’t forget The Bug Zoo
Dine Around and Stay in Town! 
Feb. 21-March 10 – Most of the local restaurants participate and they offer set menus from $20, $30 and $40.  It’s a great way to try out that hip new restaurant in town!  (more…)

 

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Family Support Institute Welcomes Accent Inns

Friday, December 7th, 2012

FSI logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Accent Inns joins the Family Support Institute in supporting families in BC. New Westminster, BC, November 30, 2012 – The Family Support Institute (FSI) is excited to announce a new partnership that has developed between FSI and Accent Inns. This partnership will benefit thousands of families all over BC and speaks to the level of commitment both groups have for families and individuals living with disabilities in this province.

 

“Strong, healthy families lead to strong healthy communities”

Accent Inns has agreed to support the Family Support Institute in a variety of ways. They have donated several rooms to FSI for use by our families when needed throughout the year. They have also offered a special room rate to the Family Support Institute that is $5 below any advertised room rate with the Accent Inns. For every room booked, where individuals mention FSI and take advantage of this special rate, Accent Inns will also donate an additional $5 to FSI! This rate and donation are available to anyone who mentions FSI upon check in. The key is to remember to mention the Family Support Institute! (more…)

 

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TripAdvisor Reviewers Have Done it Again!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Different with logoOct 3, 2012

For Immediate Release

TripAdvisor Reviewers Have Done it Again!

It was pretty special when Accent Inns announced that all five Accent Inn hotels around the province had received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2011. Can you believe they’ve done it again!

Actually their customers have done it with submitting all those wonderful reviews. The little home grown,  local BC hotel chain has received a 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for every one of their 5 locations.

Why did they do so well for reviews? “It is really the awesome team behind the scenes that works so hard to give every  customer a comfortable, fun and relaxing stay. We’ve recently gone through a re-branding process for Accent Inns and when we were taking that hard look at just what makes us special, different, we came to the conclusion that it’s our people. The fun new style you can see online and in our properties is a testament to the wonderfully relaxed and fun way our team members go about their jobs and interact with our guests.” Mandy Farmer, President & CEO Accent Inns. (more…)

 

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We’re New…. Well Kinda

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

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Taking a good look into the mirror

Travelling in British Columbia this summer never looked so good

 August  07, 2012, Victoria, BC – Accent Inns’ easy-to-spot, iconic blue roofs haven’t changed, but just about everything beneath them has– from the renovated exteriors, updates to the interiors of all five properties —  and a very cool change in the  brand  image and story.

Now sporting refreshed exteriors in shades of, taupe, grey and green, entrance pillars refinished in natural stone and glass balconies to open up the views, Accent Inns has a warmer, more welcoming West Coast feel and is working harder than ever to live their new “stay local, stay real” tag line.

“As we finished our renovations late last year, we felt it was time to check in and see what our potential customers thought of Accent Inns,” says Mandy Farmer, president of Accent Inns. “The focus group results were shocking. Going by our name and look, many people thought we were an American owned run of the mill chain. For a company that is owned and operated by a BC family, we were heart broken. It was time to become better at telling and living our brand story.” (more…)

 

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Westside Warriors become West Kelowna Warriors

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Below is a reprint by Wayne Moore.

Warriors Captain Max French unveils the new jersey

 

The BC Hockey League’s westside franchise has been re-born.

Tuesday morning, the franchise officially became the West Kelowna Warriors as the club attempts to build on the success of West Kelowna’s Hockeyville campaign.

“If we learned nothing else through Hockeyville it’s that this community’s pride is stronger than any other community in Canada, and we saw how strong we can be as a community when we all came together behind one flag,” says Hockeyville co-chair and Warriors Director of Business Operations, Andrew Deans. (more…)

 

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