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Cruise Out of Vancouver, A Great Deal!

Friday, July 10th, 2015
Cruise ship Vancouver BC

Take a cruise out of Vancouver BC

I was looking the other day at what cruises were offered out of Vancouver and was surprised to learn there’s a lot. My wife and I took an Alaskan cruise a few years ago but I had no idea of the size of the cruise industry here. In 2014, 29 cruise ships called into Port Metro Vancouver 243 times carrying more than 812,000 passengers. This year they are looking at a similar, if not better season. (more…)


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Love Your Family Day

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Family fun day on the slopes

Now that we are in February, often thoughts will go to Valentine’s Day. For the next few weeks young couples start getting more “smoochy” than usual. Wives begin saying to themselves, “will he remember this year?” And of course husbands, well husbands just don’t think anything yet. As fun and cute as this all may sound, here in B.C. we now have something else, perhaps more important to think of in February. Family Day. (more…)


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Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

From our family owned business to you and your families, Merry Christmas from Accent Inns and wishing you the best for 2014.
merry christmas


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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Accent Inns proud to support Sustainability TV





February 22, 2013

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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TripAdvisor Reviewers Have Done it Again!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

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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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Save-On-Foods World’s Longest Street Hockey game

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

yst2bYouth Sticking Together the organizing committee for the Save-On-Foods World’s Longest Street Hockey game for charity needs your help!

Would you like to be part of history as it’s happening? Then come out to the opening ceremony for the Save on Foods Longest Street Hockey game. Join Youth Sticking Together at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on June 28. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with formal presentations beginning at 6:30. Proceeds from this event, and money donated at the game itself, will go to support three local youth serving agencies: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island, Nanaimo Youth Ball Hockey and Crimson Coast Dance Society. There will be light refreshments and a silent auction with some amazing items, such as BC Lions tickets, a signed Roberto Luongo photo and more! Tickets are only $20 and will not be sold at the door.

We want to be able to make this event a success for our youth players, and raise as much money for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Crimson Coast Dance Society and the Nanaimo Ball Hockey League.

You can help them do so!

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Contact Tali Campbell at or (250) 327-9332 to secure your tickets!


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President & CEO says, biking to meetings is easy!

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Accent Inns President makes it look easy

Bike to Work Week is coming up and I often get asked the question, “How do you bike to work when you’re a business person? I don’t have a shower at work and I have appointments that I need my car for. I just can’t do it”.

Of course you can! First off, why on earth do you need your car for appointments?  I ride my bike to meetings and I swear I get there at least 10 minutes before everyone else because I didn’t have to find parking, fiddle with the meter, and then hoof it to the appointment.  The door to door advantage of a bike is huge, not to mention bypassing all the traffic. (more…)


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Monday, March 26th, 2012

Accent Inns is a proud supporter of the BC SPCA and happy to promote this great fundraising event.

Mission Hill Winery Arch

Join Distinctly Kelowna Tours and the BCSPCA on Sunday, April 15, 2012 for the first annual Charity Tour.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the SPCA to help animals in need.

Sample award winning wines at five unique wineries on the Westside Wine Trail:

1:00  Kalala Organic Estate Winery– wine tastings
1:40  Mission Hill Family Estate Winery– wine tastings
2:15  Quails’ Gate Winery – wine tastings
2:50  Little Straw Vineyards– wine tastings
3:30  Rollingdale Winery – wine tastings




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Hummingbird604 Reviews Victoria BC Hotel

Monday, January 30th, 2012
Accent Inns Victoria BC Hotel

Accent Inns Victoria BC Hotel

Recently Accent Inns was pleased to be a sponsor and host hotel for the local Victoria WordCamp. This meant that several of the speakers (all excellent BTW) had a chance to stay at our local Accent Inn Victoria BC hotel. After all was said and done Hummingbird604 (a.k.a. Raul Pacheco) wrote a lovely review of his stay at the Accent Inn Victoria.

Below is a full reprint of the post, including the photo’s (no edits or substitutions)  and thanks to Raul for giving permission to do so.  (more…)


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The Ups & Downs of Being a Female CEO

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Confession: I’ve cried in a business meeting

Accent Inns BC hotel chain CEO talks about crying

Confession: I've cried in a business meeting.

You do not know what shame that confession brings me.  My only consolation was that I was 7 months pregnant.  Well, the first time it happened.  The second time I have no excuse, other than being female, and in the corporate world tears are not  cool. And that brings me to my topic today:  the  ups and downs of being a female CEO. (more…)


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