Are you a fan of the X-Files? Did you know the original TV series was filmed in and around Vancouver B.C.? Apparently because of the “dark” nature or “feel” that the show had, the grey weather that Vancouver often experiences was perfect. How about that, it actually paid to be rainy! The series was filmed in many different locations around southern B.C. (originally) but made it’s home at Bridge Studios right across the Street from the Accent Inn Burnaby hotel. Although the Accent Inn never had the opportunity to host either of the Stars, the General Manager and staff met many of the “villains”, if you can call monsters and aliens villains. I myself even had the opportunity to meet one of the actors staying at the Burnaby hotel, who thanks to very cool make-up, played two completely different “creatures” in two different episodes. Well for all you other fans out there (I even have the album..) our house reviewer Gareth has news of a possible third coming… read more at Skewed and Reviewed
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Accent Inns CEO, Mandy Farmer, recognized as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on the 2010 PROFIT W100 list
October 20, 2010, Victoria, BC – In two years, under the leadership of Mandy Farmer, Accent Inns has expanded its markets, greened more of its business process and retained staff far beyond industry standards. They have also had a profitable year while holding true to their company vision of investing back into the community, in light of a poor global economy, an accomplishment elevating Farmer into an elite group of Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs, as recognized by PROFIT magazine’s 12th annual W100 list.
The Kids Coin Drive for Variety is an annual fundraiser now in its 9th year. What started as a small penny drive has become a province-wide campaign that has raised over $1.5 million! The Coin Drive’s biggest supporters are all kids who have been helped by Variety and now fundraise on behalf of children who other children who need Variety’s support.
Young philanthropists from around the province will be in Burnaby on Wednesday, September 1st to kick-off the 9thannual Kids Coin Drive for Variety. All of the children involved have been helped by Variety – The Children’s Charity and are now giving back to the cause by raising money for other kids like them. Kids from outside of the Lower Mainland will be staying at the Accent Inn in Burnaby hotel while in town! (more…)
‘Fish for the Future’ program supports British Columbia’s natural environment
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August 24, 2010
New Accent Inns ‘Fish for the Future’ program supports British Columbia’s natural environment
Victoria, B.C. – Accent Inns hotels has just launched a new program that will see to the long-term viability of British Columbia’s natural resources, as they continue to fulfill their vision of supporting local groups that strive towards improving the B.C. environment.
“Building business and building community truly go hand-in-hand,” said Accent Inns CEO Mandy Farmer. “And in launching ‘Fish for the Future’ program, we’re showing that it’s possible for every one of us to make a positive difference in our world – a core value held by Accent Inns.”
The program, underway this month, is simple to support. For each guest who stays at any one of the BC hotel’s locations and shows a valid freshwater or salt water fishing license, Accent Inns will donate $2.00. Accent Inns ‘Fish for the Future’ partners are: Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. and Pacific Salmon Foundation. In addition, the Accent Inns Vancouver Airport hotel also has supporting services for the fishing enthusiasts with free shuttle service to the South Terminal / float plane terminal for the ‘fly-in’ fisherman as well as providing freezer service. (more…)
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Accent Inns’ Explore BC Road Trip celebrates the best of British Columbia with special rates and everything from bison to biking to Butchart Gardens
Victoria, BC, June 15, 2010– From encounters with bald eagles, camels, bison or elk, to high tech experiences, some of BC’s best shopping, explorations in wine country, or outdoor adventures, Accent Inns is offering up some of British Columbia’s most unique experiences with their Explore BC rates and packages this summer.
The Accent Inn Burnaby Hotel will be your best place to stay for BC Lions games this year.
BC’s favorite football team, the BC Lions are heading to the new Empire Field. (more…)
Congratulations to John Hunter who is the official winner of a custom-made 4 night BC Road Trip! John’s name was drawn from hundreds who completed our Customer Survey.
Thanks to everyone for filling out the Customer Survey, we got some valuable feedback and lots of heart-warming comments. Stay tuned to see your feedback put into action.
He’s got a great trip coming to him that includes:
4 nights at any Accent Inn anytime he wants
His choice of two of the following:
A Wine tasting tour for 2 in the Okanagan
2 admissions to Butchart Gardens in Victoria
2 rounds of Golf (total) in Kelowna, Kamloops or Victoria
River Rafting for 2 on the Chilliwack River
Have a great trip, John Hunter!
Checkout these and other great vacation ideas on the Accent Inn package page.
Family-owned BC hotel chain achieves eco-friendly hotel stays for travellers on a budget
Victoria, BC, April 20, 2010- Affordable room rates and strong social and environmental values don’t always go hand in hand with hotels, but as the next generation of family leadership takes Accent Inns into their 25th year, these three pillars are positively influencing the guest experience at all five Accent Inns in Victoria, Burnaby, at the Vancouver Airport, and in Kamloops and Kelowna. (more…)
One of the Pacific North West’s best holiday getaway ideas is the Circle Tour. This is either a self-drive, cycling trip or formal bus tour that allows you to visit beautiful Victoria BC, the Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound and Vancouver BC. Whether you start in Canada or the United States, by making this complete circle you have the opportunity to see some of the most diverse and exciting scenery the Northwest has to offer. (more…)