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Commonwealth Games 20th Anniversary

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

victoria94This week we celebrate as a city (Victoria BC) 20 years of legacy from one of the most successful Commonwealth Games recorded. My name is John and although I’m the Director of Marketing for Accent Inns now, 20 years ago I was the Assistant General Manager for the Accent Inn Victoria. (more…)

 

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Confession: My Creative Process

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

different with logosWith the launch and acclaim of Hotel Zed I’ve been asked a lot lately about my creative process and how I come up with these, well…” out there” ideas?! The same has been asked of Accent Inns’ Different in a Good Way campaign and philosophy. So here goes: (more…)

 

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Bin 4 Burger Lounge coming to Accent Inns

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

PrintFor Immediate release

Bin 4 Burger Lounge has all the right ingredients for Accent Inns: locally owned, strong family values and commitment to outstanding experiences.

June 26 , 2014, Victoria, BC – Now guests who travel to Victoria can not only stay local with Accent Inns, they can eat local as well, with the announcement that Bin 4 Burger Lounge will become the Saanich hotel`s restaurant tenant, opening in 2015. (more…)

 

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Arthritis Society Gets a Helping Hotel Hand

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Arthritis SocietyVictoria BC, June 18, 2014 –Spring 2014 Through connecting with hotel executives at several events, representatives from the Arthritis Society learned of the many not-for profit organizations that Accent Inns has managed to assist and decided to learn more about the local hotel chain.

The surprise came when after meeting with the chain’s Marketing and Communications Manager, John Espley, they found that Accent Inns also wanted to learn more about The Society. After several months of networking and a few meetings in both Victoria and Vancouver BC, it was agreed that Accent Inns would extend a helping hotel hand and support the Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division through the company’s InnAid program. Assistance would come in a few ways including accommodations. (more…)

 

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Vancouver Airport Hotel Wins Arts Award

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Richmond arts award 2014 (2)This month (May 2014), the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel won the prestigious ‘Business & Arts Award’ from the City of Richmond. The award was presented by the Mayor of Richmond, His Honor Malcolm Brodie, at the Richmond City Hall at a presentation ceremony attended by a large number of people. Accent Inns was a finalist selected from over 87 businesses/ nominations. Sincere thanks go to the Gateway Theatre, their board of directors, staff and supporters who nominated us. (more…)

 

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The Passing of a Hotel

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

By John Espley.

small logoA few days back we introduced you to Accent Inns new cousin Hotel Zed. Today is the day when Hotel Zed officially comes into being but that also means we are saying goodbye to an old friend, The Blue Ridge Inn. Other than the general outline of the building, the transformation into Hotel Zed essentially removes all traces of Blue Ridge.

Think of it as saying goodbye to an old car. It did you well for many years. Only required servicing at the appropriate times but alas, the mileage was high and the style, well let’s just say not really anything that will ever obtain that “timeless” quality. (more…)

 

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Victoria BC Chamber Names Accent Inns Employer of the Year

Friday, April 25th, 2014

For immediate release April 25, 2014

logoVictoria, BC, April 25, 2014 – Last night at the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce annual business awards gala, the Accent Inns hotel chain was named the employer of the year. The black tie event which took place at Victoria BC’s Empress Hotel ballroom consisted of 13 different award categories and one lifetime achievement award being finalized and recipients named. Congratulations go to Bob Skene, the Chambers Lifetime Achievement award winner, a prestigious and not lightly handed out accolade which Accent Inns own founder, Terry Farmer was awarded in 2012. (more…)

 

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Congratulations Victoria, It’s a Hotel!

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

small logoHi there, Victoria Accent Inns here. I’m totally lucky having 4 other “sister” hotels around BC (coincidentally also all named Accent Inns…) and it looks like in just a few days (May 1st is the due date) I’ll have to get used to having a new cousin around, a new Victoria Hotel. Me and my siblings are really proud of our great rooms, good service and totally fun attitude but this new family member…. well she’s different. (more…)

 

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My Streak of Authenticity

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Mandy and son Oscar

All my life I’ve wanted to look older or be older: “I’ll tell you when you are older” said my parents to a very young me.  In my teens I’d put on a suit and extra eye make-up to try and make it into the liquor store.  And in the last decade I’d wear my hair in an up-do while trying to climb the corporate ladder in my family business.

I turned 40 last September and rather than completely dreading it, I was eagerly anticipating it. I’ve been merrily celebrating in a rather unconventional way – letting my grey streak show through.  Yes, you heard right.  For the last few months I’ve been excitedly working on ‘my little project” of letting a rather large patch of whitish grey hair grow out which has lovingly become known to me as my “Streak of Authenticity”. (more…)

 

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Mandy Farmer, Red Hot Woman Entrepreneur

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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OK, how many of you out there can say you have a Red Hot Woman for a boss and not get slapped, fired or sued… lol.  Well, Chatelaine and Profit Magazines have done that for Accent Inns. Oh that is they named Mandy Farmer one of the 7 Red Hot Woman Entrepreneurs for the year.  Have a read of the article from the Chatelaine written by Tralee Pearce.  (more…)

 

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