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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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Accent Inns Russ Hay’s Cycling Team Rides Again

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Accent Inns & Russ Hay’s Renew.  Scotiabank Steps Up.  Canadian champion Curtis Dearden to defend Title in 2014. Women’s & Men’s Team Increase in Horse Power

December 13, 2013 – Victoria BC

TAIRHpbPCC_logo_black_webhe Accent Inns Russ Hay’s Cycling Team presented by Scotiabank has announced today its Team roster and new partnerships for the 2014 Racing Season.  “We are very pleased to see that our racing program for 2014 is receiving great interest and support,” explains Jon Watkin, General Manager, “We have been able to strengthen our roster into a winning team on all levels.” (more…)


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Local Hotel Chain Makes Some Changes

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

makes changesVictoria, BC, October 23, 2013 – The Accent Inns hotel chain has made a few changes at their Victoria BC Corporate offices. They welcome Mr. Smith Munro as their new Director of Operations. Smith brings 30 plus years of management experience to the chain. He’s managed a broad spectrum of hotel brands; Intercontinental Hotel group, Holiday Inns, Crowne Plaza hotels and most recently Marriott International. A Scotsman, prior to coming to Canada in 1981, worked with Trust Houses Forte, British Transport Hotels and several other hospitality properties in the United Kingdom. ”For a small chain, Accent Inn’s has certainly done big things. I’m looking forward to taking part in their great company culture.” (more…)


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The End of Summer Vacation and Back to Work Confession

Friday, September 6th, 2013
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What’s your inbox look like after a summer vacation

Without a doubt the worst part about summer vacations is that eventually you have to come back to work. This is coming from a woman who adores her job, loves coming to work on a daily basis, and is eager to get cracking even on Monday mornings… I just don’t like coming back from vacation.
I’m probably one of those people who’d be just fine not taking a vacation as I like my job so that I never feel that I need a break from it. Speaking of breaks, it’s vacations THAT actually seem to break my stride just when I’m on a roll! (more…)


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Kindness, Empathy Wins Hotel Clerk Local Hospitality Award

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

For immediate release:
August 22, 2013

Committee members from the Victoria Hospitality

Committee members from the Victoria Hospitality

Victoria BC, August 22, 2013 – Committee members from the Victoria Hospitality Awards converged on the Accent Inn Victoria BC hotel and surprised long time front desk clerk, Linda Dziadyk, with the news that she was the monthly winner of the Victoria Hospitality Award. Gathering on the deck of the hotel, a “formal” awards ceremony was held. Anna Scolnick, committee chair, stood next to Linda and read out the background of the awards, the nomination and award process and the actual nomination letter submitted by Mandy Farmer, President  & CEO of Accent Inns. Each committee member then took a turn congratulating Linda personally and presenting her with a gift donated by committee members and hospitality businesses in Victoria. (more…)


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BC hotel Chain Invites You To Experience Local

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Experience local by Accent InnsAccent Inns puts local experiences on the map with new interactive website


Aug. 5, 2013, (BC Day) Victoria, BC – Experiencing BC like a local has just become easier thanks to Accent Inns, a small family-owned hotel chain that prides itself on offering more than your standard guest services at each of its five locations. (more…)


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Family Support Institute Honors Accent Inns

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

FSIBCHere’s a copy of the FSIBC’s  May Press Release.



Announcing the winners of the Family Support Institute (FSI) first annual Celebration of Families Awards

New Westminster, BC, May  2013 – The mission statement of the Family Support Institute is: To strengthen and support families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability”.

FSI is about Families. Our Celebration of Families awards are our way to celebrate families and thank and recognize those people and organizations across British Columbia that “strengthen and support ALL families, not just families with a member with a disability”.

On April 20, 2013, during our Annual FSI Training Weekend at Naramata we presented Celebration of Families awards in the four categories of: FSI RP/RFM volunteer, non-FSI volunteer, Corporation and

Organization. (more…)


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