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Mandy Farmer honoured as Hotelier of the Year

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Dec. 12, 2016, Victoria, BC – Mandy Farmer, president & CEO of Accent Inns, has been recognized as Hotelier of the Year by the Pinnacle Awards, an accolade that recognizes her decades of work within Canada’s tourism industry.

Highlights from Farmer’s career include a commitment to the family-business, innovation through customer promotions and staff programs, rebelling against the ordinary through the creation of the Hotel Zed brand, and support of her local Victoria community and through charities that operate throughout the province.



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Spare room’ for Christmas

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

family-at-the-doorNo renovations necessary as Accent Inns offers ‘instant spare room’ for Christmas
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day rates offer affordable alternative for out-of-town visitors

Nov. 28, 2016, Victoria, BC – This Christmas, Accent Inns is providing an instant spare room for families, offering the perfect solution for those unexpected guests or the relatives that people may just want to keep apart.

This solution means that people don’t need to renovate, decorate or build, they simple just need to use Accent Inns as their “spare room” of convenience. (more…)


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2016 Magic of Christmas Light-Up

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

header-imageThursday, December 1, 2016 – 5pm at The Rose Carousel.
It’s time to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. On December 1st, join us as the Christmas display lights up for the first time this year. There is so much to look forward to on this magical day.  Read details  (more…)


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Chambers of Commerce – An Accent on Business

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Terry Farmer (centre) with other Chamber Members

Terry Farmer (centre) with other Chamber Members

My local Chamber manager emailed me the other day inviting me to a lunch and learn event and it got me thinking about how important Chambers are to the business world. I used to be the CEO of a Chamber several years ago, so I have a bias when it comes to how useful they are to small businesses. (more…)


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Accent Inns & Hotel Zed wins Innovator Award

Monday, October 17th, 2016

tourism-viOctober 14, 2016  Ucluelet, BC
Building Sustainable Legacies at Tourism Vancouver Island’s 53rd Annual Conference
For immediate release: Each year Tourism Vancouver Island has the pleasure of recognizing stakeholders who have demonstrated innovation and excellence in the tourism industry over the past year. The annual Tourism Vancouver Island Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony showcased the best of Vancouver Island tourism representatives and businesses. The awards were presented at Ucluelet Community Centre on October 6th, 2016.“The Vancouver Island region continues to be recognized internationally as a premier travel destination” say Dave Petryk, Tourism Vancouver Island’s CEO, “This is the result of the quality of experience delivered by our tourism operators in the region and our awards program recognizes the very best.” (more…)


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It’s not just guests that are looked after at Accent Inns

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

graduation-caps1Local Super Hero, Accents Inns, has launched a scholarship program for children of their staff

Sept. 13, 2016, Victoria, BC – Accent Inns has made back to school a little easier for five families this year by supporting employees and their children through a new scholarship program. (more…)


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Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

GG01-2016-0070-086 March 04, 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Terry Farmer, Victoria, British Columbia. Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston were in Vancouver between Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2016 for an official visit. While in Vancouver, the Governor General recognized remarkable Canadians with awards and honours. In addition, Their Excellencies participated in a number of cultural, innovation-themed, and community-building events. Presentation of Honours. His Excellency presented honours to more than 150 remarkable Canadians to recognize excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service. His Excellency presents the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to: Terry Farmer from Victoria, British Columbia. Credit: Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall, OSGG

Accent Inns founder, Terry Farmer, wins prestigious Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

After handing over the reins of the family business, Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, to his daughter Mandy Farmer in 2008, some might have expected Terry Farmer would move on to a relaxing retirement. That however, was not the case. (more…)


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Chuck-A-Duck with Accent Inns and ALS Cycle of Hope

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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VICTORIA, B.C. – The tremendous people who own and operate the Accent Inns chain that is so well-known and respected around the province certainly know what sport Lou Gehrig played.

They also know what claimed Gehrig’s baseball career, and his life, far too soon – ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). (more…)


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Wish You Were Here!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

postcard2When I was young, no seaside holiday in Britain was complete without a trip to a store selling a wonderful array of colourful postcards with scenes of beaches, parks, long piers and sailboats. Greetings from Bognor Regis, or Southend-on-Sea were hastily purchased in the first few days of our holiday and then we’d spend the afternoon writing short messages to our friends and family, “Wish you were here. Weather’s good, water’s cold, got Mum to ride a donkey – so funny. Off to buy ice cream now!” They were like long Tweets really. (more…)


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Top 6 Reasons We Love Mom

Friday, May 8th, 2015

PrintWith Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, here are a few reasons why we love our Mother’s. (more…)


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