VICTORIA, BC—DoubleTree by Hilton has opened the brand’s first property on Vancouver Island with the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria. Previously the Executive House Hotel, this 181-room downtown hotel opens following a multimillion-dollar property-wide renovation, including a complete redesign of the lobby, public space and guestrooms.
The hotel is located downtown, steps from Victoria’s Inner Harbour, boutique shops, whale watching, museums and many arts and cultural activities. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria is owned by Executive House Ltd. and managed by Mairet Consulting and Management Ltd.
“DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria marks the first hotel for our brand on picturesque Vancouver Island, offering guests the perfect escape where they can relax, rejuvenate and have the best experiences this marvelous destination has to offer,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are eager to welcome guests to this hotel so they can experience the award-winning service culture for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known.”
Featured at the 19-story hotel, located directly across from the Victoria Conference Centre, are natural earth tones and art from local artist, Anne Griffiths throughout the hotel. Guestrooms include a mix of single rooms, and one- and two-bedroom suites, all equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, 48-in. TVs and a large ergonomic work space. The hotel offers 89 suites that each feature a separate living area with pullout queen sofa bed and dining areas. All of the guestrooms have views of the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Mountain Range or scenic downtown Victoria. Additional complimentary amenities include a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center with all new equipment, Wi-Fi and a 24-hour connectivity center in the lobby.
“DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria is a true icon in the city thanks to its exceptional location,” says Francis Mairet, principal, Mairet Consulting and Management. “Given the demand on our market, the hotel has been redesigned to ideally suit Hilton’s corporate and leisure travelers, while also putting thought into the design to specifically accommodate families, as well. Our vision was to bring the hotel to the forefront of hospitality in Victoria and, with our owners’ input, we were able to deliver on this vision.”
As part of the renovation, the hotel reopens its restaurant, Bartholomew’s English-Style Pub, which offers live music every Thursday through Sunday.