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January 7, 2013
Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase, the fourth annual event held at Victoria's Inn at Laurel Point, has raised $16,097 for Habitat for Humanity Victoria - more than three times the amount collected in 2011.
September 4, 2012
Victoria, BC - The West Coast city of Victoria, BC will be an all-out baking throwdown this winter as the Inn at Laurel Point has, for the first time in history, opened this signature competition - Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase - to bakers across the country.
July 9, 2012
Victoria, BC - Tickets are on sale now for, Victoria BC Hotel, Inn at Laurel Point's annual Sips & Seafood Event ($109 per person) and seafood and wine lovers are practicing how to balance a tasting plate in one hand and a glass of BC's finest wine in the other, for the July 20th event.
February 16, 2012
Feb. 16, 2012, Victoria, BC - With British Columbia's capital city set to celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary later this summer, one of Victoria's most beloved waterfront hotels, Inn at Laurel Point, has joined in on the festivities by launching a year-long stay-and-play package - priced at $150 and highlighting all things local.
November 24, 2011
Things will be a bit spicier at Victoria's Inn at Laurel Point from now through Jan. 2, 2012 with entries for the 2011 Great Gingerbread Showcase now on public display.
The annual festive fundraising event sees local bakers (both amateur and professional) going head-to-head in creating (using 100 per cent edible ingredients) the city's most elaborate gingerbread houses - all in the name of raising funds for Habitat for Humanity Victoria and, of course, earning bragging rights. This year's event has a record 25 entries on display throughout the hotel, ranging from T 'was the Night Before Christmas by Ryan Townsend to Monastery Brewery by Crystal Duck of Spinnakers Gastro Brew Pub and Poseidon's Playground by Melanie Lonsdale.
October 20, 2011
Having perfected the art of stirring up the pot, Victoria's Inn at Laurel Point has just made another major culinary hire.
August 11, 2011
Aug. 11, 2011, Victoria, BC¬ - As older kids across the country gear up to leave home for school, many for the first time, the team at Victoria's Inn at Laurel Point are putting the finishing touches on a new Parents Transition package, specially-designed for moms and dads of West Coast-bound students.
June 21, 2011
June 21, 2011, Victoria, BC - With just one month to go until the third-annual Taste: Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine, things are heating up for the event's organizer, Kathy McAree.
"Taste, from July 21 - 24, is all about celebrating flavours and ingredients from our British Columbia backyard - both land and sea," said McAree. "Imagine being served organic tea by a Tea Master or dining in the middle of a field at a local family farm - the experiences at Taste are just as special as our culinary landscape."
April 8, 2011
April 7, 2011 Victoria, BC - Ian Powell, Managing Director of the Inn at Laurel Point has added a few pounds lately, perhaps spending too much time in the kitchen sharing stories with his new executive chef and old friend, Takashi Ito.
January 24, 2011
The votes are counted and the donations are tallied for this year's second-annual Great Gingerbread Showcase fundraiser at the Inn at Laurel Point.
More than 30 gingerbread masterpieces were on display at the Inn at Laurel Point from Nov. 26, 2010 to Jan. 2, 2011. Submissions ranged from an elaborate, five-storey Harrods department store (Muze Creative) to a working, Madagascar-inspired carousel (Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort Hotel and Spa).
October 18, 2010
Oct. 18, 2010, Victoria, BC - The streets of Victoria's Inner Harbour will smell a bit sweeter next month as the Inn at Laurel Point launches its second-annual gingerbread house fundraising event. Participants have just one week left to sign up for the challenge - and the chance to win the title of Baking Grandmaster.
September 30, 2010
Hearts are expected to be broken this week as the Inn at Laurel Point announces its newest employee.
And with an impressive resume of chasing squirrels and downing treats, the arrival of Cliff, a four-month-old chocolate lab, marks the first full-time canine staff member for the hotel. Cliff received his official nametag this morning at a formal event.
April 16, 2010
On Thursday April 22, 2010 when the clock strikes 10:30, Inn at laurel Point's Green Queen Jaynie, garbed in her crown of recycled materials and green cape, will lead her brigade of staff, management and hotel guests on her Earth Day mission: to clean the bright green peninsula, and waterfront that surrounds the Inn.
January 21, 2010
Inn at Laurel Point announced a partnership today that makes it the only BC hotel to offer carbon neutral facilities to its guests.
Offsetters, Canada's leading carbon management provider, and Inn at Laurel Point have entered an agreement that offsets the hotel's greenhouse gas emissions.
January 12, 2010
Following this past weekend's Culinary Team Canada Trials in Edmonton, two members of the Inn at Laurel Point's culinary team have earned spots on the team, Executive Chef Brad Horen and Sous Chef Patrick Gayler.
September 29, 2009
Ledingham Design Consultants Takes Top Honour at Northwest Design Awards
Revitalization of AURA waterfront restaurant + patio at Inn at Laurel Point Wins 1st place for Hospitality
July 16, 2009
One of Victoria's most environmentally friendly hotels, just got friendlier
The Inn at Laurel Point reaches a 4 Green Key designation
Victoria, BC - The Inn at Laurel Point joins the small number of other hotels, motels, resorts, inns and B&Bs in Greater Victoria that have received the prestigious Four Green Key in the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating Program.
June 28, 2009
Ian Powell, General Manager of the Inn at Laurel Point and Managing Director of Paul's Restaurants Ltd. was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada.
January 12, 2009
After eating their way through hundreds of restaurants across the country last year, Where Canada magazine editors compiled their annual list of the top 10 new restaurants in Canada -- and the Inn at Laurel Point’s Aura restaurant is on the coveted list.
December 8, 2008
Inn at Laurel Point and BC Cancer Agency Form Partnership
It is with great pride that we announce a partnership between Inn at Laurel Point and BC Cancer Agency, in December of last year (2008). In developing this plan the Inn at Laurel Point hopes to in some small way ease the burden of those people undergoing treatment, while at the same time, support such a world-class research and treatment facility.
September 26, 2008
Victoria food lovers rejoice - the Capital City has a new restaurant, and it’s pulling rave reviews. Aura, the Inn at Laurel Point’s contemporary dining room and waterfront patio offer spectacular views of the Inner Harbour and a menu that makes even the most refined palettes water.
September 4, 2008
Dining in BC’s capital is about to reach new heights at the city’s original waterfront hotel. Ian Powell, Managing Director and General Manager of the Laurel Point Inn announces the appointment of Brad Horen as Executive Chef.
July 17, 2008
Renowned for taking exceptional care of its guests, one of Canada’s prized hotels decided it was time to pamper itself. Victoria’s Inn at Laurel Point, formerly the Laurel Point Inn, just unveiled the results of a $5 million dollar renovation.