Paul’s Restaurants Ltd. was established in 1938 by Paul Arsens, a trendsetter in Victoria’s hospitality industry. Paul and his wife Artie owned and operated several restaurants, a motor inn and eventually, the Inn at Laurel Point hotel. The Arsens always found unique ways to create memorable moments.
Positioned near the entrance to Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the peninsula at Laurel Point is a natural welcoming spot. The First Nations people used this very site for potlatch ceremonies hundreds of years ago. Today, we greet visitors to our shores with equal enthusiasm. In fact, you could say hospitality is in our blood.
When civilization arrived, the hospitality industry burgeoned. Delta Hotel bought the land and built the present building in the 1970s.