May 31, 2021 (Victoria, BC): Inn at Laurel Point has appointed seasoned industry expert Amy Pecorelli as Event Manager to collaborate, assist and oversee the initiation of the next phase of the property’s events program. Amy will help the celebrated hotel to amp up its hosting with a carbon-neutral package for planners and a series of signature events spotlighting community partners.
Over the past 20 years, Amy has earned an industry reputation as a pioneering trailblazer, and with good reason. After beginning her career as an event coordinator at Delta Hotels, she moved to the Victoria Conference Centre, where she spent 10 years organizing meetings and conventions as well as large-scale galas and social events. Here, she made her mark when the general manager expressed a desire to host unique, community-focused experiences. Amy and her partner put their heads together. They came up with Culinaire, a now-annual festival that beckons guests with a culinary cornucopia from Victoria and the Cowichan Valley’s best restaurants, breweries, wineries, spirit makers and local industry proprietors. Inspired by the event’s success, Amy and Scott started a new endeavour: dreaming up food and beverage festivals and outdoor events, including Brewery & The Beast, which has evolved into one of the most popular festivals in BC.
As Event Manager at Inn at Laurel Point, Amy oversees new and current initiatives that will amplify the property’s already widespread reputation as a coveted events venue. ”In addition to the excitement that comes with planning weddings, meetings or social events, I am thrilled to work
alongside our culinary team, to design a series of signature events that will spotlight the team’s talents and their partnerships with local suppliers, broadening the hotel’s community involvement,” said Amy. Another project is designing a carbon-neutral package for planners; once completed, the package will include a carbon calculator that enables organizers to gauge the extent of their event’s carbon footprint, from flights to food, low-carbon group menus and a list of carbon-neutral suppliers.
Inn at Laurel Point is already an industry leader for sustainable offerings. In April, the hotel celebrated Earth Day by partnering with One Tree Planted to support reforestation on Vancouver Island and became the first hotel in North America to sign onto The Climate Pledge, a collective led by Amazon and Global Optimism, to meet The Paris Agreement a decade early. The first carbon-neutral hotel in BC, Inn at Laurel Point employs several innovations to minimize its carbon footprint, including hydrothermal technology to cool rooms with ocean water, upcycling worn-out sheets into bandages for developing nations and carbon offsets that invest in local nature conservation.
“I’m so pleased to welcome Amy to Inn at Laurel Point – she is a truly talented individual and an excellent complement to our Sales & Events team,” said Brooke Harris, Director of Sales and Marketing. “With Amy overseeing our events program, the hotel is well-positioned to welcome groups and events back, and become a leader in sustainable events in BC and Canada.”
“I have always loved Inn at Laurel Point, so it’s a dream to be here doing what I love most – planning events,” said Amy. “The hotel recently completed its ground floor renewal adding new event spaces, indoor and out, so I look forward to sharing these unique spaces with our clients and the community. I’m excited that we are making it easier for planners to host carbon-neutral events in Victoria, and I can’t wait to start designing our
signature events, which will spotlight Inn at Laurel Point as a destination for local and international visitors.”
For more information on Inn at Laurel Point or to book a stay in accordance with current provincial travel restrictions, visit www.laurelpoint.com/packages-deals.