Outside photo showing sun reflecting off of Inn at Laurel Point and water gardens

Inn at Laurel Point is a Social Enterprise

Inn at Laurel Point is a Social Enterprise owned by a local trust.

As a social enterprise, we are driven by our social mission to maintain a great hotel that benefits the local community.

 

Hotel profits are invested in the following order:

1st into The Hotel
2nd in Our Colleagues
3rd into Our Vancouver Island Community

HOTEL

We invest in our Hotel.

Operations: Energy and water conservation upgrades, luxurious interiors, continued improvements.

Japanese gardens, ponds and culinary plantings.

COLLEAGUES

We invest in our People.

Education: Skill building and training to advance careers and grow our team.

Health & Wellness: Investing in wellness programs such as leisure sports, cycling and walking challenges, bicycle parking.

COMMUNITY

We invest in our Community.

Courage Rate: Reduced accommodation rates for cancer patients undergoing treatment at the Vancouver Island Centre

Charity Events: Since 2009, we have raised $80,011 for United Way & $179,177 for Habitat for Humanity Victoria

BC’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel

Net Zero Air Conditioning

Instead of electricity, we use Hydrothermal Technology to cool our rooms with ocean water

Improved Energy & Water Efficiency

We have installed LED lights and Low-flow fixtures. Over the last 3 years we have reduced our electricity use by over 21%.

Earth Day Power Hour

In 2016, we spearheaded the city wide declaration of
1-hour beach clean-up on Earth Day. This year, teams around the city collected
65,853 pieces of trash- most were cigarette butts

7 Stream Recycling Program

We keep 77% of our waste out of the land fill (compared to 40% at many other hotels!)
Since 2014, we have cut our landfill waste by more than half.

SOAP for HOPE

Our unused bath products are donated to Disaster Aid Canada.

Sheets for Bandages

Worn sheets are turned into bandages to provide first aid in developing nations.

AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

AURA waterfront restaurant + patio

The closer, the fresher, the better.

Our restaurant is certified to the highest level by the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification Program. We have implemented 34 initiatives to reduce our environmental impact including: measuring and offsetting our carbon footprint, selecting over 20% of our products locally. AURA is committed to sourcing sustainable, local, seasonal ingredients and integrating them into our menus and we are Surfrider approved in recognition of our efforts to minimize single use plastics.

Victoria’s Award Winning Sustainable Hotel

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