Victoria Hotel Corporate Social Responsibility
Inn at Laurel Point is Victoria’s Ecofriendly Hotel! Our Founders, Artie and Paul Arsens, put their heart and soul into Inn at Laurel Point. Their legacy lives on through the Trust they created and the dedicated staff they inspired to manage the future of the Inn.
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
We invest in our Hotel.
Operations: Energy and water conservation upgrades, luxurious interiors, continued improvements.
Gardens, ponds and culinary plantings.
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.
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 $101,685 for United Way
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 Earth Day Power Hour, a
1-hour beach clean-up celebrating 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 Soap for Hope a program of Disaster Aid Canada.
Sheets for Bandages
Worn sheets are turned into bandages to provide first aid in developing nations.
Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio
Food that moves you.
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
- Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Award – Business Leadership 2015, Outstanding Workplace 2018
- Tourism Vancouver Island – Employer of the Year 2018
- Founding Member Victoria Sustainable Tourism Alliance (ViSTA)
- Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence 2017
- EcoStar Award – Community Leadership 2016 and Tourism Excellence 2015
- 5 Green Keys – Green Key Eco-Rating Program
Book Your Stay
We are confident that no matter your style, we have the right room to suit your preference.