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Hotel Grand Pacific is A West Coast Jewel

Named the top hotel in the country in 2008, The Hotel Grand Pacific is a gem on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Named the top hotel in the country in 2008, The Hotel Grand Pacific is a gem on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. June 21, 2010

Meetings & Incentive Travel Advertising Feature

What makes a hotel one of the country’s best? For The Hotel Grand Pacific, it’s prime real estate, luxury amenities and superior service.

The Hotel Grand Pacific was named the top hotel in the country, by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, in the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey, the largest independent poll of consumers’ preferences, with more than 32,000 participants.

“It’s the award we’re most proud of,” says Brian Friesen, director of sales and marketing for The Hotel Grand Pacific.

The hotel’s commanding presence on Victoria, B.C.’s, Inner Harbour, adjacent to the impressive Legislative Buildings, is one of its finest assets.

Its location allows for oceanfront walkways and harbour views, while still providing attendees easy access to the downtown core. Moreover, the Hotel Grand Pacific is within walking distance of the Victoria Conference Centre and Royal B.C. Museum.

The 304-room hotel offers a variety of meeting spaces for small, medium or large events. For instance, the Vancouver Island Ballroom boasts harbour views and large windows that reveal a wraparound terrace. The ballroom may be divided into three sections, from 800 to 1,300 sq. ft. each. The Pender Island Ballroom is nearly 2,500 sq. ft and may be divided into two separate rooms.

Overlooking the Provincial Legislature, the Cabinet Room is a meeting-planner favourite. With multiple balconies, an impressive mahogany table and a stately appearance, the Cabinet Room is ideal for an executive board meeting of 20 people or less.

For smaller meetings or breakout sessions, The Hotel Grand Pacific has five 400-sq.-ft. to 600-sq.-ft. rooms with high-speed Internet service, private balconies and natural light.

On-site hotel staff will provide support before and after the event, while guests may enjoy amenities such as The Spa at The Grand, four on-site dining options or The Grand Pacific Athletic Club, which boasts a 25-m. pool, yoga classes, cardio equipment and squash courts.

“It’s certainly one thing to promote the hotel,” says Friesen. “But we’re also exceptionally proud of the destination.

“Victoria is a great place for meetings.”

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