The Executive House Hotel, one of Victoria’s landmark hotels, is undergoing a multi-million dollar, property-wide renovation and will re-open in the spring as the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Victoria. The property, which is managed by Mairet Consulting and Management Ltd. of Victoria, will be the first Hilton to open on Vancouver Island.
The new property will offer:
- 181 guestrooms, all equipped with refrigerators and microwaves
- 89 of the 181 guestrooms will have a convenience kitchen, living room, dining area and separate bedroom
- f&b at in-house restaurants and lounges—Bartholomew’s English-Style Pub, Belmiro’s Restaurant and Lounge, and Doubles Cocktail Lounge
Local entrepreneur Derryck Jackson first opened the 19-storey Executive House Hotel in 1964 as a hotel and apartment complex. His daughter, Andrea Phillips, took over operations of the hotel in 1985 and remains involved. The renovation will be one of the largest hotel refreshes in Victoria’s history, and will generate more than 150 jobs in the local construction industry.
“This is a massive undertaking and terrific news for the Executive House and the Victoria tourism industry,” said Francis Mairet, MBA, principal of Mairet Consulting and Management and general manager for the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Victoria. “We feel privileged to have been selected to manage the renovation, branding and subsequent hotel operations. The property ownership remains local, as it has for over 50 years, and Victoria and Vancouver Island will welcome a reputable, dynamic and global-reaching brand known for its commitment to the highest quality of guest service.”