I have some exciting news to share with you all. Eschelle From over at Mumfection and I are heading over to Victoria from Oct 14th-16th for a ladies getaway!! We will be staying at the beautiful Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria who has graciously said they would host us.
The Hotel Grand Pacific is the perfect place for our #Escape2Victoria. I honestly I couldn’t think of a better place for a getaway that is much-needed by both of us. Facing the Inner Harbour and adjacent to the Legislature, the Hotel Grand Pacific is 2 blocks from the downtown restaurant and shopping scene and 5 blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, a working harbour surrounded by an array of food kiosks, unique shops and ecotour adventures.
The Perfect Getaway
Not only am I excited to get a bit of girl time but I so excited about this hotel.
1: The Rooms
They are stunning! We will be staying in a pacific room and suite. A private balcony a breathtaking view of the Inner Harbour, and a sitting room perfect for a late night chat over a bottle of wine. Perfection!
2: The Food
Where to begin. The Hotel Grand Pacific,
has unique dining experiences– one for every appetite and mood. For casual fare featuring local, seasonal ingredients The Hotel Grand Pacific is a destination spot. Four different dining experiences
The Pacific Restaurant & Terrace is a popular choice, especially for outdoor dining in the sun.
The Pacific Lounge. For West Coast casual fare, cozy cocktails, light lunches. Sit at the bar or grab a lounge chair and table and dive into a wide selection of spirits, scotch, wine, beer and more.
The Mark. This Victoria private dining room boasts exclusive privacy and award winning service. The menu offers dynamically styled cuisine locally influenced by Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest.
The Courtyard Cafe. Organic free-trade specialty coffees and teas, house made baked goods, fresh paninis and more–The Courtyard Café is a great spot for grab-and-go sustenance throughout the day.
The menus are extensive and I can’t wait to try as much as I can!
3: West Coast Afternoon Tea
Their afternoon tea pairs Asian influences with local, sustainable ingredients. Their tea program is heavily influenced by Asian culture, consisting of a custom mix of single-estate teas and blends. Their Teas are curated in the same way that a sommelier chooses a wine list, and they work very closely with Silk Road Tea Company’s resident Tea master Daniela Cubelic on both the selection and the presentation. It sounds like it will be heavenly so excited.
How could I not mention their cocktails. The hotel has numerous tea sodas and cocktails. One worth mentioning is their Sunday Breakfast cocktail. The Bacon Tea Cocktail it combines bourbon with maple syrup infused with Silk Road Lapsang Souchong tea and muddled basil topped with a crispy bacon garnish. You had me at Bacon!
5: Eco Friendly
It is the first full-service hotel in Victoria to receive a rating of “Four Green Keys” by the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program, First hotel in Victoria to install eight solar panels on its roof as part of a thermal water-heating system, AND First hotel in Canada to launch an EcoFit program.
And I haven’t even mentioned their spa services! Now if this isn’t enough to get a girl excited I don’t know what is. We will be leaving on October the 14th for our #Escape2Victoria be sure to follow our hashtag to join us on our adventure.