ELENI SKALBANIA , Founder
The Wedgewood Hotel and Spa was created over 29 years ago by its Greek born owner, Eleni Skalbania and to this day, it continues to be a family-run hotel.
Over the years, the foundation upon which Mrs. Skalbania
has built the hotel remains solid and consistent; a commitment to personal service, superb quality and insurmountable warmth.
travels and with her
distinct sense of style, she
has collected fabulous antiques, sculptures, paintings, and carpets, all of which form an integral part of what the hotel stands for: uniqueness, comfort and elegance.
Providing a home away from home for countless longstanding guests, international celebrities and dignitaries, the Hotel has become respected for protecting the privacy of all its clients.
has set the standard for fashionable small boutique hotels in Canada.
attention to detail and her
dedication to her
guests over the years have led her
to become recognized nationally with the Independent Hotelier of the Year Award.
A dedicated philanthropist, Eleni
has steadfastly supported the BC Cancer Foundation
, both in their research for cures, as well as the acquisition of much needed, state of the art surgical equipment.
Millions of dollars have been donated or raised for cancer research through her
personal support and that of the Wedgewood Cycling
also supported many other charities within our community and across Canada.
Eleni passed away on September 28th, 2013, following a long battle with Lung Cancer.
It was not until Eleni
got involved in the hotel business, that Joanna entered the field.