After 23 years in operation and numerous invitations by distinguished international hotel groups, Eleni Skalbania, owner & operator of Vancouver's Wedgewood Hotel & Spa is delighted to announce the selection of the Wedgewood to the prestigious Relais & Chateaux association, which is recognised as "The collection of the world's finest restaurants and hotels".
The association's philosophy of the 5 C's - Courtesy, Charm, Character, Calm and Cuisine, coincides perfectly with Eleni's own views and matches the Wedgewood's own style of hospitality.It has also always been her
own preferred choice of accommodation when she
travels. The Wedgewood Hotel
& Spa is the first and only Relais & Chateaux hotel
to be selected in Vancouver and joins the celebrated Relais Gourmand Lumiere Restaurant, the exquisite Wickininish Inn in Tofino and the unique and exciting Little Beaver Creek Ranch in Quilchena to form an alliance of the finest in British Columbia.
"We are delighted to be associated with such an outstanding group of properties and as part of the Relais & Chateaux Family, we look forward to assisting travellers from around the world to experience and taste British Columbia at its finest" explained Skalbania
...Wedgewood Hotel Owner, Eleni Skalbania, whose personal touch continues to define Bacchus and the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa is rightly proud and grateful for this wonderful recognition.
On presenting the awards to the Wedgewood Hotel, Travel & Leisure magazine Publisher Ellen Asmodeo-Giglo
congratulated Eleni Skalbania's Wedgewood Hotel
as " being a favorite among today's most discriminating consumers with value being much more than just dollars spent- it's the whole package- service, amenities, and ambiance and clearly Wedgewood Hotel has it all".The Wedgewood Hotel
in Vancouver is ranked 5 th in the World and best in Canada.
"Needless to say, we're absolutely delighted with these honours," said Wedgewood proprietor Eleni Skalbania
."It was a particular credit to our staff this year as we upgraded our guestrooms, installed our new spa, and still managed to make each of our guests feel right at home."Travel + Leisure
signaled The Wedgewood's
"Old World flavour (dark wood, crystal, oil paintings) with high speed Internet", "freshly baked cookies at turndown" and a "staff:guest ratio of .7 to 1" as just several of the reasons for the hotel's popular success.It also mentioned Bacchus
, the Wedgewood's award winning restaurant and lounge, with "a French-influenced menu (goat cheese and potato terrine, coq au vin) and a special-occasion atmosphere (fireplace, piano player).""We remain convinced that what travelers really seek is a feeling of intimacy and comfort, and gracious but highly efficient service," Skalbania