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Eleni Skalbania

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Prior to the Wedgewood, Eleni ...
www.wedgewoodhotel.com, 9 Oct 2014 [cached]
Prior to the Wedgewood, Eleni Skalbania, it's Greek born founder had the opportunity to manage the Devonshire Hotel for a group of Vancouver investors in the late 1970's. Her hands-on style, commitment and hard work resulted in a dramatic economic turnaround for the property within eight months. Her next venture was the Hotel Georgia where she demonstrated her ability to manage a much larger hotel with true flair. Following the sale of the Hotel Georgia in 1983, it was time for her lifelong dream to open her own luxury hotel. In 1984, she purchased and re-worked the former Mayfair Apartment Hotel, and opened the doors of the exquisite Wedgewood Hotel.
March 6th 2008 Newsrelease
www.wedgewoodhotel.com, 6 Mar 2008 [cached]
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 & Châteaux 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. Relais and Châteaux properties have always been her own preferred choice of accommodation when she travels.
The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa is the first and only Relais & Châteaux hotel to be selected in Vancouver and joins the celebrated Relais Gourmand Lumiere Restaurant, the exquisite Wickaninnish 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 & Châteaux Family, we look forward to assisting travellers from around the world to experience and taste British Columbia at its finest" explained Skalbania.
Downtown Vancouver Hotel Spa | Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
www.wedgewoodhotel.com, 23 Jan 2014 [cached]
These treatments are favorites of Wedgewood Hotel & Spa owner, Eleni Skalbania.
The People | Wedgewood Hotel and Spa Vancouver
www.wedgewoodhotel.com, 23 Jan 2014 [cached]
ELENI SKALBANIA , Founder
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Eleni Skalbania
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.
Through her 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. The Wedgewood has set the standard for fashionable small boutique hotels in Canada.
Eleni Skalbania's 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 Team. She 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.
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It was not until Eleni got involved in the hotel business, that Joanna entered the field.
Vancouver Hotels News at the Wedgewood
www.wedgewoodhotel.com, 24 Sept 2007 [cached]
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.
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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.
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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.
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"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 said.
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