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Happy 30th Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary Wedgewood Hotel and Spa…. it’s the big 3-Oh!

In June 1984, Eleni Skalbania opened this 83 bedroom luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The Hotel, 30 years later, is winning numerous awards including Conde Nast Traveller & Leisure amongst many others.


“30 years old – we are celebrating and thanking all of our Guests” says Co- owner & Managing Director, Elpie Marinakis Jackson….. stay during the month of March 2014, and receive 30% off our wine list in the award winning Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge.

Can you think of a better way to celebrate, than by raising a glass to us!

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Relais & Chateaux Showcase 2014

February and March marked “world whistle stop tours” for the Wedgwood Hotel Executives.

Mid February saw Philip Meyer, General Manager in London, England. Joanna Tsaparas-Piche, Director of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations was in New York City and Toronto at the end of February and at the beginning of March, Elpie Marinakis Jackson, Co-Owner and Managing Director was in Los Angeles and Mexico City.

Their mission was the Relais & Châteaux Sales Showcase for 2014 – showcasing just the Canadian West Coast, La Route du Bohneur – or the road to happiness – lives on, miles from its French roots of vacationing between manors, villas, and châteaux, but always in the traveling spirit of Relais & Châteaux.

You too can experience the rich character, charm, and culinary excellence of our partners as you navigate between each distinctive property starting in Vancouver at the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa, take a float plane or ferry to Vancouver Island and visit the Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, fly by helicopter to Sonora Resort on Senora Island and finally Hastings House Country House Hotel on Salt Spring Island.

Below are is a picture that Elpie sent us from the Los Angeles showcase.


Here she is pictured with Brenda Homick, Director for Relais & Châteaux North America and an owner from one of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux properties in Ireland



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Wedgewood’s 30th Annual Christmas Staff Party

On Sunday, January 12th, 2014, Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge was closed, the only day during the whole year, in order to host the Wedgewood’s 30th Annual Staff Christmas Party.


Following Eleni Skalbania’s passing late last year, her daughters,  Marousa Dumaresq & Elpie Marinakis Jackson,  have become co owners of the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa.


Elpie, as the Managing Director of the Hotel,  gave a heart-warming speech to the Wedgewood’s Staff and family at the Staff Party. She started off her speech by reminiscing her Mother, who was dearly loved and admired by all her Staff during the past 30 years, “we lost our founder, creator, mentor, mother, friend, and role-model… our Mrs. S.”


She reminded everyone about her mother’s vision for opening Vancouver’s first luxury boutique hotel. “She worked hard throughout these past 30 years and made countless personal sacrifices, while never wavering from her absolute commitment to excellence & perfection – a great beacon for all of us to follow…”


Elpie continued by acknowledging  the Hotel’s great successes during 2013, which were witnessed by Bacchus’ popularity and guests’ wonderful comments on the unparalleled service and quality of the hotel, restaurant and spa.


In 2014, Guests will enjoy many fabulous upgrades that were recently completed, such as new phones, Nespresso machines, a brand new state of the art fibre high-speed internet, HD imagery on all in-room TVs, and more…


Finally, Elpie thanked all the staff for their efforts over the years and presented them with various awards for their loyalty and commitment to the hotel, starting from 10 years, all the way to 30 years of loyal service.


She also heartily congratulated them for being recognized in the prestigious Condé Nast Gold List. Wedgewood has been voted #1 in Vancouver, #2 for all of BC, and #4 in all of Canada. What a great start for 2014!

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Foxtrot & Painted Rock Wine Pairing Dinner in Bacchus

Foxtrot & Painted Rock Wine Pairing Dinner

Celebrating greatness through the expression of terroir, careful clonal selection and precision wine making. Few wineries in the Okanagan can boast such great successes as these two producers. Winery principles Torsten & Gustav Allander and John Skinner will discuss their experiences working with select varietals on special plots of land and invite you to explore the Okanagan through the fruits of their labours. Join us in celebrating their camaraderie and individual visions as leaders in the BC Wine Making Industry.

November 6th, 2013
Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

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Thanksgiving Weekend at the Wedgewood

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Wedgewood

Enjoy the bounties of local harvest and the pampering of the luxurious Wedgewood Hotel & Spa this Thanksgiving Weekend.

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GranFondo Whistler – Ride from Sea to Sky – Vancouver to Whistler


Gran Fondos are mass participation cycling events that have enjoyed incredible popularity in Europe for decades and are gaining momentum in North America.

Loosely translated from Italian, gran fondo means “big ride”. These rides are often a hundred kilometres or more and designed for a large number of cyclists at a variety of skill levels – everyone from the competitive cyclist to the amateur enjoy these events.

GranFondo Canada introduced the first world-class gran fondo to Canada in 2010 with the RBC GranFondo Whistler. Join the ride of your life this year on September 7, 2013!

If you are looking for an easy Cycling hotel package, The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, is at your service.

The Wedgewood’s Cycling Package includes one night’s accommodation, European Continental Breakfast for two at award-winning Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge, a cycling guide and valet parking. Package is valid until September 30, 2013, starting at $220 per night (plus tax & fees; based on double occupancy).

We look forward to welcoming you at the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa on your next exciting cycling adventure!

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What’s New in the Spa at the Wedgewood

Spa at the Wedgewood

What’s New in the Spa at the Wedgewood

We know that anti-aging is one of the key elements in achieving youthful and radiant skin. But do you know what the 3 major causes of aging are? They are free radicals, chronic inflammation, and dehydration. The Spa at the Wedgewood has recently started carrying Epicurean’s ORAC Age-Protect Serum. It is a deeply hydrating, antioxidant serum that plumps and protects the skin from the 3 major causes of aging. With one application, an increase in moisture levels will immediately be seen and will continue to improve in the days to follow. ($170 for 1 oz.)

Customers’ Favourite Feature:

In case you didn’t know that the Epicuren’s enzyme protein complex is actually the heart of the Epicuren line. This exclusive enzyme enriches cell metabolism, oxygenation and nutrition, and encourages the skin to self-rejuvenate. May we introduce one of our customers’ favourite, the Enzyme Concentrate Vitamin Protein Complex. It is a highly concentrated liquid, rich in vitamins and protein nutrients that dramatically help to improve appearance of skin elasticity, colour tone, and overall health of the skin. No wonder this product is also known as the “Liquid Gold”! ($90 for 2 oz.)

We invite you to experience the Spa at the Wedgewood, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, and our exclusive treatments featuring the renowned Epicuren Discovery Skin Line. Our treatments are performed by hand-selected, highly qualified therapists to deliver luxurious and result-driven experiences, the benefits of which can be seen and felt immediately.

Mid-Week Massage Special

From now to August 31st, 2013, enjoy an additional 15 minutes when you purchase a 60 Minute Massage!

Starting from $115 per person, or $250 per Duet Massage

*Offer valid between Monday and Friday only.

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Magical Evening at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE

Grand Ballroom FUSE at Vancouver Art Gallery

On select Fridays, the Vancouver Art Gallery transforms into a magical place for art, music and live performance in the city. This past Friday was the Grand Ballroom FUSE, it was inspired by the current exhibition (running until September 15th), Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life.

What I enjoyed the most were the two FUSE Lounges, one outdoor by the gallery’s patio bar decorated by white balloons – very Gatsby-like, and one indoor featuring projection demonstrations and experimental music. The list does not end there; the gallery’s 4th floor rooftop pavilion was open for guests. I must say, the night view looking over the gallery’s patio and Robson Square just made my night!

FUSE even extended the free performances onto Robson Street, in honour of VIVA Vancouver‘s new summer time plaza, Corduroy Road. While sitting at the stairs by Robson Square and trying to let all these festivities sink in, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the dancing demonstrations from DanceSport BC, which happens every Friday evening until August 30th, 2013. It was definitely nice to see families of all ages to come out and dance the night away in this warm Summer night in Vancouver.

If you missed this past FUSE event, don’t worry because Vancouver is full of many more exciting events and activities this Summer. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, one of Vancouver’s leading luxurious boutique hotels in downtown Vancouver, is situated steps away from the Art Gallery and Robson Square. The perfect spot for you and your family & friends to enjoy these amazing Summer festivities! Take advantage of the Wedgewood’s Special Summer Promotion as well, only valid to September 30th, 2013.


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Western Canadian Route du Bonheur

Western Canadian Route du Bonheur

When planning your very own Route du Bonheur, visit the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, one of the leading luxury downtown Vancouver boutique hotels, which is the getaway to British Columbia and hopefully we will become the first of your many Relais & Châteaux unforgettable experiences.


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Wedgewood’s Best Summer Offer

Book Early…

Receive complimentary Breakfast, Valet Parking and a Gourmet Dinner for two on us,
while you enjoy all the exciting events happening in Vancouver.

Promotion is only valid until September 30, 2013.


Wedgewood's Best Summer Offer

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