Premiere Suites Owner - Rachelle Keeley

Rachelle Keeley
President & Managing Partner

Rachelle was teaching French at the University of Victoria when she first heard about Premiere Executive Suites. She was intrigued by a hotel model that utilized fully furnished condos for accommodation, and after some investigating with her business partner they purchased the franchise for Victoria BC. 15 years ago they started with one apartment and $3000, which has now grown to nearly 65 condos and a staff of 10. In her years of running the Victoria location, Rachelle has enjoyed meeting new guests and clients from all over the world. She enjoys traveling, particularly cycling trips through Europe, and is very fond of French white wines. Her staff say she is too modest and should mention her academic achievements, including her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Cross Disciplinary from the University of Victoria, and her Masters in Social Semiotic Cognitive Psychology and Text Analysis from the University of Bourgogne.

 

 

Premiere Suites Operations Manager - Dennis Li

 

 

Dennis Li
Operations Manager

It’s hard to believe how quickly time has flown, as Dennis has been with Premiere Victoria for nearly 11 years now. Though his job title is technically Operations Manager, there is very little that Dennis doesn’t do for us. If it involves any sort of work outside the office, he will be there. From coordinating and supervising service appointments to repair work, Dennis always makes sure that the work is done. He’s irreplaceable and our company runs much smoother with his assistance. Dennis is a huge soccer fan and often spends his weekends on the soccer field with friends.

 

 

 

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Courtney Hilverda
Reservations Manager

 After relocating back to Victoria from her time in the Interior, she heads our guest services department as our full time Reservations Manager.  Courtney brings extensive experience working within the tourism and hospitality industry, as well as a background in Resort & Hotel Management studies. Courtney looks forward to getting to know our guests and help them with every step of the reservation process.   In her spare time, Courtney enjoys snuggling up with her dogs and a Disney movie, spending time with friends and family, and going to the movies on weekends.

 

 

 

 

Nickitta Ruptash
Office Assistant

Premiere Suites Victoria warmly welcomes Nickitta to the team!  Having just moved from Prince George BC, Nickitta is excited to be a new resident to Victoria. Coming from a background in hospitality, she brings with her hotel experience ranging from guest services to reservations, as well as heartfelt enthusiasm for her new island surroundings. As Premiere’s office assistant, Nickitta is the friendly first point of contact for our local office. She takes care of everything from reception to website management, social media, reservations, viewings, guest relations, and office related duties. When not at work, Nickitta can be found at a local coffee shop or exploring everything the island has to offer.

 

 

Premiere Suites Marketing Manager - Beverly Booth

Beverly Booth
Business Development Manager

Beverly combines twenty years of diverse experience with her passion and expertise in the tourism and hospitality industry.  Bev has held senior sales and marketing roles in the hotel industry and has used her strategic alliances ability to garner exclusive, long-term business agreements with prestigious clients.  Bev delights in using her creativity to offer clients unique insights, perspectives and relationships gained through consistent and proven successes.  Her magical ability is in her enthusiasm for matching a large network of suppliers and buyers in the leisure, luxury, corporate, incentive, and educational markets.  Her strong community involvement spans tourism and chamber boards, chairing organizations such as Vancouver Island Meeting Planners & Suppliers, the Liaison Committee of CFB Esquimalt, Friends of Protecteur, VI South Film Commission, and the Victoria Hospital Foundation.  Bev plays golf, is dedicated to her family and friends, and loves to travel and experience new adventures.  Premiere Suites Victoria is thrilled to have Beverly join our team!  Her warm, outgoing demeanor and drive for professional growth are an inspiration to us all.

 

 

Premiere Suites Photographer - James Mitchell

James Mitchell
Photographer

James is a local Victoria photographer transplanted from Ontario. James’ professional work outside of photography is focussed in the areas of conflict management and working with marginalized segments of our population.  James is currently working on photographic projects to highlight social issues he has been involved with over the years.  James is working on blending the social justice aspect of his work with his formal training in conflict management.
James is also passionate about capturing the beauty of Vancouver Island and the people who call Victoria home. James is the photographer for various local fundraising events, such as Lifering and Ride to Support Breast Cancer. James is the official photographer for the Victoria Supermoto Club.  His photos have helped to raise the profile of the club and have published his racing pictures in 3 national magazines: Canadian Biker, Sept 2012; Insider Motorcycle, Sept 2012; S3 Magazine, Nov 2015.  We are thrilled to have a staff photographer with as much experience and skill as James. We are very fortunate!

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