Premiere Suites Victoria just wanted to bring some attention to a little gem hidden in Oak Bay! David, the owner and operator of Oak Bay Cobbler, has been working for the last 35 years to help restore Island local’s beloved shoes, purses, and belts. With COVID-19, many local businesses have been struggling, and it is sad to see such a cherished and dedicated craftsman struggle to make it through these last 13 months. The President and Managing Partner of Premiere Suites Victoria has relied on David for the past twelve years.
“For the last 10 or 12 years, I have been taking my shoes, belts, purses and anything else made out of leather to the Oak Bay Cobbler. With COVID-19, I have not been by for a few months, but I recently dropped off shoes that needed a little attention and some Italian boots for David to fix. At that time, David let me know that his business is suffering because of COVID-19. David has punched more holes in my belts, sewn broken stitches in leather jackets and fixed many, many shoes for me. All worth investing a little more money in. David is a great guy, and he is amazing at what he does. Let us help keep him in business and support his family.”. – Rachelle Keeley, President and Managing Partner
Next time you are in or around Oak Bay, think of David, the Oak Bay Cobbler!
Are you planning your big move to Victoria, BC? We all know moving can be very stressful, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Published in Douglas Magazine, Sue Maitland provides great advice for anyone looking to relocate to Victoria. Follow the link to find some great tips before your move and more information about how to access Maitland’s free information sessions.
Summer 2020 has been a little different this time around and you still have time to make the most of it! From beautiful beaches, local restaurants, and breweries to whale watching, hiking trails, and kayaking – there is something for everyone in Victoria. Not sure what to plan? Here are a few links to get you started:
Dear Valued Guests,
Here at Premiere Suites Victoria, we make certain that year-round our guests have a safe and clean home-away-from-home. With the current events around the world, we want to remind you that we are continuing to keep the safety of all of our guests and employees at our top priority. We are taking the threat of COVID – 19 very seriously, and are following proper steps recommended by the “World Health Organization”.
Our team members are taking the following precautions to ensure the health of themselves and the people around them:
· Our housekeeping team is required to wear gloves during each suite clean and dispose of them immediately after use. Hands are to be washed before and after using the gloves.
· Cleaning of suites during a stay is still being done bi-weekly and special focus will be on commonly touched areas, i.e.: handles, keyboard, countertops, phones, remotes, etc.
· Dishes and utensils are being cleaned with the utmost care
· All linens are being washed and dried in high temperatures
· Floors are being disinfected
· The office staff are ensuring that everything in the office is being sanitized properly and frequently
· All sick employees are encouraged to stay home until all symptoms clear
Our team has made hand washing frequently a priority and is taking special precautions in and out of the workplace.
We will also be taking extra precautions with each suite in between clients, by placing Ozone machines in every rental. The Ozone machine of our choice also includes a UV setting that ensures that any harmful bacteria are killed. Please note that we are taking the proper steps to ensure that there are no complications from using the machines in suites.
If you have any questions or concerns about our plan of action, please contact us at (250) 595-5639 or email@example.com
If you have any questions about the COVID – 19 and preventions, please refer to the World Health Organization.
The Premiere Suites Victoria Team
A photo of the Ozone machine below. We are taking extra precautions by placing hightouch items close to the machines.
Everybody is talking about the Black and White
Here in Victoria, everyone is talking about the brand new Black and White condo. Located at 1033 Cook St this six-storey development has an eye-catching appearance but still seamlessly blends into the history-rich neighbourhood of the Upper Fort district. Our two new suites are filled with luxurious details. Such as wide-plank white hardwood, heated ensuite bathroom floors, and striking modern kitchens with flat-panel wood-grain cabinetry and quartz countertops. Both of our suites have 9-foot ceilings and an open floor place; creating the perfect place to entertain guests. Guests will be treated like royalty with all the added benefits the Black and White has to offer. Find out more about these gorgeous suites on our website
Dine Around Victoria 2020
With flurries and sub-zero temperatures hitting Victoria this week, it may take a bit more gumption to leave your comfortable abode – however there is one very good reason to do so! Starting this week on January 17 and running until February 2nd is the city’s most anticipated foodie event – Dine Around Victoria.
Dine Around is an annual event put on by over 60 restaurants in Victoria is an effort to entice locals to try new restaurants and chefs to try new recipes during the industry’s slower months post holiday frenzy and spending. Diners can choose from set price, three-course menus ranging from $20 to $50, with the option to add VQA wine pairings. To celebrate the launch of this event, the Victoria Conference Centre is hosting the Dine Around Kick-off Gala on January 16th. Chefs will be present to discuss their culinary creations, and attendees can try bites from over 50 participating vendors.
Check out this years list of participating restaurants here!
Did you hear that 8 Victoria restaurants have made their way onto Yelp’s list of top 100 places to eat in Canada in 2020? Way to go Victoria! The interesting part is that Yelp created their list by compiling millions of user reviews over the course of 2019 to determine the most popular and highly rated restaurants across the country. So it’s not just Yelp saying we’re good, it’s the thousands of real life individuals who have weighed in with their top picks. One restaurant in particular deserves special mention, as they not only made this list, but they also feature a menu at the Dine Around Victoria event – Olo. Located in Old Town Victoria, Olo features seasonal ingredients sourced right from the island. I just had lunch and my mouth still watered just looking at their Dine Around menu!
989 Johnson St. condos are a sight to be seen
We are so thrilled to welcome three new suites into our portfolio at Victoria’s brand new elite development at 989 Johnson St. What is even more exciting is that one of the suites belongs to our very own Dennis, Premiere Suites Victoria’s Manager of Operations. Dennis has been with us for nearly 10 years and we celebrate with him the acquisition of this stunning new property! Dennis’s suite is already tenanted, but he did take us through our other 4th floor unit. Guests will be treated to fresh new furnishings that adorn this dwelling with concrete and mill work accents. The combination of textures and colours bring a comfortable contemporary feel to the modernity of the two-towered glass structure. Honestly, you have to see these suite to really appreciate how fantastic they are!
Here are a few sneak-peak snapshots of our visit to suite #412:
This chef-inspired kitchen has all the storage you could need
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Today we reached a marketing milestone as we celebrate our 3000 Likes and Followers on Facebook. And it got me to thinking that we wouldn’t be where we are today if it were not for these people, and so many others whom support us in so many ways. Our local Victoria branch has grown from a humble beginning of one apartment to nearly 65 incredible units in 30 properties across Victoria. We couldn’t have done it without you, our social media allies, and ALL whom link our vast web of partnerships.
With sincere and deep gratitude, we thank the following whom have supported, us, trusted, us, and advocated for us over the years, especially our OWNERS who trust us with their homes and investments, the GUESTS who trust our name and our quality accommodations, our STAFF who work around the clock to keep operations running impeccably, to SPINNAKERS BREWPUB for keeping our guests’ bellies full and happy, to our RETAIL partners for our beautiful and modern furnishings/decor, the CONTRACTORS whom we trust to fix, update, and revitalize our suites, to the REALTORS, ADJUSTORS, and RELOCATORS for all your referrals, the PROPERTY MANAGERS, CARETAKERS, and STRATAS who support what we do in so many ways, to our MARKETERS who showcase our product, and our HOTEL PARTNERS who ensure we never have to turn away a guest.
Our partners mean the world to us and with this we say a very heartfelt THANK YOU to all.
We hope you found joy and peace this holiday season and wish you a bright and prosperous 2019!
From your friends at Premiere Suites Victoria:
Rachelle, Courtney, Ann, Beverly, Dennis, Romeo, Tracy (& Carlos), and Jonathan
We are very excited to share our new CHEK News commercials with you all!
Watch for us airing on on channel 6, and in the meantime check out our awesome new ads!
Cam highlights how our services extend to locals of Victoria who are displaced from their homes. Did you know we work with many insurance companies around Victoria and do direct billing with them? It’s just one of our services, and one less thing to worry about while your home is under repair.
What do you think of our brand new suite at the Emerson? We are so in love with this luxury 2 bedroom suite, sitting right between Fairfield’s tranquil neighbourhood and downtown Victoria!
No more costly hotels! Our fabulous star, Vanessa, explains how Premiere Suites is the perfect housing solution for corporate travellers. She’s shooting in our Penthouse suite at the Inner Harbour (the Reef), located in James Bay at 21 Erie Street.