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Victoria BC's retro Hotel Zed adds 360 virtual reality video

Victoria BC's retro Hotel Zed adds 360 virtual reality video

The Hotel Zed in Victoria, BC isn’t changing their stripes and shifting away from their funky, fun, and retro approach to your non-standard guest experience, but they are adding a 360 VR video to the mix, providing a fully immersive experience of the property to anyone with a smart phone or tablet. Through a life-like (or life-altering) vi...

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Go wild with your valentine

Go wild with your valentine

Want to spice up your Valentine’s nooner at Hotel Zed? We checked in with local herbalist Lily Fawn about how to cook up your own local love potion to help put the motion in the ocean. #afternoondelight Love potion #9 for your Valentine Three herbs that will help warm a cold spell, put you in the mood for sex and get the blood pumping a...

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Learn something old in 2016

Learn something old in 2016

Since it's 2016, local film collective MediaNet is offering a chance to forget resolutions and learn something old. That's right, throw resolution out the frame completely with the Handmade and Analogue workshop program for the creation of Super 8 or 16mm film art. The media art non-profit has been collecting analogue film cameras and...

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Hotel Zed serves up a ‘Nooner’ from Hump Day to Valentine’s Day

Hotel Zed serves up a ‘Nooner’ from Hump Day to Valentine’s Day

Jan. 5, 2016, Victoria, BC – Back by popular demand – and without any judgment – Victoria, BC’s funky and colourful Hotel Zed is inviting couples back for a ‘Nooner’ and extended lunch break. This cheeky offer gives fun-loving guests a room between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $50 Cdn. Guests may choose from a selec...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

If you didn't manage to grab tickets for the sold out Jesse Roper show at Sugar Nightclub, or you've left it to the last minute to plan a romantic night out on the town, Hotel Zed has you covered for New Year's Eve 2015. Ring in 2016 at one of these Zed-rated events, and arrive in style in the Zed Bus (return pickup included until 1am)....

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Anniversary’s And Date Nights

Anniversary’s And Date Nights

In early October, Cody Thomas and Emily Jannings-Thomas celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary by driving from Portland, Oregon to Victoria, B.C.  It was a familiar trip, since the twenty-somethings had done it exactly one year before on their honeymoon. They had such a great time, the young couple couldn't wait to do it again. On b...

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From Glamour to Gore

From Glamour to Gore

Local makeup artist turns breathers into ankle-biters at Hotel Zed The undead are taking over Victoria's Hotel Zed this Halloween and as any good hotel does, it's offering those walkers some travel tips, so they, too, can travel in style and comfort. The second instalment of the Victoria, BC retro boutique hotel's "Zombie Beg...

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Drama Behind Bars

Drama Behind Bars

William Head on Stage is not your ordinary theatre company. It's the only one in Canada that is inmate-run, and its stage is inside a minimum security prison. Each fall for the last 33 years, the public is invited inside William Head Institution for WHoS's annual production, produced and performed by inmates. And this year's offer...

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Get Funked!

Get Funked!

Victoria's grooviest hotel is teaming up with the funkiest music festival on Vancouver Island for the third annual Garden City Grooves, Oct. 1-3 in Victoria, B.C. Featuring a lineup of musicians that will make you move, groove and get down with your funky self for three nights in the Garden City, this festival will have Victoria completely f...

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Class is in session with ZED-ombie

Class is in session with ZED-ombie

This October, class is in session with ZED-ombie 101 at Hotel Zed Saturday, Oct. 24 package includes zombie make-up training and transformation take-away kit On the weekend before Halloween, class will be in session at Victoria, BC’s Hotel Zed where guests will learn that the word ‘zombie’ begins with ‘Zed’ in Engl...

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Oh, What a Peeling!

Oh, What a Peeling!

Ever wonder what a 75-year-old banana looks like? Meet Anna Banana in the flesh, Sept. 19 as she opens 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana at Open Space. Although more artistic human than starchy fruit, Anna Banana is organic as it gets. After getting her start in performance art in 1971 as the Town Fool in Victoria's historic Basti...

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Hotel Zed Brand expands into Kelowna, BC

Hotel Zed Brand expands into Kelowna, BC

September 9, 2015, Victoria, BC – The phenomenally successful Hotel Zed brand will be adding its cool factor to downtown Kelowna next summer, announces Accent Inns/Hotel Zed CEO Mandy Farmer.  Since the first Hotel Zed launched two years ago on a busy street across from a Victoria suburban shopping mall, the new hospitality brand has ...

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Hotel Zed don’t Fear the Walking Dead Pool Party

Hotel Zed don’t Fear the Walking Dead Pool Party

What: Suit up in your best swimsuit or speedo and join the Super Heroes of Victoria and Hotel Zed to face your fear of the zombie apocalypse, all in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. On Sunday, Aug. 23, jump in the pool and swim instead of scream as Hotel Zed premieres the highly anticipated Fear The Walking Dead on an 80&r...

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Hotel Zed won VIATeC's new award for Creative Excellence!

Victoria Advanced Technology Council’s newest award for Creative Excellence recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship with a commitment to creativity. It seems our ridiculously fun & eclectic hip hotel really is like nothing you've ever seen before! People love this cr...

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The Ultimate Victoria Pub Crawl

The Ultimate Victoria Pub Crawl

Of course, any pub crawl can be mixed and matched to your own liking, but here's what I would do, and as a rare 3rd generation Victorian and local beer aficionado, I know my stuff.  While you are waiting for partners in crime to get ready, get a jump start by heading to Zed’s very own Ruby Diner for an amazing local craft beer on ...

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Slow-roasted rotisserie chicken arrives at The Ruby, Hotel Zed’s new restaurant

Slow-roasted rotisserie chicken arrives at The Ruby, Hotel Zed’s new restaurant

March 27, 2015, Victoria, BC – Opening a restaurant specializing in brunch and rotisserie chicken next door to Denny’s and KFC could be perceived as a big gamble, but when The Ruby opened at the funky, retro-inspired Hotel Zed last week, both the restaurant and hotel owners knew exactly what they were doing – introducing a space t...

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Attn: Beer lovers!

Attn: Beer lovers!

The best beer experience of your life is about to happen in Victoria, especially if you are into craft beers. Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day series of events highlighting an amazingly broad selection of super delicious BC craft breweries while also providing educational opportunities to learn more about craft beer.  Yes, I'm talking a...

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Ping-Pong Champion of the World

Ping-Pong Champion of the World

At Hotel Zed, we dare to be different, focusing on the personal touch and a retro funky feel. That’s why we have our Ping-Pong lounge, vinyl records, typewriters, and comic books. But, we also have free hi-speed WiFi and media hubs to connect your tablets to your in-room LED TV. We’re not afraid to be ahead of the trend, and we welco...

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Get lucky this Friday the 13th

Get lucky this Friday the 13th

Hotel Zed, Victoria’s rebel against the ordinary, is inviting all couples, lovers, and even loved ones to get lucky this Friday the 13th by pencilling in a ‘Nooner’ and enjoying an extended lunch hour. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. only, rooms are available for $50 Cdn, based on availability. Check out is at 2 p.m., and seven-day ...

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Rebellious Winter Zed Sked

Rebellious Winter Zed Sked

Winter is definitely rebellious here in the province's capital as the tourists are all gone, the storms are breathtaking and Victoria's indie culture continues to thrive.  Here's a smattering of suggestions: Hike in a rainforest when it's really raining: Visit the famous 3 Sisters in Carmanah Walbran Park and have them all t...

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