Mandy Farmer Named Hotelier of the Year!
Dec. 2016 Toronto Ont.– Mandy Farmer, President & CEO of Accent Inns & Hotel Zed, has been recognized as Hotelier of the Year by the Pinnacle Awards, an accolade that recognizes her decades of work within Canada’s tourism industry.
Hotel Zed Wins TAVI Innovator of the Year award
October 14, 2016 Ucluelet, BC
Building Sustainable Legacies at Tourism Vancouver Island’s 53rd Annual Conference
Sponsored by Web Advisors, the Innovator of the Year Award recognizes a tourism stakeholder that has developed or renewed a tourism product, package, or initiative that captures the attention of visitors and increases the desirability of the Vancouver Island Region as a destination. John Espley of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed received the award. This award was presented to Hotel Zed for their innovative approach to marketing holidays and filling rooms during off-season. Hotel Zed’s quirky, out-of-the box alternative accommodations makes them “rebels of the ordinary” and draws in tourists who want to experience the vibrancy of Victoria, but with a much more affordable price point than properties located in the inner harbour.
HOTEL ZED WINS SUPERHERO AWARD
MAY 9, 2016
Hotel Zed proves it’s okay to wear your underwear on the outside of your pants
Super Heroes of Victoria recognize Hotel Zed as “Sponsor of the Year”
May 9, 2016, Victoria, BC – As a free volunteer resource for dozens of local charitable organizations, the Super Heroes of Victoria are always lending a helping hand, and have publicly recognized the support from Hotel Zed as their “Sponsor of the Year” for the property’s on-going support. Hotel Zed has provided not only much-needed financial support each year, but has also supported the Super Heroes of Victoria in all of their ventures. They have promoted events through social media, appeared at events with the Zed us, andd invited the organization to join Hotel Zed at community events.
Hotel Zed was chosen for its ongoing support of the organization’s efforts, both during charitable events and in the planning stages of many of their activities. While the Super Heroes of Victoria assist on an average of five community and charitable events a month, the group also organizes their own annual events and programs such as:
Super Hero Kids Day (teaching kids about local heroes - sixth annual in 2016)
Super Hero Photo Shoot (in support of the BC Children's Hospital - seventh annual in 2016)
The Superhero Literacy Tour (reading to children at schools - ongoing all year)
By promoting volunteerism in the community the organization encourages anyone to be a super hero with more than 50 costumes on hand for anyone to ‘suit up’ and help whenever and however they can.
In addition to awarding Hotel Zed with their 2015 Sponsor of the Year award, the Superheroes of Victoria has shown its thanks by assisting in the creation and uniform for Corporal Zed, the Hotel Zed’s own superhero.
Hotel Zed Victoria Wins Booking.com Award 2015
Hotel Zed Wins Viatec's New Award for Creative Excellence
July 2, 2015
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 crazy idea of starting a funky hotel that was actually affordable, down-to-earth, fun, playful and approachable.Designed to recognize the creators, innovators and entrepreneurs outside of the typical tech industry, Hotel Zed is thrilled to receive this prestigious honour.
So you see, we aren't the only ones who think Hotel Zed is a rebel against the ordinary!
Hotel Zed Wins Commercial Building Award
November 14, 2014
At the 23rd Annual Victoria Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards, Hotel Zed was chosen as the recipient in the Tourism/Hotel Accommodations category. These awards take into account only the exterior of the buildings and relate not only to the look or changes to a building but also the impact on the local area.
Destination BC recognizes Hotel Zed and Mandy Farmer as an example of the innovative, out of the box thinking needed to drive tourism
November 4, 2014
Destination BC has unveiled their new $2.6M marketing strategy this week and highlighted Victoria Entrepreneur Mandy Farmer for her innovative new product and experience development in launching Hotel Zed, the newest addition to the Accent Inns collection.
As Accent Inns’ president and CEO, Farmer decided with this new brand to put her entire marketing budget into the actual product, creating a radical and remarkable hotel experience. The result? Hotel Zed is a completely unordinary, interactive, lively and unique space that brings guests together to share the fun.
And, Destination BC was looking for examples of innovative tourism product and experience development. Hotel Zed was the perfect fit for the type of creativity they are looking to showcase, while launching their newly refreshed brand. “We’re very happy with the direction that Destination BC has taken with their new campaign,” says Farmer. “We are honoured that they are also so excited about Hotel Zed and wanted to use it as an example of the type of creativity needed in today’s very competitive marketplace. I truly believe that with this type of revolutionary thinking, together we will continue to position Destination BC as a global leader for marketing and providing exceptional tourism experiences. ”