Hotels in Victoria BC
The Parkside Hotel & Spa has an environmental commitment that transcends all aspects of the hotel's operation. A leader in green initiatives amongst hotels in Victoria, BC, The Parkside Hotel & Spa is always considering how to minimize our hotel's impact on the environment and exceed guest expectations.
The Parkside Hotel & Spa offers guests a conscious choice in eco-friendly luxury. As a new hotel, The Parkside Hotel & Spa was built targeting many principles of the LEED® Platinum Certification. Guests can see many of these features throughout the hotel, and enjoy some of their many benefits. For example, glass louvres are installed on the exterior of the building, creating stunning visual impact. These louvres are functional, blocking the sun's rays while it's at its highest point to help keep the hotel cool, and reduce its overall energy consumption.
The Parkside Hotel & Spa has set goals for corporate environmental responsibility, including management of energy, water, waste and carbon. Management regularly considers the impact of its supply chain on these areas. Guests and team members are empowered by choice, and encouraged to make environmentally responsible decisions. The Parkside Hotel & Spa was awarded a Five Green Key eco rating from the Hotel Association of Canada.
Did you know?
- The Parkside Hotel & Spa competed against Disney Vacation Club, Inc., Hilton and Marriott in the resort architecture and site design & utilization categories at the 2010 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Convention and Exposition Award Gala - and won not one, but two, awards.
- The Parkside Hotel & Spa has parking spaces with charging stations for electric vehicles. One of the first environment friendly hotels in Canada to do so.
- Crystal Garden's beautiful and diverse plant collection is now part of The Parkside Hotel & Spa's three-storey green roof atrium.
- Parkside's rooftop gardens help to insulate the building against cold in winter and against heat in summer.
- Parkside's outdoor gardens on the first floor are home to edible fruit plants such as grapes, strawberries, blueberries and apple trees and an herb garden including lavender and parsley.
5 Green Key Rating (out of 5): Green Key Global Eco-Rating Program
An internationally recognized graduated rating system designed to recognize environment friendly hotel, motels and resorts committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance.
2010 Energy & Environment Award: Hotel Association of Canada
Recognizes lodging properties that have developed a culture towards integrating environmental management practices that improve everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations.
2010 Development Project of the Year, Best Commercial Project, Best Commercial Interior, Best Project Website and the Award for Outdoor Environmental Achievement: Canadian Home Builders Association Recognizes the West Coast's creative craftsmanship and design while celebrating excellence in the industry.