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#41 aastra

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

Closed for many months? So they're going to do a complete overhaul of the interior? How about the exterior? No changes?

#42 victoriaguy

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:22 PM

I heard Doubletree by Hilton

#43 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:32 PM

Management not returning my calls, staff says no comment. Actually they said "we are not commenting on that right now". Lol.
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#44 D.L.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

What about the bars and restaurants on the lower floors, are they closing?

#45 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:14 PM

What about the bars and restaurants on the lower floors, are they closing?


A manager called me back tonight but could not confirm questions such as that. Or dates, or existence of layoff notices.
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#46 G-Man

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

It would be good to have some big brands investing in Victoria but if Doubles is closing I will be sad.

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#47 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:54 AM

It would be good to have some big brands investing in Victoria but if Doubles is closing I will be sad.


Me too. I mean, honestly, has anybody local ever hung out at the lobby bar or restaurant at the Marriott? I've been in the bar once, maybe twice I think.
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#48 Holden West

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

^The exterior looks good but I'm sure the interior is on its last legs. The elevators, kitchens etc., must be decades old. It would be great if the ugly parkade exterior was camouflaged.

The Executive's bars and restaurants are dated but they have a lot of honest charm. Barts is one of the last of its kind. You know that after the renovation it will be your standard cookie-cutter hotel food-service restaurant. Decent food, stylish decor, high-ish prices but indistinguishable from the ones in Houston, Phoenix, Burnaby etc.
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#49 D.L.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:59 AM

yeah I've noticed everything's looks the same nowadays

#50 sdwright.vic

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 10:08 AM

Someone needs to check... but I think I remember the Executive House sign missing from the top of the building on Symphony Splash Day????
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#51 Mike K.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:36 PM

Executive House tells us that the Hyatt rumour is just that, rumour, but concedes that the hotel has "other plans in the works" that will be revealed soon.


John Vickers today said via Twitter that the Executive House will become a Hyatt.

Quite the runaround here. I've contact the hotel to see if they can now label the rumour brought up on VV on July 16th as fact or whether it is still just a rumour. Certainly something major is happening with the recent announcement of staff being laid off come October.

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#52 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:29 AM

John Vickers today said via Twitter that the Executive House will become a Hyatt.

Quite the runaround here. I've contact the hotel to see if they can now label the rumour brought up on VV on July 16th as fact or whether it is still just a rumour. Certainly something major is happening with the recent announcement of staff being laid off come October.


Ya, I've called a few times and no proper answer.

Although it took them 17/48 days to respond to this guest, they do not deny Hilton rumour:


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#53 jonny

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:01 AM

It's funny ther's so much negativity out there around this hotel undergoing a major renovation and rebranding...frankly, the addition of another 4 or 5 star hotel in downtown Victoria sounds exciting to me!

#54 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

The cats out of the bag. Victoriaguy had it right.



Executive House Hotel to rebrand as DoubleTree by Hilton
By Mike Kozakowski, VibrantVictoria.ca
http://vibrantvictor...tree-by-hilton/

The Executive House Hotel at the nexus of Douglas Street, Humboldt Street and Fairfield Road in downtown Victoria will rebrand as a DoubleTree by Hilton according to a source familiar with the plans.

At least two attempts to bring the Hilton brand to Victoria have been made in recent years. John Asfar, the ex-owner of the Traveller’s Inn chain of motels, nearly a decade ago proposed a casino development on Douglas Street near Bay Street that was to include a Hilton hotel. More recently a failed nine storey redevelopment proposal for the site of the Days Inn on Belleville Street was planned as a Hilton Garden Inn.

Earlier this month a hotel employee stated via Facebook that at least 40 staff were expecting layoffs come October during which time the hotel would stop receiving guests. The closure, likely to accommodate a renovation for the DoubleTree rebranding, will reportedly take several months. [Read more]


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#55 gumgum

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

The name "DoubleTree" conjures up images nothing close to a 4-5 star hotel. Sounds like it's a class similar to "Chili's" or "Apple Tree" or "Red Robin".

#56 jonny

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

^ Yeah, I was thinking more along the lines of the Hilton and Hyatt names. Can't say I know anything about Doubletree other than obviously it's a cheaper subsidiary of Hilton.

#57 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

It's one notch below the "Hilton" branding. Above "Hilton" are Conrad's and Waldorf Astoria's. Below DoubleTree are Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites.

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#58 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:28 PM

Insider information indicates that when Bart's closes in a couple weeks, that'll be it. No plans to re-open. Also Bellmiro's has declined its own Christmas party reservations, not sure what that means.
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#59 gumgum

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

^That's a real shame. One of favourite things to do at the end of a night is to grab a drink at the bar at Bart's and enjoy the live band and the dancing by likely our most colourful locals.

#60 G-Man

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

I will miss Doubles...

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