Tourism Business - Accommodation
So long stuffy-and-staid hotels, hello Accent Inns—the pint-sized British Columbia hotel chain with a big personality. Here, elevators get transformed into hot-air balloon rides, “Do Not Disturb” magnets make you LOL, and rubber-duck shuttle vans are the new mode of transportation. Moving further into “fowl” territory, a rubber duck resides in every room and suite for guests to take in the bath or take home with them at the end of their stay. With five locations in Victoria, Vancouver Airport (Richmond), Burnaby, Kelowna, and Kamloops, this family owned-and-operated group of hotels has been proudly owned and operated by the Farmer family since 1986. Mandy Farmer earned the role of president and CEO from her father, Terry Farmer, in 2008. Mandy Farmer brings a focus on innovating Accent Inns for both the fun and function of it, and in 2014 she launched the Hotel Zed brand of motels. Hotel Zeds are ridiculously fun, unpretentious hotels that look damn good on your Instagram. With comics books and yo-yos in every room, retro-chic amenities like vinyl listening stations, typewriter stations, board games and rotary dial phones, you’ll never be bored here. You can find Hotel Zed in Victoria, Kelowna and Tofino, B.C.