COVID-19 UPDATE

Please note: BC’s Public Health Order now requires masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces by everyone over the age of 5.

In addition, effective September 13, proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination will be required to gain access to many public events, services, and businesses. By October 24, proof of being fully-vaccinated will be required. This will be in effect for BC residents and anyone visiting from outside the province over the age of 12, and no exceptions are allowed for any reason.

Hotels are deemed an essential service and therefore, guests of Prestige do not need to demonstrate proof of vaccination to stay with us. However, proof of vaccine will be required at:

  • All sit-down restaurants, lounges and cafes located in our hotels (indoor and patio dining). Proof of vaccine will not be required for breakfast rooms, ‘grab and go’ facilities, or when getting take-out.
  • Prestige hotel locations with Athletic Centres that accept public memberships (Sooke, Radium, Cranbrook, Salmon Arm). Proof of vaccination will be required by hotel guests and membership holders. All other Prestige locations with fitness rooms will not require proof of vaccination.
  • Proof of vaccination for meetings and events will be dependent on regional requirements.

Proof of vaccination will not be required for use of our pool facilities in any of our properties.

Prestige takes the health and safety of our guests extremely seriously and we will cooperate with the PHO as we are required to do so by law. We ask that you please treat our staff with kindness as they enforce the proof of vaccination orders.

For more information on the Government of BC’s proof of vaccination requirements, and to learn more about what is required or to sign-up for your proof of vaccination card, visit this website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

Please also be aware that regional restrictions regarding gathering and dining group sizes may also be in effect in some Prestige communities. Please consult the BC Government’s website prior to arriving.


Prestige Hotels and Resorts' Commitment to Keeping You Safe

Please note: BC’s Public Health Order now requires masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces by everyone aged 5 and older.

In addition, effective September 13, proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination will be required to gain access to many public events, services, and businesses. By October 24, proof of being fully vaccinated will be required. This will be in effect for BC residents and anyone visiting from outside the province over the age of 12, and no exceptions are allowed for any reason.

As of Sep. 13, proof of vaccination is required to access many businesses in BC. As hotels are an essential service, vaccines are not required. However, they are required in our restaurant, for some meetings depending on the region, and in the fitness centres located at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke, Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm, Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort, and the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook.

Proof of vaccination will not be required for use of our pool facilities in any of our properties.

Prestige takes the health and safety of our guests extremely seriously and we will cooperate with the PHO as we are required to do so by law. We ask that you please treat our staff with kindness as they enforce the proof of vaccination orders.

For more information on the Government of BC’s proof of vaccination requirements, and to learn more about what is required or to sign-up for your proof of vaccination card, visit this website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

Please also be aware that regional restrictions regarding gathering and dining group sizes may also be in effect in some Prestige communities. Please consult the BC Government’s website prior to arriving. If you're wanting to host a meeting, special event, or wedding with Prestige and have questions about what is permitted, please contact your hotel location of choice as restrictions vary by region. 

Please note that the hospitality industry is experiencing many staffing challenges as a result of COVID-19, and therefore several of our food and beverage operators may be reducing their hours of operation and/or closing on select days of the week to ensure their hard-working staff get a much-needed day off. We regret any disappointment this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding as we do our very best to balance guests' needs with the staffing struggles taking place in our industry. Please consult your preferred property when you check-in to receive the most up-to-date information on operational hours in our restaurants. 

A message from our President:

Dear valued Prestige Hotels and Resorts guest:

Thank you for your ongoing support of our family-owned company. While this past year and a half has certainly been challenging for the entire hospitality industry including Prestige, we’re excitedly looking towards the future and can’t wait to welcome you back soon.  

With the evolving stages of the Province’s Restart Plan and the gradual move towards normalcy, we’re very confident that you can enjoy a fun and safe stay with us this summer and fall. Please know that we are committed to keeping our guests safe and our enhanced cleaning protocols will continue. 

We recognize that guests will have various levels of comfort with the eased restrictions, and we encourage you to do what feels right for your family. Please treat our staff and other guests with respect and kindness during your visit.

Our independent restaurant and spa operators are also all working hard to meet the needs of our guests and offer exceptional service. Please be sure to ask our hotel staff for details regarding hours of operation as they may vary throughout the summer.  

Following the words of our founder, Josef Huber Sr., we strive to “Work hard and treat others with kindness.” It is our hope that by working diligently to combat the spread of COVID-19 and being sensitive to our guests’ changing travel needs, we will continue to earn your trust as a family-owned company that truly cares.

Thank you for your ongoing support and loyalty.

Sincerely,

Terry Schneider, President

 

What we’re doing:

We will continue to monitor the credible sources of information for our industry, including WorkSafeBC, BC Government & Health Authority, and the Hotel Association of Canada and BC. 

A few of the procedures we’ve implemented are:

  • Increased cleaning schedules including ongoing sanitization of hands and hard surfaces.
  • High-touch areas are being disinfected continuously throughout the day.
  • Hotel staff will wear masks in the common areas of the hotel, regardless of whether there is a mask mandate in place or not
  • We are requesting that guests pay with credit or debit in lieu of cash whenever possible.
  • All fitness rooms and pool areas are fully operational with increased sanitization efforts. Hours may be limited.
  • Our restaurants and cafes are following the required protocols for dine-in and take-out. Hours of operation may be limited on certain days. 

We are also taking every step possible to limit interactions between staff and guests, including:

  • Guests will be encouraged to maintain a physical distance from hotel staff and other guests. 
  • Protective screens will remain installed at the front desk.
  • Check-in procedures have been altered to allow minimal contact and the area and its various equipment will be sanitized frequently.
  • To avoid contact with our employees, guests will be asked to leave their room when housekeeping services are taking place.
  • It is recommended that guests ride the elevator alone, or only with their family members.
  • Guests are asked to respect the maximum capacity limits established in each area of the hotel. 

 

Additional measures that will be taken include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Housekeeping services during your stay are available, however, we encourage you to take advantage of our Go Green program to limit the exposure for you and our staff and support our sustainability efforts.
  • To ensure guests’ safety, a member of our front desk staff will call each occupied guestroom daily to check on their wellbeing if housekeeping service has been declined.
  • We ask that guests clear the surfaces in their rooms prior to their stay service so that our staff doesn't touch or move personal belongings.
  • Registered guests are welcome to have occasional visitors to their room; however, we will require that all visitors register at the front desk for contact tracing and that the maximum occupancy of the guest room is adhered to as per the BC Public Health Order of July 27, 2020.