A view across the smaller mineral pools toward the rear of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel which celebrates its first anniversary this weekend.

Beach Hotel celebrates anniversary with excellence award

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is celebrating its first anniversary with a weekend of fun

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is celebrating its first anniversary with a weekend of fun, starting Nov. 29.

Today and Saturday, there will be dinner specials, discounts at the Boathouse Spa and Baths and dinner theatre featuring It’s Christmas in the David Foster Foundation Theatre.

On Sunday, starting at 11 a.m., there will be tours, complimentary wine and beer tastings, cake cutting, tea service and the mineral pools will be open to the public.

Advance registration is required for the mineral pool by calling 250-598-4556.

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was reopened last fall after a complete rebuild. The hotel has been located on Beach Drive for more than 80 years and has 100 rooms and 20 luxury residences. The fine-dining restaurant features a 1,600 bottle tasting room.

To top the year off, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel has been honoured with the judges’ choice award for overall excellence at the 22nd annual Commercial Building Awards announced Wednesday.

The award is one of 16 that honours excellence in new and renovated commercial developments in the past year.

“We had an excellent selection this year with 22 nominations from across Greater Victoria,” said Mike Lagadyn, chair of the commercial division of the Victoria Real Estate Board. “The Oak Bay Beach Hotel showed exemplary creativity in design and architecture for best use of a challenging property footprint. This project is a stunning improvement over the old hotel, while maintaining its former charm and serving the community.”

To be eligible, all commercial new or renovation projects must have been completed between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Competition judges, made up from Victoria’s business community, look at the overall exterior of each building or development project and how it fits into the surrounding area. They base their final decisions on projects that are sensitive to the environment, are esthetically pleasing and answer a specific development need within the community.

The Commercial Building Awards competition promotes advancement of excellence in commercial construction and design within Greater Victoria. More information can be found at http://cba.vreb.org.

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