Villa Eyrie Resort is the first hotel in British Columbia to join the prestigious group, only 5% of applicants meet the rigorous standards. British Columbia, February 28, 2019: Villa Eyrie Resort, the alpine inspired property perched high above a magnificent mountain summit, today announced their acceptance into the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, after passing a rigorous acceptance program. The resort will now be part of an international network of 520 international properties. Members are independently operated hotels that must meet the highest possible quality standards; only 5% of the thousands of hotels that apply every year are accepted. According to General Manager, Alexander Fischer-Jean, Villa Eyrie Resort will be a great fit with the other properties in the collection. “Our guests appreciate staying in a breathtaking setting in the heart of beautiful Vancouver Island. However, what sets us apart is the experiences only available to our guests. Here, they can drive on a members-only motorsports track, fish at our private lodge on a pristine river, hike miles of mountain trails, or enjoy a private tour of a pre and post-war luxury car restoration facility unavailable to the general public. Like many of the other hotels in the collection, the fact that we are unique is part of our appeal.” Small Luxury Hotels Canadian ambassador Larry Mogelonsky is excited about this latest addition to the group. “Villa Eyrie Resort is the first hotel in British Columbia and Canada’s second, next to Trout Point Lodge, to be accepted. We chose it not only because of its location and scenery, but because of the commitment to service that we found across all departments. We look forward to promoting the quintessential Canadian experience of Villa Eyrie Resort to our guests across North America, to Europe and beyond.” Villa Eyrie Resort is kicking off 2019 with an exciting new, alpine inspired menu. “Many of the Small Luxury Hotels place a great deal of emphasis on their culinary offerings, and Villa Eyrie is no exception.This year we will introduce an entirely refreshed food and beverage product, reimagined by our Michelin star trained executive chef Mario Gross, talented German pastry chef Matthias Conradi and Director of Food and Beverage Chef Ryan Bissell. Guests can look forward to dishes inspired by local ingredients of the Pacific West Coast paired with B.C.’s finest wines and local limited batch spirits,” added Fischer-Jean. Also new for 2019 will be some extraordinary automotive packages for resort guests. According to Fischer-Jean, “Villa Eyrie Resort is a car lovers’ paradise. Our partnership with the Vancouver Island Motorsports Circuit gives guests the chance to drive high performance vehicles on a professional track. In addition, we are developing a package that grants Villa Eyrie guests to visit an otherwise private facility, Coachwerks Restoration, for an exclusive tour of the 30,000 square foot restoration house featuring pre and post-war European sports and luxury cars.” Guests who just want to relax can sit back and enjoy the romance of the mountains. The onsite Tuscan spa features a view of the Saanich Inlet and a wide variety of treatments by a highly qualified registered massage therapist and esthetician. “Thanks to its newfound place in the Small Luxury Hotels collection, Villa Eyrie Resort — a well-kept local secret — is poised to be one of the most desirable destinations in the world.” About Villa Eyrie ResortVilla Eyrie Resort is a relaxing mountainside retreat perched atop a beautiful mountain summit, inspired by Lake Como in Italy accompanied by soaring views of Vancouver Island’s majestic nature. The mountainside resort includes an indoor salt-water pool, cuisine prepared by Michelin star trained chefs and access to drive a McLaren, Porsche or BMW at Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, Canada’s only year-round motorsport facility.