Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Empress Turns 100

Our newspaper today has an article about special teas that will be offered this summer at the majestic Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, Canada. Because the hotel turns 100 this year, a series of special teas are planned to commemorate this event. A special Centennial Tea will be served each Friday through September 26. This is in addition to the hotel's already popular afternoon tea that is held daily in their lobby. The Centennial Tea is served at 12:30 - 3:30 pm in two intimate locations in the large hotel. A choice of tea in The Empress Harbourside Room with a scenic view of the harbor is available, or tea can be taken in the hotel library with its carved ceilings and ivy-covered windows. The service includes a selection of gourmet sandwiches and pastries, a cup of centennial blend tea and a commemorative gift.

To contact the Fairmont Empress Hotel, click here.


  1. Ooh I would LOVE to go to one of their teas!

  2. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Could you tell me which newspaper the article appeared in?

  3. I would love to have tea at the Empress!

    Victoria and Tea Time magazines are hosting their "An Occasion for Tea" at the Empress Hotel August 8-10 this year. I would also love to attend that! LaDonna, you are closer to it, are you going?


  4. Some day I hope to get to the Empress Hotel for one of their events. Have you ever been there La Donna? Nancy

  5. Anonymous3:19 PM

    It would be fun to go for the anniversary. I've been to Victoria a few times but have never done the tea at the Empress...

  6. Anonymous7:47 AM

    Oh gosh, I would like to go to that special tea at the Empress too.

    Hello again, I just wanted to let you know that Jeannie won the Tea Time Give Away and say THANK YOU for joining in the fun!

  7. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Thank you so much for the yummy recipe you left at my blog. I'll try it soon!

  8. I have been to their tea before and it is elegant and something every well-bred lady should do once in their lifetime. :)

    Pinkies up,
    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  9. wow, sounds just divine!

    Your blog is lovely!

  10. Tea at the Empress would be divine. I have a dear friend from BC. Going to talk to her about this. I bet she has been. Thank you for sharing the info of the anniversary.

    La Rea Rose

  11. I am hoping to fly out to Seattle to visit friends at the end of the summer. It would be wonderful to take the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria and have tea at the Empress. Now, if I can just get everyone on board with the idea!


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