(NEWS RELEASE—April 4, 2017 )– Terry Farmer, Co-Founder and Chairman of Accent Inns Inc. received the honour of being named Hotelier of the Century at the BC Hotel Association and the Alliance of Beverage Licensees inaugural hospitality industry annual awards last night. The award is unique and was only offered this year in celebration of the BC Hotel Association’s 100th anniversary in 2017.
“I thought I had become a has been and especially after my daughter recently and rightly received the distinction of being awarded Hotelier of the Year by Hotelier Magazine,” says Terry Farmer, Founder and Chairman of Accent Inns/Hotel Zed. “Therefore I am doubly honoured and humbled to receive this very special acknowledgement from my peers and thankful for all of our industry partners.”
The BCHA Hotelier of the Century award celebrates a legacy of excellence in the BC hotel industry. Winning Hotelier of the Century is a mark of a long career dedicated to the service of the hospitality industry, recognition of excellent work in their community, and a commitment to outstanding operating practices.
Farmer’s career in as a hotelier began in 1986 when he opened up a motor inn in Victoria on the wrong side of the highway. More than 26 years later, Farmer is Co-Founder and Chair of Accent Inns Inc., an award-winning, family-owned B.C. hotel chain with properties at five locations including Victoria, Richmond, Burnaby, Kelowna and Kamloops. Recently the company added a new brand, Hotel Zed, with locations in Victoria and Kelowna.