VICTORIA, BC (June 1, 2010) — Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa, Victoria’s newest resort hotel, is pleased to announce the addition of one of the cornerstones of the city’s much-loved coffee shop culture, Caffe Fantastico, to its portfolio of world-class resort amenities.
Ryan & Kristy Taylor, operators of Caffe Fantastico, have purchased both of the retail spaces adjacent to the lobby in the Fairfield Tower at Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa.
Caffe Fantastico, a specialty coffee micro roastery with three Victoria locations, plans to continue with the success of its other local stores through its highly anticipated new location at Parkside. Says operator Ryan Taylor, “We will be keeping in line with our simple product offering that is unbeatable in its quality and local focus. With the unique needs of Parkside, we will go more upscale, and branch out product lines to meet the varied desires of the guests.”
Caffe Fantastico at Parkside will provide all of its regular cafe offerings including espresso beverages, specialty drip coffees, teas, juices and other beverages, fresh roasted coffee beans, pastries, other baked goods, savoury items and coffee accessories such as mugs, brewers, grinders and t-shirts.
Caffe Fantastico at Parkside will also feature a breakfast and lunch menu, plus small plates for light meals at any time of the day. The Taylors will pursue a food primary license to be able to offer wines and ales. Caffe Fantastico at Parkside will also offer gourmet ice cream and chocolate in addition to local specialty and featured items such as gourmet snacks, grocery items, and organic products.
Caffe Fantastico has been a leader in Specialty Coffees in the Pacific Northwest for over 15 years. From its three locations, Caffe Fantastico has been proud to bring exceptional coffees to the good people of Victoria. For the ultimate bean selection and freshness visit its Roastery in Quadra Village. The Dockside Green location features the finest lever espresso and waterfront patio. Cook Street Village offers a cozy coffee kiosk in the food court. Caffe Fantastico coffee is also featured at other select quality-focused establishments.
Parkside is a sustainable resort hotel, as well as Canada’s first resort hotel targeting LEED® Platinum Certification for sustainable development and design. Featuring world-class amenities including AquaTerre Spa, a private 29-seat movie theatre, Penthouse City Club Lounge and a 25-metre indoor pool, Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa is the only urban resort hotel of its kind offering an exceptional accommodation guest experience and affordable, flexible second home ownership in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC, Canada.
Media Contact: Crystal Auffray, Communications Specialist, Aviawest Resort Group, 250.361.1999 (ext. 8159) firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Aviawest Resorts