Posted by: cherylyoung | February 19, 2013

Thank You Sidney Pier Hotel and Haven Spa for your generous donation

What’s happening in Sidney?

In a partnership with the Town of Sidney, Marker Group revitalized Sidney’s waterfront; transforming critically underutilized space into a dynamic mixed use development.

Features include residences, a full service hotel, restaurant and retail space as well as the Ocean Discovery Centre and an updated public park.

To maximize access to the waterfront and new town amenities, Marker Group consulted with environmental experts and the Department of Fisheries to expand the municipally-owned waterfront park by 1/3 of an acre.

In addition to providing the Town with the labour and materials needed to create this valuable piece of public park land, Marker Group contributed an additional $150,000 to the Town of Sidney to assist with landscaping efforts.

For a details on the Pier project as well as before and after photos, please see Changes to Sidney Waterfront


The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa

The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel featuring 55 spacious guestrooms, over 1,500 sq-ft of versatile meeting space, a full-service salon and spa, oceanside fitness centre, street side café, and West Coast inspired restaurant and lounge with seasonal outdoor terrace.

Located just minutes from the Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries terminal, world-renowned Butchart Gardens, and a wealth of local farms and wineries, The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa is the ideal property for those visiting the island for business or pleasure.



Our canine ambassador (and resident thief!) As part of the Pier Team, Dave’s been working hard to make all guests feel right at home. Though Dave missed the opportunity to become an official BC Guide Dog by a snout, he’s very pleased to bring his skills and passions to the talented Sidney Pier team. Highly trained at lounging in the lobby, walking hotel guests, swimming and games of fetch, Dave is committed to his goal of making every guest smile. Be warned though…he has a soft spot for muffins from Café Georgia. Don’t leave them unattended!
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm
Salary: Daily treats, constant love and attention and a full benefits package including health coverage and room and board
Job Description: Lounging on his doggie bed in the hotel lobby, playing with children and children-at-heart, going for runs and walks with hotel guests
Job Experience: Remarkably well-trained by the BC Guide Dog Association but, lucky for the hotel, flunked out of the program
Breed: Black English Lab
Birthday: July 16, 2006
Likes: Muffins, kids, carrots, furry friends and rolling around in Beacon Park
Family Ties: Dave’s dad, Baker, is a guide dog based in California and clearly the inspiration for Dave’s laid back attitude and surfer style. Dave also has five siblings.
Vices: Food
Lemons into Lemonade: Successful BC Guide dogs require a seamless combination of unwavering obedience and steadfast leadership. While very close, Dave’s lack of initiative might actually be disguised as genius, leading to his fall-back career of lying around, stealing food and schmoozing guests.
I Love a Dog in Uniform: Dave has been trained to work and always wears his jacket when on shift – it’s a signal to him that he is on duty.. Always on the cutting edge of animal fashion, Dave is sporting a custom-made Sidney Pier jacket. A stringent proponent of work-life balance, guests and colleagues know that when his jacket is off, Dave is off duty!

In addition to its’ development, Marker Group acts as the operational partner in managing the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa.

For more information on The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa, please visit

Residences At The Pier

Residences at the Pier feature contemporary, yet timeless architecture by Victoria’s, de Hoog & Kierulf architects as well as state-of-the-art building technologies with seven storeys of engineered concrete and steel construction.
The unique oversized windows are low-E, energy-efficient keeping the living spaces warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Individual residences feature 9-foot ceilings and spacious, open-air balconies and decks as well as acoustically-engineered walls between suites.


Sidney is alive with culture and entertainment throughout the year!

Check out the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Open daily at 10am | located right next door to the hotel.

Here to play? You’ve come to the right place!


You couldn’t choose a better place to visit than the Saanich Peninsula! We don’t mean to toot our own horn but we’ve literally got it all. Just see below…..

What to do when you’re here to play
-Butchart Gardens is 15 minutes away; transportation options available if you aren’t driving

-Loads of local farms and wineries are waiting to indulge you

-Get out on the water! Whale watching, eco tours and the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve are right in our backyard

-The Ocean Discovery Centre is is our next door neighbor


-Stroll up and down Beacon Avenue for fabulous boutique shopping

-Haro’s Restaurant is the perfect setting for anyone and everyone

-Haven Spa….a place that knows just how to take care of you

We have a variety of room options to suit your needs and a team of people who simply love what they do….which is making sure you have

chris 3

In 2007, Chris completed a major commission for the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa.

This project resulted in the creation of three large scale etched glass panels for the lobby of the hotel, as well  as smaller panels placed in each of the hotel’s 55 rooms


Thank you to the Sidney Pier Hotel for offering to display this exceptional work of art in their lobby

Featured Artist Chris Paul is a Coast Salish artist who is gaining international acclaim for his limited edition giclee prints, cedar panels, and glass sculptures and he will be a very important part of of Sea of Love, Sip and Bid at the Shaw Ocean Discover Centre
Tiger Lily Events is sponsoring a Mixer at the beautiful Sidney Pier Hotel on Aug 9th at 5:30
There will be appies, prizes and lots of great networking

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