The view of the Georgia Strait from a Kingfisher room. Photo by Scott Strasser

Modernized spa change rooms unveiled at the Kingfisher amidst ongoing renovations

The overhaul of the spa and resort is 75 per cent complete, according to facility GM

Multi-million dollar renovations at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa reached a milestone this week, with the opening of the modernized men’s and women’s spa change rooms on Wednesday, May 16.

Italian tile dons the walls of the revamped change rooms, with leather benches underscored with back-lighting and personalized locker cubbies. The change rooms lead out to the facility’s pool and hydropath rooms.

Media representatives were given a tour of the facility on May 15.

Kingfisher general manager Aaron Greasley says the spa’s upgrades aim to increase the socialization aspect of going for a treatment.

“That’s kind of what they’re looking at, as far as how to take the spa experience to next levels,” he said.

The spa and resort’s new $300,000-plus Serenity Gardens project is also nearing completion. The newly landscaped courtyard features a stream flowing into a rock bed pond, miniature waterfalls, pathways, plants, and seven individual patio areas each with their own fire bowl.

After four months of work, Greasley said the renovations are about 75 per cent complete. Construction still remains on two wings of the resort, which will undergo $80,000-per-room upgrades later this spring and next year.

“It’s been four months of good progression,” said Greasley. “I wish it could have gone faster, of course, but for the amount of work going on simultaneously, from where we were back in the beginning to where we are now… people are floored by the impact visually of what we’re doing.”

The overhaul of the Kingfisher started in 2017, with upgrades to the resort’s two restaurants – the Ocean 7 and the Aqua Bistro.

Read More: Kingfisher undergoing total rejuvenation

Greasley said the renovations, which owner Bill Brandes predicted in January would cost an estimated $7 million, are aimed at bringing the Kingfisher up to a five-star facility.

“He’s looking to take his property — which he takes a ton of pride in, this is his pride and joy — and see it grow and develop into what he views it could be, which is that five star [status],” said Greasley.

“Whether he makes money from it is an irrelevant detail to him, to some degree.”

According to Kingfisher staff, prices at the spa will remain the same until November.

Just Posted

Man in his 60s dies in ATV accident near Cook Creek

BC Coroners Service investigating the death

Qualicum Beach coffee roasters capture silver medal at North American competition

Java masters: French Press Coffee Roasters second in ‘milk-based’ category

Baby, it’s nasty outside: wind and rain will continue across Vancouver Island

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

Close to 14 acres of estuary lands protected from development

The land, adjacent to French Creek Estuary, has been designated as parkland

Angels step up to help fill the SOS Toy Shop

39 local businesses and organizations hosting SOS Angel Trees

UPDATE: B.C. businesses evacuated due to emailed bomb threat, also received in U.S.

Penticton and Comox Valley businesses evacuated Thursday morning

Woman allegedly responsible for multiple break-ins arrested in Nanaimo

Jennifer Perusini, 35, to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo on Friday

VIDEO: Kitten rescued from under school bus in Duncan

School staff have affectionately called kitten “Axle”

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

No plans yet for free WiFi on BC Transit buses

BC Transit says they are monitoring the roll-out of free WiFi on Translink vehicles

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

In some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

Most Read