Villa Marco Polo Inn in Victoria, B.C. Earns IFWTWA Excellence Award in Hospitality

The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association's prestigious award recognizes the best of the best in hospitality around the world.

Diamond Bar, CA, July 21, 2011 --( The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association's (IFWTWA) Excellence Awards program recognizes the world's finest travel and tourism industry professionals as experienced by the organization's journalist members. Villa Marco Polo Inn in Victoria, British Columbia has earned this award for excellence in the hospitality industry.

According to the IFWTWA member journalist who nominated Villa Marco Polo Inn for recognition: “This intimate 5-star B&B is in a quiet, upscale historic residential district. The Italianate mansion was built in the 1920s and every room – public and guest – maintains period decor and furnishings. Service by innkeepers Liam Morton and Eliza Livingston is friendly, attentive and unobtrusive. Breakfast is a leisurely five-course affair featuring gourmet creations made from local, island ingredients.”

The award nomination was carefully evaluated and recommended by IFWTWA's Excellence Awards Committee and the award approved by IFWTWA's Board of Directors.

“As a winner of an IFWTWA Excellence Award, Villa Marco Polo Inn demonstrates the professional standards that represent the best in the hospitality industry worldwide,” said Maralyn Hill, IFWTWA President.

About IFWTWA: The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields, and the people who promote them.

Allen Cox