The COVID-19 pandemic has made us alter the ways we view and interact with the world. Many industries (the spa and wellness field included) have needed to change their operations to ensure the continued safety of staff and clientele.
Even before the pandemic, my goal with Tofino Hummingbird Cottage has always been to provide a purposeful space for people to relax, unwind and recharge away from the hustle-and-bustle of modern life.
In keeping with this goal, we have gone above what is simply required by the provincial and federal governments. Tofino Hummingbird Cottage has received the BSAFE certification and is one of an exclusive list of businesses in the hospitality sector to have completed this training.
My years of experience in the spa and wellness industry include being a founding member of the Spa Industry Association of Canada (Leading Spas of Canada); Canada’s only association dedicated to the advancement of spas and spa professionals. Part of this work included being on the Standards and Practices committee where I helped design and implement The Quality Assurance Program which is now used by spas and clinics nationwide. Please be assured that after each booking the cottage undergoes a rigorous and comprehensive cleaning and sanitization process in preparation for the next guest. I continually monitor and evaluate hospitality best practices so that I can update my operations according to the most current professional advice.
Thank you, everyone, for your continued support of Tofino Hummingbird Cottage and the lifelong pursuit of mindfulness, peace and relaxation.
– Vivienne O’Keeffe, Owner