Press Room

The award-winning Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas is Okanagan Lake’s premier full-service resort. Don’t just take our word for it, however! Browse our press releases to learn more about us.

  • Eldorado Marina Chosen as Finalist for Commercial Building Award

    Eldorado Marina chosen as finalist for Commercial Building Award! Thank you to the Business Examiner for the wonderful feature in their October 2018 issue. View the full article on page 10 of their online magazine here. 

  • "8 delicious food places perfect to explore the next time you tour Kelowna!"

    Check out this great article from KelownaNow featuring our restaurant, Smack DAB and sister and neighbouring property, Hotel Eldorado as one of the top 8 places to visit for food and drink! 

  • Change in Ownership for Manteo Resort

    The Rykon Group and Argus Properties Ltd announce change in Ownership for Manteo Resort.

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  • Goodbye Chef Brad

    It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Chef Brad Horen ~ our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to his family.  Chef Brad was not only an amazing Chef at Manteo Resort & Smack DAB, but a great friend & team member to all that knew him.  

    From Sous Chef to Executive Chef, Brad earned his place as one of BC’s most talented Chefs.  He was a successful Chef of the Year, Iron Chef competitor, multi-medalist at the Culinary Olympics, winner of countless awards and a multi-year Captain of the Canadian Culinary Team.  He served former presidents, famous hockey players and the corporate world’s elite.  To us, he was Chef Brad, our friend and team member, who also cooked Crazy Good Food.  His contagious laugh & quirky smile will be held dear to our hearts forever.

    A celebration of Brad’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd from 2pm-5pm at Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas.  We welcome friends & colleagues to come share memories and celebrate his life. 

  • Brad Horen Appointed Executive Chef of Manteo Resort overseeing Smack DAB, Meeting & Event Food Experiences!

    Manteo Resort – Waterfront Hotel & Villas announced a new culinary team on the heels of the property’s recent launch of the highly successful Smack DAB kitchen and lounge. Brad Horen, Executive Sous Chef who oversaw the launch has been promoted to Executive Chef taking on responsibility of all food experiences at the property including its meeting and events business. He’ll be supported with the assistance of a talented leadership team including Chef de Cuisine, Brandon Taylor and Banquet Chef, Marc Schoene.

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  • Manteo Resort’s Kate Pittman Wins Canadian Junior Chef of the Year!

    For the second year in a row, the title of Canadian Junior Chef of the Year title has been awarded to an Okanagan-based chef. Kate Pittman, a 24-year old Demi Chef de Partie at Manteo Resort and the resort’s new restaurant, Smack DAB, received this year’s coveted title. The annual competition was hosted by the Canadian Culinary Federation in Edmonton, giving up-and-coming junior chefs the opportunity to earn their place as one of Canada’s top aspiring chefs.

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  • Mothers Day Brunch – Sunday, May 12, 2013

    Treat mom to something special & come join us for our always popular Mothers Day Brunch, being held on Sunday, May 12th in the Waterfront Ballroom. Call 250-860-1031 to make your reservation!

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  • Jerry Seinfeld Contest Winner Announced

    Congratulations to the winner of our email contest for 2 tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld live on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Prospera Place. The winner of the tickets is Karla Reimer. Have a great time Karla!

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  • Smack DAB @ Manteo Resort

  • Manteo Resort is all Okanagan

    April 2, 2012 – Kelowna BC, Manteo’s award winning spirit shines through as the staff donates 5000 lbs and $4500 for the food bank.

    “Manteo’s donation couldn’t have been timelier,” says Rob Weller Food Bank Operations Manager.

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  • Manteo wins the Triple Crown

    Wild Apple Restaurant at Manteo Resort has swept three key categories, capturing two silvers and a gold in the recently announced 2010 British Columbia Wine List Awards, which are part of the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.

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  • Manteo Chefs “Cook” the competition

    Over the past few weeks, two young chefs working in the kitchen at Wild Apple Restaurant, Manteo Resort in Kelowna have been awarded top prizes in their respective competitions.

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  • Expedia names Manteo Resort one of the world’s best

    Okanagan’s Manteo Resort has been ranked among the world’s best hotels on the 2010 Expedia Insiders’ Select list.™ A resort gem in the Okanagan, Manteo scored an impressive 99.4 out of 100 and was ranked 149 on this prestigious list, from a field of more than one million competitors.

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