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Fairmont Royal York receives Certificate of Excellence - TripAdvisor

Publish Date: 25-May-2016

Toronto Wednesday, May 25, 2016

FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

TORONTO, CANADA–25, May, 2016– Fairmont Royal York today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.  

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.” 

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

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About Fairmont Royal York 

For the past 85 years, Fairmont Royal York, originally called The Royal York, has stood tall and proud, immediately opposite of Toronto’s Union Station and Canadian Pacific Railway, located at 100 Front Street West.  Designed by Ross and Macdonald, and built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth, soaring at 28 floors and close to 400 ft. above ground, the hotel quickly set the standard for hospitality during this time.  This historic building became, and is still known as a city within a city.  Upon opening, the state of the art hotel offered 1,048 guest rooms equipped with a radio, private shower and bath in each room.  In addition, The Royal York included a large Concert Hall, which was home to Canada’s largest pipe organ, weighing in at 50 tons with five manuals and 107 stops.  The telephone switchboard was 66 feet long and required 35 operators.  The 1.5 acres of public rooms also included a 12-bed hospital and a 12,000-book library.  The hotel was also home to a glass-enclosed roof garden, the largest hotel kitchen in Canada with a bakery that could produce over 15,000 French rolls a day.  It is no wonder that The Fairmont Royal York Hotel plays such a prominent role in Toronto’s History.

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