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High Praise For Fairmont Hotels In CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER Survey

Publish Date : 13-Oct-2011
13, October, 2011

TORONTO, October 13, 2011 – Condé Nast Traveler magazine has released its annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, honoring 29 Fairmont hotels and resorts around the world as among the world’s best. The poll ranks hotels, resorts, cities and more on a variety of metrics, and publishes the crème de la crème in its November 2011 issue. From more than 8 million votes cast among 28,876 Condé Nast Traveler readers, 24 Fairmont properties returned to the list after being honored last year, while new additions include London’s recently restored The Savoy, the sophisticated Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, The Plaza in New York, and two of Fairmont’s storied California properties: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and The Fairmont San Francisco.

The Readers’ Choice Awards rate the cities, islands, and hotels magazine readers visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with. Contemporary properties such as Mexico’s Fairmont Mayakoba and Vancouver’s The Fairmont Waterfront were honored alongside grande dame hotels such as The Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland. The brand prevailed in Canada, with 7 of the country’s top hotels and 7 of the top resorts. In Kenya, Fairmont’s two legendary safari retreats, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club and Fairmont Mara Safari Club, were honored among the top resorts in Africa.

The following is the full list of Fairmont hotels and resorts that were chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers as favorites within their categories: 

  • Top Resorts, Mainland U.S. - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
  • Top Hawaii Resorts – The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui; and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
  • Top Hotels, U.S. –The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel; The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle; Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows; and The Fairmont San Francisco
  • Top Hotels, Canada – Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver; The Fairmont Vancouver Airport; The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver; The Fairmont Empress, Victoria; Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa; The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton; and The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  • Top Resorts, Canada – The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; The Fairmont Chateau Whistler; Fairmont Le Château Montebello; The Fairmont Banff Springs; Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City; Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Charlevoix ; and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Top Resorts, Mexico – Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
  • Top Resorts, Caribbean – The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados
  • Top Resorts, Atlantic – The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda
  • Top Hotels Northern Europe – Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Switzerland; and Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg
  • Top Hotels, British Isles – The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel