Awards and Accolades
Travel + Leisure and Fortune – Best in Business Travel Survey – 2014
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was ranked among the top five hotel brands in the inaugural Travel + Leisure and Fortune 2014 Best in Business Travel Survey. Fortune and Travel + Leisure partnered together to survey readers of both magazines about how they travel for work today.
Jetsetter –Best of the Best Awards - 2014
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac was named “The Best Comeback” following its $75 million restoration that touched every area of the hotel. Jetsetter’s awards highlight the top hotels, as vetted by trusted travel correspondents, as well as through member feedback.
Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Awards - 2014
Fifteen Fairmont Hotels appear in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, including three in the United States, eight in Canada, two in Europe and two in Africa. Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square and The Plaza Hotel were among the top hotels in the United States, with Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Waterfront among the numerous iconic Canadian properties listed. In Europe, both Fairmont Monte Carlo and The Savoy were ranked highly. The World’s Best Awards highlights the top hotels, destinations and companies that define the very best in travel as voted by the discerning Travel + Leisure readers.
San Francisco Business Times - Best Places to Work Award - 2014
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of the Greater Bay Area, including The Fairmont San Francisco, The Fairmont San Jose, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, has been awarded the San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work Award for 2014 ( #1 in the category of 500-1500 employees). This annual award is presented to the companies in the Bay Area with the best overall employee culture and satisfaction, as measured by an employee survey.
German Hotel Industry - Hotelier of the Year Awards – 2014
Ingo C. Peters, general manager of the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten was awarded “Hotelier of the Year” for his ongoing innovation and dedication to the hotel industry. In particular in 2013, he oversaw the complete renovation of the hotel’s kitchens and its Michelin-starred (two stars) restaurant Haerlin. This award is presented annually to an industry leader who has significantly influenced the hotel industry, and who demonstrates the courage to take risks and innovate.
U.S. News & World Report’s World Best Hotel Awards – 2014
Several Fairmont properties were recognized in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Hotels rankings. Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghiradelli Square and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle earned a Gold badge in the “Best Hotels in the USA” category, while Fairmont Mayakoba earned a Gold badge in “Best Hotels in Mexico”. Under the “Best Hotels in Canada”, both Fairmont Pacific Rim and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler were awarded a Gold badge. Eleven hotels were selected as the “Best Hotels” within their respective destinations: Fairmont Battery Wharf; Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows; Fairmont Pittsburgh; The Fairmont Kea Lani; Fairmont Château Laurier; Fairmont Le Château Frontenac; The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; The Fairmont Waterfront; The Fairmont Pierre Marques; The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados, and The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel.
Forbes Travel Guide Awards - 2014
Nine Fairmont hotels were awarded Four Stars, including Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai; The Fairmont Banff Springs; Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle; The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver; Fairmont Pacific Rim; Fairmont Beijing; and Fairmont Singapore. In the Spa category, The Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel were also awarded Four Stars, alongside Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The Georgian at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle was also awarded Four Stars.
Cvent – Top 100 Meetings Hotels (US) – 2014
Four Fairmont hotels – Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Fairmont Dallas, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, and Fairmont San Francisco - were named in Cvent’s second annual Top 100 Meetings Hotels in the United States. Cvent’s list features the year’s most popular hotels among Cvent planners, and is based on activity on the Cvent Supplier Network, an online marketplace connecting corporate meeting and event planners with venues around the world.
Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List - 2014
Fourteen hotels in the FRHI collection appear on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, a readers’ choice ranking of the best hotels, resorts and cruise lines globally. Earning this prestigious mark of distinction were six FRHI hotels in Canada, one in Mexico, three in Asia, one in Africa and three in the United States. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise were among some of the numerous iconic Canadian properties listed from North America. Raffles Singapore and Raffles Grand Hotel in Cambodia were highly ranked in representation of the Raffles brand. Condé Nast Traveler is a top consumer travel and hospitality publication designed for the experienced, discerning, frequent traveler with an array of diverse travel experiences and information encompassing frequent flyer programs, art, fashion, culture and cuisine.
Travel + Leisure - T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels – 2014
Fourteen Fairmont hotels and resorts made the annual T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels list, a prestigious ranking of the top 500 hotels in the world ranked by readers of Travel + Leisure. Appearing in the magazine’s January 2014 issue, the top scoring properties include: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club and Fairmont Mara Safari Club, The Plaza, a Fairmont managed hotel, Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, and Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.
Condé Nast Traveler – Readers’ Choice Awards - 2013
19 Fairmont hotels and resorts around the world were identified by Condé Nast readers as some of the world’s top hotels in their destinations. Top U.S hotels included The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Fairmont San Francisco, and Fairmont Miramar Hotels & Bungalows in Santa Monica. In Canada, top hotels and resorts included Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Empress, and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Internationally, Mexico’s Fairmont Mayakoba made the list, as did The Savoy in London and Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco. Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Fairmont Beijing in China were recognized as two of the top 40 hotels in China. In Africa, Fairmont Masai Mara and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club were voted into the top 25 resorts and safari camps in Africa.
Forbes Travel Guide Awards – 2013
The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel received Five Stars in the 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Awards. Seven Fairmont Hotels & Resorts were awarded with Four Stars, including New York's The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel; Seattle's The Fairmont Olympic Hotel; The Fairmont Banff Springs; Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim; The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver; Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Fairmont Singapore. The Georgian at The Fairmont Olympic was awarded Four Stars in the restaurant category by Forbes and three Willow Stream Spas were each recipients of Four Star awards as well: Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs and Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Peace Hotel.
Virtuoso – Best of the Best Awards for Sustainable Tourism Leadership – 2013
London's The Savoy was named the winner of the Virtuoso Best of the Best Award for Sustainable Tourism Leadership. The hotel was shortlisted as the only city hotel nominated in its category, competing against renowned resort destinations.
U.S. News & World Report’s List of the Best Hotels - 2013
Six Fairmont properties received recognition as one of the 2013 Best Hotels in Canada by U.S. News & World Report. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim and The Fairmont Waterfront were gold winners under the “Best Hotels in Canada” award, while Fairmont Château Laurier, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise were silver winners, identified as one of the “Best Hotels” within their destinations. To determine the awards, U.S. News applied its Best Hotels methodology, which factors in the industry awards and ratings a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests.
Travel + Leisure - World's Best List -2013
Several Fairmont properties received outstanding recognition from the readers of Travel + Leisure in the magazine's 2013 World's Best Survey. Seventeen Fairmont properties across the globe were named, including Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, which was named as one of the Top 100 Hotels worldwide. The World's Best Survey is the result of the annual readers poll, in which Travel + Leisure asks their readers to vote for their favorite hotels and resorts around the globe based on certain criteria.
Condé Nast Traveler – Gold List - 2013
13 Fairmont properties received this coveted recognition. Across Canada, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim, The Fairmont Waterfront and The Fairmont Vancouver Airport and Ottawa’s Fairmont Château Laurier were recognized as was The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, which received Platinum Circle status. In the U.S., The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui was also acknowledged with Platinum Circle status while The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii and New York’s The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel were lauded. Kenya’s Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club and The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel were named to the list for another year alongside Mexico’s Fairmont Mayakoba. Telluride, Colorado’s Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge was a first time recipient of the prestigious award.
Travel + Leisure – World’s Top 500 Hotels – 2013
Readers ranked 11 Fairmont properties among the World’s Top 500 including Quebec's Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler as top resorts in Canada as well as The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies as a peak luxury resort. Fairmont Monte Carlo and London's The Savoy were named among the very best in Europe. The Fairmont Acapulco Princess and Fairmont Mayakoba were identified by readers as two of the top resorts in Latin America and The Fairmont Kea Lani found itself among the top resorts in Hawaii.
Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Hotels - 2013
Making the coveted list of just 50 top hotels from across the globe were Kenya's Fairmont Mara Safari Club and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.
TripAdvisor’ Traveler’s Choice Awards – Luxury Category - 2013
The world’s leading travel review forum recognized nine Fairmont hotels for 2013. Among those honoured were Fairmont Beijing and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel which ranked among the Top 25 Hotels in China while Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim and The Fairmont Waterfront were named as two of the Top 25 Hotels in Canada. Joining this prestigious list were Fairmont Mayakoba which received honors as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico, Fairmont Mara Safari Club which was identified as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Kenya, Fairmont Nile City which made the Top 25 Hotels list for Egypt, Fairmont Singapore was named as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Singapore and in the United Arab Emirates, Fairmont Bab al Bahr was voted one of the region’s Top 25 Hotels.