Awards and Accolades

Property Awards 

TripAdvisor - Travelers’ Choice Awards - 2015

Ten Fairmont hotels have been named winners of the 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, a prestigious ranking of the world’s top properties based on millions of travel reviews. Among those honored was the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which ranked in the top 5 hotels in the Luxury category. Additionally, Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and Fairmont Makati ranked among the top 10 hotels in the Best Service category.

Travel + Leisure - T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels – 2015 

Ten Fairmont hotels and resorts made the annual Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels list, a prestigious list of the top 500 hotels in the world ranked by readers of Travel + Leisure. The top scoring properties include: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Fairmont Norfolk, Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Empress, and Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

The AAA Five Diamond Rating - 2015

Fairmont Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess were again awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Rating.

Travel + Leisure – It List: The Best New Hotels – 2014

Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers was recognized as a Next-Gen Business Hotel in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 It List, highlighting the two-story Espa spa, 20-foot custom chandelier in the lobby and magnificent library.

Condé Nast Traveler - Best International Hotels for Business - 2014

Fairmont Pacific Rim was named the #1 Business Hotel in the World, as voted by Condé Nast Traveler readers. In taking home the top spot, the hotel beat out some of the world’s most notable hotels, such as the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and the Peninsula, Hong Kong.

Extraordinary Traveller Magazine - Extraordinary Travel Awards - 2014

Fairmont Banff Springs was named the winner of the Extraordinary Golf Hotel Award by Extraordinary Traveller Magazine. The Extraordinary Travel Awards highlight the top hotels, destinations, airlines and cruises, based on suggestions from luxury travel professionals and readers.

Condé Nast Traveler - Readers’ Choice Awards - 2014

Twenty-seven Fairmont hotels and resorts were honored by Condé Nast Traveler readers as some of the world’s top hotels. Fairmont Heritage Place was listed as one of the Top 100 Resorts in the World. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace was recognized as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Europe, Fairmont Peace Hotel was among the Top 25 Hotels in Asia and Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square was listed as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the United States. Additionally, The Fairmont Château Lake Louise, The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Château Whistler were highly ranked among the Best Hotels in Canada.

Travel + Leisure - World’s Best Business Hotels - 2014

Three Fairmont hotels - Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Waterfront and Fairmont Olympic Hotel - were ranked as the top hotels for business travelers. The results are based on the annual World’s Best Awards, voted on by Travel + Leisure readers.

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 appeared 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, The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel and Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square were among the top hotels in the United States, with Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Château 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 highlight 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, have 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 - 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 Château 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 Château 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

Eight Fairmont hotels were awarded Four Stars, including Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Beijing, Fairmont Singapore and Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle. 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, Seattle was also awarded Four Stars.

Cvent - Top 100 Meetings Hotels (US) – 2014

Four Fairmont hotels - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Fairmont Dallas, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park - were recognized 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 planner 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 appeared 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. 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 Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels list, a prestigious list 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 Château Laurier, and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.

Successful Meetings – Pinnacle Awards – 2014

Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Monte Carlo and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess were among the hotels honored in the 2014 Pinnacle Awards. Successful Meetings readers voted on properties globally based on their overall professionalism and quality.

Smart Meetings – Platinum Choice Awards – 2014

Smart Meetings editors and industry experts recognized eight Fairmont hotels in the 2014 Platinum Choice Awards. Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Fairmont Dallas, Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, were all winners in the Hotel category.

Meetings & Conventions – Gold Tee Award Winners – 2014

Meetings & Conventions readers awarded Fairmont Scottsdale Princess the 2014 Gold Tee Award.

 

Dining Awards

Zagat – 2013

Receiving the prestigious Zagat award is Santé restaurant at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa as well as Fairmont  Dubai’s Spectrum on One which took honors for “Top Food” in Dubai – earning a near perfect 29 rating on Zagat’s 30 point scale. The restaurant also took the award for “Top Service”.

Vibe Vista – Best Spirits Program – 2013

Taking top honours for the Best Spirits Program category in the Hotel, Casino and Cruise Lines Segment, Fairmont won for the FAME mixology program.

 

Corporate Awards 

Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index– 2015
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was the highest rated brand in the Hotel (Luxury) category, as part of the 2015 Brand Keys study. The Brand Keys data paints a detailed picture of the category drivers that engage customers, engender loyalty and drive real profits. The Customer Loyalty Engagement Index examines customers’ relationships with 540 brands in 64 categories.

North American Travel Journalist Association Awards – 2014

Fairmont Magazine won two notable awards at the North American Travel Journalist Association Awards Competition. The magazine received a gold medal in the Photography category for its “Big Bold Baku” cover illustration and in the Culinary Travel category, Remy Scalza, received a silver medal for “Perfecting Pinoy”.

Ensemble Travel Group Partner of the Year – 2014

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts won the Ensemble Travel Group Partner of the Year for 2014.


Environmental Leadership Awards 

Caterer and Hotelkeeper - Hotel Cateys - 2013
The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, was named Green Hotel of the Year. Widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the hospitality industry, the Hotel Cateys recognize the most successful hotels, hoteliers and hotel employees across the United Kingdom. Recipients are nominated, selected and awarded by the industry through Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine.


Golf & Ski Awards

SCOREGolf - Top 100 Golf Course Ranking - 2014
Five Fairmont Golf properties make the Top 100 list of SCOREGolf’s ranking. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s Stanley Thompson Course, The Fairmont Banff Spring’s Stanley Thompson Course, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Golf Course, Fairmont Mont Tremblant’s Le Maitre, Le Geant, and Le Diable Courses made the list. SCOREGolf’s rankings are based upon the feedback of SCOREGolf’s ranking panelists, which are comprised of golf professionals, industry leaders, and media members.

 

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For further information contact:

Mike Taylor
FRHI Hotels & Resorts
416/874-2457
mike.taylor@frhi.com