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A Dozen Fairmonts Earn Gold From Condé Nast Traveler Readers

Publish Date: 27-Jan-2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Fairmont Waterfront and The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Included on Prestigious Gold List

VANCOUVER, January 27, 2011 – This year, The Fairmont Waterfront and The Fairmont Vancouver Airport and 10 other Fairmont properties have been voted among the world’s best places to stay by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the luxury travel magazine catering to discerning globetrotters.  Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and Fairmont Mara Safari Club in Kenya made their first ever appearance on the list, while Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland was specifically noted for having one of the best locations in Europe.

The Fairmont Waterfront once again earned an impressive standing on the Top Canadian Hotels list, with an overall score of 88.8. The hotel’s prime location, outstanding harbour views and Herons Restaurant’s regionally-inspired menus received notable accolades by guests from far and near.

Coming in with an overall score of 88.2, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport was recognized amongst Canada’s best for its vibe, soundproofed rooms, Globe@YVR Restaurant’s offerings and spectacular mountain and runway views. Guest service was also singled out and attests to its moniker as the “best airport hotel in the world.”

This year, more than 25,000 readers voted in the 17th annual poll, awarding Fairmont high-ranking spots in a variety of regions. Other Canadian Fairmont properties included The Fairmont Chateau Whistler; The Fairmont Empress, The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

In the U.S., The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle were recognized, earning high praise from readers for their unrivalled locations and thoughtful and attentive service levels. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland was also honored as one of the top European hotels. First-time Fairmont honorees were Mexico’s Fairmont Mayakoba and Kenya’s Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

Five additional properties were included in the Gold List Reserve, which boasts even more top-rated hotels that were ranked highly by readers.  On the reserve list were The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club and Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, Germany.


Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

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