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FAIRMONT VANCOUVER AIRPORT NAMED BEST IN NORTH AMERICA

Publish Date: 01-Apr-2011

April 01, 2011

Hotel Recognized as Best on Continent and Fifth in World at World Airport Awards 2011

Vancouver, BC, March 30, 2011 – The Fairmont Vancouver Airport was awarded “Best Airport Hotel – North America” at the World Airport Awards 2011 today in Copenhagen. This is the first year airport hotels have been recognized as part of the awards and The Fairmont Vancouver Airport was ranked first over the Grand Hyatt Dallas/Forth Worth and the Westin Detroit Metropolitan. In addition, the hotel placed fifth in the world on the World’s Top 10 Airport Hotels list.

The annual World Airport Survey, performed by Skytrax, collected responses from more than 11 million questionnaires distributed to passengers around the world, representing over 100 nationalities and covering more than 240 airports worldwide. Airline travellers voted for the world’s top 10 airport hotels, with over 860,000 guests rating their hotel experiences. The Skytrax survey was established in 1999, and is held in high esteem for the clarity of the process and rigorously applied rules of total independence. The results are based on unsolicited customer survey responses.

“We are honoured to accept such an esteemed award,” said Craig Reaume, general manager of the hotel. “This speaks volumes about the levels of service and guest experience we provide. We offer an unrivalled location within the airport for both leisure and business travellers, along with authentically local British Columbia experiences in Globe@YVR restaurant, Jetside Bar, our meetings and amenities.”

A sophisticated gateway to one of the world's most vibrant cities, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is conveniently located above the USA Departures Level of the Vancouver International Airport. The hotel offers 392 spacious, fully soundproofed and beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, all with floor to ceiling views of the airport runways, ocean and mountains. The hotel’s “Quiet Zone” floor has day use rooms available for travellers on long layovers, while a hypoallergenic floor offers several low-allergen amenities. Other hotel features include Globe@YVR restaurant and Jetside Bar, both boasting amazing views of the runway and award-winning Pacific Northwest cuisine; a full service day spa and health club, complete with indoor mechanized lap pool; and state-of-the-art meeting facilities with over 8,800 square feet of space. 

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
With over 60 distinctive hotels, including the iconic Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, and more in development, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality brand known for its warm and engaging service and culturally rich experiences.  Located in coveted worldwide destinations, its unrivalled collection of classic hotels imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication, and social importance, and are often considered destinations in and of themselves.  Fairmont is also committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 95 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.


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