Condé Nast Traveler Survey Puts Entire Pacific Northwest Region on the Podium
Vancouver, British Columbia Thursday, November 01, 2012
Reader's Choice Awards All Seven Fairmont Properties in Pacific Northwest
Vancouver, British Columbia, November 1, 2012 - Condé Nast Traveler magazine has released its annual Readers' Choice Awards survey, naming 31 Fairmont hotels and resorts across the globe as among the world's best, and recognizing all seven properties in the Pacific Northwest. In its 25th year of honoring hospitality excellence, the poll publishes the crème de la crème of travel in its November 2012 issue and this year, had a record response of 46,476 ballots.
The luxury hotel brand prevailed in Canada with 14 properties recognized, and all seven properties in the Pacific Northwest region were touted as being among the best in the world. In Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim took top billing as the best in the city, with recognition also going to: The Fairmont Vancouver Airport, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront; in Whistler, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler; in Victoria, The Fairmont Empress; and in Seattle, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
"We are delighted to have the entire region recognized on this prestigious list," said Philip M. Barnes, General Manager of Fairmont Pacific Rim and Regional Vice President of the Pacific Northwest for Fairmont Hotels. "This is an award that is shared with each and every one of our colleagues as it is through their passion and dedication our guests receive hospitality that is among the best in the world. And, residents in the Pacific Northwest only need to look in their backyard to experience a luxury stay-cation at a variety of one-of-a-kind properties."
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.
ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which arrives in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally 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, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.
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