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Travel & Leisure's World's Best Hotels Includes Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Publish Date: 06-Jul-2012

Whistler Friday, July 06, 2012

Each year Travel + Leisure magazine asks readers to rank the World’s Best hotels, and in 2012 The Fairmont Chateau Whistler was honored to be included on this prestigious list.  Thirteen Fairmont Hotels & Resorts worldwide were awarded the designation, including Fairmont properties in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Kenya.

Featuring a whimsical shot of the award-winning onsite Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler ranked an impressive #5 on the esteemed list. With an emphasis on ski-in, ski-out accessibility and stunning slopeside views of Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler achieved a gleaming score. 

Two of Fairmont’s Kenyan properties were named as overall “World’s Best” globally, including the Fairmont Mara Safari Club in the Masai Mara, rated #20 overall, and the history-rich Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in the area of Nanyuki, rated #46. On the list of Best Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East, the two resorts come in at #8 and #10. Also in Kenya, Fairmont The Norfolk in Nairobi took #12 among Top City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East.

 Included among Top Resorts in Canada are The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (#6); and Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (#8); while Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City; The Fairmont Empress, Victoria; and The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver rank among Top City Hotels in Canada (#4, #7 and #10, respectively.)

Both of Fairmont’s Hawaiian properties were ranked among the top resorts in the islands, with Maui’s The Fairmont Kea Lani taking spot #11 and The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island coming in at #17. Top resorts in Mexico included The Fairmont Acapulco Princess at #10 and Fairmont Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya at #17.

Travel + Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Awards” are the results of a reader survey asking which hotels, destinations, and companies represent the very best in travel. Respondents were asked to rate hotels on rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which will arrive 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, visit, or contact your local travel professional.

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