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Award & Accolades

With 90 years of tradition, Fairmont Royal York boasts a long list of awards and accolades. Here are a few most recent notable awards:

2018 and 2019 Hotel Awards and Distinctions  

  • CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award
  • AAA Inspector's Best of Award, Personal Favorite, 2018
  • Top Hotels in Canada, Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • TripAdvisor Green Leader Bronze  
  • Four Green Keys ECOmmodation Rating, Hotel Association of Canada
  • Toronto's Most Filmed Location, Mayor's Office/Toronto Film Office
  • North America's Leading Hotel Suite, World Travel Awards
  • Originality Award for Outstanding Business, Toronto Entertainment District
  • Best Hotels 2018 Canada, U.S. News & World Reports
  • British Airways Holidays Customer Excellence Award
  • Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Award of Recognition
  • Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel, Egencia 2019
  • Loved by Guests Award,, 2019
  • 10 Best Readers' Choice 2019, USA Today
  • Best Hotels in Downtown Toronto, Forbes


  • Best Lobby Design (200+ rooms), Rockwell Group, Hotelier Design Awards 2019
  • Best Hotel Design, Fairmont Gold, Champalimaud, Hotelier Design Awards 2019

Meetings & Events

  • Smart Meetings, Platinum Choice Award Winner, Canada, 2018
  • Best Event Décor ($50,000 and under budget), Special Events Magazine


  • Diner's Choice Award 2019, OpenTable

Benihana Japanese Steakhouse

  • Diner's Choice Award 2018, OpenTable
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Library Bar

  • Best Martini in Toronto, NOW Magazine Reader's Choice
  • The Best Whisky Bars in Toronto, BlogTO
  • 30 Best Bars in Toronto, Toronto Life
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • The Best Afternoon Tea in Toronto, BlogTO
  • 10Best Hotel Bar, USA Today

Employer/Leadership Awards

  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2019 
  • Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2019
  • Edwin Frizzell, Hotelier of the Year Pinnacle Award, 2019
  • Nicole Steward, Executive Housekeeper of the Year, 2019, Hotelier Magazine

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