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Fairmont strikes gold with Conde Nast


According to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, an annual reader’s choice poll, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts epitomizes the gold standard, with 11 of its world-class properties making the cut for 2010. Rated on criteria including location, activities, service and guestrooms, the list is based on magazine-subscriber votes.

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, luxury AAA Four Diamond resort located on the Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii earned and impressive score of 94.1. It was recognized for its white sand beach, open air-kitchen at Brown’s Beach House and its authentically local decor.

Representing Fairmont’s solid gold Canadian showing were Vancouver’s The Fairmont Waterfront and The Fairmont Vancouver Airport; The Fairmont Chateau Whistler; The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies, and Quebec’s Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu.

The Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg and Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland were recognized as best in Europe; The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui was recognized as best in Hawaii while The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle was recognized as one of the best in the United States.

Eight additional properties made the Gold Reserve List, including Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Tremblant in Quebec, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club and Fairmont Mara Safari Club in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.

Rated on criteria including location, activities, service and guestrooms, the Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List is based on magazine-subscriber votes.

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, a AAA Four Diamond destination resort on 32 oceanfront acres offering 540 guestrooms on the island’s northwestern coast.

Facilities and services include the Hawaiian-inspired Spa Without Walls with eight waterfall hale (hut) and six oceanside cabanas, authentically local daily beach and cultural activities, golf, tennis and water sports, year-round children’s program, six delectable restaurants and expansive indoor and outdoor meeting facilities all surrounded by service with Aloha.

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of 59 distinctive hotels, which includes iconic landmarks like The Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont The Norfolk, Nairobi and Canada’s Fairmont Banff Springs.

Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is 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 94 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

One Response to “Fairmont strikes gold with Conde Nast”

  1. Donald says:

    I wonder how much Fairmont paid Conde Nast to be profiled? Its a pay to play game in the media these days. You wonder how Fairmont can get to be in the Gold since the properties they have been acquiring are 2-3 years old.


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