The AAA Five Diamond Rating - 2010
The Plaza Hotel was awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Rating for the first time in its 102-year history. The Fairmont Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle and The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Phoenix also continue to hold AAA Five Diamond Ratings.
Travel + Leisure - 500 World's Best Hotels - 2010
The Fairmont Mara Safara Club was named #3 best hotel in the world and #1 best resort or lodge in Africa & The Middle East. The Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui was named as a top 10 resort in Hawaii while Fairmont Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya and The Fairmont Acapulco Princess made the top 20 resorts in Mexico.
Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List - 2010
Eleven Fairmont properties made the 2010 Gold List, with an additional eight recognized on the Gold Reserve List. The Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List is based on magazine-subscriber votes.
Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards - 2010
Readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine demonstrated their soft spot for Fairmont properties, recognizing 25 Fairmont hotels and resorts among their annual list of favourites.
Bilanz Top Hotel Rankings - 2010
Bilanz, the leading Swiss business and finance publication, awarded Fairmont Le Montreux Palace as Best City Hotel in Switzerland. The hotel previously held the top honour in 2007 and 2008 and held second place in 2009.
Expedia Insiders' Select - 2010
Twenty-two Fairmont properties made the Expedia Insider's Select list, including Fairmont Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Fairmont Monte Carlo and Fairmont Turnberry Isle in Miami, all which scored 99+ out of 100.
The World Travel Awards - 2009
Awards included Fairmont Monte Carlo (Europe's Leading Casino Hotel), Fairmont Turnberry Isle (North America's Leading Golf Resort), The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (North America's Leading Ski Resort & Canada's Leading Golf Resort, The Fairmont Banff Springs (Canada's Leading Ski Resort), The Fairmont Palliser (Canada's Leading Business Hotel), Fairmont Le Montreux Palace (Switzerland's Leading Hotel) and the World's Leading Hotel Brand Website.
Celebrated Living - Reader's Choice Platinum List - 2009
Readers ranked Fairmont properties high in several categories, with The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, The Plaza and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club noted as top hotels. Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs was one of the Top International Spas, and the golf courses at The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler were also honoured
Michelin Guide - 2010
Santé restaurant at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, California received its first star from the prestigious 2010 Michelin Guide.
Condé Nast Top Spas 2010
At total of nine Fairmont properties made the Condé Nast list of top spas this year, including The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Turnberry Isle, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Southampton, Fairmont Mayakoba, Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Kea Lani.
Travel + Leisure - Top 25 Hotel Spas: Continental US and Canada - 2009
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Willow Stream Spa earned the #3 spot and The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa placed #14 in this annual round up of the top twenty-five hotel spas.
SpaFinder's Reader's Choice Awards - 2010
Fairmont's signature spa brand, Willow Stream, was named one of the Best Brands by SpaFinder's Readers. Fairmont Spas and the Fairmont Willow Stream Spas received top honors for Favourite Spa and Favourite Spa Professional (Fairmont Singapore), Best for Winter Sports (The Fairmont Banff Springs), Best for Romance (The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa), and Best for Mineral Springs (The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and The Fairmont Banff Springs)
Spa Magazine - Silver Sage Awards - 2010
Willow Stream Spas at The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Dubai and Fairmont Singapore, along with the spa at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa were all chosen as winners in the 2010 Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards. All were recognized as Favorite Resort/Hotel Spa within their respective regions, with Willow Stream, the Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs also winning as Favorite Spas for Couples-International and Favorite Mineral Springs Spa.
Golf & Ski Awards
Golf Magazine Premier Resorts - 2010
With more medals than any other hotel company, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and The Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii all shot gold, while The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Mayakoba, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and Fairmont Turnberry Isle received silver.
Golfweek Best Courses of Caribbean and Mexico - 2010
Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya was named #7 top golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Golf Digest - World's Best Golf Hotels - 2009
Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland and three Canadian properties - The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - made this list of best golf hotels in the world.
Condé Nast Traveler -Top 50 Ski Hotels - 2009
Half a dozen Fairmont properties made the list of best ski hotels in North America this year, including The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont's three Canadian Rocky Mountain resorts.
Meeting Planner Awards
Meeting & Incentive Travel Awards - 2010
Fairmont Monte Carlo won Gold for Best Overseas Hotel.
Conference & Incentive Travel Hot List - 2009
Fairmont Monte Carlo was awarded a Silver Award in the category of Best Overseas Conference Hotel.
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Capital Chapter Green Awards - 2009
The Fairmont Washington, DC has taken the top honor in the PCMA Green Leader Supplier category.
Canada's Top Employers for Young People - 2010
This award recognizes Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as a Canadian employer that leads the nation in offering exceptional workplaces and human resource programs of interest to young people starting their careers.
Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times - 2010
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of Northern California has been named as one of the top five Best Places to Work. Hundreds of colleagues at Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont San Jose, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, voluntarily contributed to surveys on their work environment and what makes it one of the best.
BusinessWeek magazine's Customer Service Champs Survey - 2010
Fairmont was named among Business Week's top 50 providers of customer service excellence. The listing was created using data from J.D. Power & Associates' database and a supplementary survey of BusinessWeek readers.
Canada's Top 100 Employers - 2010
For the eighth consecutive year, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, a testament to the strength of the Fairmont culture and the tremendous pride and loyalty of our Colleagues.
Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures - 2009
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was selected from a group of over 400 corporations for its ability to foster a culture that has achieved superior performance and sustained a distinct competitive advantage.
EnRoute Magazine - The Travel Report 2008
Readers of the magazine selected Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as their favourite hotel chain. More than 1,000 readers responded to the year's survey.
Environmental Leadership Awards
Condé Nast Traveler - World Saver Awards - 2009
Fairmont was recognized in the categories of "Good Guys Overall" and "Wildlife" with kudos given to the company's work with snowy owls in Boston, marmots on Vancouver Island and turtles in Acapulco.
Canada's Greenest Employers (as featured in Maclean's Magazine) - 2009
This list recognizes exceptional employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, that have exceptional earth-friendly initiatives, and that attract employees and customers based on environmental leadership.
IMEX - Green Supplier Award - 2008
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was honoured with the inaugural Green Supplier award, developed by IMEX and the Green Meeting Industry Council, which recognizes environmental excellence and innovation within the meetings industry.
Hotelier Magazine- Green Leadership Award - 2008
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was honoured with Hotelier magazine's inaugural Green Leadership Award in recognition of the brand's longstanding commitment to environmental initiatives.
CNBC European Business - Top 100 Low-Carbon Pioneers - 2008
Fairmont placed 29th on a list of the world's top 100 businesses that are taking groundbreaking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Fairmont was the only hotel group included on the list.
Professional Convention Management Association - Environmental Leadership Award - 2008
The PCMA recognized Fairmont with its 2008 Environmental Leadership Award. This is the first year PCMA has handed out the award, which honors progressive greening efforts in the meetings industry.
Travel Industry Awards
American Hotel & Lodging Association Stars of the Industry Award - 2010
AHLA honoured Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Princess with the Stars of the Industry Award for Specialty Events, Ongoing at a Large Property. The property was recognized for its work with the National Geographic Explorers Camp for guests of ages 5-12.
Business Travel News US Hotel Chain Survey - 2010
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was ranked as #3 Hotel Chain in the luxury tier, moving up from #5 in 2009.
Travel Agents' Choice - Selling Long Haul Magazine UK - 2010
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was named Travel Agents' Choice for 2010 as Hotel Group or Resort agents would first recommend to clients heading to The Americas.
North America Travel Journalists' Association Awards - 2010
Fairmont Magazine photographer Alex Farnum won a Grand Prize in photography for his work in this publication.
Virtuoso & Virtuoso LIFE Magazine - Best of the Best Awards - 2009
For the third year, Virtuoso reviewed more than 800 world-class properties and recognized the hotels, hospitality professionals and hotel chains that are setting new standards in luxury travel. Fairmont was recognized with the "Most Socially Responsible" award.
Worldwide Hospitality Awards - 2009
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts was recognized for Best Initiative in Hotel Management Training.
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