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Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

February 14, 2012 09:00 ET

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Earn Conde Nast Gold

Luxury Brand Lands 12 Hotels on Prestigious Travel Ranking

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is starting 2012 with added sparkle thanks to readers of Condé Nast Traveler, who have voted 12 Fairmont hotels among the world's best places to stay. A recent issue of the magazine profiles The Gold List, an annual readers' choice poll of the travel industry's finest hotels, resorts and cruise lines.

New this year is the magazine's Platinum Circle honor, a mark of distinction for hotels, resorts or cruise lines that have made the list the past five years consecutively. As a testament to its collection of luxurious hotels, Fairmont is proud to have three properties within this group, including The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta; The Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii; and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, in Seattle.

In Canada, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ranked number one overall in Alberta, while Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim makes its first appearance on the list. Another B.C. favorite, Fairmont Chateau Whistler also made the list, earning high marks for its year-round activities. Representing Canada's East Coast, Fairmont Le Château Montebello landed among the top five hotels in Quebec.

In the U.S., Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island, The Plaza in New York City, and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle were all recognized on the list. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland was honored as one of the top European hotels, earning a perfect score under the location category. Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico's Riviera Maya again made the list, as did Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, taking the top spot in Kenya along with Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

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

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
With more than 60 destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of landmark, luxury hotels. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

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