Fairmont Vancouver Airport named best airport hotel in North America

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel won "Best Airport Hotel - North America" awarded at the World Airport Awards 2011 in Copenhagen. This is the first year airport hotels have been recognized as part of the awards and The Fairmont Vancouver Airport was ranked first over the Grand Hyatt Dallas/Fort Worth and the Westin Detroit Metropolitan. In addition, the hotel placed fifth in the world on the World's Top 10 Airport Hotels list.

The annual World Airport Survey, performed by Skytrax, collected responses from more than 11 million questionnaires distributed to passengers around the world, representing over 100 nationalities and covering more than 240 airports worldwide. Airline travellers voted for the world's top 10 airport hotels, with over 860,000 guests rating their hotel experiences. The Skytrax survey was established in 1999, and is held in high esteem for the clarity of the process and rigorously applied rules of total independence. The results are based on unsolicited customer survey responses.

"We are honoured to accept such an esteemed award," said Craig Reaume, general manager of the award-winning Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel. "This speaks volumes about the levels of service and guest experience we provide. We offer an unrivalled location within the airport for both leisure and business travellers, along with authentically local British Columbia experiences in Globe@YVR restaurant, Jetside Bar, our meetings and amenities."

A sophisticated gateway to one of the world's most vibrant cities, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel is conveniently located above the USA Departures Level of the Vancouver International Airport. The hotel offers 392 spacious, fully soundproofed and beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling views of the airport runways, ocean and mountains. In addition, the Vancouver airport hotel's "Quiet Zone" floor has day-use rooms available for travellers on long layovers, while a hypoallergenic floor offers several low-allergen amenities. Other features include Globe@YVR restaurant and Jetside Bar, both boasting amazing views of the runway and award-winning Pacific Northwest cuisine; a full-service day spa and health club, complete with indoor mechanized lap pool; and state-of-the-art meeting facilities with over 8,800 square feet of space.

Other hotels in the World's Top 10 Airport Hotels selected by Skytrax are:

1. Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong (HKG)

2. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (SIN)

3. Sofitel London Heathrow (LHR)

4. Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich (MUC)

5. Fairmont Vancouver Airport (YVR)

6. Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport (PEK)

7. Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL)

8. Hyatt Regency Incheon (ICN)

9. Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel (SYD)

10. Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok (BKK)