Travel + Leisure Magazine Recognizes the Fairmont Orchid in It’s Top 100 List

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Travel + Leisure Magazine has recognized The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i among its prestigious “T+L 100” list for 2011.  Ten Fairmont Hotels & Resorts made the annual list of World’s Best Hotels, including Fairmont properties in the U.S., Canada, and Kenya.

Kristina Anapa

Local movie actress Kristina Anapau in front of the Fairmont Orchid during the 2011 Big Island Film Festival

“We are genuinely delighted to have been selected for the T+L 100 once again” said Christof Luedi, General Manager and Regional Vice President, Hawai’i . “This achievement, including the unique features that have been highlighted alongside our score, confirms that discerning travelers appreciate Fairmont for our hotels’ distinctiveness, excellence and commitment to personalizing the entire guest experience.”

I spent quite a bit of time at the pool the last time I was there

Two of Fairmont’s Kenyan properties were also named as over all “World’s Best”, including the Fairmont Mara Safari Club in the Masai Mara, rated seventh overall, and the history-rich Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in the area of Nanyuki, rated lucky number 13.

T+L rates Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Florida as a top resort in U.S./Canada and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise as a peak luxury resort in the Canadian Rockies. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport landed among the top ten large city hotels in U.S./Canada and The Plaza in New York and The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle also made appearances in the same category.

The view from my room on the Gold Floor

The Fairmont Acapulco Princess was listed a noteworthy 15th overall for top resorts in Mexico and The Fairmont Kea Lani was also found among the top resorts in Hawaii.

Made up of the top properties receiving the highest rankings in Travel + Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Awards” reader survey, respondents were asked to rate hotels on five characteristics rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.

A Fairmont Orchid Sunset with entertainment in the open air lounge

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on the Big Island is a AAA Four Diamond luxury destination resort on 32 oceanfront acres offering 538 guestrooms on the island’s northwestern coast.  Inspired by Culture, Well-Being and Genuine Aloha, The Fairmont Orchid’s facilities and services include the Hawaiian-inspired Spa Without Walls with 10 waterfall hale (hut) and 5 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.

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