For the sixth time in seven years, Fairmont Vancouver Airport has been awarded Best Airport Hotel in North America at the 2017 World Airport Awards, which were held March 14, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The prestigious World Airport Awards are a global benchmark of airport excellence. The 2017 awards are based upon results from guest surveys which assessed hotel standards across a wide range of categories, including but not limited to:
- the overall hotel experience
- noteworthy facilities, food quality
- in-room amenities
The awards’ survey period operated from July 2016 to February 2017 and counted on the participation of over 1.84 million customers of air travel and 235 airport hotels in more than 65 countries worldwide.
Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said: “To win this prestigious award for the sixth time in just seven years is a great achievement for Fairmont Vancouver Airport. These awards recognize hotels that combine convenience, comfort and top quality service as an integrated package for today’s air travelers and Fairmont Vancouver Airport was a high performer in all the categories to win the Best Airport Hotel in North America title this year.”
Fairmont Vancouver Airport is the only hotel located inside the Vancouver International Airport. It has 386 triple-soundproofed guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling views of the runway, ocean and mountains. The award-winning restaurant and lounge features local coastal cuisine, live entertainment nightly and “flights” of wine, whisky and beer. The “not your usual airport hotel” offers a quiet zone floor, day use rooms, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa with jet lag recovery treatments and an artist in residence.
“We are delighted to be the beneficiary of this award,” says Patrick Gosselin, general manager of Fairmont Vancouver Airport. “This belongs to each and every one of our employees – they are the heart and soul of the hotel and provide the service excellence to our guests.”