VANCOUVER — For the sixth consecutive year
— and the eighth time in the nine years the survey has taken place — Fairmont
Vancouver Airport has been awarded Best Airport Hotel in North America at the
2019 Skytrax World Airport Awards held March 27 in London, England.
The World Airport Awards — the most
prestigious accolades for the airport industry — are based on more than
13-million questionnaires completed across 100 nationalities of airline
passengers at 550 airports over a six-month period. The awards rate
overall hotel experience, access from the airport to hotel, friendliness of
hotel staff, cleanliness, in-room amenities, fitness and spa facilities,
quality of food and restaurant service and value for money.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by this
prestigious honour,” says Patrick Gosselin, general manager of Fairmont
Vancouver Airport. “We celebrate our 20th anniversary this year and it’s a
tribute to our colleagues who constantly strive to provide a welcoming and
personalized experience for guests.”
The 386-room hotel is 90 steps from the
U.S. departures level and guestrooms are triple soundproofed with
floor-to-ceiling views of the airport runways, ocean and mountains. In spring
of 2018, a re-designed Fairmont Gold floor was unveiled. With only 37
guestrooms, it provides a boutique-hotel experience with private check-in,
exclusive lounge, concierge and luxurious accommodation with spotting scopes
for plane watching.
The hotel offers day-use rooms,
round-the-clock room service, airline check-in kiosk and a pop-up coffee bar,
Refuel, which opens daily at 6 a.m. Other innovations include the introduction
of Wellness Rooms with yoga mats, personal diffusers and essential oils; the
Families Take Flight program for guests travelling with children; Fit on the
Fly with day-pass rates and Reebok workout gear for the full-service gym and
pool; and airport-chauffeur service on a six-passenger golf cart that shuttles
guests from the hotel to airline check-ins.
Runway vistas along with award-winning
Pacific-Northwest cuisine are featured in the hotel’s Globe@YVR restaurant and
Jetside Bar. The hotel also boasts a full-service day spa with specialty
jet-lag-recovery treatments; health club with indoor mechanized lap pool; and
state-of-the-art meeting facilities with more than 8,800 sq. ft. of space.