The Fairmont Vancouver Airport: Best North American Airport Hotel

One of my favorite airport hotels, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport, was awarded Best Airport Hotel - North America at the 2011 World Airport Awards held on March 30, 2011 in Copenhagen. This is the first year that airport hotels have been included in the annual awards.

 The Fairmont Vancouver Airport came in the number one spot over the Grand Hyatt Dallas/Fort Worth and the Westin Detroit Metropolitan. The hotel also placed fifth in the world for Best Airport Hotel Worldwide.
The Skytrax World Airport Survey was distributed to more than 11 million passengers around the world, representing more than 100 nationalities and 240+ airports. The results were tabulated from more than 860,000 responses from guests who rated their hotel experiences.

I've stayed at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport several times, and it's truly tops. Located just above the USA Departures Level of YVR, it has 392 spacious and fully soundproof guestrooms and suites. All have floor to ceiling views of the runways, ocean and mountains. A designated Quiet Zone floor offers day use rooms for travelers on long layovers, and a Hypoallergenic Floor features low-allergen amenities.

All guests may enjoy Globe@YVR restaurant and the Jetside Bar (both with runway views) for dining and beverages. The full-service Absolute Spa and a health club is also on site.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Photo by Sue Frause

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