|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.
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
YVR has come a long way over the years. I remember many years ago, before the upgrades, being rather embarrased when debarking a flight from the U.S. It was a long walk from the plane to immigration. The ceilings were low and the hallways pink and dim. At the end of the journey was a portrait of the Queen. A man turned to me and said "this has got to be one of the strangest airports I've ever been in." I laugh about it now.
Thanks for sharing. I didn't start flying via Vancouver until after it went through a major rehab. So I don't recall the strangeness of it ... but how nice the hallways were pink and dim. So flattering!
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