Niagara-on-the-Lake Vintage Hotel named Ontario’s best on Condé Nast Gold List
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON June 10, 2010 – For the second consecutive year Vintage Hotels’ Queen’s Landing has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. The worldwide travel aficionado has announced its annual Gold List, an esteemed list of the best hotels, resorts and cruises; naming Queen’s Landing as the top hotel in Ontario for 2010. Last year the hotel was voted best in Ontario in the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards.
Only two hotels received the Gold List honour for Ontario this year, with Queen’s Landing topping the list at an overall score of 88.4. The largest property of the Vintage Collection with 142 guestrooms and 19 meeting rooms, Queen’s Landing attracts a significant number of corporate groups in addition to leisure travelers. The hotel’s recent honours are testament to its longstanding reputation for excellence in delivering exceptional experiences to its guests.
In addition to achieving first place on the Gold List, Queen’s Landing has been a CAA/AAA four diamond award recipient for 20 years for accommodations, and 15 years for dining. The hotel’s Tiara Restaurant has also collected numerous accolades for its wine list and Niagara-inspired menus over the last five years.
Queen’s Landing General Manager Lily Kszan has witnessed the steady growth and recognition bestowed on the property over her past four years with the company. “We are thrilled to receive this honour from one of the world’s foremost travel authorities. The Queen’s Landing team has earned this award through their dedication to guest satisfaction. Beyond the beautiful rooms, excellent service and food, we truly believe it’s the personal connections that make all the difference.”
The Gold List is compiled by Condé Nast Traveler based on data collected from their annual Readers’ Choice Survey. Over 32,000 readers’ responses are reviewed and edited in an effort to reflect a property’s true character rather than simply rating its facilities. Individual scores are given for rooms, service, food, location and design, and then averaged for an overall score.
Vintage Hotels is a collection of CAA/AAA four-diamond hotels. Prince of Wales, Queen’s Landing and Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake offer 374 guestrooms, 35,000 square feet of meeting space, three four-diamond restaurants, and two spas. 100 Fountain Spa and Secret Garden Spa are consistently ranked top spas by Spas of America. Vintage Hotels also owns the 24-guestroom Moffat Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In 2008, the Vintage collection grew to include the Millcroft Inn & Spa located in the rolling hills of Alton-Caledon, 45 minutes northwest of Toronto. The Millcroft offers 52 guestrooms, 4,700 sq. ft. of meeting space, a four-diamond restaurant, and the renowned Millcroft Spa, Centre for Well-Being.
Offering classic style with modern sensibility, the hotel properties share a stellar reputation for delivering exceptional experiences in a unique destination. The elegant and refined Prince of Wales and the classic yet charming Pillar and Post were tops in Ontario on the Condé Nast Gold List 2006, with Prince of Wales repeating in the No. 2 spot in 2007 and in 2009 named Best Hotel in Ontario on Travel + Leisure Magazine’s List of 500 World’s Best Hotels. Queen’s Landing, named Ontario’s best hotel in the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2009 and the Condé Nast Gold List 2010, sets the stage for everything from high-level corporate gatherings to romantic getaways in a Georgian-style waterfront mansion. Millcroft Inn & Spa earned the Fodor’s Choice Award of Distinction in 2008 and placed 2nd in Ontario’s Finest Inns & Spas 2008 WOW awards as Top Spa, Destination & Dinner Experience. Vintage Hotels is a proud partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. For more information: www.vintage-hotels.com.
Dianne Turner, Marketing and PR Specialist
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April Brunet, VP of Sales and Marketing
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