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VICTORIA, BC (July 9, 2024) – Fairmont Empress has been ranked the #2 Favourite City Hotel in Canada and included on the prestigious list of 15 best Canadian hotels from internationally acclaimed Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2024 Readers’ Survey.

The 29th annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Readers’ Survey was announced today which highlights the year's top islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports, and more. Vancouver Island was voted #1 Canadian Island, the City of Victoria was voted #2 Best Canadian City, and Fairmont Empress was recognized as the #2 Best City Hotel in Canada.

“We are incredibly honoured to be celebrated internationally and earn the #2 top spot for best Canadian City Hotel amongst Travel + Leisure readers. It is beyond rewarding to know that so many of our valued guests voted us as their hotel of choice in the World’s Best Awards,” said Dan McGowan, General Manager of Fairmont Empress. “This achievement is a testament to the level of service and special experiences we aim to provide all of our guests and speaks volumes to the tremendous effort and dedication put forth by our entire team. We are very proud, and this recognition only fuels our commitment to excellence.”

The World's Best Awards is a travel recognition program run by Travel + Leisure, based on an annual reader survey where participants weigh in on their travel experiences around the globe and share their critiques. Respondents rate hotels on characteristics including: rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants and value. The awards are widely renowned for showcasing the pinnacle of excellence across hotels, destinations, and travel experiences. Over 186,000 readers completed the survey this year with more than 700,000 votes casted.