Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tremblant’s Hôtel Quintessence wins coveted Condé Nast Award

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (January 29, 2008) – Hôtel Quintessence, the only 5-star boutique hotel in Tremblant, has won the prestigious 2008 Condé Nast award for “Most Excellent Small Hotel” in North America.

Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide published by the “most trusted name in travel,” Condé Nast Publications Ltd., announced the winners of the 2008 Awards for Excellence on January 25, 2008. Other nominees in the category were: Tower 23, San Diego, CA; Windsor Arms, Toronto, Ontario; and L’Auberge Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.

Hôtel Quintessence
Hôtel Quintessence is well known by sportsmen and bon vivants the world over for its 30 exceptionally large, handsomely appointed suites, all of which offer an uninterrupted view across magnificent Lake Tremblant. Guests enjoy seamless check-in, impeccable service, and a variety of sumptuous amenities and services such as wood-burning fireplaces, feather beds, and opulent bathrooms with heated marble floors, double air-jet tubs, rain showers and private water closets. The Q Restaurant and Winebar offer the guest an extraordinary level of haute cuisine with specialities based on locally raised meats and produce. The 5000-bottle capacity wine cellar with tasting room allows wine connoisseurs to experience some of the world’s best wines in exceptional conditions.

Quintessence Managing Partner Sean O’Donnell notes that he and the hotel team are delighted to have been recognized with this award. “We are proud to be so highly acclaimed by this world-renowned travel authority. As a boutique hotel, created from the ground up to be an exclusive mountain sanctuary, we feel that this award is the ultimate compliment to our team’s efforts and dedication.”

The prestigious Condé Nast award is the latest distinction earned by this luxury boutique hotel. Robb Report Luxury Resorts has also included the “Q” for two consecutive years as one of the “finest 100 resorts and ultimate escapes in the world”.

Intense competition
“With 326 of the world’s finest properties in the 2008 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean, & Pacific, and our expanded coverage of Canada and Central and South America, the categories were very competitive,” said Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, VP & Publishing Director, The Americas. “Condé Nast Johansens recommends only properties that meet our exacting standards, so the Excellence Awards winners represent the very best of the best. Our readers are discerning, savvy travelers who enjoy excellent accommodations and personal attention.”

Condé Nast Johansens is the most comprehensive illustrated luxury guide to hotels, inns, resorts, and spas throughout the Americas, Great Britain and Europe, and the only guide book to carry the prestigious and widely-recognized Condé Nast seal of approval. Recommendations are based on excellence, unique style, cuisine, diverse character, and exceptional location, making the Guides one of the most trusted resources for exemplary accommodations.