SAN DIEGO, CA – February 2019 – Continuing to gain national and international acclaim, Fairmont Grand Del Mar has once again received high regards from the world’s award authorities. The San Diego resort is proud to receive a trio of Five-Star awards from the esteemed Forbes Travel Guide for Lodging, The Spa and Addison, the resort’s signature restaurant; two AAA Five Diamonds for the hotel and Addison; voted the number one luxury hotel in California and San Diego by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; and ranked the best hotel in San Diego and 14th best hotel overall in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report.
“Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond and U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels set the industry standard for excellence, while TripAdvisor accolades come directly from our guests,” said Dennis Clark, Managing Director of Fairmont Grand Del Mar. “Earning these awards and accolades year after year firmly establishes Fairmont Grand Del Mar as a world-class destination with the credibility and cachet for travelers seeking the very finest in accommodations and amenities.”
Among an elite group of high-end resorts, Fairmont Grand Del Mar is one of just 11 hotels to receive three Five-Star designations (Hotel, Restaurant and Spa) from Forbes in 2019, and continues to be the only hotel in San Diego to ever achieve the triple Five-Star status. In addition to the resorts high honors, San Diego joins Singapore, Istanbul, St. Barts and Vietnam, among other places around the world, on the 2019 Forbes Travel Guide’s 14 Top Destinations List.
“We credit much of our success to our extraordinarily gracious and hardworking colleagues, and the combination of these recognitions is a powerful testament to their excellent work,” Clark added. “We are immensely proud to achieve these designations.”
The resort celebrated its 11 year anniversary in late 2018, and throughout the years has continued to earn elite awards including TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States, U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels in the United States and Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award – but the trio of Forbes Five-Star accolades, AAA Five Diamond status and TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice represent the pinnacle of its success.
About Fairmont Grand Del Mar: As one of only 11 properties in the world to earn the prestigious Triple Five-Star award from Forbes Travel Guide in 2019, and awarded the honor of #1 Luxury Resort in California, according to TripAdvisor reviewers, Fairmont Grand Del Mar captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate paired with impeccable service and unrivaled luxury. Magnificently situated on 400 acres in a pristine coastal canyon five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Fairmont Grand Del Mar features pampering treatments at a Forbes Five-Star spa and exquisite dining at Addison, a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant under the direction of award-winning Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef William Bradley. Reminiscent of Spain’s palaces, France’s sun-washed coastal retreats and Florence’s decorative arts, the Addison Mizner-inspired resort is well suited to San Diego’s warm climate and outdoor lifestyle. An abundance of activities offer endless opportunities for fun under the sun, including golf at San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed course, The Grand Golf Club. Once the sun sets, Club M provides nightlife and entertainment just steps from the resort’s 249 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites.
About Fairmont: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
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