Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn Voted #1 Canadian Resort in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2010 Reader’s Survey

SOURCE: Wickaninnish Inn

West Coast Vancouver Island Inn Also Garners “#4 Resort In USA and Canada” Ranking

TOFINO, BC–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) –  The Wickaninnish Inn today announced that it has been recognized for the fourth time by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Travel Awards 2010 reader’s survey as the top-rated Canadian accommodation property. The Inn also ranked 4th among all resorts (of 40 rooms or more) in the continental USA and Canada. 

“We are delighted to have been chosen once again as the top rated Canadian resort by Travel + Leisure magazine’s discerning readers,” said Charles McDiarmid, managing director of the Wickaninnish Inn. “Our dedicated service team and our ongoing commitment to quality and constant improvement are the most critical elements of our strong performance over many years. We always aim to create an outstanding guest experience whether it’s your first visit or one of many cherished vacations to the Inn and Tofino.”

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Travel Awards 2010 reader’s survey inviting readers to rate hotel facilities, location, service, restaurants, and overall value was conducted online from December 2009 through March 2010. In addition to giving the Wickaninnish Inn top category rankings, Travel + Leisure’s readers praised the Inn’s “duvet-covered beds, deep soaking tubs, beside floor-to-ceiling windows” and the guided week-end nature walk, enjoyed by guests year-round.

The Wickaninnish Inn is joined in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious rankings by fellow North American Relais & Châteaux resorts The Post Hotel in Lake Louise, Alberta, (ranked the #2 Canadian resort), Meadowood in Napa Valley, California, Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, California, and Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, all of which appear within the reader’s survey Top 50 Resorts in the USA/Canada category.

Complete results of the World’s Best Travel Awards 2010 survey compiling a record number of reader’s rankings of tourism operators including hotels, resorts and airlines, will be published in Travel + Leisure‘s August 2010 issue with a preview available now at www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2010/hotels/resorts-us-canada/33

About the Wickaninnish Inn
The Wickaninnish Inn, perched on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino, has been a Relais & Châteaux member property since 1997. A year-round destination exemplifying “rustic elegance on nature’s edge”, the Inn is owned and operated by the McDiarmid family of Tofino, and is exclusively located on beautiful Chesterman Beach. Each of the 75 oceanfront guest rooms and suites welcome guests with a gas fireplace, soaker tub, locally-created art, an individual balcony and of course a beach or ocean viewscape. The Wickaninnish Inn is home to The Pointe Restaurant and Ancient Cedars Spa, voted “Best Spa Overall” in 2008 by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. Contact the Inn reservations team 24 hours a day by calling 1.800.333.4604 or visiting www.wickinn.com.

Media Contact:
Claire Macdonald
The Wickaninnish Inn
Email Contact
250.725.3100 x267

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