Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2011 World’s Best Travel Awards

The Wickaninnish Inn is pleased to announce it was selected as the #1 Top Resort in Canada, #1 overall top Accommodation property in Canada and the Inn’s Ancient Cedars Spa was also voted the #1 Best Hotel Spa in Canada and #3 Best Hotel Spa in the USA and Canada in the coveted 2011 Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards.

Travel + Leisure Magazine, the leading publication for sophisticated, informed luxury travelers, has released the results of its yearly readers’ poll. The 2011 World’s Best Travel Awards ranks a range of travel experiences, including favorite hotels and resorts, spas, and cruise lines.
The Wickaninnish Inn, situated beachside on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, appears in the rankings for the 9th consecutive year, maintaining its place as Canada’s top-ranked luxury resort and accommodation property.

Questionnaires were available in Travel + Leisure Magazine and online at from December 2010 through March 2011, inviting the public to rate hotels on their rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants, food, and overall value. The complete 2011 World’s Best results will be featured in the cover story of the August issue (available on newsstands July 22nd) or online at .

Although Travel + Leisure highlights the Inn’s year-round comfort with spectacular ocean views and in-room binoculars, an extensive early 2012 re-design of all 45 guest rooms in the original Pointe building will further emphasize the Inn’s commitment to excellence, its connection with nature and the spa-like ambiance. “The Inn’s appeal since its opening in 1996,”
according to Charles McDiarmid, Managing Director, “is due to the synergy between its unique oceanfront and forest-fringed location, the destination of Tofino, and a consistent level of personalized service from all team members. Our team is made up of many 10-years-and-counting senior staff who work alongside, often mentoring, new hospitality professionals who have earned a place on the Wickaninnish Inn team.”

About the Wickaninnish Inn: The Wickaninnish Inn, perched on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino, is a year-round destination exemplifying "Rustic Elegance on Nature's Edge". A Relais & Châteaux member property since 1997, the Inn is owned and managed by the McDiarmid family of Tofino, and is exclusively located on beautiful Chesterman Beach. Each of the 75 oceanfront guest rooms and suites welcomes guests with a gas fireplace, soaker tub, local art, an individual balcony and a beach or ocean viewscape. The Wickaninnish Inn is home to The Pointe Restaurant, boasting 240º Pacific Ocean views and an innovative culinary program, and the award-winning Ancient Cedars Spa.

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