NORTH HATLEY, Quebec, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Manoir Hovey, a five-star lakeside resort in Canada's Eastern Townships, was named the #1 Hotel in Canada and one of the "50 Best Hotels in the World" in Condé Nast Traveler's 29th annual Readers' Choice Awards. The awards recognize excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as "the best of the best of travel." Over 300,000 readers cast votes for 7,394 hotels.
This is the second time this year that Manoir Hovey, a member of Relais & Chateaux, has earned the top spot in prestigious annual travel awards. It also was voted the #1 Resort in Canada in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2016.
"We are absolutely thrilled with this news," said Jason Stafford, managing director of Manoir Hovey. "It has been a banner year for us, and this latest recognition by the sophisticated readers of Condé Nast Traveler tells us that travelers continue to seek out charming, authentic and unique experiences that convey a sense of place – something we strive to provide our guests every day."
Built in 1900 and modeled after George Washington's Mount Vernon home, Manoir Hovey is an enchanting and romantic year-round destination with impeccable service and cuisine. Guests can look forward to a variety of seasonal events, activities and experiences, including:
A Culinary Symphony – On October 28th, the second in a dinner series at Le Hatley Restaurant explores the relationship between food and music with a five-course menu designed to correspond to classical compositions performed by musicians from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Winter Ice Fishing - A complimentary introduction to the sport with a local guide on frozen Lake Massawippi, where guests enjoy artisanal pizza, cooked on a wood stove on skis, and hot beverages. Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, and a teepee are also available on the property.
Chants Cheeses & Wine - A travel offer that celebrates Manoir Hovey's chapter in the new book, "The Art of Entertaining Relais & Chateaux." The package includes accommodations, dinner, breakfast, a tour of the Abbey St. Benoit-du-Lac with gourmet picnic, a tasting at a local winery, a tour and tasting at a local cheese producer, and a signed copy of the book.
The Readers' Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
About Manoir Hovey
Located just 90 minutes from Montreal, Manoir Hovey is a five-star Relais & Châteaux property on the shores of Lake Massawippi. One of Canada's most charming and romantic inns, Manoir Hovey was named the #1 Resort Hotel in Canada and #19 on "The 100 Best Hotels in the World" list in Travel & Leisure's World's Best Awards 2016. It has 37 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, year-round activities, and hosts weddings, conferences and special events. Its award winning restaurant, Le Hatley, showcases ambitious terroir driven Quebec cuisine and an extensive wine list. Overlooking the lake and surrounded by English gardens, the dining room has a tranquil setting with breathtaking views.
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