Quebec Fairmont tops Conde Nast spa list

The Spa Fairmont Le Ch‰teau Montebello was given top marks by Condé Nast Traveler. In fact, it is one of only two Canadians spas to be honored on the prestigious Hot Spa List. Condé Nast Traveler’s 11th annual May “Hot Spa List” is the insider’s guide to the newest, hottest spas opened all over the world in the past year.

To develop the list, the magazine’s editors checked out numerous new properties around the globe, rigorously evaluating them on a standard set of criteria. The result is a definitive guide to the world’s most exciting new establishments destined to become instant classics. The 2007 Hot List features spas whose design, service, and amenities transcend industry standards. The spas were judged by reporters who traveled incognito in order to fairly test service, surroundings and treatments.


Located midway between Montréal and Ottawa, the Spa of the world’s largest log castle is nestled into the forest fringe, adjacent to the flowing waters of the Ottawa River. This inviting sanctuary combines rustic charm with state-of-the-art features. Not to be missed: the Deluxe couple’s suite with fireplace, Japanese sunken tub for two, double rain shower and side-by-side massage tables. Pure bliss!

The Spa Package includes accommodation, buffet breakfast, table d’h™te dinner; $100 Spa credit per person, complimentary access to the sports center, indoor pool as well as squash and indoor tennis. Available until December 22, 2007, subject to availability. Rates start from $525 CAD until June 23, and from $555 CAD from June 24 to October 14, per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Taxes and gratuities extra. Popular treatments include the Maple Body Scrub, Natural Rice Body Polish, Green Blanket Signature Body Wrap and the “Rekindle the Flame” Couple’s package. 



Set in the heart of a spectacular wilderness setting, this architectural masterpiece offers 211 guestrooms. Fine dining, highlighting locally grown country-fresh produce is sure to please gourmet tastes with every bite. For the active and adventurous visitors, the resort offers an array of activities including 18-hole championship golf, all terrain vehicles, horseback riding, hiking, and the first and only Land Rover Driving School in Canada.