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Condé Nast Traveler Recognizes The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge for the Second Year In A Row

November 14, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Condé Nast Traveler magazine has released its annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey naming the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride, Colorado as No. 3 in the coveted Top 40 Hotels & Resorts in the West list.

The luxury resort property was also the highest rated property in Telluride. The ranking was determined by Condé Nast Traveler readers who cast ballots to review properties and related experiences by evaluating their Service, Location, Design, Food, Activities and Rooms. Their annual reader’s choice award recognizes the crème de la crème of travel.

“Our colleagues are the ones responsible for this recognition as they are constantly looking to anticipate our guest’s needs and consistently delivering excellence in service. We are proud of this acknowledgement as we see the residential concept leading the industry locally, regionally and across the Fairmont brand.”

Condé Nast Traveler readers rated the Service at the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge with 94.5 points out of a possible 100; a rating that illustrates the dedication of the staff to not only provide exceptional service, but to connect personally with each guest and provide them with the local Telluride feel. Luxury resort amenities at the lodge include complimentary transportation from local Telluride airports, complimentary valet parking, complimentary ski valet, 24-hour access to property’s renowned Himmel Spa. The Rooms experience was awarded a 95.4 rating and features spacious 2 and 3-bedroom residences each with a full kitchen, patio, fireplace, washer/dryer, luxurious bathrooms and a spacious living room and dining room. Residents are able to enjoy all the comforts of a home with the services of a luxury hotel.

“As we continue to enhance the experience and value to our owners and guests, we have initiated a multi-million dollar investment to ‘refresh’ the Lodge over the next two to three years. Lodge ownership is committed to maintaining the residential community at the highest standards,” said Ivan Osorio, General Manager for Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge.

Telluride is recognized for its spectacular 360-degree views of the Rocky Mountains and its well preserved historic small town feel. The location of the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, was given 98.9 out of 100 points. Situated at the base of the Telluride Ski Area’s Lift 4-Village Express in the Mountain Village Core, guests enjoy the ease of skiing one of the world’s best mountain resorts with complimentary ski valet and non-existent lift lines. In the summer, the Telluride lodge sits amidst the area’s top hiking and biking trails and is a free, 13-minute gondola ride to the weekly summer festivals for which Telluride is acclaimed.

Along with the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, 18 other North American properties under the FRHI Hotels & Resorts group were recognized in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards including The Plaza, Swissotel Chicago, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Miramar, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Le Chậteau Frontenac, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and Fairmont Mayakoba.

For package information or to book your stay at the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, please call (888) 728-0355 or visit Become a fan of the lodge at

For ownership information, please call Janice Gerona at (970) 708-7616 or email janicegerona33(at)gmail(dot)com.

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