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GLADSTONE HOTEL WINS FODOR’S 100 HOTEL AWARD

Toronto art and boutique hotel honoured as “Home Suite Home,” among top hotels around the world.

TORONTO, September 27, 2013 –  The Gladstone Hotel has been announced as a 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel award winner in the “Home Suite Home” category by Fodor’s Travel, a top name in travel guides and the world’s largest publisher of English language tourism information.

Read Fodor’s full “Home Suite Homes” Gladstone Hotel review HERE.

This Fodor’s 100 Hotel award recognizes the Gladstone Hotel as an outstanding hotel that offers a one-of-a kind stay for guests, excellent service and style.

Selected from over 4,000 Fodor’s Choice picks, the Gladstone was honoured among “Home Suite Homes, intimate living places that make guests feel right at home,” and one of Fodor’s eight themed categories created to reflect 2013 travel trends.

General Manager Alec Badley considers the Gladstone Hotel’s Fodor’s award win very welcome acknowledgment of the Toronto boutique hotel’s commitment to customer service, culture and community.

“We’re very proud of what being selected for a Fodor’s prize says about the Gladstone team, our guest experience and our place as part of the fabric of Toronto and Queen Street West, Badley said.  “A top list of 100 hotels worldwide from a brand like Fodor’s is wonderful company for the Gladstone to keep.”

“At Fodor’s, hotels are more than our lifeblood—they’re our passion. With every stay, we obsess over design choices, service, and amenities,” explained Arabella Bowen, Fodor’s Travel executive editorial director. “To compile the Fodor’s 100 list, we look for properties within emerging destinations, trends our editors have been seeing throughout the year, new and noteworthy hotels and enduring favorites to create a list that will inspire all types of travel and traveler.”

The Gladstone Hotel’s management company, Sequel Hotels and Resorts, understands the value rankings like Fodor’s have in profiling the Gladstone to an even wider audience.  “The Gladstone is already known internationally as one of the world’s most distinctive art and boutique hotels,” said Sequel Hotels President and CEO Anne Larcade.  “This Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award just takes that to another level in terms of online awareness, credibility and other key factors in the guest’s hotel selection process.

A full list of Fodor’s 2013 100 Hotel award winners, including the Gladstone Hotel, is available at http://www.fodors.com/hotel-awards/2013/.

About the Gladstone Hotel

A landmark since 1889 and Toronto’s longest continuously operating hotel, today’s Gladstone Hotel is an urban hub for food, music, travel and over 70 engaging and diverse art openings each year. Guided by social, cultural and environmental values, this Toronto boutique hotel encompasses 37 unique artist-designed guest rooms, the popular Gladstone Café and Melody Bar restaurants, four exhibition galleries and two-floors of multifunctional event venue spaces, all tucked within a historically restored Victorian-turned art hotel.  Find out what’s on now at the Gladstone Hotel, make a reservation and fuel your creative side by visiting www.gladstonehotel.com or calling 416.531.4635.  Family-owned since its inception, the Gladstone Hotel is managed by Sequel Hotels and Resorts.

About Fodor’s Travel

Fodor’s Travel, an imprint of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, is one of the world’s leading providers of travel information.  Covering over 7,500 worldwide destinations, Fodor’s guidebooks and website, Fodors.com, have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travelers since 1936. Written by a vast team of global correspondents, Fodor’s provides travelers with engagingly written, locally reported, and absolutely indispensable travel guidance. Visit www.Fodors.com.