NORTH HATLEY, Quebec, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ -- Manoir Hovey, a lakeside Relais & Chateaux retreat in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, was named the best hotel in Eastern Canada by Conde Nast Traveler magazine in its annual Readers' Choice awards, it was announced this week.
Manoir Hovey, built in 1898 and owned by the Stafford family since 1979, is modeled after George Washington's Mount Vernon. Situated on the shores of Lake Massawippi, it offers a variety of year-round activities, including canoeing in the summer, pontoon foliage tours in the fall, and ice fishing lessons with a local guide in the winter. Its restaurant, Le Hatley, is known for its innovative Quebec cuisine featuring local ingredients, with views of the English gardens from each table. And the Tap Room Pub, with a 10,000 brick fireplace, is a favorite gathering spot for guests.
"We are both delighted and very pleasantly surprised to learn about this award," said managing director Jason Stafford. "To earn the top spot, particularly among such well respected brands as the Ritz Carlton and the Four Seasons, is quite an honor. It also tells us that travelers continue to seek out charming, authentic, unique experiences that convey a true sense of place, and that is what we continuously strive to provide our guests."
More than 77,000 readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted for their favorite hotels, which were ranked on rooms, service, location, food/dining, design, activities/facilities and value. For the full listing of 2014 winners, visit www.cntraveler.com/travel-awards/readers-choice-awards/2014.
About Manoir Hovey
Located just 75 minutes from Montreal, Manoir Hovey is a five-star Relais & Chateaux property on the shores of Lake Massawippi. One of Canada's most charming and romantic inns, 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 the finest regional cuisine and extensive wine list. Overlooking the lake and surrounded by English gardens, the dining room has a tranquil setting with breathtaking views. For reservations and information, visit www.manoirhovey.com.
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