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Created by Conde Nast Johanses to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across its roster of recommended properties, the world-renowned Awards for Excellence are a trusted mark of quality recognised by consumers and travel professionals alike!

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“A global collection approved by local experts”

From the publishers of Vogue, GQ, Traveller, and Glamour, Condé Nast Johansens is the leading reference guide for independent travellers.

Whether you’re searching for a luxury hotel, spa, country house, boutique retreat, celebratory venue or somewhere by the beach, we provide inspiration and assistance in finding the perfect place for every occasion.

Each property is annually recommended by one of our team of local experts. If a property is recommended by Condé Nast, you can trust you’ll have an exceptional experience.

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Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide of premium resorts, hotels and spas from the most trusted name in travel, Condé Nast Publications Ltd.,announces the release of its stunning new portfolio of guides including the 2013 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific. For the 6th year, Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia was selected for inclusion after independent inspection. For the 1st time, the Lodge remains open year-round with dining and a full range of activities.

The Guides, which are celebrating their 31st year of publication, have attracted a loyal readership throughout Europe and the Americas by guaranteeing that each Recommended Property undergoes a rigorous annual inspection process to ensure exceptional quality is maintained. A property is specially selected for its dedication to the highest standards of comfort, unique personality, warmth and service, impressive facilities and surroundings. Only then is it awarded the “Condé Nast Mark of Excellence” wall plaque. This distinctive sign is a visible endorsement for more than 10 million of the world’s most discerning and experienced travelers.

Trout Point Lodge selected for 6th year in a row

“We do all the research for you”, says Charlotte Evans, the London, England-based Group Publishing Director. “Our inspectors visit all the properties to make sure that each meets the exacting standards of the Guides and in turn the expectations of our 10 million readers. The Guides help you to pick your perfect vacation – whether it’s relaxing on a beach at Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos, enjoying an exquisite romantic getaway at the historic country house hotel Blantyre, in Lenox, Massachusetts, or escaping to a luxury lodge resort like Trout Point Lodge in Nova Scotia, Canada. We make it easy.”

The Condé Nast Johansens website (www.condenastjohansens.com), a vital part of the Condé Nast Johansens benefits, reflects the varying ways in which the Guides’ users research hotels and destinations. The user friendly website allows visitors to find a hotel by country, state, island, or by special offer such as “spa” or “beach” breaks. The site also sends an availability request directly to the hotels. Other features of the site include a meeting venue finder, spa finder, special offers, and online gift certificate purchasing.

Readers also interact and find suggestions via the new Condé Nast Johansens social media sites on both Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CNJohansens and Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CNJohansens. There is also the innovative and interactive Condé Nast Johansens iPad application featuring the entire collection of hotels.

The 2013 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific – and the entire Condé Nast Johansens international collection of guides is available now at select bookstores nationwide and major online bookstores. Consumers can also purchase Condé Nast Johansens Guides by calling the US Toll Free +1 800 564 7518 or via the online bookstore at http://www.condenastjohansens.com.

The complete international collection of Condé Nast Johnasens includes:
Recommended Hotels & Spas, Great Britain and Ireland
Recommended Small Hotels, Inns and Spas, Great Britain and Ireland
Recommended Hotels and Spas, Europe and the Mediterranean
Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas: The Americas – Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific
Recommended Luxury Spas
Recommended Venues

With 5 stars from Canada Select, Trout Point Lodge is also a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

About Condé Nast Johansens

Condé Nast Johansens is owned by Condé Nast Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advance Publications and Condé Nast International, which publishes a wide portfolio of magazines around the world, including Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, The New Yorker, GQ, Tatler, Vanity Fair, Brides, Glamour and Wired.

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Unbiased, third-party reviews and ratings of Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia include:

  • annually inspected and recommended for the independent traveler by Conde Nast Johansen’s guide, “the first name in travel”
  • Fodor’s Choice in the 2012-13 Fodor’s Guide to Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada
  • 4 1/2 star rating from Canada Select, the national accommodation rating agency
  • Inspected & recommended, “Award of Excellence,” by AAA/CAA
  • Member, Relais & Chateaux Association
  • Member, the Diamond Collection of BedandBreakfast.com: An exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns with extensive modern amenities
  • 2012 London Telegraph Hotel Review: 8/10 overall and 9/10 for food & drink
  • Inspected & recommended by the Michelin Green Guide: “luxurious forest hideaway”
  • Signature Experiences Collection®, Canadian Tourism Commission, as of May 1, 2012
  • World’s top 10 great places to check in to an eco lodge, USA TODAY

Reservations can be made online or by calling +1 (902) 761-2142!

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Unbiased, third-party reviews and ratings of Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia include:

  • annually inspected and recommended for the independent traveler by Conde Nast Johansen’s guide, “the first name in travel”
  • Fodor’s Choice in the 2012-13 Fodor’s Guide
  • 4 1/2 star rating from Canada Select, the national accommodation rating agency
  • inspected & recommended, “Award of Excellence,” by AAA/CAA
  • Member, Relais & Chateaux Association
  • Member, the Diamond Collection of BedandBreakfast.com: An exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns with extensive modern amenities
  • London Telegraph Hotel Review: 8/10 overall and 9/10 for food & drink
  • Inspected & recommended by the Michelin Green Guide: “luxurious forest hideaway”

Reservations can be made online or by calling +1 (902) 482-8360

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A boutique wilderness hotel in Nova Scotia that the Canadian Tourism Commission has called “wilderness chic” appears to have captured the attention of its neighbour across the Atlantic Ocean. It started in early 2009 when out of the blue The Guardian suggested for its readers a vacation in the Tobeatic Wilderness:

A vast tract of forest, rivers and lakes, Nova Scotia’s Tobeatic Wilderness Area has been called the “wild soul” of the Maritimes. It’s home to black bear, bobcat, moose, river otter and the odd US draft dodger, and when people paddle into it, they can vanish for days.

Then the glossy London Sunday Times travel magazine put Trout Point Lodge amongst its coverage of Canada’s 16 best independent hotels. The Guardian followed in October, 2010, with a travel feature that set the scene:

Built from eastern white spruce, the lodge is a log cabin on a grand scale. Thick trunks form the walls and hummingbirds buzz around the veranda; it feels instantly homely – only with posher linen and better food.

Now within the past few months the Independent chose Trout Point for its “Stay the Night” series, publishing in late October, 2011. Accomplished travel author Sarah Barrell termed the Lodge a “plush and pioneering Canadian retreat.” The beautiful surroundings satisfied a desire to experience pristine wilderness: “It could not be more seductively set, deep in old growth Atlantic forest on the confluence of two, boulder-strewn rivers that are coloured deep amber with peat,” writes Barrell. She also enjoyed the cuisine, noting “Trout Point’s gastronomy looms large on the North American culinary scene.”

In January, 2012, acclaimed writer Nigel Richardson–Deputy Travel Editor at the Telegraph for over a decade and author of 5 books–called the Trout Point “a wilderness lodge with a difference, memorably designed and serving food not to fill your hiking boots but to tickle your palate.” The critical hotel review for his old employer gave the Lodge an overall 8/10 score and honed in on the setting and the food for scores of 9/10. Richardson said of the cuisine: “An innovatory mix of Cajun, Creole and Acadian (French Nova Scotian) dishes using local seafood, plants, mushrooms and herbs from the garden, and homemade cheeses and breads.” He also noted that “light pollution is minimal, making the (organised) stargazing sensational.” Guided star gazing and sky safaris have been a new offering at Trout Point in 2011, which will continue this year.

“Just to be mentioned in the Telegraph‘s series of highly critical hotel reviews is an honour,” said Lodge chef/proprietor Vaughan Perret, adding, “we seem to be the only accommodation in Atlantic Canada the papers has recommended. We also thought that Sarah Barrell’s coverage was great. It’s rewarding with experienced outside reviewers really appreciate what we have to offer.”

Trout Point Lodge is also the only hotel in Atlantic Canada selected for the United Kingdom-based Conde Nast Johansens guide to luxury hotels and spas. Johansens independently inspects each property included in the guide every year.

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Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide of premium resorts, hotels and spas from the most trusted name in travel, Condé Nast Publications Ltd.,announces the release of its stunning new portfolio of guides including the 2012 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific. For the 5th year, Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia was selected for inclusion after independent inspection.

The Guides, which are celebrating their 30th year of publication, have attracted a loyal readership throughout Europe and the Americas by guaranteeing that each Recommended property undergoes a rigorous annual inspection process to ensure exceptional quality is maintained. A property is specially selected for its dedication to the highest standards of comfort, unique personality, warmth and service, impressive facilities and surroundings. Only then is it awarded the “Condé Nast Mark of Excellence” wall plaque. This distinctive sign is a visible endorsement for more than 10 million of the world’s most discerning and experienced travelers.

“We do all the research for you”, says Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, Condé Nast Johansens Vice President and Publishing Director for the Americas. “Our inspectors visit all the properties to make sure that each meets the exacting standards of the Guides and in turn the expectations of our 10 million readers. The Guides help you to pick your perfect vacation – whether it’s relaxing on a beach at Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos, enjoying an exquisite romantic getaway at the historic country house hotel Blantyre, in Lenox, Massachusetts, or escaping to a luxury lodge resort like the Wickaninnish Inn in British Columbia, Canada. We make it easy.”
For the first time the collection includes full service private villas combining outstanding facilities with privacy.

A breathtaking photo of Kenoa – Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort in Brazil graces the cover of the 2012 edition, and featured new properties include The Mark in NYC, The Betsy in Miami, Hotel Les Mars in Healdsburg CA and Llao Llao Hotel & Resort in Patagonia.

The Condé Nast Johansens website (www.condenastjohansens.com), a vital part of the Condé Nast Johansens benefits, reflects the varying ways in which the Guides’ users research hotels and destinations. The user friendly website allows visitors to find a hotel by country, state, island, or by special offer such as “spa” or “beach” breaks. The site also sends an availability request directly to the hotels. Other features of the site include a meeting venue finder, spa finder, special offers, and online gift certificate purchasing.

Readers also interact and find suggestions via the new Condé Nast Johansens social media sites on both Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CNJohansens and Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CNJohansens. Brand new in early 2012 will be the innovative and interactive Condé Nast Johansens iPad application featuring the entire collection of hotels.

The 2012 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific – and the entire Condé Nast Johansens international collection of guides will be available from mid-November at select bookstores nationwide and major online bookstores. Consumers can also purchase Condé Nast Johansens Guides by calling the US Toll Free +1 800 564 7518 or via the online bookstore at http://www.condenastjohansens.com.

The complete international collection of Condé Nast Johnasens includes:
Recommended Hotels & Spas, Great Britain and Ireland
Recommended Small Hotels, Inns and Spas, Great Britain and Ireland
Recommended Hotels and Spas, Europe and the Mediterranean
Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas: The Americas – Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific
Recommended Luxury Spas
Recommended Venues

About Condé Nast Johansens

Condé Nast Johansens is owned by Condé Nast Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advance Publications and Condé Nast International, which publishes a wide portfolio of magazines around the world, including Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, The New Yorker, GQ, Tatler, Vanity Fair, Brides, Glamour and Wired.

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Wine Access–Canada’s wine magazine–has selected the Lodge’s cooking vacations for its list of 10 holiday gifts for those with a culinary bent. Written by Canadians and covering international and Canadian wines from a Canadian point of view, the magazine’s Allison McNeely compiled the list for foodies, gourmets and people who love to cook.

A perfect way to give a Trout Point gift is through Gift Certificates purchased online!

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New Guidebooks Feature More Than 1100 Exquisite Properties, including Trout Point Lodge

New York ‐‐‐Condé Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide of premium resorts, hotels and spas from the most trusted name in travel, Condé Nast Publications Ltd., today announced the release of its beautiful new portfolio of guides including the 2010 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific. For the 2nd year, Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia was among just 2 properties in Atlantic Canada in the guide.

Highlighting more than 300 of the most luxurious hotels, inns, resorts and spas in the Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific regions, the 2010 Condé Nast Johansens guide acts as a road‐map to quality and value. Recommendations are based on excellence of service, cuisine, location and unique style, making the Guides one of the most trusted resources for exemplary accommodations.

“We do all the research for you”, says Lesley O’Malley‐Keyes, Condé Nast Johansens vice president and publishing director for the Americas. “Our inspectors visit all the properties to make sure that each meets the exacting standards of the Guides and in turn the expectations of our 12 million readers. The Guides help you to pick your perfect vacation – whether it is relaxing at the Horned Dorset in Puerto Rico, enjoying an exquisite romantic getaway at the historic country house hotel Blantyre, MA, or escaping to a luxury wilderness lodge like the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Columbia, Canada – we make it all so easy”.

 A breath‐taking photo of the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos graces the cover of the 2010 guide, and new properties for 2010 include Trump International Hotel and Tower, in New York City, Castle Hill Inn and Resort, in Rhode Island, and the Villa Rolandi and Thalasso Spa in Mexico.

The Condé Nast Johansens website, http://www.condenastjohansens.com, is also updated alongside the launch of the 2010 Guides, allowing visitors to find a hotel by zip code, town, country or – if inspiration is needed – the site will give recommendations based on criteria, such as “spa” or “gourmet food”. The site also offers late availability options, special offers and the ability to check availability.

The Guides easy‐to‐use format simplifies the independent traveler’s task of selecting and booking accommodations. Each Recommendation features rich, full color exterior and interior hotel photographs, location maps and details about facilities, rates and contact information. This year, each hotel that participates in a minimum of 3 environmentally friendly practices as specified by Condé Nast Johansens, is clearly identified with a leaf symbol. “Many of our readers want to support eco friendly hotels and the time was right to identify properties, however large or small, that are making efforts to engage in environmental practices” says Lesley O’Malley Keyes.

The 2010 Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas – The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific – and the entire Condé Nast Johansens international collection of guides will be available from mid‐November at select bookstores nationwide, including Borders and major online bookstores. Consumers can also purchase Condé Nast Johansens Guides by calling 1‐800‐564‐7518, or via the online bookstore at http://www.condenastjohansens.com.

The complete international collection of Condé Nast Johnasens includes:

Recommended Hotels & Spas, Great Britain and Ireland

Recommended Small Hotels, Inns and Spas, Great Britain and Ireland

Recommended Hotels and Spas, Europe and the Mediterranean

Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts

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