Canada: Quebec Retreat Honored by Conde Nast Traveler Readers
Manoir Hovey, a lakeside, five-star Relais & Chateaux retreat in the Eastern Township region of Quebec, was been named the best hotel in Eastern Canada in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
“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.”
Manoir Hovey, built in 1898 and owned by the Stafford family since 1979, is modeled after George Washington’s Mount Vernon. It is situated on the shores of Lake Massawippi. Its restaurant, Le Hatley, is known for its innovative Quebec cuisine featuring local ingredients and wine list.
The property has 37 rooms and suites. Event spaces include: Le Salle Abenaki, which was updated in 2013 and can accommodate groups of up to 80; and Atlkinson Le Salon, a 2nd floor boardroom with a 12-person capacity.