Andrew Harper’s 2011 Grand Award Winner

NEW YORK, NY – (January 3, 2011) Lake Placid Lodgethe only luxury property located on magnificent Lake Placid – garners esteemed placement on the 2011 Grand Award Winners list within Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, one of the luxury travel industry’s most respected publications. The coveted list is comprised of Mr. Harper’s 16 favorite properties visited within the past calendar year. Lake Placid Lodge is one of only four properties in the United States to make the Grand Award Winners list. Along with its place on the winners list, the Lodge additionally received the award for “Most Beautiful Setting.”

Andrew Harper Grand Award Winner 2011
Andrew Harper Recommended Since 2002

“We’re incredibly humbled and honored to be a part of this prestigious list and we are delighted to be in such great company,” says John Graham, General Manager of Lake Placid Lodge. “We are very proud of our team as this award is a reflection of their diligent service, attentiveness and commitment to our guests.”

Lake Placid Lodge is a realm of infinite welcome and great beauty, where the wide porches, high windows, grand outdoor fireplaces, and paths wandering off into the woods embrace the magnificence of nature. Built by hand in the “Arts and Crafts” tradition, the Relais & Châteaux property houses 13 rooms and 17 luxurious cabins at the water’s edge. Each room has a fireplace at its heart and wilderness visible through its diamond paned windows. The highly acclaimed Artisans Restaurant serves innovative cuisine and focuses on local organic farmhouse products.

Recent Lodge news includes the inaugural and massively successful Gastronomic Getaway weekend in October 2010. The culinary weekend celebrated the Lodge’s farm-to-table cooking philosophy – featuring all New York State products and hosted by visiting chefs from The Modern and Gramercy Tavern. The weekend was so successful that the Lodge plans to replicate the event in May 2011.

All of Mr. Harper’s Grand Award winners possess exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place. Mr. Harper does not evaluate hotels by means of a checklist, but uses his three decades of experience to distinguish the truly enchanting from the merely excellent.

“All in all,” says Mr. Harper, “2010 has been a bumper year. And despite difficult financial times, the quality of these new discoveries is truly remarkable.”

The Hideaway of the Year and the sixteen Grand Award winners around the world will be revealed in the January 2011 issue of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and online at www.AndrewHarper.com on January 3, 2010.

About Lake Placid Lodge

Lake Placid Lodge is balanced on the edge of village and forest, a Great Camp for the new century. The Lodge is a celebration of all that was – and remains – best in the Adirondacks. Its beams are hewn by hand, its rooms filled with art and antiques, its beds were carved by local artisans, and its fifty stone fireplaces laid piece-by-piece by Adirondack masons. Built by hand in the “Arts and Crafts” tradition, the Lodge houses 13 rooms and 17 luxurious cabins at the water’s edge. Each room has a fireplace at its heart and wilderness visible through its diamond paned windows. The highly acclaimed Artisans Restaurant serves innovative cuisine using local organic farmhouse products.

For reservations and additional information, please call (877) 523-2700 or visit www.lakeplacidlodge.com.

About Andrew Harper

Free of advertising since its inception in June 1979, Hideaway Report is a private monthly publication for sophisticated travelers. The selection of hotels, resorts and restaurants for inclusion in this publication is made on a completely independent basis, with Andrew Harper, Inc. paying full rate for all meals, lodging and related travel expenses. Andrew Harper and his editors travel incognito to write opinionated and unbiased travel reviews for a private membership service, which provides personalized travel-planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel privileges to its members. For more information about Andrew Harper, visit www.AndrewHarper.com. Be sure to follow Mr. Harper on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AndrewHarperTravel and Twitter at HarperTravel.