The public has voted: Australia’s top hotels win in the 2012 HotelClub Hotel Awards
Unique categories awarded from Top Trendy Hotel in Sydney to Classiest Corporate Hotel in Perth
SYDNEY, 25 June 2012: The 2012 HotelClub Australian Hotel Awards acknowledge some of the top traditions and activities that this country is known for and the hotels that best represent them. From modern cities to spectacular outback and breathtaking beaches, these hotels offer unique specialties enjoyed by both domestic and international travellers.
HotelClub Hotel Awards is a flagship programme that honours exceptional hotels from the most popular destinations around the world. A selection of hotels were shortlisted in three categories in each state and territory that are loosely themed around: Food and Wine, Great Outdoors and Urban Jungle. The categories are uniquely tailored for specific local activities like the Top Spot to View the Famous Darwin Sunset or the Most Manolo Friendly Hotel in Melbourne.
The 2012 Australian winners and finalists have been selected by a member vote hosted on the HotelClub blog. Over 13,000 votes were cast in total with over 1,600 shares on social media.
“We received an extraordinary response from our community showing a great interest in both the distinctive categories and the hotels that best reflect them,” said Jon Wild, Marketing Director at HotelClub. “Our most popular category was for Top Trendy Hotel in Sydney, which received over 750 votes and was won by the Diamant Hotel.”
“Australia is a top destination for both our domestic and international members. Increasingly, they are looking for hotels that stand out from the crowd with unique features and are recommended by their peers. We hope these awards benefit potential travellers in helping them make more informed choices when booking hotels.”
The full list of Australian hotel winners can be found on the HotelClub Awards website at www.hotelclub.com/Hotel-Awards. Here’s a snapshot of some of the top winners in each state:
New South Wales: Winner:
Top Spot to Indulge Your Inner Foodie Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour, Sydney
Hippest Hidden Hideaway Spot Stamford Plaza Hotel, Melbourne
Top Waterfront Dining Hotel Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
Australian Capital Territory: Winner:
Best Spot to Smell the City Gardens Hyatt, Canberra
Top Hotel to Spot a Unique Aussie Animal Peppers Lodge, Cradle Mountain
South Australia: Winner:
Best Place to Get Your Feet Wet Stamford Grand, Glenelg
Western Australia: Winner:
Classiest Corporate Hotel in Perth Hyatt Regency, Perth
Northern Territory: Winner:
Best Place for Real Aussie Tucker Voyages Sails in The Desert, Ayers Rock
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