Qualia Named Best Australian Resort

qualia Resort on Hamilton Island has once again been named Best Resort at the 2013 HM Awards, taking the title for the sixth consecutive year.

Australia’s foremost luxury resort located on the northern-most tip of Hamilton Island, qualia has been awarded the Best Resort accolade every year since opening. A member of Relais & Châteaux, it’s not hard to see why this Great Barrier Reef resort consistently wins this hotly contested category, with its tranquil setting amongst native Eucalypts, breathtaking views of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands and Coral Sea, and unrivalled accommodation, facilities, activities and cuisine.

qualia’s Long Pavilion was also named Best Hotel Restaurant out of a competitive list of the country’s top establishments, including Dan Hunter’s The Royal Mail Hotel in Victoria’s Dunkeld. The ultimate in fine-dining, qualia’s breathtaking Long Pavilion restaurant provides the ideal stage upon which Executive Chef Alastair Waddell and his team can deliver his culinary excellence.

Matthew Taverner, qualia’s General Manager, said: ‘Having won the Best Resort crown each year since qualia opened, demonstrates that our unique blend of Australian luxury and unparalleled intuitive service truly sets the benchmark for luxury resorts not just in Australia, but around the world.

With the Best in the World and Best Resort in Oceania titles also under our belt thanks to the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards; six years on qualia is enjoying its highest occupancy levels yet, a fitting accomplishment and testament to the Oatley family’s vision and dedication.’