Winners and Awards
CATEGORY 18 - Hosted AccommodationSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - Hideaway Haven
HideAway Haven Albany Western Australia Hosted Accommodation A starlit Jacuzzi, bushland setting and five star luxury makes Maggie van Santen and Becki Shaver’s hosted accommodation a place worth visiting. Located in the hillside surrounds of rural Albany, HideAway Haven is the perfect place to experience personalised service and luxurious comfort. Maggie and Becki were inspired to share the area’s beauty after experiencing the passion many overseas hosts had for their local region. They seek to attract international and Australian visitors by offering quality accommodation with a range of activities and experiences. Guests can enjoy whale watching, cooking classes and massages … or just relax. While the region isn’t short of hosted accommodation, the quality of HideAway is reflected in the accolades it’s received.
Silver - Fawkes House
Bronze - KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat
CATEGORY 19 - Unique AccommodationSponsored by Tourism Council WA
An accommodation experience straight from the pages of National Geographic, the Horizontal Hotel floats on picturesque Talbot Bay within the Buccaneer Archipelago, one of the most remote regions in Australia. Only accessible by seaplane, our luxury houseboat accommodates up to 30 guests and 10 staff. After a day of adventure and exploration our guests relax on-board enjoying freshly caught barramundi, majestic views and a spectacular sunset before retiring to the privacy of their own air conditioned cabin. The Horizontal Hotel offers guests a truly unique way to experience “one of the greatest wonders of the world”, the Horizontal Falls.
Silver - Berkeley River Lodge
Bronze - Faraway Bay
CATEGORY 21 - Standard AccommodationSponsored by Staragencies
Gold - Cottesloe Beach Hotel
he Cottesloe Beach Hotel offers modern boutique accommodation, in a spectacular beachside holiday setting. The Cottesloe Beach Hotel allows guests to experience Perth’s enviable beachside lifestyle. The 13 rooms have recently been refurbished, featuring a stylish, sleek, modern design. 10 of the rooms enjoy sweeping ocean views. They have wide private balconies with cushioned lounges perfect for soaking up the sun or getting cosy while enjoying a magical WA sunset. Guests have access to the property’s three renowned restaurants and bars, The Beach Club, Cott & Co. Fish Bar and The Verandah Bar.
Silver - Perth Ambassador Hotel
Bronze - Amalfi Beach Resort Busselton
CATEGORY 22 - Deluxe AccommodationSponsored by What's On Group
Gold - Mangrove Hotel
Mangrove Hotel is a bayside escape of unparalleled style and service. Tucked away amid lush tropical gardens and swaying palm trees, the boutique hotel in Roebuck Bay boasts the most impressive sea views in Broome. Vibrant bars, casual dining and lounging zones offer tourists a choice of experiences. Slip into ‘Broome time’ in cosy cabanas, luxurious daybeds and relax in the choice of two pools. All 60 rooms have undergone a modern, deluxe makeover. From the moment of arrival, guests are transported into a deluxe tropical paradise, where the stylish and contemporary design sets the tone for a relaxed, memorable and fun-filled stay.
Silver - Seashells Mandurah
Bronze - Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments
CATEGORY 23 - Luxury AccommodationSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is the only resort directly overlooking Broome’s iconic Cable Beach. The Resort offers four styles of accommodation, three restaurants, bars, the adults only Ocean Pool, the Family Pool, water playground, playground, mini golf, tennis courts and the Chahoya Spa by L’Occitane.
Silver - El Questro
Bronze - Crown Metropol Perth
CATEGORY 24 - New Tourism BusinessSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - National Anzac Centre
The National Anzac Centre was opened by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand and the Premier of Western Australia on 1 November 2014: the centenary of the first Australian and New Zealand convoy’s departure to war from Albany’s King George Sound. The National Anzac Centre is Australia’s foremost museum honouring the Anzac legend. Set within Albany Heritage Park, the Centre offers visitors a deeply personal connection with the Anzac experience. These personal stories unfold through interactive, multimedia displays, poignant artefacts, rare images and film, and audio commentary.
Silver - Mandoon Estate
Bronze - Walk Into Luxury
CATEGORY 25 - Excellence in Food TourismSponsored by Tourism WA
Located just 5 minutes from town, The Lake House Denmark is a must visit destination. It’s the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. Unwind with a glass of wine and savour our delicious vineyard lunches, pies and curries using local produce or simply relax with a coffee and a piece of home-made cake. Try our gourmet Vinofood range and WineSpa bodycare products plus a selection of local produce.
Silver - Fervor
Bronze - Kalamunda Farmers Market
CATEGORY 27 - Tourism Education & TrainingSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Edith Cowan University was named in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2015 global rankings and has received at 5 star rating from the Good Universities Guide for seven years running. The ECU School of Business is an innovator in tourism studies and collaborates with industry and the local community to create contemporary and relevant programs. The Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management, introduced in 2012, is the first of its kind in Western Australia. Our graduates are job ready and highly successful – both locally and internationally. Edith Cowan University: how university should be.
CATEGORY 28 - Local Government Award for TourismSponsored by WA Local Super
Gold - City of Albany
The City of Albany is the principal hub providing port, airport, health, community, sporting, recreation, cultural, retail, industrial, financial and agricultural support and services to the region. The City of Albany has positioned itself as a leader in the region as it aims to be Western Australia’s most sought after and unique regional city to live, work and visit. It recently completed a successful CBD revitalisation program, hosted the opener to Australia’s Anzac Centenary Commemorations and unveiled a plan to develop an iconic heritage and tourism precinct – Albany Heritage Park.
Silver - City of Busselton
Bronze - Shire of Denmark
CATEGORY 29 - Excellence in Chinese TourismSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - ADAMS
ADAMS is proud to provide Chinese visitors with a touring experience they can trust. They are the only Western owned operator in WA to have a dedicated PR consultant in Hangzhou China. An inaugural operator of the CRA programme, they offer Chinese translated website material, promotional collateral in simplified Chinese, two Chinese speaking Day Tours, payment options through UnionPay, as well as Chinese speaking driver/guides. ADAMS are well equipped to cater to the Chinese visitor allowing them to be able to enjoy the wonders WA has to offer in comfort, style and assurance that all cultural needs have been considered.