WOLGAN Valley Resort & Spa has been ranked second in the Overseas Leisure Hotel category in the Australasia and South Pacific region at the prestigious 2011 Condé Nast UK Traveller Readers' Travel Awards.
Acclaimed by readers particularly as being great value for money, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa continues to receive international and local accolades for its service and luxury conservation based offering since opening in 2009.
"After less than two years in operation, it is gratifying to see Wolgan Valley is recognised as Australia's best hotel by Condé Nast readers , and we believe this is by offering a world-class luxury experience in one of the country's most spectacular locations," said Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa general manager Joost Heymeijer.
"The nightly rates provide great value with fresh gourmet meals, most beverages and on-site nature based activities all included within the tariff to deliver a comprehensive Wolgan Valley experience."
"As one of the Luxury Lodges of Australia, Wolgan Valley continues to be a unique highlight experience for both Australian and international travellers. And as we reach our second anniversary, we look forward to continuing setting the benchmark for excellence within the industry," said Mr Heymeijer.
Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa also continued to receive local accolades this month with four awards at the 2011 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence including Winner of the Best Regional Property and Best Environmental Program.
Now in its ninth year, the annual HM Awards recognise the leaders in hospitality and honour the achievements of excellence in a wide range of categories in the accommodation industry.
With a record 1,600 entries received this year, the highly competitive awards span across Australia, New Zealand and selected South Pacific nations.
A scenic three-hour drive from Sydney, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa occupies just two per cent of a 4,000-acre conservancy reserve, and combines the expectations of the high-end traveller with a commitment to conservation of threatened and endangered wildlife, ecological and environmental sustainability.
The resort was the first hotel in the world to achieve carbon neutral certification from CarboNZero, an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification scheme; andhas maintained its carbon neutral status for the second year in a row following a CarboNZero recertification.