If you are wondering which is the best boutique hotel in Australia, wonder no more – it is Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel!
The independently owned, internationally acclaimed hotel on Friday night beat Australia’s best to be crowned – for the fourth time – Best Boutique Hotel in Australia, at the prestigious Hospitality Management (HM) Awards for Excellence 2012, held in Sydney. The hotel triumphed over Sydney’s The Establishment, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Spicers Balfour, The Observatory and Diamant Canberra among others; to win for Brisbane and Queensland in a time when boutique hotel accommodation is a global trend.
The annual HM Awards are the industry’s night of nights, recognising excellence in the country’s hospitality and hotel industry. Emporium Hotel, after just celebrating five years open in June this year, has won Best Boutique Hotel in Australia - 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 – earning applause as the leading hotel in the country; a huge coup for Brisbane.
The award joins a raft of others on the hotel’s manetlepiece; however General Manager Peter Savoff remains focused as always on guest satisfaction. “It is wonderful to be recognised and win great Awards, and I congratulate our incredible team of professionals here at the hotel for their unerring commitment to excellence in all areas of the hotel. However, the greatest barometer of our success will always remain with our guests,” he said.
Since opening its intricately designed doors in June 2007, the hotel has dominated industry and travel awards, being named one of the world’s best new hotels in the International Conde Nast Travellers Hotlist and taking out titles at the Queensland Tourism Awards, the Queensland and Australian Hotels Association Awards, the HM Awards for Excellence, two Gourmet Traveller Awards, and more.
Everything about the Emporium Hotel is designed to pamper. Hidden in the hotel lobby is a stunning Cocktail Bar incorporating a fusion of vintage and custom-designed pieces matched by an eclectic Cocktail Menu. There are also a stunning range of exquisite experiences guests can order through Concierge, from massages to shopping, dining and more. Located in the heart of Brisbane’s stylish Emporium precinct – a haven for lovers of fashion and food – the Hotel is just minutes from the Brisbane CBD and close to the Brisbane Cruise Terminal, airports and arterials. Emporium Hotel - 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006 (07) 3253 6999 or 1300 883 611 www.emporiumhotel.com.au