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qualia named Australia’s Best Resort for seventh consecutive year

Located at the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island’s luxury resort, qualia has once again been named Best Resort at the 2014 ‘HM’ Hotel Management Awards, the leading awards for the accommodation industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.

qualia has been awarded the Best Resort accolade every year since opening. The full spectrum of achievements at the awards included:
• qualia named Best Resort
• qualia’s Executive Chef, Alastair Waddell, named Best Hotel Chef
• qualia’s Long Pavilion restaurant took highly commended in the Best Hotel Restaurant category
• qualia took highly commended in the Best Australasian Hotel of the Year category
• Hamilton Island’s Corporate Communications Director, Sophie Baker named Best Communications Associate
• Hamilton Island took the award for Best Marketing Campaign
qualia’s Executive Head Chef, Alastair Waddell was named Best Hotel Chef, continuing to position qualia and Hamilton Island as one of Australia’s premier food and wine destinations. The resort’s breath-taking Long Pavilion restaurant, providing the ideal stage for Waddell to showcase his gourmet prowess, also took highly commended in this year’s Best Hotel Restaurant category alongside qualia’s highly commended in the Best Australasian Hotel of the Year category. 
Matthew Taverner, qualia’s General Manager, said: “We’re honoured that our Executive Head Chef has once again been acknowledged within the industry and that qualia continues to hold the Best Resort crown. Winning these prestigious accolades demonstrates that our unique blend of Australian luxury and unparalleled service continues to set the benchmark for luxury resorts not just in Australia, but around the world.” 
The team behind qualia work with unwavering passion to strengthen the resort’s brand both domestically and on the world stage. These efforts have been acknowledged with Hamilton Island’s Corporate Communications Director, Sophie Baker awarded the HM Award for Best Communications Associate and Hamilton Island taking home the award for Best Marketing Campaign for their recent HAPPY campaign.
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