The Emporium Hotel in Brisbane has been titled Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel at the 24th World Travel Awards in Shanghai. It is the third year in a row the independently owned and operated hotel has won.
Emporium Hotel took out the award against the best in the country including The Old Clare Hotel in Melbourne, Cape Lodge at Margaret River, Gaia Retreat & Spa, Lyall Hotel & Spa, Ovolo Woolloomooloo, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, The Prince in Melbourne and the Woodbridge on the Derwent among others.
Emporium Hotel now stands as one of the most awarded in the world.
The hotel is consistently recognized nationally and internationally as the best of the best. Achieving the hat trick at the World Travel Awards however, is one award every team member will welcome with extra pride, according to Emporium Hotel General Manager Peter Savoff, who was in Shanghai to accept the award.
“This achievement is the result of long-term commitment by everyone involved with the hotel – 10 incredible and consecutive years of ongoing work and commitment by the team to continually deliver on our very genuine promise and our vision to create a boutique luxury experience,” he said.
“The win is testament to owners Tony and Fran John who ten years ago this month opened the doors to what was a new and exciting tourism offer for the country – a boutique, independently owned and operated luxury hotel, one defined by a very directional design and service commitment, as well as a commitment to green environmental practice. This vision and courage has paid off and for not only the team, but for Brisbane as an exciting international city, and for the State of Queensland, and indeed, for Australia.”
In celebrating the 10 year anniversary, two experiences have been unveiled – the $10,000 Emporium Diamond Anniversary package and the $699 Emporium Anniversary package.
The Emporium Diamond Anniversary package includes two nights in a Deluxe Corner Suite at the hotel, two signature anniversary cocktails and a seasonal cheese board served in the stunning hotel cocktail bar, a wine-matched full degustation at the Tartufo Restaurant for two, a personal consultation with leading jeweller Margot McKinney and $7,500 towards a magnificent bespoke jewellery piece, an Emporium Signature Travel Bag, his and hers PJs and a room scent package, a Perrier Jouet Belle Époque toasting set, in-suite breakfast for two over both days, romantic turndown, early check-in and late check-out and valet parking.
The $699 Emporium Anniversary package, includes one night in an Emporium Suite, a signature anniversary gift of his and hers PJs, room scent and bath crystals, insuite breakfast for two, romantic turndown, early check-in and late check-out and valet parking.
“To mark our 10th anniversary we wanted to create a package that was truly unique, bespoke and indulgent. Working with the internationally acclaimed master jeweller Margot McKinney and the culinary leader Tartufo has enabled us to do just this with the Diamond. It’s a package that celebrates in absolute style; it’s a package that people will always remember, and one equal to any luxury experience across the globe,” he said.
Emporium Hotel features 102 custom designed, studio suites which feature ensuites, state of the art in-suite entertainment, and facilities, including free WIFI, marble kitchenettes and in-suite laundries. Of these, 42 are King Spa Suites, with all rooms having prestigious Molton Brown amenities. Added to this is a rooftop lap pool, sauna, gymnasium and the unique Pillow Menu.
The Hotel also features a world class, Cocktail Bar which features a fusion of vintage and custom-designed pieces. Celebrating history and beauty, the bar is home to a stunning German chandelier which overlooks the grand onyx bar proper, an exquisite stained glass wall from Paris, custom-designed furnishings and a rollcall of internationally revered wines and creative cocktails. A hive of bees now live on the roof of the hotel with honey collected for cocktails, and also bottled for in-room guest gifts.
Located at 1000 Ann Street, in the heart of Brisbane’s Emporium precinct (Fortitude Valley) is minutes away from the Brisbane CBD and close to the Brisbane Cruise Terminal, Brisbane Airport and Gateway arterial linking the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
The new Emporium Hotel, in the $600 million Southpoint development at South Bank, will open in mid 2018.
Winner: Leading Boutique Hotel in Australia, World Travel Awards 2016, 2015
Winner: Best Boutique Hotel in Australia, HM Awards for Hotel Excellence 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009 Winner: TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence, 2015 Inducted: Queensland Tourism Awards Hall of Fame 2014