Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley continues to win honours for excellence
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley continues its strong recognition with four new awards for excellence. In front of a crowd of 700 travel and tourism leaders in Sydney, the resort was honoured at the 2017 Hospitality Management (HM) Awards for Accommodation Excellence, taking the top spot in two categories, Best Australian Lodge and Best Day Spa.
In recognition of its leading sustainability practises and management, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley also received an Outstanding Performance Award from Enviro-Mark Solutions, issuer of the resort’s carboNZero certification. The award recognises the resort’s exceptional record in carbon management, reducing its carbon footprint by more than 20% since the resort opened in 2009.
On the culinary front, the Wolgan Dining Room at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley was named Best Restaurant in a Regional Hotel/Resort at the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence (NSW) 2017.
The honours continue a recent record run of award wins. Mid-year, the resort was named Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year and Health Club and Spa Facility of the Year at the Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence and inducted into the Hall of Fame for Best Environmental Practices.
“We are honoured, and to be honest, a little overwhelmed to have received four awards for excellence this month. The awards are especially meaningful as they recognise the things we are passionate about; the guest experience, our culinary offering and the resort’s commitment to sustainability,” said James Wyndham, General Manager of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. “These accolades inspire us to continue raising the bar, creating an authentic ultra-luxury Australian wilderness experience for our guests with exceptional, regionally inspired cuisine and leading the way in sustainability practices to ensure that we have minimal impact on our incredible location.”
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. One&Only has announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of resorts in nature, urban centres and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia and One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced a second resort in development in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, as well as One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. Other resorts in development include One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and two new resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Xala. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com