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May 18, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Oceans Resort Hervey Bay named first ever International Ascend Hotel Collection Property of the Year in Las Vegas, NV


Oceans Resort Hervey Bay, an Ascend Hotel Collection member is celebrating a major international accolade, winning the inaugural Ascend Hotel Collection Property of the Year award at the Choice Hotels Annual Convention in Las Vegas last week. Oceans Resort adds this latest prize to its long list of achievements, including the 2015 Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Ascend Hotel Collection Franchisee of the Year Award.

Located on the Fraser Coast in Queensland, the property features 54 one, two and three bedroom self-contained suites, two heated lagoon pools, two restaurants, conference facilities, day spa and fitness centre.

The Ascend Hotel Collection is Choice Hotels’ offering for unique, boutique and historic properties. It offers property owners the flexibility to position their hotel in line with their ambitions and outlook, while looking to Choice Hotels for specialist distribution, sales, marketing and operational support.

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac CEO, Trent Fraser was in Las Vegas for the awards ceremony and was delighted to have General Managers Chris and Olivia Taylor with him to accept the award.

“It is an incredible achievement for an Australian accommodation provider to steal the limelight on the international stage.  With over 6,300 Choice Hotels properties globally, winning this award is an enormous honour for both Oceans Resort and Choice Hotels Asia-Pac. It is a testament to the property’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service.”

“This is the second consecutive year in which an Australian property has being recognised at Choice Hotels International’s annual convention. Choice Hotels Asia-Pac is incredibly proud of our franchisees for their ongoing successes,” said Mr Fraser.

Tas Webber, Manager for Tourism and Events at Fraser Coast Opportunities reiterated Mr Fraser’s sentiments and congratulated Oceans Resort for their outstanding achievement.

“Oceans Resort is one of the Fraser Coast’s premier accommodation providers. It has attracted recognition locally, taking out the Fraser Coast Business & Tourism Awards’ Best Accommodation Provider category in 2015. We are delighted to see local businesses claiming such incredible accolades and showcasing the stunning Fraser Coast to the world. Located right on the waterfront, opposite the historic Urangan Beach Pier, Oceans Resort offers visitors to the area an award-winning Hervey Bay experience.”

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