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Crystalbrook Collection Collects At 2019 HM Awards

September 10, 2019 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Crystalbrook Collection has been recognised in 14 award categories, taking home two wins and a Highly Commended, at the 17th iteration of the HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence on Friday 6 September.

The annual event, hosted by Hotel Management (HM) Magazine, celebrates leading hotels and individuals in the industry across Australasia.

Crystalbrook Collection wins:

Best Environmental Programme

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

The hotel was recognised for its sustainable and environmentally passionate initiatives such as no plastic straws, water bottles or guest-room key cards, use of technology to reduce paper, providing large-pump amenities bottles (saving more than 250,000 plastic bottles each year) and partnering with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, TerraCycle, OzHarvest and Containers for Change.

Crystalbrook Collection Interim CEO and Group Director, Hotels, Geoff York said: “We’re especially proud to be recognised as the best environmental hotel in Australasia. Our stance on the environment and passion for sustainability is a pivotal part of our brand. It’s something that we’re constantly evolving and bringing to life in each of our hotels, resorts and tourism enterprises”.

Riley also took home a Highly Commended for Australia’s Best Regional Property.

Best Interior Design Hotel

Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel

Little Albion’s interior design is the creation of renowned designers Connie Alessi and Cressida Kennedy. Largely influenced by 1920s and 1970s styles of interiors and choreographed with custom artwork carefully procured and selected for each room.

Geoff York said: “This accolade is a huge achievement. Little Albion has had many lives starting as a convent in 1903. It’s wonderful to see this beautiful heritage building recognised as it stands today, reimagined for the modern luxury traveller”.

The Group was also recognised as finalists in 11 other categories:

• Best Luxury Hotel – Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

• Best Resort – Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

• Best New Hotel – Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort and Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel

• Best Boutique Hotel – Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel

• Best Technology Hotel – Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

• Best Hotel Day Spa – Eléme Day Spa at Riley

• Best Hotel Bar – Rocco at Riley

• Best Marketing Campaign – Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

• Best Communications Associate – Belinda Danks-Woodley

• Best Hotel Chef – Luis Rod Zamora

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