qualia has a long-standing record of taking out the top spots at the annual HM Awards, and this year the judgment panel of the awards – a selection of travel writers, experts and practitioners – once again recognised qualia’s exceptional standards.
Hamilton Island CEO, Glenn Bourke, said it is gratifying to know the island’s jewel in the crown, qualia, continues to be recognised by industry and peers.
“We aim to provide the very best Australia has to offer and exceed the expectations of the most discerning travellers from around the world. The multiple accolades the resort has been awarded are testament to our qualia team.” said Mr Bourke.
General Manager of qualia, Garrett W. Donovan said the key to the success of qualia was the resort’s focus on simplicity, excellence and service.
“At qualia, out guests are looking for simplicity and personalised experiences. Travellers today define luxury by items or experiences that have a personal connection or a story – a link to the designer, the piece’s origin, the local culture, or the physical location.”
Set amongst natural Australian bushland and overlooking the tropical beauty of the Whitsundays, qualia celebrates everything that is spectacularly Australian; sensational views of lush green islands, azure waters and clear skies set off the natural wood and simple design of qualia’s pavilions.
Amongst its serene settings, guests can enjoy the local, fresh produce sourced for Head Chef Alastair Waddell’s award-winning cuisine, discover the rest of the Hamilton Island, and explore the Great Barrier Reef before returning to the privacy of their pavilion.
For those looking for something truly extraordinary, qualia hosts a collection of special events throughout the year. Next year, the Pas de Deux in Paradise will return to qualia, in which performers from the Australian Ballet dance against the backdrop of a colourful Australian sunset sinking behind the islands. Others can experience the exhilaration and festivities of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, or discover new talents at qualia’s Weekends of Wonderment.