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The Hotel Windsor Makes a Mark with Multiple Triumphs at 2016 World Travel Awards™

October 22, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Melbourne’s iconic Hotel Windsor is delighted to have won three accolades at the 2016 World Travel Awards™ including; Australasia’s Leading Hotel, Australia’s Leading Hotel and Australia’s Leading Hotel Suite and to be a finalist for the World’s Leading Hotel, with the winner due to be announced in December.


These impressive honors highlight the hotel’s continued commitment to excellence, with each award voted for by travel and tourism professionals from across the globe, as well as guests.

As the Grand Dame of Australian hotels, The Hotel Windsor has a rich 133-year history and exudes timeless Victorian charm, with 180 impeccably appointed rooms and suites, including the award-winning Royal Suite.

Director of The Hotel Windsor, Adi Halim, is honored to see the hotel celebrated and awarded by its peers at the World Travel Awards™, especially as the hotel prepares for its much anticipated $350 million renovation project, which is expected to be completed in 2019.

“We are delighted to have been presented these incredibly prestigious awards and to see the hotel celebrated by others in the industry. This truly is testament to the exceptional team at the hotel and I extend my gratitude to each member involved,” said Mr Halim.

The 2016 Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Danang, Vietnam three hours ago, and celebrated the success of World Travel Award winners from around the region.

Votes for the World’s Leading Hotel can be cast until 24 October 2016, with consumers and travel specialists able to vote via The winner will be announced at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016 ceremony, which will take place at the Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives on 2nd December 2016. 

2016 World Travel Award™ Australasia Results

Australasia’s Leading Hotel

Winner: The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, Australia

Other nominees:

  • Crown Towers, Australia
  • Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Australia
  • InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, Australia
  • Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne, Australia
  • Park Hyatt Sydney, Australia
  • Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, Australia
  • Sheraton on the Park, Australia
  • SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
  • The Langham Auckland, New Zealand
  • The Langham, Sydney, Australia

Australia’s Leading Hotel

Winner: The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, Australia

Other nominees:

  • Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
  • InterContinental Sydney
  • Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne
  • Park Hyatt Sydney
  • Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park
  • Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
  • Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
  • Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
  • Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
  • Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, Sydney

Australia’s Leading Hotel Suite

Winner: Royal Suite @ The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

Other nominees:

  • Presidential Suite @ Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Presidential Suite @ Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Presidential Suite @ Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
  • Royal Suite @ Sheraton on the Park
  • The Australia Suite @ InterContinental Sydney

2016 World Travel Award™ Grand Final Nominees

World’s Leading Hotel:

  • Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates
  • Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Turkey
  • Coco Reef Resort & Spa, Tobago
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
  • Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya
  • Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis
  • Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach, Florida, USA
  • Jumeirah at Ethihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, Shanghai, China
  • JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Peru
  • La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  • Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Texas, USA
  • Royal Mansour, Morocco
  • SwissôtelLima, Peru
  • SwissôtelQuito, Ecuador
  • The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, Australia
  • The Oberoi Udaivilas, India
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Zephyr Palace, Costa Rica

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About the World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards™ (WTA) was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.  Travel and tourism professionals vote for WTA winners worldwide, with more than 650,000 individual votes cast in 2014. In 2016, WTA will celebrate its 23rd anniversary year.


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