Unique Riverland Property Wins Second ‘Self Contained Accommodation’ Award In 2016 South Australian Tourism Awards!
For the second year in a row, multi-award winning accommodation operators, Rick and Cathy Edmonds and their Riverland property, The Frames, was voted best Self Contained Accommodation in the State.The 33rd awards were announced last Friday night (November 4th) in a glittering gala presentation at the Adelaide Convention Centre in front of over 720 representatives of the South Australian tourism industry.
After winning the inaugural category award last year, The Frames entry went on to win a Silver Award (SA’s highest achievement!) in the 2015 national tourism awards.
The property has previously won numerous South Australian and national tourism awards in Accommodation and Best New Tourism Development categories.
Located in the riverside township of Paringa, near Renmark, The Frames is an ultra-luxury accommodation complex. The development is the result of extensive research in both the need for high quality, environmentally sustainable accommodation in the Riverland, and the desire for Rick and Cathy to expand their successful ‘Emaroo Cottages’ business which now offers self-contained, deluxe accommodation across two states.
Designed by award-winning architect, Paul Pruszinski, The Frames features three distinct retreats of uncompromising luxury, set on a cliff-top with views over the River Murray.
Each opulent retreat is totally private and features a pool, Jacuzzi and a state of the art entertainment facility.
This year, judges were particularly impressed with the installation of South Australia’s first Tesla recharging station in an accommodation destination at the highly ‘eco-aware’ property.
The opportunity for Tesla electric cars to venture confidently into the Riverland area has provided a significant opportunity to push tourism and regional development boundaries.
“ We are proud of the result of our vision, passionate about the Riverland and tourism in general and we are truly honoured to bring home another win for the region”, Cathy said.
This year’s South Australian Tourism Awards attracted a record number of entries as the program celebrates 33 years since its introduction.