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Travel+Leisure names qualia in the Top 100 resorts of the world

Travel+Leisure names qualia in the Top 100 resorts of the world
qualia, Hamilton Island
qualia, Hamilton Island’s world-class luxury resort, has been named as one of the best resorts in the world in the prestigious Travel+Leisure ’World’s Best Awards’

The ‘World’s Best Awards survey asked travellers around the globe to share their opinions about their top hotels and travel experiences. In the hotels category, readers rated properties based on their rooms, facilities, service and overall value.

qualia’s pristine natural location was also recognised, with the ‘Islands of the Great Barrier Reef’ named as one of the world’s best Island locations to visit in the travel experiences category.

Hamilton Island CEO, Glenn Bourke said the recognition proved a luxury Great Barrier Reef experience at qualia remains one of the most sought after and respected in the world.

“When qualia was opened, the Oatley family’s vision was to showcase the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and all that was uniquely Australian luxury. The recognition of qualia in the World’s Best Awards is a testament to their vision, and proves our business continues to align with the needs of luxury travellers.”

General Manager of qualia, Kyle LaMonica said the key to the success of qualia was the resort’s focus on service and creating unique guest experiences.

“The team at qualia continue to exceed our guest’s expectations and our proximity to the Great Barrier Reef has allowed us to evolve our offerings. To meet demand, we now provide guests with a variety of high-end experiences to explore the Reef which are unique to qualia. All of qualia’s offerings are immersive and visiting the Great Barrier Reef is just one of the many experiences we offer our guests during their stay.”

Set amongst natural Australian bushland and overlooking the tropical beauty of the Whitsundays, qualia celebrates everything that is uniquely Australian; sensational views of lush green islands, azure waters and clear skies which highlight the natural wood and simple design of qualia’s pavilions.
For guests wanting to experience the extraordinary, qualia hosts a collection of special events throughout the year including the world famous Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, held on the 20th – 28th of August. In September, 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.
Notes to editors:
qualia, Australia's world class luxury resort on the Great Barrier Reef, is located on the secluded and breathtakingly beautiful northern-most point of Hamilton Island.  qualia has 60 elegant one-bedroom pavilions and a Beach House, each set among eucalyptus trees with postcard views of the idyllic blue and green waters of the Whitsundays. 
Two superb restaurants and Spa qualia cater exclusively to guests of the resort.  Hamilton Island can be accessed directly from all east coast international gateway cities in less than three hours.
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