qualia Resort Outdoor Dinner Tables at Long Pavilion Restaurant with Whitsundays Views

qualia awards and affiliations

qualia is an award-winning resort, receiving both local and international recognition. qualia resort is consistently highly rated by guests.

View of qualia Pebble Beach from resort pool lounges under umbrellas

qualia Resort Awards

qualia is recognised for its environmentally intuitive architecture, sympathetic landscaping, beautiful day spa, locally sourced produce and exceptional wine lists. Consistently rated and reviewed by guests as the best in Australian luxury and recognised by Condé Nast Traveller in the USA and UK Gold Lists and Hot Lists, qualia is a unique expression of Australian laidback luxury. qualia sets new benchmarks in global luxury travel by providing a distinctly Australian experience, which focuses on exceeding guest expectations.


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Awards and Accolades

2020
  • HM Awards – Australasian Hotel of the Year; Best Resort; Best Australian Lodge; Highly Commended – Best Australian Lodge 2020
  • Condé Nast Top 25 Resorts in Australia and The South Pacific Readers' Choice Awards - Top Resort in Queensland
2019
  • HM Awards – Best Resort
  • Luxury Travel Magazine – Gold List – Best Luxury Resort in Australia
2018
  • Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards - Best Luxury Hotel/Resort/Lodge and Boutique Hotel
  • HM Awards – Best Resort; Best Australian Lodge
2017
  • Luxury Travel Magazine - Best Australian Romantic Property
  • Condé Nast Traveler – Readers’ Choice Award
  • Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards – Best Luxury Resort
  • Boutique Hotel Awards - 'Best Beach or Coastal Resort' in Australasia; 'Best Beach or Coastal Resort' in the World
2016
  • Australian Traveller People's Choice Awards - Best Luxury Hotel or Resort; Most Romantic Escape
  • HM Awards – Best Resort
  • Luxury Travel Magazine – Best Australian Resort; Best Australian Romantic Property
2015
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards – 2015 Gold List
  • Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards - Most Desirable Escape
  • Condé Nast Traveler – Best Hotel in Australasia; Readers Travel Award
  • HM Awards – Best Resort; Best Australian Lodge; Best Day Spa
2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards – 2014 Gold List
  • Luxury Travel Magazine – Best Australian Resort
  • UK Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Resort in Australia
  • Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Luxury Resort
  • HM Awards – Best Resort in Australia
  • Australian Federation of Travel Agents – Best Australian Hotel / Resort
2013
  • HM Awards – Best Resort; Best Hotel Restaurant, Long Pavilion
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller 2013 Travel Awards – Best Australian Island Resort
  • Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List – Best Australian Resort
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards - Most Romantic Hotel in Australia
  • Quickbeds Annual Survey – Preferred Resort Hotel
  • Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Australian Resort
  • HM Awards - Best Resort in Australia; Best Hotel Restaurant in Australia
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - Best Resort in the World
2012
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - Best Resort in the World
  • HM Awards - Best Resort; Best Spa; Best Hotel Chef
  • UK Condé Nast Traveller Gold List – Best for Leisure Facilities
  • Luxury Travel Magazine - Gold List - Best Australian Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller 2012 Traveller Awards - Best Spa; Best Australian Island Resort
  • TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice List 2012 - Luxury Hotel's in Australia; Luxury Hotel's in the South Pacific; Relaxation/Spa Hotels in Australia; Relaxation/Spa Hotels in the South Pacific
2011
  • HM Awards - Resort of the Year; Australian Lodge of the Year; Day Spa of the Year
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards - Best Australian Resort or Lodge; Best Spa; Runner-up Best Standout Australian Travel Experience
  • UK Condé Nast Traveller Gold List
  • UK Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards – Top 5 ‘overseas leisure hotels’ for Australasia/South Pacific
  • Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List
2010
  • HM Awards - Resort of the Year, Highly Commended, Best Spa - Spa qualia; Highly Commended, Best Five Star – qualia
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards - Best Spa – Spa qualia
2009
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards - Best Resort Accommodation
  • Tourism Whitsunday Awards - Best Luxury Accommodation
  • HM Awards - Hotel of the Year, Resort of the Year
2008
  • UK Condé Nast Traveller Hot List
  • USA Condé Nast Traveler Hot List
  • Travel and Leisure USA ‘IT List’ of the 30 best new hotels around the globe
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards - Best New Accommodation
  • Tourism Whitsunday Awards - Best New Tourism Development

 

 

 

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qualia Affiliations - Luxury Lodges of Australia

qualia is proudly a member of Luxury Lodges of Australia. A member-owned marketing association, Luxury Lodges of Australia’s aim is to promote, both domestically and internationally, the collection of independent, high-end luxury lodges offering unforgettable experiences in some of Australia’s most inspiring locations. The Luxury Lodges of Australia range from wilderness lodges to vineyard retreats and dining destinations; island hideaways to luxe outback camps. All are operated to be the ‘best’ in sharing their unique region with their guests. 

Qualia resort view of a covered Beach House deck with sun lounges and Whitsundays views surrounded by palm trees