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Swissôtel Sydney Voted Best in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

10-28-2009 01:19 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts

SYDNEY, October 2009 – After 52,000 votes and 2,800 nominations, Swissôtel Sydney has been awarded the HotelClub Awards premier accolade of Top 3 Hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands at the 4th HotelClub Hotel Awards ceremony held recently in Sydney. Swissôtel Sydney also walked away with the Best Hotel in New South Wales and Best Hotel in Oceania award, truly deserving the title of ‘one of the most popular hotels within the Oceania region’.

Presented by leading consumer-driven global accommodation website operator HotelClub.com, the HotelClub Awards 2009 reflects demands of the industry, recognising Best Hotels and Resorts in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands region, as well as top hotels in each Australian state and territory, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. First presented in 2006, the HotelClub Awards are driven by travellers with firsthand experience and are based on an accumulation of world-wide consumer votes who select their choice of best hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Said Wayne Horbach, General Manager of Swissôtel Sydney, “We are deeply honoured to have received such an outstanding award not only for Australia but also the Oceania region. This award is especially significant to us as the votes have come from our guests and it is gratifying to know that they recognise our efforts and our unrelenting commitment to excellence.”

“I am extremely proud of my team for living up to the Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts’ credo of ‘A Passion for Perfection’ and we look forward to sharing our warm Swiss hospitality with many more guests in the coming years,” he adds.

Winners are decided entirely by consumers through an online global survey on the website based on the following criteria: ambience, family friendliness, rooms, restaurants, cleanliness, business facilities, location, leisure facilities, staff attitude and value for money.

About Swissôtel Sydney (www.swissotel.com/sydney)
Situated in the heart of Sydney’s prime tourist, shopping and business districts, the award-winning Swissôtel Sydney is mere walking distance from Sydney’s renowned attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the historic Rocks precinct as well as some of Australia’s most celebrated restaurants. Endless shopping options abound from the hotel’s doorstep while an underground walkway connects guests to Sydney’s railway hub – Town Hall station with the monorail service just minutes away on foot.

Each of the 359 well-appointed rooms and suites feature all the modern conveniences and comforts any business or leisure traveller would need and more, as well as breathtaking views of Sydney’s skyline. A range of different leisure activities beckon, including indulgent spa treatments at Amrita Spa, an outdoor heated pool and spa, cocktails at the Crossroads Bar or modern Australian cuisine at Jpb Restaurant. The Conference Centre of nine function rooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, provides ample choices for any event or conference.

ABOUT
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is a distinctive group of deluxe hotels for today’s discerning business and leisure travellers, combining the renowned Swiss touch with a fresh, contemporary and modern design. Each Swissôtel hotel offers personalized service with charm and efficiency. Located in main gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels have convenient access to business and shopping districts, and local attractions. Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts worldwide have won prestigious awards and accolades.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 94 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts under development:
Swissôtel Kolkata, India (2010)
Swissôtel Dresden, Germany (2011)
Swissôtel Makkah, Saudi Arabia (2011)

Cheryl Tay
Media Relations Executive, Asia-Pacific
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
2 Stamford Road #05-01
Raffles City Convention Centre
Singapore 178882
E: cheryl.tay@swissotel.com

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