On Thursday 27 July, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley was honoured at the 2018 Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence. In front of a crowd of 700 political, industry and business leaders, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley was named Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year for the third year in a row, and Executive Chef Nancy Kinchela was recognised as Chef of the Year. The resort’s spa was also Highly Commended in the Health Club and Spa Facilities of the Year category.
The TAA awards are amongst the hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards, honouring the achievement of excellence in a wide range of categories in the accommodation industry. TAA is focused on, and committed to, the future development and growth of the accommodation sector within Australia’s vibrant tourism industry. A record of over 300 nominations were received from NSW tourism businesses in the lead-up to the event, with entries from over 70 hotels across 36 categories showcasing the best in the accommodation sector.
Commenting on the win, General Manager of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, James Wyndham said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized at the TAA Awards. To be awarded the Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year for three years in a row is such an honour, and we are very excited about Nancy Kinchela’s award as Chef of the Year. She is such a passionate chef, who works tirelessly and with such imagination to create incredible culinary experiences for our guests, the whole team is celebrating and sharing in her win. We would like to express our thanks to Tourism Accommodation Australia, as these awards inspire us to new benchmarks of excellence.” Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort; highly acclaimed in the industry, it continues to be awarded for its excellence in tourism, accommodation, spa, cuisine and sustainability.