Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa named Worlds Most Desired

The newly opened Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia’s
Blue Mountains has been named the World’s most desired resort in the Recent
Australian Luxury Travel Gold List Awards 2010.


Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa opened in October 2009 and is
the world’s first hotel/resort to be certified carbon neutral by the World Greenhouse
Gas Certification Scheme.




The full media release from Emirates can be read below:

Australia’s first conservation-based luxury resort, Wolgan Valley Resort
& Spa, has been voted as the world’s most desired newly opened hotel/resort
at the prestigious Australian Luxury Travel Gold List 2010 Awards.

In its sixth consecutive year, Luxury Travel’s Gold List Awards received
a record-breaking number of votes from its Australian readers. The awards
nominate and recognise the world’s best luxury travel including cities, hotels,
boutique properties, spas, golf and family resorts.

Opened in October 2009, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is the only resort
in recent history to receive permission to be built adjacent to a World
Heritage Area. Combining the expectations of the high-end traveller with a
commitment to broader social, ecological and environmental sustainability,
Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is redefining what traditional luxury means to

Joost Heymeijer, General Manager Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa
““Wolgan Valley has
become an aspirational destination that is driven by an extraordinary location,
new luxury and outstanding conservation values. It is simply a unique and
unparalleled Australian experience.”

Located between two of Australia’s most prominent national parks and
bordering the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Wolgan Valley was selected by
Emirates after an extensive research for a location that lent itself to
world-class conservation-based practices.  The secluded resort also
incorporates the ‘Timeless Spa’ branded facility offering guests world-class
spa treatments in a luxurious setting of commanding views of the spectacular
the valley below.

The resort has recently become the first hotel in the world to achieve
carbon neutral certification from an internationally accredited greenhouse gas
certification scheme. Wolgan Valley is also a proud member of Leading Hotels of
the World, the world’s largest luxury hospitality organisation, representing
more than 450 of the finest hotels, resorts and spas.

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