2012 World Travel Awards
HOTEL PENSION GRIMUS - Australia's Leading Ski Resort Hotel and Australasia's Leading Ski Resort Hotel 2012
HANS and LOTTE GRIMUS are proud to announce that following their achievements at the World Travel Awards in 2009 and 2011, HOTEL PENSION GRIMUS has been presented with the following two awards...for 2012. Australia's Leading Ski Resort Hotel and Australasia's Leading Ski Resort Hotel (which includes the New Zealand region).
Hans Grimus travelled to Singapore to collect the awards at a Gala Ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel held on Thursday 18 September.
We thank our management team and staff for their efforts in helping us to achieve these outstanding accolades once again.
Excerpts from the media release follow -
Asia & Australasia’s travel glitterati celebrate in Singapore
The travel elite of Asia, Australasia and the Indian Ocean have walked off with top honours at a World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony hosted in Singapore on Thursday 18th October 2012.
A packed delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media travelled from 42 nations to attend the event at InterContinental Singapore, which was held in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and TravelRave 2012, Asia’s most influential travel trade festival.
The WTA awards programme, hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ by the global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.
Graham E. Cooke, President & Founder, WTA, underlined the depth and quality of the travel and tourism sector across the three regions. He says: “Our winners are drawn from the breadth of Asia, Australasia and the Indian Ocean, reflecting the strength and depth of the travel and tourism sector in the regions.
In Australasia, Hotel Pension Grimus won the coveted title of “Australasia’s Leading Ski Resort Hotel”, Sydney Airport picked up “Australasia’s Leading Airport”, whilst Le Meridien Bora Bora (French Polynesia) was voted “Australasia’s Leading Luxury Hotel”. A full list of 2012 winners in the 34 categories for Australasia can be found on the World Travel Awards website.
2011 World Travel Awards
HOTEL PENSION GRIMUS - AUSTRALASIA'S LEADING SKI RESORT HOTEL 2011
Asia and Australasia's roles in leading the global travel and tourism recovery have been acknowledged at a VIP gala ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 September 2011.
VIPs, senior tourism leaders, captains of industry and international media travelled from over 30 nations across Asia and Australasia to attend the WTA Asia & Australasia Ceremony 2011 at Dusit Thani Bangkok.
Graham E. Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards, underlined the incredible strength of the region's travel and tourism economy. He said: "These regions is powering the global travel and tourism recovery, and tonight's winners represent the very cream of our industry.
It was also an evening of travel triumph for Australasia. Among the big winners were Air New Zealand, which was voted "Australasia's Leading Airline", Bora Bora, French Polynesia named "Australasia's Leading Destination" and Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, picked up "Australasia's Leading Hotel". Amongst other category winners, Hotel Pension Grimus, Mt Buller, Australia was named "Australasia's Leading Ski Resort Hotel".
The Asia & Australasia Ceremony marks the fourth leg of World Travel Awards 2011 Grand Tour. The regional winners will then progress to the Grand Final at the end of the year.
2009 World Travel Awards
Australasia’s Leading Ski Resort Hotel 2009
Hans Grimus receives the award at the ceremony in London, December 2009.
Australia’s Leading Ski Resort Hotel 2009
Congratulations Hans & Lotte Grimus! These two prestigious awards are a superb testament to the hard work of the management team, the staff and of course, you personally over the past year - Graham E Cooke, Chairman & Founder, World Travel Awards.
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscar's", the World Travel
Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from travel agencies in over 160 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product can receive. The 2009 poll was the highest in the World Travel Awards' 16-year history, with over 170,000 industry professionals casting their votes for what they consider to be the very best travel, tourism and hospitality products and services in Australasia.
Australia’s Leading Ski Resort: Hotel Pension Grimus
2008 World Travel Awards
Hotel Pension Grimus was voted “Australia’s Leading Ski Resort” by travel professionals worldwide at the 15th Annual World Travel Awards. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscar's", the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and prestigious awards program in the global travel industry. World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 167,000 travel agencies in over 160 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product can receive.
A World Travel Award is considered the most acclaimed endorsement of a company and its services. In all, there were a total of 52 award categories including travel operators, airlines, hotels, spas, resorts and destinations in the Australasian region. Graham Cooke, President and Founder of the World Travel Awards, said "No one should under estimate the prestige gained by these winners. They are setting fresh and challenging standards by pushing the barriers and increasing the quality of customer experience to entirely new levels.” www.worldtravelawards.com
Best Australian Alpine Accommodation
2006 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence.
Hotel Pension Grimus was chosen as “Best Australian Alpine Accommodation” by a key judging panel involving 50 industry professionals and travel media who, in a record year of entries, had over 600 nominated properties to select from in the various categories across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.