Pumpkin Island has been named 2018 Australasia’s Most Sustainable Hotel
The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2018 were announced in November at the prestigious awards ceremony in London. Boutique owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from around the globe attended the awards.
The Boutique Hotel Awards is an international awards organisation which is dedicated to recognising unique excellence among luxury boutique hotels.
Winners were selected from over 300 nominees in over 80 countries. Each entrant was nominated by a member of the Awards Nomination Committee, comprising of over 70 leading travel experts.
Each property is visited personally by an experienced hotel judge which specialises in each category and undertakes first-hand guest experience of the property.
Entrants were judged on six categories: dining and entertainment, design, facilities, location and, most importantly, staff service and overall emotional impact. These extensive hand-written evaluations are meticulously studied by our Awards Panel, which decides our regional and World’s Best Award winners.
“We are very shocked and excited to have won this award, it’s great that we have been recognised for our hard work and commitment to the environment. We have a wonderful team that help us strive for excellence and gives our guests the best possible experience” says, Wayne and Laureth Rumble, Pumpkin Island owners.
Mary Carroll, CEO Capricorn Enterprise, says, “This is well deserved and Wayne, Laureth and the team work extremely hard to manage and maintain the sustainability, beauty and uniqueness of their island environment. It’s no surprise that their dedication to environmental sustainability has been noticed. The Southern Great Barrier Reef is our region’s biggest drawcard, so it is so important that we all do our part to look after it.”
Awards like this showcase the amazing tourism products in the Capricorn Coast and the greater Southern Great Barrier Reef destination to both locals and visitors.