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Best Tourism & Leisure Development

This award recognises and publicly rewards excellence in the development of, and the efficient use of capital, in a high quality new or refurbished Tourism and/or Leisure asset.

Tourism and/or Leisure developments or refurbishments may include and are not limited to venues, sites, precincts, community areas, amusement and/or recreation parks that include a major component of food and beverage or entertainment.

Eligible entrants will be projects, developments or refurbishments that have been completed by 31 December 2022 (completed in the past 5 years) and have been operating for at least one year as at 31 December 2023 and have not previously won the award.

The award is open to members of the Property Council of Australia only. The nominator or owner of the entry must be the member.

2024 Finalists

Capella Sydney - NSW

Nominated by Essence Project Management

Owned by Pontiac Land Group

Capella Sydney, emerges from a meticulous seven-year restoration of the former Department of Education building, seamlessly blending classic architecture with contemporary elegance. This heritage-listed icon sets a global standard for opulence, dining, and cultural fusion, offering 192 rooms and vibrant communal spaces for a transcendent experience amid Australia's rich panorama.

Central Park at Kara - WA

Nominated by Satterley

Owned by Satterley & DevelopmentWA

Kara's Central Park, created as a central gathering place for the community, offers something for everyone. There's a range of play equipment and an exciting nature play area to explore. Older kids will love challenging themselves on the flying fox, parkour equipment and the towering 5-meter slide.

Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay - TAS

Nominated by Misho + Associates

Owned by Orani Pty Ltd and Grand Banquet Pty Ltd

Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay is a new short-stay accommodation typology in nipaluna (Hobart) and lutuwita (Tasmania). At the forefront of sustainability in design, construction, and operations, adding to the economic stimulus and employment, developing tourism employment, and adding optimism and confidence for others to trust in the region.

Lyf on Oxford, Pincho Disco and Orlo - VIC

Nominated by Urban

Developed by Urban

The development provides a vibrant collection of uses that is reflective of the diverse urban character of the Collingwood. From the art filled short stay experience at Lyf to the Latin American inspired Pincho Disco and the contemporary Greek wine bar Orlo, the development is the epitome of Collingwood.

2023 Winner

The Tasman Hotel, Parliament Square Hobart (TAS)

The Tasman Hotel links heritage buildings of various eras with bold contemporary additions creating a contrasting yet harmonious ensemble of structures embracing Parliament Square, Hobart. In its opening year, Marriott’s first Luxury Collection branded hotel in Australia has garnered extensive hospitality industry accolades locally and internationally.

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