The Royal Mail Hotel has been named Victoria’s best Deluxe Accommodation, winning Gold at last nights’ prestigious 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards held at Crown Palladium. After a rigorous selection process, the hotel has been recognised as a one-of-a-kind destination; offering guests luxurious accommodation complemented by a two-hatted restaurant, recently opened gastro-pub: Parker Street Project, a prestigious $2.8 million wine collection housed in a newly refurbished wine cellar and a selection of immersive experiences including chef led kitchen garden tours.
The Royal Mail’s General Manager, Mark Whitnell, was thrilled to accept last nights’ awards commenting, “The aim of the very passionate and dedicated team at the Royal Mail is to continually look for ways to improve and extend our tourism offering; providing guests with an unsurpassed destination experience. We’ve made some very exciting developments in 2016, including Parker Street Project and our new wine cellar, and it’s wonderful to be recognised in this way for all our hard work.”
The Royal Mail Hotel offers guests a wide range of luxury accommodation options; from deluxe suites nestled in landscaped garden surrounds with panoramic views of the Southern Grampians through to cottage accommodation at the historic Mt Sturgeon Station and the homely surrounds of the completely restored Mulberry House.
Guests of the Royal Mail Hotel can also experience the highly acclaimed Dining Room, awarded Two Chef Hats in The Age Good Food Guide, 2017, which features nature-based cuisine by Executive Chef Robin Wickens using the highest quality, locally sourced produce largely derived from the hotel’s thriving organic kitchen garden and nearby livestock farms.
Complementing the Royal Mail’s stellar cuisine is the prestigious $2.8 million wine collection, which is now housed in a recently refurbished cellar, where hotel guests and visitors of Dunkeld can enjoy curated wine experiences and bespoke tastings daily.
Adding to the gastronomic offering, the Hotel launched Parker Street Project in March 2016, a gastro-pub offering seasonal, à la carte, ingredient-focussed menu options alongside traditional ‘pub classics’ for the mid-priced diner.
This latest award follows on from the Royal Mail’s recent award for the Best in Taste at Taste of Melbourne, where the hotel served up the best dish out of all the participating restaurants.
The Royal Mail Hotel will now go on to the national level at the Australian Tourism Awards with winners announced on Friday 24th February 2017 at the Darwin Convention Centre.