MACq 01 awarded: Australia’s Best Hotel
Federal Group’s MACq 01 Hotel has been recognised as Australia’s Best Hotel overall; and Australia’s Best Hotel in the category of Superior Accommodation at the Australian Hospitality Awards held on the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Greg Farrell, Federal Group Managing Director said, “this extraordinary recognition adds to an already impressive list of state and national awards for the storytelling hotel, including Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Best Large Hotel earlier this year.
“It’s been an enormous journey for MACq 01 General Manager Jake Smith and his team, who opened their doors to the world just 15 months ago and ascended to #1 on Trip Advisor just five weeks later.
“We’re a bit overwhelmed to be honest”, said MACq01 General Manager, Jake Smith. “We had high expectations for MACq 01 and have worked hard to bring our story to life, but nobody anticipated this level of recognition so soon”.
“The storytelling hotel concept was an exciting innovation and feedback from our guests has been staggering. Each guest leaves our hotel understanding the Tasmanian culture, psyche and spirit just a little bit more and that has been enormously fulfilling,” he said.
Mr Farrell said in closing, “We owe a great deal to our local community, from captivating stories and artefacts through to incredible Tasmanian food, beverage and various other industry partnerships.”
With MACq 01’s Bar and Restaurant (The Story Bar and Old Wharf Restaurant) gearing up for an exciting summer season, the hotel is also preparing to launch a brand new high-end lounge bar called Evolve Spirits Bar in November. The MACq 01 team look forward to welcoming and celebrating these awards with the Hobart locals.