Makepeace Island celebrates its achievements with a 6 month birthday promotions providing guests with free flowing Moet during February and March 2012
(TRAVPR.COM)AUSTRALIA - January 24th, 2012 - At a gala events ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton in London, the highly acclaimed Tatler Travel Guide and Awards have been released. Makepeace Island ranks among the 101 most stunning hotels in the world for 2012. As the only Australian property to feature in the Private Islands - Sensation Seclusion category, the heart shaped island is the exclusive Australian home of owners Sir Richard Branson and Brett Godfrey. Luxuriously accommodating up to 22 guests,
Makepeace Island is located upstream from Noosa Heads in Queensland and was sensitively developed in keeping with the coastal wilderness. It offers a truly unique fusion of luxury, nature and authentic Balinese design providing guests with the ultimate in seclusion and privacy. Tatler described Makepeace Island as "Vishnu meditative serenity", noting that it still "has a little testosterone in its veins" with "a giant swimming pool with blue lights, chairs that dangle over the water and some saucy night time reading books".
Tatler highlighted some of the spectacular features of the island including the "enormous black volcanic rock bath that you can slide in to, pink-waxed-coloured marble floors and wetroom walls, gardens of Calia lilies and your own pond with a three-yard waterfall". Praising the island's cuisine, Tatler added "The food is brilliant; there's plenty of seafood, fat oysters and a pork-belly dish so divine you'll be hugging the chef". Following the announcement, Sir Richard Branson said, "Tatler has sought a unique selection of the world's most impressive hotels and it is wonderful to see Makepeace included, showcasing the distinctive delights of our little island".
Brett Godfrey agreed, "We have a dedicated team and this honor is testament to its commitment in providing a really special experience for visitors wanting their own private paradise. Tatler has an established and esteemed reputation as a travel industry authority, so we are excited to be among their top picks." Makepeace Island and the acknowledgement by Tatler have been welcomed by the tourism industry.
Anthony Hayes, CEO Tourism Queensland said "Makepeace Island represents everything that is wonderful about a holiday in Australia. So laid back, so relaxing, and yet the wonderful service perfectly compliments the natural environment. Barefoot luxury at its very best." The recognition is a remarkable achievement for Makepeace Island, which opened in July 2011. It follows the recent selection along side of Necker Island as one of the "12 most exclusive, exclusive-use retreats in the world" by the prestigious Robb Report in the USA.
The Island will celebrate the achievement with a 6-month birthday celebration providing guests who book from today and stay in February and March 2012 with free flowing French champagne from the house of Moet and Chandon for the duration of their stay.
It has been an exciting period for Makepeace which culminates today with the re-launch of its website www.makepeaceisland.com Makepeace Island is hired on an exclusive use basis.
For bookings and promotion details visit www.makepeaceisland.com
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