Retreat inducted into hall of fame

AZJURE studio retreat on the Granite Belt has been inducted into the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame after winning the deluxe accommodation category at the prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards for an unprecedented third year in a row.

azjure's win was announced at the awards ceremony at the Brisbane Convention Centre, attended by the Premier Anna Bligh.

azjure co-owner Cathryn Leigh said this is a great honour, and great for the region.

"azjure has only been open for four and a half years, so to achieve Hall of Fame status in such a short time is amazing.

"We believe azjure is the first property in the deluxe accommodation category to be inducted into the Queensland Hall of Fame, so we're especially proud of our achievement," Ms Leigh said.

In winning the deluxe accommodation award for the third time azjure yet again triumphed over much larger properties, including this year Spicers Hidden Vale, Spicers Tamarind, Daydream Island Resort and Royal on the Park Brisbane.

"We're now looking forward to the Australian Tourism Awards to be announced in Cairns next March," Ms Leigh said.

"In last year's Australian Awards we received a highly commended award, so this year we're hoping to go one better and win."

Granite Belt Wine and Tourism's director of marketing, Anissa Williams congratulated azjure on their outstanding dedication to providing an accommodation venue that surpassed customer and judge expectations again and again.

"The entire Granite Belt is extremely proud of azjure's achievement and their contribution to region's ever-growing reputation as a premium tourism destination," said Ms Williams.

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