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Saffire Freycinet’s public relations team works with state, national and international media to take our news and stories to our customers. For further information please contact:

Susie Cretan +61 (3) 6221 1634 susie.cretan@federalgroup.com.au

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03.02.19

A Valentine’s Day beekeeping experience that’s sweeter than honey

Forget the melting choccies and wilting roses. Here's a gift they won't forget. Unless your Valentine is allergic to bees, this is a saccharine gift that’s bound to surprise the food lover in your life. Tasmanian luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet has launched a new offering: The Saffire Beekeeping Experience.

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24.01.19

Saffire Freycinet tops TripAdvisor’s 2019 Luxury Hotels list in Australia

TripAdvisor has revealed the winners of its Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels in Australia, with the Ovolo Woolloomooloo in Sydney taking top honours domestically under the ‘Best Hotels’ division and Tasmania’s Saffire Freycinet heading the ‘Luxury Hotels’ segment. Travellers’ Choice award winners were based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.

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22.01.19

Why Americans fall in love with Tasmania

Home to cutting-edge culture, a dynamic dining scene and incredible wilderness experiences, there’s a reason why Australia’s island state is on everyone’s must-see list. Located on a peninsula on the east coast, Freycinet National Park is known for its pink granite peaks, secluded bays and white-sand beaches. When luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet opened there in 2010 – its design a direct response to the surrounding natural environment – it was a game-changer.

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17.01.19

Saffire Freycinet beekeeping experience: Suit up to savour honey from the source

For visitors to Saffire, the complimentary apiary tour is a chance to get the blood pumping during a holiday that might otherwise consist of champagne and oysters, afternoons at the spa and long naps on a private deck overlooking Coles Bay in Freycinet National Park.

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07.01.19

These Are Australia’s Best Hotels In 2019

As Australian luxury tourism numbers reach new heights seemingly every day, the luxury hotel business in this country is becoming increasingly competitive with the boundaries of service and luxury being pushed all the time. Possibly the most architecturally impressive hotel in Australia and located in one of the most spectacular locations in the country, Saffire Freycinet takes remote eco-luxury to the next level.

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24.12.18

The Greats | The Best Travel Destinations Of 2018

Whisky, art, views, stunning boutique hotels. If any of these four make your ears prick up, then hopefully Tasmania was on your 2018 hit list. If it wasn't, you need to spend a weekend shucking oysters and hiking at Saffire Freycinet, or take a whole week and plan your trip around winter for a peek at The Aurora Australis and a visit to Junction Arts Festival.

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07.12.18

Here’s how to make 2019’s biggest travel trends sustainable

Forbes, Conde Nast, Travel and Leisure and Lonely Planet are just a few who have already published what’s hot and trending for travellers in 2019. So let’s take the trends and turn them into practical and easy sustainable travel options instead. Because the world needs more travellers to be ethical, sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint on the planet.

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27.11.18

A Wine Lover’s Weekend in Tasmania

A relaxed pinot noir weekend at Saffire Freycinet showcases Tasmania as a world-class wine, food and nature destination, writes Andrew Conway

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Saffire Freycinet strives for ongoing excellence and continues to be awarded numerous accolades:

  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2019 “Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2019 “Accommodation Venue of the Year – Regional”
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019 Winner – #1 Best Luxury Hotel in Australia, #1 Best Luxury Hotel in South Pacific, #3 in Australia’s Top 25 Hotels for Romance
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2018 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2018 “Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2018 “Accommodation Venue of the Year – Regional”
  • Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List 2018, Best Australian Small Hotel
  • QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards Winner 2017 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice(tm) 2018 Winner – #1 Best Luxury Hotel in Australia, #1 Best Luxury Hotel in South Pacific
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2017 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2017 “Best Fine Dining in Tasmania”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2017 “Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation in Tasmania”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2017 “Best Guided Tour Experience in Tasmania”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2017 “Renee Harris, Honourable Mention, Rising Star of the Year”
  • Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Winner 2016 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2016 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2016 “Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Tasmania”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2016 “Best Deluxe Accommodation in Tasmania”
  • Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List 2016, Best Australian Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2016 Winner – #1 Best Luxury Hotel in Australia and South Pacific Region and #10 Best Luxury Hotel in the World
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2016 Winner – #1 Best Service in Australia and South Pacific Region
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2016 Winner – #1 Best Small Hotel in Australia and #3 Best Small Hotel in the World
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2015 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Boutique Hotel Awards Winner 2015 “World’s Best Relaxation Resort”
  • Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence 2015 “Best Deluxe Accommodation”
  • Luxperience Awards Winner 2015 Inspiring Category
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2015 “Best Deluxe Accommodation”
  • Employer of Choice Winner 2015, Skills Tasmania
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2015 Winner
  • Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List 2015, Best Australian Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2015 Winner – #1 Luxury Hotel in Australia
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2015 Winner – Top 3 Hotels for Romance in Australia
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2015 Winner – Top 3 Small Hotels in Australia
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2015 Winner – Top 3 Hotels for Service in Australia
  • Boutique Hotel Awards Winner 2014 “World’s Best Boutique Hotel”
  • Boutique Hotel Awards Winner 2014 “Australasia’s Best Boutique Hotel”
  • Boutique Hotel Awards Winner 2014 “Inspired Design, Australasia”
  • Boutique Hotel Awards Winner 2014 “Culinary Excellence”
  • Australian Tourism Awards Bronze 2014 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2014 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2014 “Best Deluxe Accommodation”
  • Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List 2014, Best Australian Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge
  • Andrew Harper Grand Awards 2014, Top 10 Gastronomic Highlights, Freycinet Marine Farm Experience
  • Andrew Harper Grand Awards 2014, Special Recognition Awards: Experiences, Most Memorable Hike: Wineglass Bay
  • Andrew Harper Grand Awards Winner 2014
  • Australian Tourism Awards Runner-up 2013 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Boutique Hotel Awards Winner 2013 “Culinary Excellence”
  • Boutique Hotel Awards Winner 2013 “Best Boutique Hotel in Australasia”
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2013 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 “Best Luxe Hotel”
  • Australian Hotels Association “Best Resort-Style Accommodation 2013”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association “Fine Dining and Best Deluxe Accommodation 2013”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2013 “Best Deluxe Accommodation”
  • Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Runner-up 2012 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2014 Winner – Top 3 Luxury Hotels in Australia
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2014 Winner – Top 3 Small Hotels in Australia
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2014 Winner – Top 25 Small Hotels in the South Pacific
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2014 Winner – Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the South Pacific
  • Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2014 Winner – Top 25 Hotels for Service in Australia
  • 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards 2012 “Best All-inclusive”
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2012 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Australian Hotels Association Award for Best Resort-style Accommodation 2012
  • #2 Best Overseas Resort in the Australasia and South Pacific Region, Conde Nast Traveller UK
  • Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Winner 2011 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • 2011 Medal for Landscape Architecture Tasmania, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2011 “Luxury Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards Winner 2010 “New Tourism Development”
  • “Australia’s Best Luxury Lodge 2011”, Australian Traveller magazine
  • Australian Hotels Association “Best Overall Hotel of the Year 2011”
  • Australian Hotels Association “Best Deluxe Accommodation 2011”
  • Winner “Hotel of the Year 2011” World Architecture News Awards
  • Robb Report Magazine’s Best of the Best – 2011 Luxury Portfolio
  • “Winner Best New Hotel, Resort or Lodge 2011”, Gourmet Traveller Magazine
  • US Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “it List 2011”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2011 “Best Superior Accommodation”
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence 2011 “Fine Dining Award”
  • Special Judges Prize 2011, Hospitality Design Magazine New York
  • Best Hotel in Australasia in Conde Nast Traveller UK’s “Hot Hotels 2011”
  • Listed in Conde Nast Traveler US’s “Hot Hotels 2011”
  • Listed as world’s top newly opened hotel readers of Luxury Travel magazine would most like to visit in their annual Gold List 2011
  • Listed in the Top 25 New Hotels and Resorts for Couples in the 2011 Romance List by Holidays for Couples magazine
  • Best of Year 2010 award from US magazine Interior Design
  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards 2009-10 “Best New Tourism Development”
25.01.19

SAFFIRE FREYCINET LAUNCHES NEW BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE

This summer, after months of preparation, Tasmanian Luxury Lodge Saffire Freycinet launched their newest and most immersive guest experience: The Saffire Beekeeping Experience.

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05.06.18

SPARKLING SAFFIRE ATTRACTING THE WORLD’S BEST TO TASMANIA

An exclusive weekend hosted at Saffire Freycinet which celebrates Tasmanian sparkling wine has attracted some of the world’s biggest names in wine.

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05.02.18

SAFFIRE NAMED AUSTRALIA’S BEST LUXURY HOTEL, FOUTH YEAR IN A ROW

Tasmanian luxury hotel, Saffire Freycinet, has been named the Best Luxury Hotel in Australia 2018, by the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor.

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01.02.17

SAFFIRE NAMED AUSTRALIA’S BEST LUXURY HOTEL

Tasmanian luxury hotel, Saffire Freycinet, has been named the Best Luxury Hotel in Australia 2017, according to the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor.

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18.02.14

BEST OVERALL BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE WORLD ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR THE SAVE THE TASMANIAN DEVIL PROGRAM

Saffire Freycinet’s new experience provides direct access to this endangered species in order to raise awareness.

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