Winner: Crown Towers, Melbourne
Runner-up: Park Hyatt Sydney
Crown is not only the best address in Melbourne, but also a pacesetter for five-star hotel accommodation nationwide. It takes its cues from grand hotels in the US and Europe to create an uncommon Australian experience of smartly trained staff, spacious rooms with impeccable amenities, and constant attention to detail. crowntowers.com.au
The sun has risen on the winners of the 2013 Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards, the brightest lights of Australia's travel industry from the outback to the coast. And without further ado, here are your favourites, the Readers' Choice Awards.