There's much to admire in this extraordinary reimagining of three colonial-era buildings by celebrated Perth architect Kerry Hill. The restrained elegance of Como The Treasury's 48 rooms and suites; the uplifting beauty of its grand public spaces; the sophisticated service; the eight eateries and bars including Thai masterchef David Thompson's Long Chim. A great Australian hotel is born. comohotels.com
Finalists: The Langham Sydney, NSW; The Old Clare Hotel, NSW.
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