Thanks to the current boom in Australian hotel building, we've been spoilt for choice when it comes to naming the 2017 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide's New Hotel of the Year. This year's guide features a handful of properties making a dazzling début on the Australian accommodation scene.
166 Balnarring Road, Mornington Peninsula, Vic, jackalopehotels.com
477 Boundary Street, Brisbane, QLD, artserieshotels.com.au/johnson
QT Melbourne (pictured)
133 Russell Street, Melbourne, Vic, qtmelbourne.com
This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.
Pictured: Rooftop at QT Melbourne