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2016 Australian Hotel Guide readers' choice awards announced

Crown Towers, Melbourne

Crown Towers, Melbourne

The people have spoken.

After we announced the winners of the 2016 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide Awards, we opened the democratic floodgates for the readers' choice awards, with the chance for a reader to win a trip to LA as the prize for voting thanks to boutique hotel gurus Mr & Mrs Smith and Virgin Australia.

Your voices have been heard. Thousands of votes were tallied across five categories; Best City Hotel, Best Regional Hotel, Best Hotel Pool, Best Hotel Breakfast, and Best Hotel Service. Here are your picks of the 2016 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide Awards.

Readers' Choice for Best City Hotel
Crown Towers Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank Melbourne, Vic, crownhotels.com.au/crown-towers-melbourne.

Readers' Choice for  Best Regional Hotel
Lake House, King Street, Daylesford, Vic, lakehouse.com.au

Readers' Choice for  Best Hotel Pool
QT Port Douglas, 87-109 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, qthotelsandresorts.com/port-douglas

Readers' Choice for Best Hotel Breakfast
Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic, melbourne.grand.hyatt.com

Readers' Choice for  Best Hotel Service
Crown Towers Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank Melbourne, Vic, crownhotels.com.au/crown-towers-melbourne

And the reader winner is…

Melissa Brummell, of Glenmore Park in Sydney, wins our 2016 Australian Hotel Guide readers' choice awards competition and will be on her way to LA, thanks to boutique hotel gurus Mr & Mrs Smith and Virgin Australia.

See all the GT Hotel Guide Award winners here.

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