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CitiPower Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards

Habitat HQ was honoured to be awarded the Business Excellence Award in the ‘Tourism’ category of the CitiPower Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards on Thursday 21st October.

Anna Heaton, General Manager, collected the award on behalf of the Habitat HQ team, who were ecstatic at the announcement. Anna stated “It is an honour to receive this award in recognition of our excellence in business practice. I am very proud of what we have achieved this year and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my dedicated and passionate team and the encouragement from our Directors”. The category submissions were judged on the areas of customer service excellence, local business development, innovative marketing & sustainable business initiatives.

Nicola Smith, Business Development & Marketing Manager stated “It is great to see ‘Tourism’ recognised as a key business category in these awards. This award acknowledges our passion in providing an excellent tourism experience. We actively promote our St Kilda destination and utilise relationships developed with local businesses to contribute to the local economy. Our team continually aims to grow our local relationships & to improve our quality of product.”

Habitat HQ is a 4.5 star backpacker hostel & budget traveller accommodation property located in beachside St Kilda. Our modern & sustainable facilities, warm friendly staff and our grassroots culture create a relaxed environment making all guests feel right at home. Accommodation options range from 4, 6, 8 & 10 bed dormitories to private motel style rooms with ensuites.

Habitat HQ’s first year is proving a success with independent guest votes in 2010’s Golden Backpack Awards tallying Habitat HQ into two finalist positions for the following categories: (1) Best Backpacker in Victoria and (2) Best Backpacker Night in Victoria. The Golden Backpack Award winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 3 November in Sydney. This award recognises businesses that provide innovative and fun experiences for backpacker tourists.