Sophisticated readers of a respected travel publication chose the luxury resort location from over a thousand recommended locations throughout the world.
LIZARD ISLAND, Australia and BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 12, 2011) – Lizard Island has been chosen by the readers of luxury travel publication Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report as one of the world’s Top 20 Beach Resorts.
Lizard Island, which is truly secluded from the rest of the world, is located right on the Great Barrier Reef. The luxury resort features 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites. Lizard Island is one of five remarkable resorts that Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts operates in Australia.
The results are based on readers’ surveys and are featured in the October 2011 Hideaway Report. The monthly publication describes its members as active and sophisticated travelers who look for distinctive charm, a high level of personal service and a unique experience at a hotel. According to the company’s website, Andrew Harper “pays full rates as he travels to ensure objective editorial information.” Many of Andrew Harpers’ readers select their vacations based on the company’s reviews.
Lizard Island has been recognized in prestigious publications throughout the world. Lizard Island is one of two Delaware North Parks & Resorts recently ranked in Australian Traveller’s Top 10 Luxury Lodges in Australia in 2011. El Questro Homestead and Lizard Island are ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 2010 U.S. Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, Lizard Island ranked 8th among resorts in Oceania. Lizard Island was voted second in the category Best Australian Resort in the 2009 Gold List Awards. In 2008, Lizard Island was voted as the top hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and one of the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world at the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places SM, with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel; and LeMay – America’s Car Museum, in Tacoma, Wash. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit www.experiencednc.com.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com. 


For more information, contact:
Laura Gray, Delaware North Companies
(716) 858-5671
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