Novotel Wollongong Northbeach has been named the winner of the Business Tourism category at the 2012 South Coast Tourism Awards for the third time, which means the hotel will be inducted into the South Coast Tourism Hall of Fame.

The South Coast Tourism Awards recognise and celebrate the diverse range of tourism products and outstanding individuals who promote or support the tourism industry throughout the New South Wales South Coast.

As the largest globally branded hotel in Wollongong, the Novotel has played an integral part in the tourism industry in the city, providing resort-style accommodation for business and leisure travellers and conference groups. With a dedicated meetings floor with 13 conference rooms, the hotel helps attract tourists to Wollongong with its panoramic beachfront setting and excellent facilities. The hotel boasts a full-size tennis court, pool, gym, sauna, spa, restaurant and bar and is renowned for its themed events.

General manager Walter Immoos and his staff are very passionate about promoting Wollongong and the Illawarra region and the hotel has built an impeccable reputation based on service quality and impressive facilities.

“We are very proud to be recognised as a leader in the tourism industry in the region,” Mr Immoos said.

“The success is a credit to the hard work, dedication and passion of the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach team.”