The Tin Sheds on Norfolk Island has been named Best Luxury Serviced Apartments for Australasia & Oceania at the World Luxury Hotel Awards for 2014.

The announcement came during a glittering ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, this month at which The Tin Sheds General Manager, Sharni-Marie Barney accepted the award and said “It is such a huge honour to be among the world’s very best”.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognises overall service excellence and this year more than 1000 hotels from 145 countries were nominated.

Acknowledgment of The Tin Sheds’ win included reference to ‘tranquillity and pure luxury only enhanced by the highly personalised offered for their entire stay’ and ‘excellence in accommodation…created with you in mind’.

Opened in May 2013, The Tin Sheds, was immediately given 5-Star status under the Australian AAA Tourism grading system.

Owned by Rob and Elizabeth Nowell and headed by Sharni-Marie Barney, The Tin Sheds boasts three spacious and contemporary apartments surrounded by beautifully landscaped private courtyards.

The Tin Sheds is situated in a secluded and fully self-contained oasis nestled just a minute walk from Burnt Pine Shopping district and only a short drive from the island’s most beautiful national parks, tranquil beaches and the World Heritage listed Kingston & Arthur's Vale Historic Area.

Norfolk Island Tourism General Manager, Glen Buffett said the award was “fantastic for the island and a great credit to The Tin Sheds team who are committed to providing a quality experience for guests”.

“We are very lucky in being able to offer an array of wonderful hotels, cottages and self-catering villas for guests staying on our island and The Tin Sheds has been very popular amongst our visitors from day one of opening.”

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