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2020 Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence

Nominations Open - Deadline Postponed

Considering the recent restrictions enforced on the public by the threat of COVID-19 will be POSTPONING the AHA|SA Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence from the scheduled date of 7 July. As a result, we will now be relaxing the deadline for nominations until further down the track.
We will keep all members updated as to this timeline.
In the interim, we encourage all hotels to still consider nominating and preparing award submissions where possible.
The restrictions will come to an end at some stage and we will look forward to celebrating our wonderful industry and its people the way it deserves to be.

The annual AHA|SA Awards for Excellence provides a prime opportunity to showcase your venues and be proud of your achievements. For the winners, it also brings fabulous marketing, advertising and endorsement opportunities that are invaluable to your hotel. All award winners are presented with a magnificent framed certificate for display in the venue as well as a winner’s logo which can be used for your hotel’s overall marketing and promotional campaign.
Winners of the AHA|SA Awards for Excellence will be announced at the annual Gala Dinner . 
The AHA|SA Awards for Excellence is the highlight of the South Australian hotel calendar, bringing together hotel industry members and associates from all corners of the State to celebrate our vibrant industry and recognise those hotels that have achieved excellence.
Those successful in specific categories will then have the opportunity to compete as a finalist in the AHA National Hotel Awards to be announced in August.
If you wish to enter the Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence, then you must be a full 2020 financial member of the AHA|SA at time of nomination.


2019 AHA|SA Awards for Excellence Winners

View last years winners




Best Draught Beer Quality Award - Metropolitan The Barker

Best Draught Beer Quality Award - Country Vine Inn Barossa

Mid-Range Accommodation Atura Adelaide Airport

[Ibis Adelaide – Judges Commendation]

Superior Hotel Accommodation Stirling Hotel

Deluxe Hotel Accommodation Mount Lofty House

Bistro /Casual Dining – Country Sevenhill Hotel

[Greenock Creek Tavern – Judges Commendation]

Bistro /Casual Dining – Inner Metropolitan The Tasting Room – Easter End Cellars

[Earl of Leicester Hotel – Judges Commendation]

Bistro /Casual Dining – Outer Metropolitan Crafers Hotel

[Torrens Arms Hotel – Judges Commendation]

Restaurant – Accommodation Division Mount Lofty House - Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

Restaurant – General Division Electra House Hotel

Healthy Menu Options for Kids Brompton Hotel

Bar Presentation & Experience – Country Mount Gambier Hotel

Bar Presentation & Experience – Metropolitan Crafers Hotel - Joint Winner

Bar Presentation & Experience – Metropolitan Exchange Hotel, Gawler - Joint Winner

Outdoor or Non-Enclosed Facility Feathers Hotel

Live Music Venue - Metropolitan Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

[Hotel Metropolitan – Judges Commendation]

Live Music Venue – Country Pretoria Hotel, Mannum

Entertainment Venue Arkaba Hotel

Sporting Entertainment Venue Warradale Hotel  

Community Service & Support Vine Inn Barossa

Marketing & Promotion – General Division Ramsgate Hotel

[Duke of Brunswick – Judges Commendation]

Tourism & Regional Promotion Innamincka Hotel

Environmental Practice & Energy Efficiency Uraidla Hotel

Gaming Venue – Country Park Hotel, Mount Gambier

Gaming Venue – Metropolitan Mawson Lakes Hotel

TAB Licensed Venue Marryatville Hotel

Meetings & Events Venue - Specialist & Accommodation Division    Adelaide Oval Functions & Events

Meeting & Events Venue - General Division Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Retail Outlet East End Cellars & The Tasting Room – Joint Winner

Retail Outlet The Pickled Duck, Modbury – Joint Winner

Small Venue Clever Little Tailor

Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan Sparkke at the Whitmore – Joint Winner

Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan V Hotel, Virginia – Joint Winner

Staff Development & Training South Eastern Hotel, Mount Gambier

Hotel Industry Rising Star Award Jessica Rugless – Beach Hotel, Seaford

Best Overall Hotel Crafers Hotel

2019 AHA National Awards for Excellence

South Australian Award Winners

Six South Australian hotels have been recognised as being among the best in the nation at a gala ceremony on Queensland’s Gold Coast yesterday afternoon.
Nearly 500 VIP and industry guests from across Australia were at The Star on the Gold Coast for the 2019 Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.
The SA hotels which took home the top national honours in their categories were:

  • Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, Mount Lofty House - Best Restaurant - Accommodation Division
  • ​Vine Inn Barossa - Outstanding Community Service and Achievement
  • The Stirling Hotel - Best Hotel Accommodation - General Division
  • The Ramsgate Hotel - Best Marketed Hotel - General Division
  • Mawson Lakes Hotel and Function Centre - Best Gaming Venue - Metropolitan
  • The Barker Hotel - Draught Beer Quality