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18/09/18

SA Winners at the 2018 AHA National Awards

South Australian hotels took out some of the industry’s top awards yesterday, showing once again that SA hotels are among the best in Australia.

SA hotels won 7 awards at the AHA National Awards for Excellence function held at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort on the Gold Coast.

The SA Hotels which took home top national honours in their categories were:

  • Sporties Tavern, Port Pirie – Best Bar Presentation & Service – Regional
  • Lakes Resort Hotel – Best Gaming Venue – Metropolitan
  • Largs Pier Hotel – Best Mid-Range Accommodation
  • The Crafers Hotel – Best Redeveloped Hotel – General Division
  • Apothecary – Best Restaurant – Metropolitan
  • The Crafers Hotel - Overall Hotel of the Year – Metropolitan
  • Cathedral Hotel – Draught Beer Quality

Congratulations to all the SA finalists who participated in the AHA National Awards.

See the full list of national winners:

AHA National Category Restaurant / Individual Name Company Suburb State Total
Best Environment & Energy Efficiency Practice   Little National Hotel Barton ACT 1
Best Bistro - Metropolitan   The Prince Kirrawee NSW 10
Best Retail Liquor Outlet   Warners At The Bay Warners Bay
Hotel Industry Rising Star Amelia Benjamin Hilton Sydney
Best Deluxe Accommodation   Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Wolgan Valley
Best Outdoor/Non Enclosed Facility   Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Watsons Bay
Outstanding Community Service & Achievement   Settlers Inn Port Macquarie
Best Hotel Bar - Accommodation Division Champagne Bar Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Darling Harbour
Chef of the Year Nancy Kinchela Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Wolgan Bay
Best Marketed Hotel - General Division   Rose of Australia Erskinville
Overall Hotel of the Year - Regional   Headlands Hotel Austinmer Beach Austinmer Beach
Best Sporting Entertainment Venue   Beachfront Hotel Darwin NT 3
Best TAB Licensed Venue   SKYCITY Darwin Darwin
Best Tourism Initiative   Curtin Springs Alice Springs
Best Entertainment Venue   Eatons Hill Hotel Eatons Hill QLD 6
Best Marketed Hotel - Accommodation Division   Rydges South Bank Brisbane Brisbane
Front of House Employee of the Year - Accommodation Division Ilse Maritz The Johnson Spring Hill
Best Meeting and Events Venue   Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas Port Douglas
Best Redeveloped Hotel -  Accommodation Division   Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas Port Douglas
Front of House Employee of the Year - General Division Nicholas Stanton-Cook Toms Tavern Aitkenvale
Best Bar Presentation & Service - Regional   Sporties Tavern, Port Pirie Port Pirie SA 6
Best Gaming Venue - Metropolitan   Lakes Resort Hotel West Lakes
Best Mid-Range Accommodation   Largs Pier Hotel Largs Pier
Best Redeveloped Hotel - General Division   The Crafers Hotel Crafers
Best Restaurant - Metropolitan   Apothecary Adelaide
Overall Hotel of the Year - Metropolitan   The Crafers Hotel Crafers
Best Bistro - Regional   Formby Hotel Devonport TAS 4
Best Restaurant - Regional   Frogmore Creek Cambridge
Overall Hotel of the Year - Accommodation Division   MACq 01 Hobart
Best Superior Accommodation   MACq 01 Hotel Hobart
Best Gaming Venue - Regional   Zagames Ballarat Ballarat VIC 9
Front of House Employee of the Year - Accommodation Division Ashleigh Macdonald Crown Towers Melbourne
Best Hotel Accommodation - General Division   Taylors Lakes Hotel Taylors Lakes
Best Hotel Group Operator   Pegasus Leisure Group  
Best Keno Venue   The Middle Hotel Melbourne
Chef of the Year Ashly Hicks Garden State Hotel Melbourne
Employee Excellence in Service - Accommodation Division Robin Power Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Best Bar Presentation & Service - Metropolitan   Garden State Hotel Melbourne
Outstanding Achievement in Training   Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Best Restaurant - Accommodation Nobu Crown Perth Perth WA 3
Best Suite / Apartment Hotel   Fraser Suites Perth Perth
Employee Excellence in Service - General Division Katie Chan Long Chim at the State Buildings Perth


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