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10 September 2019


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

AHA|SA President David Basheer commended all South Australian winners.

“These awards show that South Australian hotels are among the best in the country and continue to lead the Australian hotel industry in a range of areas. These venues continue to invest greatly in South Australia and should be very proud of their achievements,” said Mr. Basheer.

AHA NSW and National President Scott Leach said the venues and their hardworking staff showcased the best of Australian tourism and hospitality to the world.

“Our national awards annually draw together the best venues of the year from right across Australia,” he said.

“Hotels which lead the way in innovation, in inspiration and in design. Together, our finalists show that when you’re at your pub - when you’re at your local - there’s no better place to be in Australia.

“We are here today to celebrate the outstanding individuals who drive our hotel businesses and make them the engine room of the Australian hospitality and tourism industries. I want to congratulate all finalists and winners on a job well done.”

For a full list of winners, click below.

 2019 AHA National Awards for Excellence – full list of winners.pdf
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