2019 AHA National Awards for Excellence
The nation’s best hotels have been recognised at the 2019 Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.
Nearly 500 VIP and industry guests from across Australia were at The Star on the Gold Coast this week for the gala ceremony.
Sydney’s Barangaroo House was named Overall Hotel of the Year (Metropolitan), while Tasmania’s Shoreline Hotel took the Overall Hotel of the Year (Regional) title.
Crown Towers Perth won Overall Hotel of the Year (Accommodation Division).
The hardfought Chef of the Year title went to Christopher Bonello, MPD Steak Kitchen, Zagame’s Berwick Hotel (Victoria).
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.
“Together, our finalists show that 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.”