The Star Entertainment Group won the trifecta at the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre overnight, Wednesday September 28.
The prominent awards are an accomplishment for the hotel, dining and entertainment group which continues to invest in its Jupiters Gold Coast and Treasury Casino & Hotel Brisbane properties.
The QHA Awards recognised The Star Entertainment Group for its Outstanding Achievement in Training, while Jupiters’ Garden Kitchen & Bar was awarded Best Restaurant – Accommodation Hotels and Treasury’s Jessie Dungca claimed the coveted award for Guest Services Employee of the Year.
Managing director Queensland Geoff Hogg said the achievements were well-deserved recognition for a hard-working team who continue to impress both industry peers and guests with their attention to detail and dedication to providing world-class experiences.
“To have our two Queensland properties named as finalists in five categories was an honour, but to be awarded wins in three of those five is an astounding achievement for the team,” Mr Hogg said.
“We’ve placed significant investment into developing a highly-skilled workforce to support the growth of our properties and new hotels, restaurants, bars, retail, entertainment, and public event spaces.
These accolades are a credit to our phenomenal team whose passion and dedication has assisted in setting new standards of excellence and services for millions of guests each year.”
Jupiters’ newest indoor/outdoor dining venue, Garden Kitchen & Bar was celebrated as the Best Restaurant – Accommodation Hotels, having cemented its place as one of the Gold Coast’s most popular destinations since opening earlier this year.
Anchored in a lush garden setting, Garden Kitchen & Bar responds beautifully to its natural surroundings, combining local expertise and a clearly articulated conceptual vision to evoke a sense of place and belonging.
Boasting an impressive modern fit-out, the striking restaurant features a generous dining and lavish bar area bathed in natural light, an open kitchen equipped with Chef’s Rotisserie, an abundance of cascading greenery and a spacious outdoor deck overlooking the property’s lush tropical gardens.
Garden Kitchen & Bar showcases some of the freshest seasonal produce and very best in design, incorporating an abundance of light-filled space and elegant simplicity that allows guests to truly embrace the Gold Coast lifestyle.
Treasury’s Jessie Dungca was awarded Guest Services Employee of the Year; his attitude, contagious enthusiasm for work and life, and exemplary quality of character proving that a single ripple can indeed start a wave.