WA rewards accom’s shining lights

WA’s star performers were celebrated at the 2019 Australian Hotels Association’s accommodation awards for excellence last week.

The awards, sponsored by Perth Airport and presented at a gala event at Westin Perth, recognise the state’s best hotels and management staff across 25 categories.

The association’s CEO, Bradley Woods, said WA’s accommodation industry continued to excel and the awards were an opportunity to reflect on the sector’s success.

“In the past year Western Australia’s accommodation industry has reached a new level of excellence, with a number of new properties coming online and several others undergoing substantial refurbishments,” he said.

“The level of service, amenities and room options available to visitors is better than ever before and these awards present an opportunity to celebrate the accommodation industry and the dedicated staff who welcome visitors each and every day.”

Hall of Fame inductee Peter Prendiville

The night’s big winners were Prendiville Group chair and former WA Tourism chief Peter Prendiville, announced as the 2019 Hall of Fame inductee, and Crown Towers, which was named WA’s Best Accommodation Hotel.

The awards are tailored to recognise the contribution made by venues and staff to building the state’s tourism reputation.

“Western Australia is a premier tourism destination that is well positioned for future visitation growth, with a range of accommodation options to suit a variety of travellers,” said Woods.

“Staff who work in hotels across the state are essentially ambassadors for WA and last night’s awards celebrated the important role they play in welcoming visitors and driving excellence within the industry.”

The full list of award winners is:  

Hotel & Accommodation Venue Awards

WA’s Best Redeveloped / Refurbished Hotel

The Melbourne Hotel

WA’s Best Hotel Marketing

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

WA’s Best Hotel Bar

TWR, The Waiting Room – Crown Towers Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Restaurant

Santini Bar & Grill – QT Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Wine List

Wildflower – COMO The Treasury

WA’s Best Hotel Spa and Fitness

Crown Spa – Crown Towers Perth

WA’s Best Mid-Range Accommodation

Hostel G

WA’s Best Apartment/Suite Accommodation

Attika Hotel

WA’s Best Superior Accommodation

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

WA’s Best Deluxe Accommodation

COMO The Treasury

Hotel & Accommodation Management Employee Awards

WA’s Best Hotel Front Office Employee

Lucy Zanotti – Crown Metropol Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Chef

Nicholas Trezise- InterContinental Perth City Centre

WA’s Best Hotel Food and Beverage Employee

Jake Silvester – COMO The Treasury

WA’s Best Hotel Conference and Events Employee

Renee Dawson – Hyatt Regency Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Administration, Finance and Executive Support Employee

Emma Lang – Crown Towers Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Engineering and Maintenance Employee

Robert Savoy – Hyatt Regency Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Concierge Employee

Brian Robinson – Crown Towers Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Housekeeping Employee 

Maruf Billah – Hyatt Regency Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Sales and Marketing Employee

Liezil Slabbert – The Westin Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Executive Level Manager

(Joint winners)

Kate Brough – InterContinental Perth City Centre

Nic Wood – QT Perth

WA’s Best Hotel Management Team

Pan Pacific Perth

Hotel & Accommodation Overall Awards

WA’s Best New Accommodation Hotel

The Westin Perth

WA’s Best Regional Accommodation Hotel

Berkeley River Lodge

WA’s Best Accommodation Hotel

Crown Towers Perth

2019 AHA Accommodation Industry Hall of Fame Inductee

Peter Prendiville

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