QHA Awards For Excellence 2017

The annual QHA Awards for Excellence program provides a forum for the public recognition of excellence in individual and group achievement by Queensland hotels. In doing so, the program encourages the pursuit of higher standards of service, presentation and trade practices within our industry.

QHA Awards for Excellence 2017 winners

Best Traditional Hotel Bar - Victoria Hotel (Goondiwindi)

Best Boutique Bar - Sazerac (Brisbane CBD)

Best Themed Bar - The Walrus Club (Toowong)

Best Entertainment Venue - Eatons Hill Hotel

Best Bush Pub - Mena Creek Hotel

Best Outdoor / Non-Enclosed Facility - Grand View Hotel (Bowen)

Best On-Premise Liquor Outlet - Porters Plainland Hotel

Best Detached Bottleshop - Mossman Hotel Bottle-O Mossman

Responsible Service of Alcohol - Mon-Komo Hotel (Redcliffe)

Responsible Service of Gaming - Spirit Hotels Group

Best Keno Venue - Porters Plainland Hotel

Best PubTAB Venue - Eatons Hill Hotel

Best Gaming Venue Hope Island Tavern

Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises Up To $2m Grand View Hotel (Bowen)

Best Redeveloped Licensed Premised Above $2m - Pig ‘N’ Whistle Redbank Plains

Best Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel / Resort - Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas

Best Pub-Style Accommodation - Victoria Hotel (Goondiwindi)

Best Mid-Range Accommodation - Halifax Hotel

Best Superior Accommodation - Rydges South Bank Hotel

Best Boutique Accommodation - The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites (Spring Hill)

Best Deluxe Accommodation - The Star Gold Coast

Best Suite / Apartment Accommodation - Meriton Suites Southport

Best Meeting & Events Venue - Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas

Best Casual Dining - Rodeo Bar & Grill, Isa Hotel

Best Prestige Restaurant - Kiyomi, The Star Gold Coast

Best Restaurant - Accommodation Hotels - Tumbling Stone, The Johnson (Spring Hill)

Best Restaurant – Hotels - The Boatshed, Regatta Hotel (Toowong)

Best Draught Beer - The Charming Squire (South Bank)

Best Environmental Practice - Hilton Hotel Brisbane

Best Marketed Hotel 1-99 Employees - Sandstone Point Hotel

Best Marketed Hotel 100+ Employees - Rydges South Bank Hotel

Outstanding Achievement in Training - Hilton Hotel Brisbane

Workplace Health & Safety Award - Spirit Hotels Group

Outstanding Community Service & Achievement 1-99 Employees - Next Hotels Brisbane

Outstanding Community Service & Achievement 100+ Employees - Hilton Hotel Brisbane

Hall of Fame - Best Bush Pub - New Royal Hotel (Rubyvale)

Hall of Fame - Best Boutique Accommodation Hotel - Spicers Tamarind Retreat (Maleny)

Hall of Fame - Best Meetings & Events Venue - RACV Royal Pines Resort

Hotel of the Year - Grand View Hotel (Bowen)

Hotelier of the Year - John Klein, Victoria Hotel (Goondiwindi)

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Administration Employee of the Year - Robynne Sondergeld, Red Earth Hotel (Mt Isa)

Food & Beverage Employee of the Year - Nicholas Stanton-Cook, Hotel Allen (Townsville)

Chef of the Year - Selvakumar Gopalakrishnan, Surfers Paradise Marriott Hotel

Guest Services Employee of the Year - Ilse Maritz, The Johnson (Spring Hill)

Finalists


BEST DRAUGHT BEER
Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point
Charming Squire, South Brisbane
Finn McCool’s, Fortitude Valley
Newstead Brewery Co, Milton
Pig ‘N’ Whistle, Redbank Plains
Prince Alfred Hotel, Booval

BEST TRADITIONAL HOTEL BAR
Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
Halifax Hotel, Halifax
Hotel Radnor, Blackbutt
The Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point
Victoria Hotel, Goondiwindi

BEST BOUTIQUE BAR
Court House Hotel, Port Douglas
Finn McCool’s, Fortitude Valley
Sazerac Bar at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

BEST THEMED BAR
Finn McCool’s, Fortitude Valley
Greaser Bar at the Elephant Hotel, Fortitude Valley
Irish Murphy’s, Brisbane
Tap’d at the Prince Alfred Hotel, Booval
The Sporting Globe, Chermside
The Walrus Club at the Regatta Hotel, Toowong

BEST ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
Eatons Hill Hotel, Eaton's Hill
The Foundary BNE at the Elephant Hotel, Fortitude Valley
Finn McCool’s, Fortitude Valley
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton
Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point
Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton
The Court House Hotel, Port Douglas

BEST BUSH PUB
Exchange Hotel, Kilcoy
Halifax Hotel, Halifax
Hotel Radnor, Blackbutt
Mena Creek Hotel, Mena Creek
Pioneer Arms Hotel, Goombungee

BEST OUTDOOR/NON-ENCLOSED FACILITY
Grand View Hotel, Bowen
Next Hotels, Brisbane
Orion Hotel, Springfield
Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast
The Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point

BEST ON PREMISE LIQUOR OUTLET
Beachmere Hotel, Beachmere
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill
Isa Hotel, Mt Isa
Porters Plainland Hotel, Plainland
The Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point

BEST DETACHED BOTTLESHOP
Boondall Cellars at the Full Moon Hotel, Bramble Bay
Bottlemart at the Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill
Mossman Bottle-O at the Mossman Hotel, Mossman
Porters Plainland Cellars at Plainland Hotel, Plainland
Valley Wine Shop at The Elephant Hotel, Fortitude Valley

RESPONSIBLE SERVICE - ALCOHOL
ALH Group
Mon Komo Hotel, Redcliffe
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Caxton Hotel, Brisbane

RESPONSIBLE SERVICE – GAMING
Boardwalk Tavern, Hope Island
Rocklea Hotel, Rocklea
Spirit Hotels Group

BEST KENO VENUE
Porters Plainland Hotel, Plainland
Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point
 
BEST PUB TAB VENUE
Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
Beachmere Hotel, Beachmere
Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill
Elephant Hotel, Fortitude Valley
Caxton Hotel, Paddington
Porters Plainland Hotel, Plainland

BEST GAMING VENUE
Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay 
Elephant Hotel, Fortitude Valley 
Grand View Hotel, Bowen 
Hope Island Tavern, Hope Island 
Prince Alfred Hotel, Booval 
Shamrock Hotel, Mackay

BEST REDEVELOPED LICENSED PREMISES UP TO $2M
Beachmere Hotel, Beachmere
Grand View Hotel, Bowen
Hotel Radnor, Blackbutt
Phuc Deli-Viet, West End
The Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point
The Montague Hotel, West End

BEST REDEVELOPED LICENSED PREMISES OVER $2M
Alexandra Hills Hotel, Alexandra Hills
Pig ‘N’ Whistle, Redbank Plains

BEST REDEVELOPED ACCOMMODATION HOTEL/RESORT
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
The Star, Gold Coast

BEST PUB-STYLE ACCOMMODATION
Halifax Hotel, Halifax
New Royal Hotel, Rubyvale
Victoria Hotel, Goondiwindi

BEST MID-RANGE ACCOMMODATION
Halifax Hotel, Halifax
Hotel Radnor, Blackbutt

BEST SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION
Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central 
Next Hotels, Brisbane
Park Regis North Quay, Brisbane
Rydges South Bank Hotel, South Brisbane
Rydges, Fortitude Valley

BEST BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION
The Johnson, Spring Hill
The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites, Spring Hill

BEST DELUXE ACCOMMODATION
Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments, Fortitude Valley 
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas 
Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane 
Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Noosa
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast
The Star, Gold Coast 
                
BEST SUITE / APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION
Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments, Fortitude Valley 
Essence Serviced Apartments, Chermside
Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane 
Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast
The Johnson Art Series Hotel, Spring Hill

EMPLOYEE AWARDS
ADMINISTRATION
Brooke Byars, Marriott Hershel Street, Brisbane
Emma Renew, Morayfield Tavern, Morayfield
Kathleen Potter, Caxton Hotel, Paddington 
Robynne Sondergeld, Red Earth Hotel, Mt Isa
Shaye Wolski, Hilton Brisbane

GUEST SERVICES
Fujio Shibata, Meriton Suites Southport, Gold Coast
Ilse Maritz, The Johnson, Spring Hill
Jack Dahl, Next Hotels, Brisbane
Jennifer Hill, The Glen Hotel & Suites, Eight Mile Plains
Richard Fidelj, Treasury, Brisbane

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Emma Tobler, Mon Komo Hotel, Redcliffe
Gemma Lesmond, Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
Ikue Terui, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast
Kimberley Cowper, Rydges South Bank Hotel, South Brisbane
Nicholas Stanton-Cook, Hotel Allen, Townsville
Shane Critchley, The Star, Gold Coast

CHEF
Justin Newbury, Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane
Selvakumar Gopalakrishnan, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast
Thisara Mallawa Arachchi, Red Earth Hotel, Mt Isa

BEST MEETINGS & EVENTS VENUE
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane
Hilton Brisbane 
Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane 
Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point 
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas 
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast

BEST CASUAL DINING
Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
Grand View Hotel, Bowen
Isa Hotel, Mt Isa
Jimmy’s on the Mall, Brisbane
Pig ‘n’ Whistle, Redbank Plains
Porters Plainland Hotel, Plainland
The Court House Hotel, Port Douglas

BEST PRESTIGE RESTAURANT
Bacchus at Rydges South Bank, Brisbane South
Kiyomi at The Star, Gold Coast 
Misono Japanese Steakhouse at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast 
Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Noosa 
Restaurant Lurleen’s at Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton 
Thomson’s Reserve at The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites, Spring Hill 

BEST RESTAURANT – GENERAL HOTEL
Char Grill Restaurant at The Caxton Hotel, Paddington
Char’d Restaurant at the Prince Alfred Hotel, Booval
Deery’s Restaurant & Smokehouse at the Story Bridge Hotel, Brisbane
Dining Room at The Port Office Hotel, Brisbane 
The Boatshed at The Regatta Hotel, Toowong
The Charming Squire, South Brisbane 

BEST RESTAURANT – ACCOMMODATION HOTEL
Citrique Restaurant at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast 
Clifford’s Grill & Lounge at Watermark Hotel & Spa, Gold Coast 
Lennons Restaurant at Next Hotel, Brisbane 
The Walnut Restaurant & Lounge Bar at the Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane 
Tumbling Stone Restaurant at The Johnson Art Series Hotel, Spring Hill

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE
Eaton's Hill Hotel, Eaton's Hill
Hilton Brisbane
Porters Plainland Hotel, Plainland

BEST MARKETED HOTEL 1-99 EMPLOYEES
Finn McCool’s, Fortitude Valley
Isa Hotel, Mt Isa
Newstead Brewing Co, Milton
Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point
The Johnson Art Series Hotel, Spring Hill
The Royal Hotel, Nundah

BEST MARKETED HOTEL 100+ EMPLOYEES
Eaton's Hill Hotel, Eaton's Hill
Marriott Hotel, Brisbane
Rydges South Bank Hotel, South Brisbane
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TRAINING
Hilton Brisbane
Rydges South Bank Hotel, South Brisbane

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD
ALH Group 
Aus Hotels 
Spirit Hotels Group

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE & ACHIEVEMENT 1 – 99 EMPLOYEES
Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
Essence Serviced Apartments, Chermside
Next Hotel, Brisbane
The Caxton Hotel, Paddington
The Wickham Hotel, Fortitude Valley

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE & ACHIEVEMENT 100+ EMPLOYEES
Hilton Brisbane
Marriott Hotel, Brisbane
Rydges South Bank Hotel, South Brisbane
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast

For more information about the awards

Download the QHA Awards For Excellence entrant information 2017 booklet [pdf] for more information.

QHA Awards For Excellence 2016

Download the full list of 2016 winners

Major award winners for 2016:
Hotel of the Year - Prince Alfred Hotel, Booval
Hotelier of the Year - John Fitzgibbons, Fitzy's Toowoomba
QHA Life Membership - Sandy McDonald, Manly Hotel
QHA Hall of Fame - RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

QHA Awards For Excellence 2015

Click here to see the complete list of all WINNERS in the 2015 QHA Awards for Excellence

Major awards included:
Best Overall Hotel              Sandstone Point Hotel
Hotelier of the Year            Helen Rush, Stockman Hotel, Texas
Life Membership                 Kerry Jones


QHA Awards For Excellence 2014

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QHA Awards For Excellence 2013

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