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2016 AHA & Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence

Presented at the Heineken 3 Gala Ball

2014 Awards for Excellence
The AHA Aon Hotel and Hospitality Awards for Excellence celebrated and acknowledged excellence in the hotel and hospitality industry.  

Awards for ExcellenceThe winners of the 2016 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence were announced at the Heineken 3 Gala Ball at Crown Perth in November. 

It’s exciting to see the incredible calibre of both finalists and winners, who are driving the future of hospitality in WA.

The awards recognise accommodation hotels, pubs, bars, dining and tourism facilities as well as employees that demonstrate excellence within the industry.

AHA(WA) CEO, Bradley Woods, said “2016 has been a great year for Western Australian Hospitality”.

“Our venues and food and beverage offerings have been recognised nationally and internationally amongst the best of the best”.

“Tonight we have celebrated the venues and staff who have shaped the industry into what it is today, as well as the rising stars of the future”.

“Forty-one awards were presented recognising the best of WA hospitality, including WA’s Best Hospitality Venue, WA’s Best Bottlehop and WA’s Best Restaurant – to name a few”.

“Over 1000 guests joined the finalists and award recipients celebrating WA hospitality excellence,” Mr Woods concluded.

For more photos of the evening visit www.ahawa.asn.au/events or the AHA facebook page. 

View all the winners and finalists online at our website dedicated to showcasing the best in hospitality for 2016!  www.hospitalitywa.co

View the media release here. 



Community Service Award sponsored by St. John Ambulance
Winner:  Murphy's Irish Pub

Aon Risk Solutions Responsible Service of Alcohol Award sponsored by Aon Risk Solutions
Winner:  Mindarie Marina

Training Initiative Award sponsored by Hospitality Group Training  
Winner:  Adventure World - Hall of Fame

Retail Bottleshop Award sponsored by NAB
Winner:   The Whistling Kite

Safe Cellar Award sponsored by BOC  
Winner:   Hyde Park Hotel

The Lion Bar Presentation and Service Award  
Joint Winners: Print Hall Bar & Peition Beer Corner at the State Buildings

Small Bar Award sponsored by Ryan & Durey Solicitors
Winner: Varnish on King

Cocktail Bar Award sponsored by Asahi Premium Beverages 
Winner:   Laneway Lounge 

Late Night Venue Award sponsored by Red Bull Australia   
Winner: Universal Bar 

Environmental Practice Award sponsored by Synergy  
Winner: The Royal on the Waterfront

Tourism Initiative Award sponsored by Tourism WA
Winner:   Blanche Bar

Outstanding Committment to Workforce Development Prctices Award sponsored by FutureNow   
Winner:  Kimberly Accommodation

Outdoor Area Award  
Winner:  Mangrove Hotel

Boutique Brewery Award sponsored by Infiniti Group
Winner: Cheeky Monkey Brewery

Conference and Functions Award sponsored by Perth Convention Bureau  
Joint Winners:   Pan Pacific Perth & The Breakwater

Redeveloped Venue Award sponsored by Mal Atwell Billiards and Bingo
Joint Winners:  National Hotel & Paddington Alehouse
Highly Commended:  Quariding Pub

New Venue Award sponsored by Dwyer Durack Lawyers
Winner: Odyssea Beach Cafe

Social Media Activity Award sponsored by Wattle Facilities Group
Winner:  Matisse Beach Club
Highly Commended:   Ivy & Jack



Cookery Services Employee Award sponsored by Hisconfe
Winner:  Geoff Franklin, Crown Perth
Highly Commended: Josh Vears, White Salt

Front Office and Administration Employee Award sponsored by Hostplus 
Winner:  Lynn Dobson, Matso's Broome Brewery
Highly Commended: Debby Harvey, The Brook Bar and Bistro

Food and Beverage Services Employee Award sponsored by Staging Connections  
Winner:  Lara Ducie, Blanche Bar
Highly Commended: Andrew Noll, Belgian Beer Cafe Westende

PubTAB Operator sponsored by TAB  
Winner:  Wikitoria Cooper, The Gate Bar and Bistro

Cocktail Bartender Award sponsored by DIAGEO  
Winner: Andrew Bennett, The Classroom
Highly Commended:  Sebastian Terkildsen, Lot 20

AHA - HGT Rising Star Award sponsored by AHA(WA) and Hospitality Group Training  
Winner:   Michael Strom, The Gate Bar and Bistro

Venue Manager Award sponsored by Hisconfe 
Winner:  Matthew Marinich, The Monk Craft Brewery Kitchen
Highly Commended: Sebastien Lepoittevin, Print Hall

Head Chef Award sponsored by Hostplus 
Joint Winners:  Danielle van Coevorden, Greenwood Hotel
Joint Winners: Mark Twomey, The Breakwater

Bar Team Award sponsored by Hostplus 
Winner:  Ball & Chain at Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Highly Commended: Last Drop Tavern





TAB Hotel/PubTAB Venue Award sponsored by TAB
Winner:  Port Kennedy Tavern

Sporting Entertainment Venue Award sponsored by FOX SPORTS  Venues
Joint Winners:  Crown Sports Bar at Crown Perth
Joint Winners:  Greenwood Hotel 

Live Entertainment Venue Award sponsored by APRA AMCOS  
Winner: Settlers Tavern, HALL OF FAME

Themed Venue Award sponsored by Coca-Cola Amatil  
Winner: Lucky Chan's Laundry & Noodlebar




WA's Best Steak Sandwich Award sponsored by Meat Direct  
Winner:  The Merrywell at Crown Perth

Contemporary Bar Menu Award sponsored by Accolade Wines
Joint Winners:  Kitsch Bar Asia
Joint Winners:  Morries Anytime 

Casual Pub Dining Award - Metropolitan sponsored by Murfett Legal
Winner:  Northbridge Brewing Company by Beerland

Casual Pub Dining Award - Regional sponsored by Star Payment Systems
Winner: Settlers Tavern
Highly Commended: Bedford Arms Hotel

Family Dining Award sponsored by Wing Hong Food Services
Joint Winners: High Wycombe Tavern
Joint Winners: Lo Zucchero
Highly Commended: Elmar's in the Valley

Restaurant Award sponsored by hit92.9 and Mix 94.5
Joint Winners: Ria Malay Kitchen
Joint Winners: Subiaco Hotel 

Premium Restaurant Award sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates  
Winner:  Print Hall Dining Room

Wine List sponsored by Miles from Nowhere  
Winner:  Print Hall Dining Room





Group Venue Operator Award sponsored by Carbon Footie
Winner:  Tenfold Investments

WA's Best Regional Hospitality Venue sponsored by H & L Australia 
Winner:  Mangrove Hotel

Perth's Best Hospitality Venue sponsored by Furniture Options
Winner:  Print Hall, HALL OF FAME

Hospitality Industry Lifetime Achievement Award  
Winner:  Andrew Hine




Corporate Sponsor - AON Risk Services
Corporate Sponsor - Asahi Premium Beverages
Corporate Sponsor - Lion
Corporate Sponsor - H & L Australia
Corporate Sponsor - Adage Furniture
Corporate Sponsor - Mal Atwell Billiards & Bingo