Date: November 14, 2016

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

The 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.com

View the media release here. 


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

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:  Kimberley 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:  Quairading 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:   Laurent Xavier, Pan Pacific Perth

Front Office and Administration Employee Award sponsored by Hostplus  
Winner: Louise Sheridan, Settlers Tavern
Highly Commended: Benita McGinty, Fitzroy River Lodge

Food and Beverage Services Employee Award sponsored by Staging Connections  
Winner:   Chantelle Smith-Greenwood, Peel Alehouse
Highly Commended: Anna Fantham, Perth Arena

PubTAB Operator sponsored by TAB  
Winner:   Kim O’Driscoll, The Brook Bar and Bistro

Cocktail Bartender Award sponsored by DIAGEO
Winner: James Connolly, Long Chim at State Buildings

AHA – HGT Rising Star Award sponsored by AHA(WA) and Hospitality Group Training  
Winner:   Tegan McMinigal, The Breakwater

Venue Manager Award sponsored by Hisconfe  
Joint Winners:   Nick Lloyd, The Greenwood
Joint Winners:   Kyllie Graham, Perth Arena

Head Chef Award sponsored by Hostplus 
Joint Winners:   Steven Black, COMO The Treasury
Joint Winners: Danielle Van Coevorden, Greenwood Hotel
Highly Commended: Justin West, Lot 20

Bar Team Award sponsored by Hostplus 
Winner:   Blanche Bar


TAB Hotel/PubTAB Venue Award sponsored by TAB
Winner:   Odin Tavern

Sporting Entertainment Venue Award sponsored by FOX SPORTS  Venues
Winner: The Game Sports Bar

Live Entertainment Venue Award sponsored by APRA AMCOS  
Winner:   Universal Bar

Themed Venue Award sponsored by Coca-Cola Amatil  
Winner:   Apple Daily Bar & Eating House at Print Hall


WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Award sponsored by Meat Direct  
Winner:   The Harbour Master – Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, by Rydges

Contemporary Bar Menu Award sponsored by Accolade Wines
  Five Bar

Casual Pub Dining Award – Metropolitan sponsored by Murfett Legal
Winner:   Karalee on Preston

Casual Pub Dining Award – Regional sponsored by Star Payment Systems
Winner:  Settlers Tavern

Family Dining Award sponsored by Wing Hong Food Services
Winner:  Currumbine Bar & Bistro
Highly Commended:   Whim Creek Hotel

Restaurant Award sponsored by hit92.9 and Mix 94.5
Joint Winners:  Ria Malay Kitchen
Joint Winners:   POST at COMO The Treasury

Premium Restaurant Award sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates  
Winner:   Wildflower at COMO The Treasury

Wine List sponsored by Miles from Nowhere  
Winner:   Steves Fine Wine & Food


Group Venue Operator Award sponsored by Carbon Footie
Winner:  Colonial Leisure Group

WA’s Best Regional Hospitality Venue sponsored by H & L Australia 
Winner:    Settlers Tavern

Perth’s Best Hospitality Venue sponsored by Furniture Options
Winner:   State Buildings

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