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Le Voyage - A Parisian Journey

Le Voyage A Parisian Journey, took place on Monday the 18th August at the Burswood Entertainment Complex and proved once again why the AHA Accommodation Hotels Ball presented by Cascade Green is the must not miss event of the year. The ballroom was draped with red velvet, sparkling chandeliers and set with long dining tables featuring burgundy rose filled martini glasses.

Guests arrived to the opening scene of a Marie Antoinette play, and from then on the Parisian experience became a gastronomic affair. World renowned French Chef, Philippe Mouchel, passionately designed an exclusive menu for the evening that left guests taste buds tantalized.

Phillippe was also interviewed throughout the evening and explained the finer details of his cuisine, which made the experience even more special for all the guests.

MC Deborah Kennedy set the tone for the evening when she displayed her French speaking skills in her warm welcome. The entertainment that followed came straight from the theatres of Paris.

Pascale as Edith Piaf sang her most memorable songs, next on the line up were French cabaret entertainers and glamorous dancing girls all thrilling the audience.

The Members Equity Bank Accommodation Hotel Management Awards formed an important part of the evening and were received enthusiastically by the crowd. The Hon Michelle Roberts introduced this years Hall of Fame inductee Fran Kirby to a warm round of applause.

The after bar transported guests to the cosmopolitan cobbled street of Paris with exotic cocktails and sophisticated music from local band Hip Mo Toast

VIPs included Leader of the Opposition Colin Barnett, The Hon Michelle Roberts, HollyWood and Di Bauwens.

The entire evening was a romantic journey through Paris; guests were treated to the best of the best in French cuisine, entertainment, and hospitality. A truly unforgettable night.

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2008 Members Equity Bank Accommodation Hotel Management AwardsME Bank

Front Office Award: sponsored by Schweppes
Winner: Karen Da Silva - Tradewinds Hotel
Certificate of Merit: Kate Curran - Novotel Ningaloo Resort
                          Jodies Green - All Seasons Geraldton

Administration, Finance & Executive Support Award:
sponsored by Western Australian Professional Executive Housekeeping Network (WAPEHN)
Winner: Judy Mugonya - Seasons of Perth
Certificate of Merit: Diana Trajkovski - Rydges Perth Hotel

Concierge Award: sponsored by HOSTPLUS
Winner: Andre Burford - Sheraton Perth Hotel

Sales & Marketing Award: sponsored by HISCO Hospitality & Healthcare
Winner: Michelle Docherty - Burswood Entertainment Complex
Certificate of Merit: Emma Wardell - Crowne Plaza Perth

Food and Beverage Services Award: sponsored by Furniture Options
Joint Winners: Annie Houlberg - Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
                   Daniel Man - Burswood Entertainment Complex

Human Resources Award: sponsored by Hospitalitybiz
Winner: Dagmar Herne - Seasons of Perth 

Housekeeping Award: sponsored by Thomas Peacock & Sons
Winner: Jenny McCabe - Tradewinds Hotel
Certificate of Merit: Jean Jolley - Hotel IBIS Perth

Engineering and Maintenance Award: sponsored by Electrical Testing Services
Winner: Denis Mahon - Rendezvous Observation City Hotel
Certificate of Merit: Stuart Birrell - Sheraton Perth Hotel

Management Team of the Year Award: sponsored by AHS Hospitality
Winner: InterContinental Hotels Group, Burswood Sales Team

Best Manager - Executive Level Award: sponsored by APRA
Winner: Nigel Keen - Joondalup Resort
Certificate of Merit: Philomena Ellis - Duxton Hotel Perth

Accommodation Hotels Hall of Fame Award sponsored by Foster's Group
Winner: Fran Kirby

The AHA would like to thank all sponsors of the evening:

AHS Hospitality
Bacardi Lion
Coca-Cola Amatil
Deakin Estate
De Bortoli Wines
Electrical Testing Services
Executive Hire Cars
Furniture Options
Gateway Printing
HISCO Hospitality & Healthcare
Holiday Inn Burswood
Moet Hennessy Australia
Off The Vine
Parker & Co.
Pernod Ricard Australia
Prime Laundry
The Swan Brewery
Thomas Peacock & Sons
Tourism Western Australia
Watershed Premium Wines
Western Australian Professional Executive Housekeeping Network

Corporate Sponsor - AON Risk Services
Red Bull Australia
Coca-Cola Europacific
Harvest Road
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