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Circle of Life - 2009 AHA Wolf Blass Verae Accommodation Hotels Ball

The 2009 AHA Accommodation Hotel Management Awards presented by ME Bank, was held at Burswood on Monday 24th August 2009. Burswood’s Grand Ballroom was transformed into an African savannah. The best of the best were recognised for outstanding service in a range of categories from housekeeping to human resources. 2009 AHA Wolf Blass Verae Accommodation Hotels Ball Circle of Life

AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods, said the awards night was the most important event for Perth’s hospitality industry, which rates amongst the best in the world, and one of the best evenings on Perth’s social calendar.

The Grand Ballroom was set alight with the inspirational colours and sounds of the African Savannah. Tables and chairs were draped in the dramatic hues of red, orange and gold symbolising the sun rising and setting over the desert.

The night’s entertainment was kicked off in spectacular style with a powerful performance of the Lion Kings “Circle of Life”. The 40 strong ensemble of singers, dancers, drummers and Wolf Blass Verae even an aerial silk artist continued with spellbinding performances throughout the evening. The entertainment including a mix of songs from ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Tarzan’ musicals.

The five course African inspired menu featured smoked ostrich fillet with green paw paw salad and crocodile medallion with preserved lemon and rum & raisin dressing, this was followed by a unique apricot tea and thyme granite to cleanse the palate. The main course was either a vanilla and citrus cured red beef or roasted spatchcock served with purple congo potatoes, broad beans, artichoke puree and shellfish tortellini. An array of premium beverages was also on offer, including beer, white wine, sparkling red wine and spirits.

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Click here to view The West Australian social page of the evening 

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2009 ME Bank Accommodation Hotel Management Awards ME Bank

Front Office Award: sponsored by Furniture Options
Winner: Shashank Vatsa - Burswood Entertainment Complex
Certificate of Merit: Belinda Austen - Holiday Inn City Centre Perth

Administration, Finance & Executive Support Award sponsored by Perth Convention Bureau
Winner: Erick Halim - Parmelia Hilton Perth
Certificate of Merit : Jennie Nuttall - Forte Mandurah Quay Resort

Cookery Services Award sponsored by HLW(WA)
Winner: Pierre Truffet - Joondalup Resort

Sales & Marketing Award sponsored by HOSTPLUS
Winner: Tania Graves - Tradewinds Hotel
Certificate of Merit: Livia Russell-Weck - Esplanade Hotel Fremantle  

Concierge Award sponsored by HOSTPLUS
Winner: Tamela Smith - Sheraton Perth Hotel  

Food and Beverage Services Award sponsored by Schweppes
Winner: Sophia Noryaha - Duxton Hotel Perth
Certificate of Merit: Matthew Taylor - Sheraton Perth Hotel

Human Resources Award: sponsored by Hospitalitybiz
Winner: Claire Bateman - Holiday Inn City Centre Perth
Certificate of Merit: Marcia Stubbings - Hotel IBIS Perth  

Housekeeping Award sponsored by Thomas Peacock & Sons
Winner: Lyn Brown - Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel  

Engineering and Maintenance Award sponsored by Electrical Testing Services
Winner: Vaughan De Campe - Seasons of Perth

Management Team of the Year Award sponsored by Prime Laundry
Human Resources Department - Parmelia Hilton Perth  

Best Manager - Executive Level Award sponsored by APRA
Winner: Phil Richards - Accor Hospitality WA/NT
Certificate of Merit: Lynne Harrison - Holiday Inn City Centre Perth

Accommodation Hotels Hall of Fame Award sponsored by Foster's Group
Winner: Chris Pye


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


 Major Sponsors
 Award Sponsors
 Foster's Group
 Members Equity Bank
 Thomas Peacock & Sons
 Staging Connections
 Burswood Entertainment Complex
 Furniture Options
 Electrical Testing Services
 Aon Risk Services
 Prime Laundry
 Beverage Sponsors
 Hospitality JOBS for U
 Lion Nathan
 Perth Convention Bureau
 Pernod Ricard Australia
 Foster's Group
 Moet Hennessy Australia
 Coca-Cola Amatil
 De Bortoli Wines
 Event Sponsors
 Lionel Samson & Casama Alliance
 Gateway Printing
 Watershed Premium Wines
 Constellation Wines Australia
 SCA Hygiene - TORK
 Tourism Western Australia
 Off The Vine
 Ferrari Formalwear

 Door Prizes

 Burswood Entertainment Complex
 Karijini Eco Retreat
 Executive Hire Cars
 Parker & Co.
 InterContinental Perth Burswood
 Tiffany & Co.
 Guys Grooming
 Watches of Switzerland



Corporate Sponsor - AON Risk Services
Beam Suntory
Liquid Mix
Trans Tasman