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2011 AHA and Cascade Accommodation Hotels Gala Ball

Cascade The evening of August 22 was a night of elegance and sophistication as the ME Bank Accommodation Industry Awards presentation, hosted by Narelda Jacobs, celebrated the outstanding levels of excellence and high standards upheld by the Western Australian Accommodation Industry.

The celebrations were set against a delicate backdrop of style, grace and culinary brilliance. The Grand Ballroom of Burswood Entertainment Complex was transformed with a 35 metre screen spanning across the entire back wall and tables and chairs draped with white linen. Guests were entertained by Australia’s most exciting and innovative illusionists Adam & Selina Murby, and enjoyed the vocals of Soul Empire Duo.

Guests indulged in an exquisite five course food journey prepared by Burswood Entertainment Complex Executive Sous Chef Sean Marco. The menu was specifically designed to excite the palate and showcase the culinary brilliance and high standards that the Accommodation industry represents. A splendid array of premium beverages was also on offer including beer, sparkling, white and red wine.

In a night of winners, the prestigious Accommodation Hotels Hall of Fame was awarded to Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa General Manager Ron Sedon. AHA(WA) State President Mr Neil Randall and Hon Dr Kim Hames MLA, Deputy Premier and Minister for Health & Tourism, presented the award to Ron and thanked him for his ongoing dedication to the industry.

With over 400 guests attending this year’s event and a long list of dignitaries, the 2011 AHA and Cascade Accommodation Hotel Gala Ball and the presentation of the ME Bank WA Accommodation Industry Awards was a showpiece event on Perth’s social calendar. The AHA would like to thank all guests for their attendance and look forward to welcoming everyone back again next year. 

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Hotel Awards

Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel Award sponsored by 360 Project Solutions
Winner: Hyatt Regency Perth

Marketed Accommodation Hotel Award sponsored by Advans Exhibition Services
Winner: Pinctada Cable Beach Resort & Spa

Mid-Range Accommodation Award sponsored by AHS Hospitality
Winner: Goodearth Hotel

Superior Accommodation Award sponsored by Furniture Options
Winner: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Deluxe Accommodation Award sponsored by ISA Group
Winner: Pan Pacific Perth 

Apartment/Suite Accommodation Award sponsored by HFM Asset Management
Winner: Esplanade River Suites

Resort Style Accommodation Award sponsored by Vocational Training Services
Winner: Eco Beach Broome

 Restaurant within an Accommodation Hotel Award sponsored by Pronto Liquor
Winner: Café Restaurant – Hyatt Regency Perth

Accommodation Hotel Wine List Award sponsored by Samuel Smith & Son
Winner: Club Restaurant – Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Front Office, Concierge & Guest Services Team Award sponsored by City of Perth
Winner: Rydges Perth Hotel

Management Team of the Year Award sponsored by William Angliss Institute
Winner: The Metro Hotel Perth

Management Employee Awards

Front Office Award
sponsored by Corporate Communication Plans
Winner: Janice Jensen – Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Certificate of Merit: Benjamin Murphy – Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Cookery Services Award sponsored by ISA Group
Winner: Matt Lonne – Rendezvous Hotel Perth

Concierge Award sponsored by HOSTPLUS
Winner: Andre Burford – Pan Pacific Perth

Administration, Finance and Executive Support Award sponsored by Perth Convention Bureau
Winner: Andrew Blackburn – InterContinental & Holiday Inn Perth Burswood

Sales and Marketing Award sponsored by HOSTPLUS
Winner: Rachel Fraser – Esplanade River Suites

Housekeeping Award sponsored by Peacock’s Bedding
Winner: Alison Reid – Pan Pacific Perth

 Human Resources Award sponsored by Hospitalitybiz
Winner: Taryn Spicer – Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Engineering and Maintenance Award Electrical Testing Services
Winner: Kris Snelling – Rendezvous Hotel Perth

Food and Beverage Services Award sponsored by Schweppes
Winner: Brendan Craig
Certificate of Merit: Joanna Barber – Seasons of Perth

Executive Level Manager Award sponsored by APRA|AMCOS
Winner: Deane Palmer – Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

2011 AHA Accommodation Industry Hall of Fame Award sponsored by Carlton United Brewers
Winner: Ron Sedon


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