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Lion Nathan Gala Ball and presentation of the 2008 AHA Aon Hotel Awards for Excellence


  Australian Hotels Association AHA (WA)      Lion Nathan    2008 Awards for Excellence

The high standards of WA'Â’s hotel and hospitality industry were recognized at the Lion Nathan Gala Ball and 2008 AHA Aon Hotel Awards for Excellence held in the Grand Ballroom at Burswood Entertainment Complex on Monday 10th November.

More than 1000 people attended a glittering night of celebration that showcased finalists and winners across 45 categories highlighting standards of excellence in areas including service,presentation, the responsible service of alcohol, innovation, redevelopment, tourism and accommodation.

In a first for WA, the event was powered by 100 per cent renewable energy sources supplied by Synergy NaturalPower.


Hotel Awards

Aon Risk Services Community Service Award
Winner : The Court Hotel

The Lion Nathan Bar Presentation & Service Award
Winner : Inglewood Hotel

Responsible Service of Alcohol Award sponsored by Coca-Cola Amatil
Winner : Burswood Entertainment Complex 

Training Initiative Award sponsored by Hospitality Group Training
Winner: Duxton Hotel Perth

Hotel Innovation Award sponsored by MegaVision Sound/Lighting
Winner: Belgian Beer Cafe Westende

Marketed Hotel/Tavern Award sponsored by Premium Beverages 
Winner : Brooklands Tavern  

Retail Liquor Outlet Award sponsored by Members Equity Bank  
Joint Winner: Brooklands Tavern
Joint Winner: Moondyne Joe's  

Safe Cellar Award sponsored by BOC
Winner:  Wentworth Plaza Hotel 

Environmental Initiative Award sponsored by Synergy
Winner: Holiday Inn City Centre Perth

Redeveloped Hotel/Tavern Award sponsored by Kings Park Electrical
Winner : The Court Hotel

Redevloped Outdoor Area Award supported by British American Tobacco
Winner:  Universal Bar


Accommodation Awards

Marketed Accommodation Hotel/Resort Award sponsored by HiDynamix
Winner: Forte Mandurah Quay Resort 

Tourism Initiative Award sponsored by Tourism Western Australia
Winner: Moondance Lodge

Conference & Banquet Services Award sponsored by Perth Convention Bureau
Winner: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle (Hall of Fame) 

Concierge & Guest Services Award sponsored by City of Perth
Winner: Parmelia Hilton Perth (Hall of Fame)

Pub/Hotel Accommodation Award sponsored by Mal Atwell Indoor Leisure group
Winner:  Captain Stirling Hotel 

Mid-Range Accommodation Award sponsored by Customers ATM
Winner: Perth Ambassador Hotel

Superior Accommodation Award sponsored by Furniture Options
Winner : Rydges Perth Hotel 

Deluxe Accommodation Award sponsored by HFM Asset Management 
Winner : Sheraton Perth Hotel

Apartment/Suite Acccommodation Award sponsored by Prime Laundry
Winner: Quest Margaret River

Resort Style Accommodation Award sponsored by Staging Connections
Winner: Cable Beach Club Resort 

Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel/Resort Award sponsored by HotelsApart
Winner: Sheraton Perth Hotel

Regional Accommodation Hotel/Resort of the Year sponsored by HISCO Hospitality & Healthcare
Winner:  Karri Valley Resort
Boutique Winner: McAlpine House


Employee Awards

Bar Services Employee Award sponsored by DIAGEO
Winner:  Brett Lubicz, Universal Bar 

Cookery Services Employee Award sponsored by Moffat
Winner: Sam Carstairs, Burswood Entertainment Complex

Front Office Services Employee Award sponsored by HOSTPLUS
Winner: Mark Huartson, Sheraton Perth Hotel

Dining & Banquet Services Employee Award sponsored by Pinnacle Hospitality & Travel People
Winner : Arnold Harper, Crowne Plaza Hotel 

Administration Employee Award sponsored by HOSTPLUS
Joint Winner : Ko Youngsoon, Duxton Hotel Perth
Joint Winner : Alex Pond, The Gate Bar & Bistro

Employee Excellence in Service Award sponsored by hospitalitybiz
Winner : Derrick Buckley, The Shed

AHA-HGT Hotel Industry Rising Star Award sponsored by AHA(WA) and Hospitality Group Training
Winner : Monique Oliver, Hotel IBIS Perth


Entertainment Awards

TAB Hotel/PubTAB Venue Award sponsored by Racing and Wagering Western Australia
Winner : The Gate Bar & Bistro

Sporting Entertainment Venue Award sponsored by Fox Sports
Joint Winner : Carbon Bar - Burswood Entertainment Complex
Joint Winner : Paddington Ale House

Live Entertainment Award sponsored by APRA
Joint Winner : Universal Bar
Joint Winner : Burswood Entertainment Complex (Hall of Fame)

Themed Bar Award
Sporting Entertainment Venue Award sponsored by Fox Sports
Winner: J.B. O'Reilly's

Contemporary/Late Night Bar Award sponsored by HLW(WA)
Winner : Niche Bar & Lounge


Dining Awards

WA's Best Steak Sandwich Award sponsored by The West Australian
Winner : Inglewood Hotel

Bistro Award sponsored by Constellation Wines Australia
Joint Winner : Greenwood Brasserie, The Greenwood Hotel
Joint Winner : The Gate Bar & Bistro

Casual Family Dining Award sponsored by European Foods Wholesalers
Winner:  Stringy Bark Steak House, Wanneroo Villa Tavern 

Hotel/Tavern Restaurant Award sponsored by 92.9
Winner : Subiaco Hotel

Restaurant Award sponsored by Smart Beverages 
Winner : Star Anise Restaurant

Accommodation Hotel/Resort Restaurant Award sponsored by Amelia Park
Winner : Globe Wine Bar & Restaurant, Parmelia Hilton Perth

Hotel/Tavern Wine List Award sponsored Pernod Ricard Australia
Winner : Settlers Tavern

Accommodation Hotel/Resort Wine List Award sponsored by Samuel Smith & Son / Negociants Australia
Winner : (A)LURE Dining & Bar, Burswood Entertainment Complex


Regional Hotel/Tavern of the Year sponsored by H&L Australia
Winner : Red Rabbit Inn, Donnybrook 

AHA DeBortoli/6PR Perth Pub of the Year sponsored by AHA(WA), DeBortoli and 6PR
Winner : The Gate Bar & Bistro

Hospitality Industry Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Robert Ramage


GreenPower This event was powered by Synergy NaturalPower.
100% GreenPower accredited renewable energy.


Corporate Sponsor - AON Risk Services
Coca-Cola Europacific
Tip Top Food Service
SWS Group