Congratulations to the Winners of AHA Vic State Awards for Excellence 2016!
Author: Lancer Beverage / Published Date: 15 November 2016
congratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 AHA Victoria Awards night.
The AHA Vic State
Awards for Excellence is the Victorian hospitality industry’s marquee social
and industry recognition event of the year. Over 1000 key industry suppliers,
decision makers, AHA corporate partners, industry leaders as well as senior
government ministers attended the annual event to support the wide range of
hoteliers representing both regional and metropolitan areas.
The gala dinner was held on Monday the 14th of November at Palladium at Crown, and was hosted by Ian Cover and Dave Thornton.
With lots of live music and entertainment, it was a wonderful way to celebrate the incredible work of the hospitality industry staff. For the second year, Lancer Beer Systems proudly sponsored the award for Best Presented Beer, which was deservingly awarded to the American Hotel Echuca.
This year also saw the creation of a new category, The People’s Choice Award, where patrons and regular customers voted for their favourite Hotel, Pub, or Restaurant. With over 3000 votes, it was the Criterion Hotel in Sale that took out the title.
And The Winners Are….
Best Public Bar (Regional): The Western Hotel
Best Public Bar (Metropolitan): Temperance Hotel
Best Pub Tab (Regional): Windermere Hotel
Best Pub Tab (Metropolitan): Newmarket Tavern
Best Menu and Wine List: The Malvern Hotel
Best Live Entertainment Venue: The Westernport Hotel
Best Sports Bar (Regional): Grovedale Hotel
Best Sports Bar (Metropolitan): Zagame’s
Best Theme Bar: Elephant and Wheelbarrow
Best Presented Beer: American Hotel
Best Gaming Venue with 50 Machines or Less (Regional): Windermere Hotel
Best Gaming Venue with 50 Machines or Less (Metropolitan): Westmeadows Tavern
Best Outdoor Area: Precinct Hotel
Best Retail Liquor Outlet: Old England Hotel
Best Keno Venue (Regional): Mildura Gateway Tavern
Best Keno Venue (Metropolitan): Zagame’s
Best Bistro (Regional): Cardinia Park Hotel
Best Bistro (Metropolitan): The Pumphouse Hotel
Best Hotel group Operation: Red Rock Leisure
Hotel Industry Rising Star: Jessica Arnold, San Remo Hotel
Outstanding Achievement in Training: Kelly’s Motor Club Hotel
Best Environmental Practice: Kings Creek Hotel
Outstanding Community Service: Rushworth Hotel
Excellence in Service (Administration): Marcia Larkan, Skyways Hotel
Excellence in Service (Gaming): Donna-Maree Furnari, Watergardens Hotel
The Nikakis Benchmark Award: Mark Robertson OAM
People’s Choice Award: Criterion Hotel
Best Gaming Venue with 51 Machines or More (Regional): Grovedale Hotel
Best Gaming Venue with 51 Machines or More (Metropolitan): Old England Hotel
Best Marketed Hotel: The Western Hotel
Best Hotel –Pub Style: Royal Mail Hotel
Best Hotel Accommodation: Taylors Lakes Family Hotel
Best Family Dining: Knox Tavern
Best Redeveloped Hotel: Somerville Hotel
Best Pub Restaurant (Regional): Tinamba Hotel
Best Pub Restaurant (Metropolitan): The Railway Hotel
Excellence in Service – Front of House: David Ellis, Lord of the Isles Tavern
Excellence in Service – Back of House: Daniel Hillman, The Bridge Inn Hotel
Overall Hotel of the Year (Regional): Cardinia Park Hotel
Overall Hotel of the Year (Metropolitan): Zagame’s
Congratulations to all of the award winners, keep up the good work. Well Done!