Queensland’s Hotel of the Year 2018 revealed

18 October, 2018 by Craig Hawtin-Butcher

Image: Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay. (c) Google 2018

The Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) has revealed the winners of its annual Awards of Excellence 2018.

Advertisement

Among the big winners across 43 categories was the Beach House Hotel in Hervey Bay, which took home a bag-full of prizes on the night, including Hotel of The Year, Best On-Premise Liquor Outlet, Best Draught Beer and Best Traditional Hotel Bar.

Other winners on the night included Eatons Hill Hotel in Eatons Hill, which scooped top prize across the Hall of Fame – Best PubTAB category, Best Entertainment Venue and Best Meetings and Events Venue.

The full list of winners is:

1. Hall of Fame – Best PubTAB – Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill
2. Best Draught Beer – Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
3. Best On-Premise Liquor Outlet – Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
4. Best Detached Bottleshop – Bottle O Mossman at the Mossman Hotel, Mossman
5. Best Themed Bar – The Walrus Club at The Regatta Hotel, Toowong
6. Best Boutique Bar – The Island Rooftop at The Island Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
7. Best Traditional Hotel Bar – Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
8. Best Bush Pub – Moonie Crossroads Hotel, Moonie Crossroads
9. Best Outdoor / Non-Enclosed Facility – Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point
10. Best Entertainment Venue – Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill
11. Best Keno Venue – Bowen Hotel, Bowen
12. Best Gaming Venue – Jubilee Tavern, Jubilee Pocket
13. Best PubTAB Venue – Diamonds Hotel, Inala
14. Responsible Service of Alcohol – Jimmy’s on the Mall, Brisbane City
15. Responsible Service of Gaming – Elephant Hotel, Fortitude Valley
16. Best Environmental Practice – Porters Plainland Hotel, Plainland
17. Workplace Health & Safety Award – Spirit Hotels Group
18. Outstanding Achievement in Training – Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane City
19. Best Marketed Hotel 1-99 Employees – The Island Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
20. Best Marketed Hotel 100+ Employees – Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill
21. Best Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel / Resort – The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach
22. Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises Up To $2m – The Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains
23. Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises Above $2m – Osbourne Hotel, Fortitude Valley
24. Administration Employee of the Year – Morgan Biggar, Hilton Brisbane
25. Guest Services Employee of the Year – Trevor Lister, Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Broadbeach
26. Food & Beverage Employee of the Year – Kevin Puglisevich, Rydges South Bank, South Bank
27. Chef of the Year – Joel Helot, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane City
28. Best Casual Dining – Plantations Restaurant at Prince Alfred Hotel, Booval
29. Best Restaurant – Hotels – The Boatshed at The Regatta Hotel, Toowong
30. Best Restaurant – Accommodation Hotels – The Long Apron at Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville
31. Best Prestige Restaurant – Bacchus Restaurant at Rydges South Bank, South Bank
32. Best Meeting & Events Venue – Eatons Hill Hotel, Eatons Hill
33. Best Suite / Apartment Accommodation – Meriton Suites Southport, Southport
34. Best Pub-Style Accommodation – Halifax Hotel, Halifax
35. Best Mid-Range Accommodation – Shamrock Hotel, Mackay
36. Best Superior Accommodation – Rydges South Bank, South Bank
37. Best Boutique Accommodation – The Island Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
38. Best Deluxe Accommodation – The Darling at The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach
39. Outstanding Community Service & Achievement 1-99 Employees – Victoria Hotel, Goondiwindi
40. Outstanding Community Service & Achievement 100+ – Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane City
41. Industry Rising Star Award – Nick Warner, Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central
42. Hotel of the Year – Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
43. Hotelier of the Year – Terry Morrow, Landsborough Pub