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Glenelg hotel named SA's best in AHA awards

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The Moseley Bar & Kitchen at Glenelg has been named South Australia’s Best Overall Hotel in the 2016 AHA SA Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence.

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The seaside hotel received multiple awards in front of  more than 800 guests at the awards presentation at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre last night.

The Moseley Bar & Kitchen, which has been transformed from a traditional “pub” into a modern multi-level venue with a large bar overlooking Moseley Square and Glenelg Beach, won the Best Bistro Metropolitan, Best Bar Presentation and Best Entertainment gongs.

“The Moseley Bar & Kitchen has shown excellence in three categories and, having also won three awards in 2015, the hotel is an extremely deserving winner of Best Overall Hotel for 2016,” said Australian Hotels Association (SA) general manager, Ian Horne.

“This hotel is successfully catering for a changing and more discerning patron looking for a high-quality, value-for-money and memorable experience.”

The Moseley Bar & Kitchen is owned by the RD Jones Group, whose founder Richard Jones died this month. Horne acknowledged Jones’ contribution to the development and promotion of the hotel industry over nearly 40 years, saying he was a “great industry icon”.

Other standouts at the awards included Leigh Street’s Pink Moon Saloon, which was named Best Small Venue, and The Ibis, Adelaide, awarded Best Mid-Range Accommodation. The Hotel Elliot received the award for Best Bistro/Casual Dining for what the AHA described as its “pleasant country pub atmosphere” and diverse menu celebrating local food and wine producers. (The full list of winners can be seen below.)

All winners from the 2016 AHA SA Awards for Excellence will go on to compete in the National AHA Awards to be held on the Gold Coast in September.

Pink Moon Saloon chefs at work. Photo: Nat Rogers/InDaily

Pink Moon Saloon chefs at work. Photo: Nat Rogers/InDaily

2016 AHA|SA Awards for Excellence

Best Draught Beer Quality Award
Warradale Hotel – Metropolitan Winner
Mt Gambier Hotel – Country Winner

Mid-Range Accommodation
Ibis Adelaide

Apartment/Suite Accommodation
The Stirling

Superior Hotel Accommodation
Lakes Resort Hotel (Crafers Hotel received a Judges commendation)

Deluxe Hotel Accommodation
The Playford, Adelaide

Bistro /Casual Dining – Country
Hotel Elliot

Bistro /Casual Dining – Metropolitan
Mile End Hotel (joint winner)
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen (joint winner)

Restaurant – Accommodation Division
The Playford, Adelaide

Restaurant – General Division
Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Premier’s Commendation for ‘Healthy Meal Choices for Children’
The Maylands Hotel

Bar Presentation & Experience – Country
Port Lincoln Hotel

Bar Presentation & Experience – Metropolitan
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen

Outdoor or non-enclosed facility
The Gallery (joint winner)
The Highway (joint winner)

Live Music Venue
The Highway

Entertainment Venue
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen

Sporting Entertainment Venue
Arkaba Hotel

Community Service & Support
Vine Inn Barossa (joint winner)
Morphett Arms Hotel (joint winner)

Marketing & Promotion – General Division
Woodcroft Hotel

Environmental Practice & Energy Efficiency
Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Gaming Venue – Country
Vine Inn Barossa

Gaming Venue – Metropolitan
Lodge Hotel, Brahma Lodge

Function Operation/Facility – Specialist & Accommodation Division
National Wine Centre

Function Operation/Facility – General Division
Hackney Hotel

Retail Outlet
East End Cellars & The Tasting Room

Small Venue
Pink Moon Saloon

Redeveloped Hotel – Accommodation Division
Stamford Grand, Glenelg

Redeveloped Hotel – Country
Vine Inn Barossa 

Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan
Cathedral Hotel (joint winner)
Woodcroft Hotel (joint winner)

Staff Development & Training
Warradale Hotel

Apprentice Development & Training
Adelaide Oval

Hotel Industry Rising Star Award
Anastasia Scragg – Woolshed on Hindley

Best Overall Hotel
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen

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