Also winning the highly competitive categories of Best Bistro Casual Dining – Outer Metropolitan and Best Bar Presentation & Experience – Metropolitan (joint winner), The Crafers Hotel has now cemented its position as a leader in the industry, thanks to the dedication and vision of owners Julie and Ed Peter (with shareholders Brett Matthews and Jodi Brumby).
The Adelaide Hills region continued to shine with Mount Lofty House in Crafers receiving two awards, winning Best Deluxe Accommodation and Best Restaurant – Accommodation Division for its popular Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant.
Other winning Adelaide Hills venues were the Barker Hotel, winning the category for Best Draught Beer Quality – Metropolitan, and the Uraidla Hotel taking out the award for Environmental & Energy Efficiency Practice.
One of SA’s most remote hotels, the Innaminka Hotel, which is 1065 north east of Adelaide has won the award for Best Tourism & Regional Promotion. A marketing and tourism plan established in 2016 has proven successful in drawing many people to the hotel and region. In addition, the Hotel’s General Manager Jo Fort was the pioneer of the ‘Outback Loop’, a regional destination venture promoting outback South Australia to the world.
Electra House on King William Street won the coveted award of Best Restaurant – General Division Metropolitan for its restaurant, Level One, and its delicious and creative Modern Asian dishes.
Atura Adelaide Airport, Adelaide’s newest Accommodation hotel, has won Best Mid-Range Hotel Accommodation. Characterised by its modern atmosphere and free-flowing communal spaces, the hotel provides a spacious and contemporary space for corporate and leisure guests alike.
One of Adelaide CBD’s most dynamic new venues, Sparkke at the Whitmore, was also recognised tonight, winning Best Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan (Joint Winner). The extensive renovation has completely transformed one of the city’s oldest hotels into an exceptional brewpub.
“Congratulations to all the winners in the 2019 Hotel Awards for Excellence. The South Australian hotel industry is a diverse and high-quality industry that offers something for everyone” said AHA|SA General Manager Ian Horne.
“Whether it be enjoying a meal or drinks with friends, experiencing live music from the best local and international artists, or travelling throughout South Australia to experience this great state of ours, South Australian hotels continue to offer top class hospitality, accommodation and entertainment.
“All winners should be very proud of their achievements, and for what they contribute to the community in SA”.
The 2019 AHA|SA Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence was held on Tuesday July 30 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Over 860 people attended this premier event with entertainment provided by Sheppard, and co-hosted by Mark Soderstrom and Hans.
All winners from the AHA|SA Awards will now go on to compete in the National AHA Awards to be held on the Gold Coast on September 16, 2019.
Full list of winners:
DRAUGHT BEER QUALITY – METROPOLITAN
DRAUGHT BEER QUALITY – COUNTRY
Vine Inn Barossa
MID-RANGE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Atura Adelaide Airport
BOUTIQUE/SUPERIOR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
DELUXE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Mount Lofty House
BISTRO CASUAL DINING – COUNTRY
BISTRO CASUAL DINING – INNER METROPOLITAN
The Tasting Room | East End Cellars
BISTRO CASUAL DINING – OUTER METROPOLITAN
HEALTHY MENU CHOICES FOR KIDS
RESTAURANT – ACCOMMODATION DIVISION
Mount Lofty House
RESTAURANT – GENERAL DIVISION METROPOLITAN
Electra House Hotel
BAR PRESENTATION & EXPERIENCE – COUNTRY
Mount Gambier Hotel
BAR PRESENTATION & EXPERIENCE – METROPOLITAN
Crafers Hotel (joint winner)
The Exchange, Gawler (joint winner)
OUTDOOR OR NON-ENCLOSED FACILITY
LIVE MUSIC VENUE – METROPOLITAN
LIVE MUSIC VENUE – COUNTRY
Pretoria Hotel, Mannum
SPORTING ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
COMMUNITY SERVICE & SUPPORT
Vine Inn Barossa
MARKETING & PROMOTION – GENERAL DIVISION
TOURISM & REGIONAL PROMOTION
ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY EFFICIENCY PRACTICE
GAMING VENUE – COUNTRY
Park Hotel, Mount Gambier
GAMING VENUE – METROPOLITAN
Mawson Lakes Hotel
TAB LICENSED VENUE
MEETING & EVENTS VENUE – SPECIALIST & ACCOMODATION VENUES
MEETING & EVENTS VENUE – GENERAL DIVISION
Lion Hotel, North Adelaide
East End Cellars (joint winner)
The Pickled Duck (joint winner)
Clever Little Tailor
REDEVELOPED HOTEL – METROPOLITAN
Sparkke at the Whitmore (joint winner)
V Hotel, Virginia (joint winner)
STAFF DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING – GENERAL DIVISION
South Eastern Hotel, Mount Gambier
HOTEL INDUSTRY RISING STAR
Beach Hotel Seaford – Jessica Rugless
BEST OVERALL HOTEL
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