The Australian Hotels Association (WA) names accommodation excellence award winners

The Australian Hotels Association (WA) names accommodation excellence award winners
Edited by Travel Weekly


    The Australian Hotels Association (WA) proudly announces the winners of the 2024 AHA Perth Airport Accommodation Awards for Excellence.

    (Lead Image: Ritz-Carlton room)

    Held at Crown Towers Perth last night, nearly 600 guests cheered on the finalists and worthy winners of WA’s most prestigious accommodation awards.

    AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods said WA’s accommodation industry had never been in a stronger position, with a vast assortment of high-quality accommodation offerings and a solid rebound in leisure and business tourism to WA.

    “These awards celebrate the exceptional achievements of WA’s leading accommodation and hotel venues and the dedication of staff who set the standard for excellence in the industry.”

    “These awards recognise hotels, as well as honouring the individual staff and teams who strive to create memorable stays for visitors and foster a sense of welcome.”

    “WA’s accommodation industry plays a key role in the state’s economy and is fundamental in shaping visitor’s perception of the state.”

    Last night’s award winners included The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, which won WA’s Best Metro Accommodation Hotel Award, and Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa in Broome, who won WA’s Best Regional Accommodation Hotel Award for the third consecutive year, securing their position in the Hall of Fame.

    There were also six new awards introduced representing the growth and diversity of the accommodation industry, including the inaugural Emerging Female Leader Award, which was won by Murphy Loh from The Ritz-Carlton, Perth.

    Managing director of Duxton Hotel Perth, Riaz Mahmood, was awarded the Accommodation Industry Hall of Fame Award, recognising his dedication to the accommodation industry.

    A full list of award winners can be found below:

    VENUE AWARDS

    ALL ABILITIES HOTEL AWARD
    DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
    EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE CULTURE AWARD
    Parmelia Hilton Perth
    HOTEL MARKETING AWARD
    Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, Broome
    HOTEL MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Duxton Hotel Perth
    ACCOMMODATION HOTEL BAR AWARD
    Santini Bar QT Perth
    ACCOMMODATION HOTEL WINE LIST AWARD
    Wildflower COMO The Treasury, Perth
    ROOM SERVICE MENU AWARD
    Crown Towers Perth
    ACCOMMODATION HOTEL RESTAURANT AWARD
    Santini Grill QT Perth
    CONTEMPORARY CUISINE AWARD
    Springs Kitchen Aloft Perth
    APARTMENT/SUITE ACCOMMODATION AWARD
    Be. Fremantle
    MID-RANGE ACCOMMODATION AWARD
    Holiday Inn West Perth
    SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION AWARD
    Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, Broome
    DELUXE ACCOMMODATION AWARD
    The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
    WA’S BEST REGIONAL ACCOMMODATION HOTEL AWARD
    Hall of Fame Inductee
    Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, Broome
    WA’S BEST METRO ACCOMMODATION HOTEL AWARD
    The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

    MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE AWARDS

    RISING STAR AWARD
    Jamie Grove, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
    Highly Commended: Lucy Shirley, InterContinental Perth City Centre
    CHEF AWARD
    Welly Yuan, COMO The Treasury, Perth
    Highly Commended: Maria Kane, Crown Perth Hotels
    FOOD AND BEVERAGE AWARD
    Pema Wangdi, Duxton Hotel Perth
    HOUSEKEEPING AWARD
    Maria Runggeary, Four Points by Sheraton Perth
    Highly Commended: Janette Lee, Tradewinds Hotel, East Fremantle
    ACCOUNTS, PAYROLL & FINANCE AWARD
    Charmi Brahmbhatt, Duxton Hotel Perth
    BANQUET, EVENTS AND MICE TEAM AWARD
    Hyatt Regency Perth
    GUESTS SERVICES TEAM AWARD
    DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
    FRONT OFFICE MANAGER AWARD
    Vineet Narayan, Aloft, Perth
    Highly Commended: Renee Beverly Dell, Cervantes Pinnacles Motel and Pinnacles Edge
    Resort
    OUTLET VENUE MANAGER AWARD
    Marco Barsotti, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
    EMERGING FEMALE LEADER AWARD
    Murphy Loh, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
    ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE MANAGER AWARD
    Ida Morsid, Hilton Garden Inn Albany
    HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER AWARD
    Himashi Balasuriya, DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
    SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER AWARD
    Tarin Ritchie, Crown Perth Hotels
    CONFERENCE AND EVENTS MANAGER AWARD
    Belinda Gertig, Tradewinds Hotel, East Fremantle
    SENIOR EXECUTIVE MANAGER AWARD
    Shared winners
    Abhay Kumar, Hyatt Regency Perth
    Andrew McGie, InterContinental Perth City Centre

    HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
    Riaz Mahmood, Duxton Hotel Perth

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