08/11/2016 - 05:24

State Buildings wins hospitality award

08/11/2016 - 05:24

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The State Buildings was named Perth’s best hospitality venue at the 2016 Western Australia Hospitality Awards for Excellence last night. 

State Buildings wins hospitality award
State Buildings, which opened in March, won several hospitality prizes at last night’s AHA-Aon gala ball. Photos: Attila Csaszar

The State Buildings was named Perth’s best hospitality venue at the 2016 Western Australia Hospitality Awards for Excellence last night.

State Buildings was the first new winner of the best venue category since 2013, with Print Hall on St Georges Terrace having led the field for the previous three years. 

The annual event, hosted by the Australian Hotel Association and Aon Risk Solutions, celebrates the best of the state’s hospitality industry, with 42 awards presented at last night’s gala ball at Crown Perth.  

In addition to the top award, several of State Building’s tenants were commended – Petition Beer Corner was the joint-winner of the presentation and service award (tied with Print Hall), COMO The Treasury hotel’s Post was also the joint-winner of the overall WA restaurant award (tied with Ria Malay Kitchen), and Wildflower was awarded the state’s premium restaurant award, with Wildflower chef Steven Black named Western Australia’s best head chef.  

Petition Beer Corner

The hotel housed at the State Buildings has now won four awards within the past month, adding to its recent international triumph where it was named the second best hotel in the world by travel publisher Conde Nast.  

Earlier this year, the COMO was also named the state’s best hotel at the AHA Accommodation Awards and State Buildings took out a top prize at the WA Architecture Awards.

Other overall winners from last night’s hospitality awards included: Margaret River’s Settlers Tavern, which secured the title of WA’s best regional hospitality venue; Colonial Leisure Group, which operates Print Hall; the Raffles Hotel; the Royal on the Waterfront; and Colonial Brewery, which was named WA’s best group venue operator.

Inside the State Buildings

AHA (WA) chief executive Bradley Woods said the future of the WA hospitality industry was bright due to the high level of businesses named as finalists and winners in this year’s awards.

“WA’s hospitality venues provide world-class food, beverages, service and atmosphere to locals and visitors from interstate and overseas,” Mr Woods said.

“When it comes to quality, the bar is raised higher every year and judging awards is not easy.

“WA’s hotels, bars and dining venues are playing an ever increasing role in the state’s economy and it’s important to recognise the hard work of the people who make it all happen.”

Full list of finalists and winners available here: www.hospitalitywa.com/awards

Katie McDonald was at the award ceremony last night as a guest of AHA. 

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