Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



6 August 2019

Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

2019 THA and Drysdale Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to all winners of the 2019 THA and Drysdale Awards for Excellence.

The Awards, presented last night, celebrate our important hospitality industry and the important role the Tasmanian Hospitality Association plays in partnering with my Government to support venues and staff to deliver a great experience for our visitors and locals.

Our hospitality sector is an essential part of Tasmania’s booming visitor economy, and these awards highlight the depth of quality and passion of the people working in it right across our state.

We wish the winners well in representing Tasmania at the National Awards on the Gold Coast in September.

Award categories and winners:

Premier’s Award for Contribution to the Community: Hamlet Café

Bertie Tucceri Award: Angelo Fraraccio

Life Membership: Don McQuestin

Great Customer Experience Award: Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm

Apprentice of the Year: Outhay Souliyosack

Outstanding Achievement in Training and Workforce Development: Vantage Group

Best Marketed Establishment: Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Outstanding Community Service and Achievement: Tall Timbers Tasmania

Veolia Best Environmental and Recycling Practice: ibis Styles Hotel

Best Outdoor/Non-enclosed Facility: Shoreline Hotel

Best Bottle Shop: Black Buffalo

Best RSL, Sporting or Community Club: The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Best Sports Bar: The Beltana Hotel

Best Meeting and Events Venue: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

Best Bar Presentation and Service: Hazards Bar & Lounge - Freycinet Lodge

Draught Beer Quality Award: Beach Hotel Burnie

Best Music Venue: Watergarden Bar - Country Club Tasmania

Best Gaming Venue: River Arms Hotel

Best Wagering Initiative: Shoreline Hotel

Best Guided Tour Experience: Oyster Bay Tours - Freycinet Marine Farm

Best New Tourism Initiative: Freycinet Lodge

Best Specialty Bar: Evolve Spirit Bar

Best Café: Harbour Lights Café

Best Breakfast Venue: Islington Hotel

Best Steak Restaurant: Black Cow Bistro

Best Seafood Restaurant: Mures Upper Deck

Best Italian Restaurant: Novaro’s Restaurant

Best Asian Restaurant: Asian Gourmet on the Pier

Best Indian Restaurant: Annapurna Salamanca

Best Specialty Restaurant: Furneaux Restaurant

Best Bistro Dining: Shoreline Hotel

Best Restaurant in a Hotel or Accommodation Venue: The Point - Wrest Point Hotel

Best Stand Alone Restaurant: Driftwood Restaruant

Best Fine Dining: The Point - Wrest Point Hotel

Best Accessible Accommodation: MACq01 Hotel

Best Pub-Style Accommodation: Lighthouse Hotel

Best Mid-Range Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel

Best Apartment Suite Hotel: Salamanca Inn

Best Superior Hotel Accommodation: Maylands Lodge

Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet

Restaurant of the Year - Regional: Furneaux Restaurant

Restaurant of the Year - Metro: The Point - Wrest Point Hotel

Accommodation Venue of the Year - Regional: Saffire Freycinet

Accommodation Venue of the Year - Metro: Maylands Lodge

Hotel/Pub Tavern of the Year- Regional: Tall Timbers Tasmania

Hotel/Pub Tavern of the Year - Metro: Shoreline Hotel



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