On Monday evening, the winners were announced for the 2023 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence at a ceremony held at Perth’s Crown Towers.

The awards recognise the high quality of venues in WA, and AHA WA CEO Bradley Woods congratulated the winners.

“These awards provide an opportunity to commend those in WA’s hospitality industry that are constantly striving for excellence, lifting standards of service and delivering incredible experiences for their patrons. WA’s hospitality industry plays a key role in the state’s economy and is fundamental in shaping visitor’s perception of the state. The venues, operators and staff receiving a 2023 Hospitality Award for Excellence have beaten an elite group of finalists that were narrowed down from 440 nominations, so they represent the very best of the best,” Woods said.

The Claremont Hotel won the award for Perth’s Best Hospitality Venue, as well as the Redeveloped Venue Award and the Lion Bar Presentation and Service Award. Joe Baily, state manager for Australian Venue Co., described what makes the Claremont Hotel such a successful venue.

“It was a big night for the Claremont Hotel winning three AHA awards last night, including the prestigious Perth’s Best Hospitality Venue award. What we have created at the Claremont is a venue for everyone and every occasion, whether you are coming in for a meal or cocktail, having a beer with mates, watching live sport, dancing past midnight or celebrating a special moment in life. The Claremont’s team do an outstanding job of serving our customers every day, and this was acknowledged by them also winning The Lion Bar Presentation and Service Award,” Baily said.

Treendale Farm Hotel was inducted into the Hall of Fame, winning three awards: WA’s Best Regional Hospitality Venue, the Family Dining Award, and the Retail Bottleshop Award. Locals Co. Venue manager Addy Ribeiro is proud of the venue’s impressive achievements.

“We are blown away to be awarded Best Retail Bottleshop, Best Family Dining and Best Regional Venue three years in a row and to be inducted into the AHA Hall of Fame for all three awards is an honour. The team are overjoyed and are so stoked to be back down south to celebrate with the rest of the crew,” Ribeiro said.

“Treendale Farm Hotel is uniquely positioned at the centre of the community down in Australind. We are just down the road for all of our locals and we take pride in always being there for them. We are more than just a pub to our community, continually putting on events, family days, community markets, and fundraisers through our Beers with Benefits program. We’ve had another great year and can’t wait to see what next year brings for Treendale!”

Woods believes the quality of the award recipients reflects the hospitality industry’s strong position at the moment, and he is confident that WA venues will continue to impress.

“The quality of the hospitality venues that are on offer across WA is at an all-time high, being propelled by industry standards that are being lifted, then exceeded, each year. From casual pubs and contemporary restaurants, through to small bars, fine dining and boutique breweries, Western Australians have an unprecedented range of options to choose from,” he concluded.

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