Yarrawonga’s The Landmark had a successful night last week at the 2021 Hospitality NT Aristocrat Technologies Awards for Excellence, taking home Best Overall Metro Pub and a host of other awards.
In addition to winning one of the Northern Territory’s most coveted hospitality awards, The Landmark also received Outstanding Hotel Community Service & Achievement and Best Sporting Entertainment Venue.
The Landmark is a family owned and operated venue with three brothers Justin, Michael and Tony Coleman at the helm.
“We were absolutely honoured to win this award, which is the highest accolade in the NT for pubs. The first five months trade of this year has been solid and tracking in line with 2019 which is a remarkable result given the events of the past 12 months,” The Landmark co-owner Justin Coleman said.
“Staff have been over the moon – it’s a well deserved reward for all their hard work. We simply have the most loyal, friendly and dedicated team at Landmark, this award is really for them.
“It was such a privilege to receive the community service award, which really goes to the heart of our team. Being a third generation Territory family, it has always been our philosophy that if you support your community, your community will support you back, and to see that same philosophy coming through in our Landmark team makes me particularly proud.”
Hospitality NT CEO Alex Bruce said the night was a success with individual awards highlighting the strength of the industry in the last 12 months.
“The hospitality industry is a service industry, so we have always relied on our dedicated staff. This year, this statement has never been more important, as hospitality businesses are asking more of their staff than they ever have,” Bruce said.
“The individuals recognised in this year’s Awards for Excellence employee categories are fantastic role models for people who may be considering a career in the hospitality industry.
“During a challenging last 12 months, it was great to see re-investment made into venues and properties, with the ‘Best Redeveloped’ categories all very competitive, with some outstanding looking results.”
A total of 45 trophies were award at the event, held on 19 May, which saw 500 industry representatives gather on the lawns of the Mindil Beach Casino.
Best Overall Regional Pub/Tavern was awarded to the Gap View Hotel, which also took home Best Retail Liquor Outlet and Best Outdoor Area.
The full list of award recipients can be found below:
Best Tourism Initiative – Ayers Rock Resort
Best Fish and Chips – Frying Nemo
Best Burger – Sapphire Bar and Grill CBD
Best Chicken Parmi – Santa Fe Restaurant – Hidden Valley Tavern
Best Draught Beer Quality – Katherine Club – Noonamah Tavern
Service Excellence (Front of House) – Joy-joy Craufurd – The Cavenagh Hotel
Best Chef/Cook – Hoang Ton Co (Ton) – Darwin Trailer Boat Club/ Ryan Hamilton – Phat Mango
Best Marketing/Sales/Events Employee – Nicola Bell – Darwin Trailer Boat Club
Bartender of the Year – Ahad Hussain “Sunday” – Phat Mango
Apprentice/Trainee of the Year – Marcellus Ah Kit – Ayers Rock Resort
Hospitality Industry Rising Star Award – Jarrod Everett – Berry Springs Tavern
Industry Sales Representative of the Year – Jeff Ryan – Treasury Wine Estates
Industry Sales Representative of the Year – The Pearson Family – Arafura Catering Equipment
Best Cultural Engagement or Initiative – Darwin Convention Centre
Best Environmental & Energy Efficiency Practice – Saffrron
Outstanding Achievement in Training – Karen Sheldon Training
Best Pub/Tavern Gaming Venue – The Precinct Tavern
Best Club Gaming Venue – Silks Darwin
Best TAB Licensed Venue – Club Eastside
Best NT Keno Venue – Palmerston Golf and Country Club
Best Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel – Hilton Darwin
Best Redeveloped Licensed Premise – Lil’Ripper Café, Bar and Bistro
Best Hotel Bar Presentation & Service – The Cavenagh Hotel
Best Club Bar Presentation & Service – Darwin Sailing Club
Best Mid Range Accommodation – Walkabout Lodge
Best Superior Accommodation – Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort
Outstanding Hotel Community Service & Achievement – The Landmark
Outstanding Club Community Service & Achievement – Nightcliff Sports Club
Best Retail Liquor Outlet – Gapview Hotel
Best Late Night Venue – Monsoons Restaurant & Party Bar
Best Family Friendly Venue – Club Eastside
Best Sporting Entertainment Venue – The Landmark
Best Outdoor Area – Gap View Hotel
Best Marketed Pub/Tavern – Discovery / Lost Arc
Best Marketed Club – Gillen Club
Best Marketed Accommodation Hotel – Hilton Darwin
Best Live Music Venue – Shenannigans
Best New Venue – Dom’s Bar/Silks Darwin
Best Craft Brewery/Distillery – Charlies of Darwin
Best Wayside Inn – Daly Waters Historic Pub
Best Overall Accommodation Hotel – Hilton Darwin
Best Overall Small Club – Darwin Trailer Boat Club
Best Overall Regional Pub/Tavern – Gap View Hotel
Best Overall Large Club – Silks Darwin
Best Overall Metropolitan Pub/Tavern – The Landmark
Australian Hotels Association (Victoria) also held their State Awards for Excellence last week with publican Andrew Clark taking out the top award.