Best Western Australasia has recognised its best-of-the-best at its annual Convention this week.
The chain revealed its list of award winning hotel properties and staff for its 2013 Best Western Awards for Excellence, announced on the final night of the Best Western Australasia Convention at a stunning gala dinner at the Sofitel Broadbeach on the Gold Coast yesterday (Sep 5).
Rob Anderson, Best Western Chief Executive said he was delighted by the quality of this year’s entries.
“The competition was of a very high standard and the panel thought long and hard about which properties deserved the awards the most,” Anderson said.
“Ultimately, the property and award winners went above and beyond in their respective categories, and I am honoured that we can recognise the effort and commitment each of them deserves in this year’s hospitality awards for excellence.”
The 2013 Best Western Awards for Excellence winners are:
Best Apartment Style Property – Winner: BEST WESTERN PLUS Cairns Central Apartments (Cairns, QLD)
Most Improvements and Upgrades within last 12 months – Winner: BEST WESTERN Ascot Lodge Motor Inn (Goondiwindi, QLD)
Best Property Staff Member – Winner: Craig Caddy, BEST WESTERN Aspen Motor Inn (Sale, VIC)
Best 3.5 Star Property – Winner: BEST WESTERN Aspen Motor Inn (Sale, VIC)
Best 4 Star Property- Winner: BEST WESTERN Ascot Lodge Motor Inn (Goondiwindi, QLD)
Best 4.5 – 5 Star Property – Winner: BEST WESTERN PLUS Hovell Tree Inn (Albury, NSW)
Best PLUS Property – Winner: BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar (Sydney, NSW)
Best Western Rewards Champion – Winner: BEST WESTERN Hospitality Inn Esperance (Esperance, WA)
Highest Customer Care Score – Winner: BEST WESTERN Braeside Resort (Rotorua, New Zealand)
Sales and Marketing Champion Award – Winner: BEST WESTERN Drouin Motor Inn (Drouin, VIC)
Sales Lead Champion – Winner: BEST WESTERN 555 On Bayview (Dunedin, New Zealand)
Highest Quality Assurance Score – Winner: BEST WESTERN PLUS Brooklands of Mornington (Mornington, VIC)
President’s Award – Winner: Penny Eccleston, owner BEST WESTERN PLUS Ambassador on Ruthven Motor Inn (Toowoomba, QLD) and BEST WESTERN Injune Motor Inn (Injune, QLD).
Each year, Best Western Australasia recognises its properties throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji who have shown excellence hotel operations and dedication to the Best Western brand, announcing these award winners on the final evening of the annual Best Western Australasia Convention.