Four Moreton Bay businesses triumph at Queensland Hotels Association Awards

Published 6:00pm 14 June 2022

Four Moreton Bay businesses triumph at Queensland Hotels Association Awards
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Four Moreton Bay hotels have taken home gongs at the Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) Awards for Excellence presentation night, which was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 13.

Murrumba Downs Tavern publican Mel Tait (pictured above) was named Queensland’s Hotelier of the Year for 2022, while the Comiskey Group took home seven awards for their chain of businesses, including the Sandstone Point Hotel, Big4 Sandstone Point Hotel Resort and the Eatons Hill Hotel.

QHA Chief Executive Officer Bernie Hogan said the 2022 Awards attracted record nominations from throughout the state.

Bernie said the awards were a chance to celebrate the important part hotels played within their communities, both as a place for social gathering and as a training ground for the hospitality leaders of the future.

He also said for members in the Accommodation category this year’s awards were especially rewarding as venues came out of two tough years of COVID-19 restrictions and were starting to welcome travelers back from all around the world.

“This night is all about celebrating the hard work, the investment, the time and the energy our members put into their businesses every day to provide the best experience possible for their customers and their staff,” Bernie said.

“In the face a challenging period for tourism and hospitality our members have continued to invest in the future of Queensland’s hotel industry, and it is exciting to see what’s to come.”

Four Moreton Bay businesses triumph at Queensland Hotels Association Awards

Seven big wins for the Comiskey Group

The Comiskey Group has cleaned up at this year’s Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence, taking home seven awards.

The Sandstone Point Hotel (pictured above) was placed in the Hall of Fame for the Best Outdoor Non-Enclosed Facility, as well as being named the Best Family Dining and Best Entertainment Venue.

Eatons Hill Hotel was named Best Superior Accommodation, Best Outdoor Non-Enclosed Facility and Hotel of the Year – Metropolitan Division.

The Big4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort was also named as the Best Mid-Range Accommodation.

Director Rob Comiskey said he was thrilled to receive these honours.

“It is an honour to have been recognised by the QHA last night. We were overwhelmed to come away with a total of seven awards across the group,” he said.

“Eatons Hill Hotel took out Overall Hotel of the Year for the third time in its 11 years of operation, which is a huge achievement for the team.

“We continue to innovate and improve the way we do things across all facets of our business, so to be awarded Overall Hotel of the Year for a venue that is not the new kid on the block anymore is a gratifying acknowledgement of our relentless drive to improve.

“The recognition we received last night is a true testament to the incredible team that surrounds us."

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