National awards for Comiskey Group

Published 11:30am 28 November 2023

National awards for Comiskey Group
Words by Nick Crockford

The Comiskey Group, which built and runs the Eatons Hill and Sandstone Point Hotels, is celebrating after winning three national awards last night.

As state winners, the Comiskey Group was a finalist in four categories of the 2023 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence.

The family-run business, which has major venues in this region and the Sunshine Coast, brought home three, including one for the first time.

- Australia’s Best Hotel Group Operator

- Australia’s Best Retail Liquor Outlet (Harry Brown, Eatons Hill Hotel)

- Hall of Fame: Australia’s Best Entertainment Venue (Sandstone Point Hotel)

“We’d like to thank the AHA for this recognition and congratulate all winners,” Director Rob Comiskey said after the awards night in Adelaide.

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"Over the last few years we have been focusing on company culture, strategy and growth. To be recognised for our efforts on a group-level was especially rewarding.”

Sandstone Point Hotel, which opened in 2015 on a 35-hectare site, was inducted into the AHA Hall of Fame last night as Australia’s Best Entertainment Venue.

In eight years it has become known as a live music venue with many global stars and bands on stage, as well as hosting family events.

The Comiskey Group renovated the Harry Brown bottle shop, beside Eatons Hill Hotel, last year making it the chain’s flagship store.

Plans are now underway for the Aura Hotel at Caloundra, flagged as "Australia's largest entertainment venue and the Coochin Fields festival site nearby.

New hotels are also being built at Dakabin and Strathpine.

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