PORT Macquarie’s Settlers Inn has won an industry award for its commitment to community service.
The honour was announced at a gala function on the Gold Coast on September 17 where national stars of Australia’s hospitality and accommodation gathered.
Nearly 500 VIPs and industry guests attended the 2018 Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence long luncheon, held at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.
AHA national president Scott Leach said the winners, chosen from more than 5000 members nationwide, were the reason Australian hotels continue to lead the world.
“Our staff and venues combine as the heart and soul of our industry,” he said.
“One brings our industry to life each and every day while the other forms its ‘bricks and mortar’ backbone – constantly evolving and changing to ensure we stay at the top of our game.
“The hotel industry is the most dynamic in the nation and a week rarely goes by without the launch of new ideas, renovations or complete re-developments at venues right across the country.
“In a time of great change – when every customer is a potential reviewer - our industry continues to set the standard internationally and I congratulate all nominees and winners.”