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117 Dining by Intercontinental Sydney Shines the Spotlight on Australian Culinary Excellence as 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards Winner

July 26, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

In its second consecutive year, 117 dining – InterContinental Sydney’s signature restaurant – has been announced winner of the World Luxury Restaurant Awards for Best Luxury Hotel Restaurant 2017 (Continent) winner, officially announced at the gala event in Hanoi Vietnam on Saturday 22 July.

With 258 restaurants nominated across the World Luxury Restaurant Award categories, 117 dining was recognised as Continent winner for its eminence in delivering “culinary excellence and memorable experiences” specifically commended on its outstanding atmosphere and superior service. Out-shining 49 other Continent finalists, 117 dining secured the majority of guest, peer and industry votes throughout the voting period.

“It is a tremendous honour to see the talent, innovation and philosophy of our cuisine recognised – particularly on a global scale” said Gabor Szikla, Director of Food & Beverage, InterContinental Sydney. “In Australia we are fortunate to have access to some the world’s greatest produce and this award proudly affirms there is still a market craving quality, local produce that supports sustainability and socially-conscious cuisine – even in the fast-paced culture of today.”

With a strict selection and approval criteria to participate, nominated restaurants are evaluated to ensure the venue adheres to luxury standards in terms of food quality, style of service and standards, décor, public image and guest reviews.

Recognition of eminence and success continued throughout July with the 2017 Tourism Accommodation Association (TAA) Awards for Excellence NSW announced on 20 July. InterContinental Sydney was proud to receive acknowledgement of its sustainability initiatives with Andy Goonesekera, InterContinental Sydney, awarded Engineer of the Year. Libby Jaeger, 117 dining Restaurant Manager, was Highly Commended in her field as Food & Beverage Employee of the Year, a further testament to the talent and distinction of 117 dining.

This is the second consecutive win for 117 dining in the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, bringing home the accolade in 2016 as Continent winners. 117 dining is opened Friday and Saturday evenings, located on level 1 of InterContinental Sydney.

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