Choice Hotels Australasia is celebrating three major award wins at the Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) Vic Awards, recognised in categories including Regional Accommodation of the Year, Hotel Industry Rising Star and Best Environmental and Energy Efficiency Practice.
Balgownie Resort Estate, an Ascend Hotel Collection member, based in the Yarra Valley, won Regional Accommodation of the Year against properties such as The Schaller Studio in Bendigo and Pepper Mineral Springs Hotel in Hepburn Springs.
Recognising young emerging talent in the accommodation industry, Brandon Brown from Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong was awarded Hotel Industry Rising Star award, praised for his outstanding achievements both work and community related.
Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon secured the win for Best Environmental and Energy Efficiency Practice, competing with the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, The Langham, ibis Styles The Victorian Hotel and Citadines on Bourke in Melbourne.
The property was commended for the introduction of numerous energy saving devices that had a positive impact on the environment, achieving the highest rank of energy efficiency in Victoria.
Choice Hotels Australasia CEO, Trent Fraser, praised all of the Victorian award-winners. “We are proud that so many of our Choice Hotels properties were honoured at the 2015 TAA Vic Accommodation Awards for Excellence.
“We congratulate the teams at Balgownie Resort Estate, Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon and Brandon Brown from Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong on their awards, setting the standards for the entire industry,” said Fraser.
Specifically targeting the accommodation sector, TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence are highly respected awards for the hotel industry.
The Awards reinforce TAA (Vic) as Victoria’s pre-eminent hospitality industry association and service provider, providing a platform for assessing and promoting industry excellence within hotels.
Choice Hotels Australasia has more than 270 hotels across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, with more than 11,000 rooms. Choice Hotels Australasia is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Choice Hotels International, a publicly listed (NYSE: CHH) company in the United States with more than 6,300 hotels and 500,000 rooms in more than 35 countries and territories.