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The New Royal Hotel at Rubyvale Inducted into Queensland Hotel Association Hall of Fame

October 10, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Last Wednesday night the QHA Awards were held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a record 1130 industry member in attendance.

The Awards are an opportunity for the hotel industry to not only honour the state’s best pubs, hotels and hoteliers, but celebrate the great quality and outstanding achievements the industry demonstrates year after year.

Tom McGuire, president of the Queensland Hotels Association, paid tribute to the Queensland hotel industry. He shared with the audience the fact that Queensland hotels serve more than 55 million meals a year, hosts 42,000 live music acts in its venues and employs 80,000 people. He also made mention of the significant role that country pubs play.

Bruce and Wendy McFarlane, the owners and operators of New Royal Hotel in Rubyvale, were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Their venue has won Best Bush Pub each year for the last three years.

The New Royal’s log cabins were also a finalist in the Best Pub-style accommodation.

The New Royal Hotel at Rubyvale in the heart of the Queensland Gemfields is a popular watering hole for not only locals but the many Nomads and tourists that pass through Rubyvale on their way north, south, east or west. Also the many nomads that spend a break on the Sapphire Fields in hope of finding their fortune.

Wendy paid tribute to their staff, “when we first arrived six years ago the main source of staff was from outside the area but in recent years we have been able to recruit local staff and provide training and now the staff  share our love of the area and our very special pub”.

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