The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has taken home the Best RSL, Sporting or Community Club trophy at the annual Tasmanian Hospitality Association and Tas Gas Awards for Excellence.
Almost 40 of Tasmania’s best sporting clubs, cafes, restaurants, accommodation providers, pubs and tourism operators gathered in front of more than 500 industry representatives, to be crowned 2022 winners at the event on Monday night.
The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania was also nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Training and Workforce Development, Best Meeting and Events Venue and Best Bistro Dining.
The Sandy Bay club on the Derwent River is the largest yacht club in Tasmania and is best known as the finishing destination for the annual Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Other club nominees included Royal Hobart Golf Club in the Outstanding Community Service and Achievement and Country Club Tasmania for Best Superior Hotel Accommodation.
In the food category, Bridport Bunker Club was nominated for Best Stand Alone Restaurant.
In the best Best Draught Beer Quality Country Club Tasmania and Smithton Club were also nominated.
The Tasmanian Hospitality Association’s 14th Life Member was also announced going to Frank Morgan as the 14th life member of the THA. Mr Morgan, director of Julfran Proprietary Ltd, has spent more than three decades within Tasmanian hospitality, including serving as a board member, treasurer and president of the association.
In total there were 353 nominations from 125 individual businesses, with the winners getting the opportunity to represent the state at the next AHA National Awards in Sydney on November 28.
“The 2022 Tasmanian Awards for Excellence was another exceptional evening which showcased the best hospitality businesses across the state,” THA chief executive Steve Old said.
“The quality of the nominations was of the highest class and this year’s judging in most categories was extremely tight.
“It was fantastic to celebrate the achievements of the past 12 months with so many industry representatives, who are the heart and soul of every Tasmanian hospitality offering.”