QHA AWARDS 2019
On Monday 14th October, Comiskey Group’s Sandstone Point Hotel took out three awards at the 2019 Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence including Best Mid-Range Accommodation for their newly developed accommodation, BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort. Executive Head Chef Nick Lockyer took out Chef of the Year and for the second year in a row the venue won Best Outdoor/Non Enclosed Facility. The group also won Best Entertainment Venue for Eatons Hill Hotel.
Executive Head Chef Nick Lockyer was honoured to be presented the award for Chef of the Year after 3 years working at Sandstone Point Hotel. Nick was recognized for his passion and dedication to the food industry as well as his extensive responsibilities and achievements within his role with the Comiskey Group.
“In my 23 years behind the stove, this has to be one of my proudest moments. Hearing my name being called was the best feeling. It was pretty special to be recognized for my hard work by not only my colleagues but by the industry. It’s an award not only for me but for the kitchen team.”
Sandstone Point Hotel were finalists in a whopping 7 categories which included Best Entertainment Venue, Best Environmental Practice, Best Marketed Hotel (1-99 employees), Best Meetings & Events Venue, Best Mid-Range Accommodation, Best Outdoor/Non Enclosed Facility and Chef of the Year.
Comiskey Group Director, Rob Comiskey is proud to partake in the Awards for Excellence each year and is glad to see their latest completed project has been well received.
“It’s an honour to be finalists in so many competitive categories each year, it really is a tribute to our hard working team. 2019 was the first time we entered BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort into the awards having only been open since November 2018, and I am really proud that the thought process and work that went into the accommodation was recognized. It was a different kind of project for us but I’m glad to see it has been well received by our guests and industry professionals.”
Queensland’s Best Mid-Range Accommodation category is judged on a number of factors including the accommodation offering, presentation, customer service, general operations, facilities, innovation and food and beverage selection.