After a delayed National Hotel Awards in 2021 due to COVID, Hotel owners for 8.5 years Paul Longbottom and Kate Shadiac finally made it over to Tasmania as finalists in Best Regional Bistro in Australia. The National Hotel Awards is the biggest hospitality event Tasmania has held in years. All the stars of Australia’s hospitality industry gather together annually for this national function.
Representing their state in an accolade the Sevenhill Hotel has now won in South Australia with the Australian Hotel Association (AHA) 4 years in a row; 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. The Hotel had its fingers crossed to take out Best Regional Bistro Dining in Australia.
Hosted at Hobart’s iconic venue the Princes Wharf located on the Waterfront in the heart of the historic Salamanca, close to the CBD. The weather was a sunny 26 degrees, fresh local oysters were served as the best Hotels gathered on the waterfront deck with cold beverages in hand.
The event was a significant morale-boosting event stated Scott Leach the AHA National President stated on the night. Hospitality has encompassed many challenges over the past two years navigating and adapting to changes throughout the pandemic.
Sevenhill Hotel owners Paul and Kate were able to acknowledge their achievements for winning the SA award for Best Country Dining 4 years straight and all the hard work and resilience they’ve shown to adapt their business with constant COVID changes. Unfortunately they weren’t able to walk away with the National Award but will continue to work hard as one of the leading country Hotels in the state. Renowned for their consistent table service, unique dining experiences including in the historic cellar and huge range of Clare Valley wines to pair with a delicious seasonal menu.
The Sevenhill Hotel has seen mandatory state closures and adapted with new implementation of online ordering, takeaway and delivery services. The support of the local community of their business and helped get them through the most challenging time of their ownership.