Melbourne's Rockpool Bar and Grill has claimed the Hotel Restaurant award at this year’s HM Awards.

The HM (Hotel Management) Awards recognise excellence in the hotel and accommodation industry and have been running for 13 years. This year’s event was a gala dinner held at Sydney’s Town Hall, on 4 September.

There were 67 awards presented on the night, including Perry’s win for Rockpool Bar and Grill, located in Crown Towers, Melbourne. The Hotel Restaurant gong comes just weeks after Sydney’s Rockpool on Bridge Street was named Restaurant of the Year by Gourmet Traveller.

Lake House in Daylesford, Victoria, was recognised with a Highly Commended nod in the same category.

Gowings Bar in QT Sydney won the Hotel Bar award, with QT Hotels and Resorts also taking home to Hotel Brand and Hotel Interior Design awards. Grain Bar, located in Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel received a Highly Commended mention in the Hotel Bar category.

Ben Devlin from Halcyon House in Cabarita Beach, NSW, and Ryan Hong from Parkroyal Darling Harbour shared the Hotel Chef title, while the Highly Commended went to Anthony Flowers from Accor’s Darling Harbour Hotels.

Other major awards went to AccorHotels’ Michael Issenberg (Asia-Pacific Hotelier of the Year), IHG’s Karin Sheppard (Australasian Hotelier of the Year), Crown Towers Melbourne (Australasian Hotel of the Year), RACV Royal Pines Resort (Environmental Program), The Langham Sydney’s Sonia Lefevre (Australian General Manager), The Rees Hotel in Queenstown’s Mark Rose (New Zealand General Manager) and Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort’s Peter Hopgood (South Pacific General Manager).

To see the full list of winners, click here.


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