Talent rewarded at accommodation industry ‘night of nights’

Posted on: 21 July 2014

The talent of the many hardworking men and women in the state’s hospitality industry was recognised at the Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) 2014 Awards for Excellence.

More than 600 people gathered at The Westin, Sydney for the glittering gala, which showcased the best of the tourism and accommodation industry.

It featured a series of awards honouring the achievements of venue personnel.

It was a memorable night for Atura Blacktown with Michelle Paul winning the coveted employee excellence in service award, while colleague Jessica Harford was a joint winner of the hotel industry rising star award – along with Matthew Guy of Rydges Parramatta.

TAA (NSW) chairperson Nigel Greenaway said all three were exceptional winners.

“The judges said Michelle was an outstanding young lady with loads of personality and enthusiasm for the industry,” he said.

“Jessica, according to management, also has a flair for delivering memorable guest experiences while Matthew is described as an outstanding young man with the personality skills and attributes to ensure he has an outstanding career.

“These three epitomise the spirit of the tourism accommodation industry – they are devoted to ensuring guests at their venues truly do have a memorable stay.

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