Mon, March 05, 2012

Lasseters Hotel Casino in Alice Springs has taken home honours at the 2011 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on Friday 2nd March, 2012, winning a Bronze Award for Deluxe Accommodation.

Lasseters Hotel Casino Chief Operating Officer Chris Sartori said, “Receiving this prestigious national award while we undergo our major $35 million development is a credit to our team and demonstrates our passion and commitment to providing our national and international guests with a top quality Red Centre experience.  We would like to congratulate the outstanding achievement by the other nine Northern Territory tourism operators who also received awards - two of which are from Alice Springs.   This success reinforces Central Australia and the Top End as must-see destinations in Australia.”

The Awards were the 27th annual celebration of the highest achievements of Australian tourism businesses and this year it was held at the Cairns Convention Centre in front of an audience of 700 - 53 of which came from the Northern Territory. The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards recognise Australian tourism businesses that deliver exceptional tourism experiences in a fiercely competitive market.

Lasseters received a finalist place at the national awards after winning the highly competitive Brolga Northern Territory Award for Best Deluxe Accommodation in November 2011.  A Brolga award is the highest accolade for the Northern Territory tourism industry and the competition was open to tourism operators who prepared a submission in response to a series of questions and criteria that measure business excellence.  Lasseters also took home the Chairman’s Choice Award for best all-round business excellence at the prestigious ceremony.   

Lasseters Hotel Casino is currently undergoing a $35 million development to the property with their new resort style pool officially opened in January this year. The development also encompasses 66 new rooms and a 250 seat dining space due to open later this year, new hotel entrance; new casino lobby, reception area, VIP gaming room, day spa and commercial gymnasium due for completion late 2013.

Lasseters is located beneath the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges and has 140 rooms, an international standard casino, four restaurants, two bars, a sports lounge and a night club.  The property is adjoined to the Alice Springs Convention Centre and is the second largest employer in Alice Springs.