Mon, May 27, 2013
The Australian Hotels Association (NT Branch)’s premier event, the Aristocrat Technologies Awards for Excellence was held on 22nd May at SKYCITY Darwin with over 530 people in attendance to celebrate excellence in hospitality.
Local fine dining favourite - Sukra at Lasseters Hotel Casino in Alice Springs has received top honours winning the award for best restaurant in the territory wide competition. Judging was based on factors such as outstanding customer service, presentation & quality of dishes, restaurant décor & ambience, menu innovation, beverage variety, & more. “All of the award categories were extremely competitive,” said AHA (NT) Acting Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Andrews.
Chief Executive Officer Chris Sartori reflects that “this award is fantastic acknowledgement of Sukra as it strives towards excellence in fine dining while also recognising the effort and commitment of our F&B team who are responsible for delivering to customers an exceptional dining experience.”
Also this week, Sukra was awarded with a prestigious 2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. This award is given to the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.
Minister for Business, David Tollner has stated, “People come to the Northern Territory from around the world to have a good time, and the hospitality industry is central to their experience.” Clubs, pubs, restaurants, and hotels are the lifeblood of many Territory towns, providing both locals and visitors to the Territory with an outstanding variety of dining, accommodation and entertainment facilities.
Lasseters will be revealing another fine dining restaurant soon as developments are nearly complete for a 180 seat contemporary Australian restaurant. The new restaurant’s cuisine will be a fusion of modern Australian fare with a hint of the Outback and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the ability to dine inside or out. The aesthetics will reflect the natural elements of Central Australia. Naming of the restaurant is currently in progress.