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Tassie venues feted


Tasmanian venues are ranked among the best in the country, local hoteliers walking away with five gongs from the Australian Hotels Association National Awards on Monday night. 

They've proved a cut above at a gala dinner at the Gold Coast's Star Casino. 

The Shoreline on Hobart's eastern shore triumphed over finalists from around Australia, winning Regional Hotel of the Year as well as Best Bistro Metropolitan.

Hobart's Maylands Lodge (pictured) won Best Superior Accommodation, while Furneaux at St Helens won Best Regional Restaurant, the pair's achievement all the more stellar given it was their first year of nomination.

 AHA President Scott Leach said the annual awards ceremony brought together the best in the business. 

“These are hotels which lead the way in innovation, in inspiration and in design,” he said.

“Together our finalists show that when you’re at your pub – when you’re at your local – there’s no better place to be in Australia.”

Fourth-generation Tasmanian hotelier Paul Jubb was inducted into the national hall of fame.

The businessman said he was "suprised and humbled" to receive the national honour.