Escarpment Group dining outlets located throughout the Blue Mountains are among Sydney’s finest. With three restaurants shortlisted in the annual Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) awards, besteats.com.au decided to have a closer look at the Escarpment Group’s triumphs on this mecca award night.
Darley’s Restaurant on the Lilianfels Resort & Spa property at Echo Point was this year’s runner-up in the Deluxe Restaurant category to Black by Ezard at The Star. Finalists for the mid-range category included Escarment Group’s Echoes Restaurant (also situated in Echo Point) and the Wintergarden Restaurant situated in the Hydro Majestic Hotel (Medlow Bath).
The “people categories” form a vital part of the annual awards, which this year saw a record-breaking 320 nominations received from 82 NSW hotels across 34 categories.
Operations Manager for the Escarpment Group Adam Holmes congratulated kitchen and wait staff at all dining venues for delivering consistent food excellence and customer service: “It’s great to see that the Blue Mountains was once again a favoured destination for Regional Deluxe travellers, with our colleagues at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley taking out top prize for the Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year and the Fairmont Resort winning Rooms Division Talent of the Year.”
TAA NSW chairman Peter Tudehope said staff were the greatest asset of any hotel, no matter the size or location of the venue: “It is the quality of staff that really make or break a hotel.
“Well-trained, attentive staff are the difference between a routine hotel stay and a unique experience that will be enjoyed, remembered and talked about for years to come. I would like to congratulate all the nominees and all the winners on the work they do each and every day to provide a premium experience to all guests in our hotels – you really do make a difference.”