Accolades for new look
THE Carriers Arms Hotel in Maryborough has taken out an industry award at a gala dinner in front of more than 1000 people in Brisbane on Thursday night.
The hotel took out the Best Refurbished Licensed Premises over $2 million in the annual Queensland Association Awards.
Its massive redevelopment was finished earlier this year, when it unveiled a newly done-up front bar, gaming room and smoking area.
Acting general manager Barry Stanberg said the new beer garden had been the most popular part of the refurbishment thanks to its relaxed atmosphere.
The Carriers shared the win with the Merinda Hotel in Bowen.
It was also a finalist in the best pub Tab section.
The awards were held at the Brisbane Convention Centre and recognised Queensland hotels in service, marketing, responsible serving practise, training and workplace health and safety.