We won! 2016 Hotel of the Year + Best Social Media Activity

We Did It!


This week the Australian Hotel Association hosted the NSW Awards for Excellence, and we are very proud to announce that Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has been crowned 2016 Hotel of the Year, and for the third consecutive year we were also awarded Best Social Media Activity!


The AHA NSW Awards for Excellence are recognised as the most prestigious awards programme in the industry – the Golden Globes of the hospitality scene. The awards honour the achievement of excellence in NSW hotels across a variety of segments including accommodation, dining, entertainment, marketing, social media, community service and employees dedicated to the industry.


Winning an award is no easy feat as John Whelan, CEO of AHA NSW reflects that the nominees are the “‘who’s who’ of the hotel industry in NSW and the awards honour the best in the business.” Not only was Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel celebrated but it was a spectacular night for The Sydney Collective group, with our sister venues The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room winning Best Promotional Concept (Oyster Festival 2015) and Northies Hotel taking home Highly Commended for Best Sports Bar!


Owner and Director of The Sydney Collective, Fraser Short, reflected “it makes me very proud that our staff and management have been recognised for the hard work, passion and dedication they have given in reinventing this lady of the sea – Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. It’s a real honour to be recognised by industry peers and this trophy has gone ‘straight to the pool room’ for all the team to enjoy.”


We could not have achieved these amazing recognitions without our dedicated, hard-working and passionate teams and most importantly we couldn’t have done it without our loyal customers – that’s YOU!


Whether you’re in the venue sharing a smile with us, or engaging on our social platforms it inspires us to keep creating exceptional customer moments.


On behalf of the whole Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel team, we want to say thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to celebrating with you in Beach Club soon!