Finalist for QHA Awards for Excellence 2018

Finalist for QHA Awards for Excellence 2018

We are very pleased to announce that we have been nominated by the Queensland Hotels Association for 2018 Awards for Excellence in ‘Best Redeveloped Licensed Premise up to $2 million”.

The major redevelopment of The Glen Hotel last year saw the opening of the very popular Alphonsus Pizza, an exciting new kids playground, Charles Baker Donuts and Coffee and improvements to casual dining areas and kitchens.

The catalyst for the redevelopment of our 153 year old hotel was to launch a unique and exciting offering to our customers, that was not found elsewhere in the area. During a trip to the United States, the Hotel’s Directors identified a vast trend towards a new style of dining coined ‘Fine Casual’, which marries the elements of fast food and fine dining. Taking inspiration from this, The Deck was upgraded, alongside new additions - Alphonsus Pizza and Charles Baker Donuts and Coffee. These new offerings have increased the popularity of fast, great quality food at the Hotel and have provided a place for everyone.

One of the objectives was to open the existing spaces within the Hotel to provide a more fluid customer experience. This was partly achieved through widening the walkways between areas and adding large pot plants and hanging plant baskets to create a fresh and airy environment. Furthermore the installation of a retractable roof in Alphonsus Pizza allows for patrons to eat open air, day and night, rain or shine.

The new kids playground has not only increased in size but also features a tractor painted in ‘The Glen’ green and affectionately named Deckster by a regular patron to the Hotel. There are a variety of play options for different age groups and seats for parents, encouraging community engagement within the space. The redeveloped playground also allows parents to enjoy an uninterrupted dining experience, whilst watching their children play from the comfort of their table.

Going up against some of Queensland’s best venues, the competition will be tight. We wish everyone nominated good luck, and we hope to take it home at the Annual QHA Awards for Excellence on October 8th, 2018.


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