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Sydney, Thursday 30th July, 2015 – ABODE Bistro & Bar located at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney has won the prestigious honour of Metropolitan Restaurant of the Year (Mid-Range - Superior Hotels) at the 2015 TAA (NSW) Awards for Excellence, hosted by Catriona Rowntree and attended by 700 industry elite last night. 

ABODE is an innovative dining sanctuary with welcoming designer interiors. The kitchen, with Head Chef Ryan Hong at the helm, offers a distinctive menu with fresh, seasonal flavours from locally sourced producers expertly prepared to deliver dishes that encourage people to come together and share conversation.

Head Chef Ryan Hong accepted the award on behalf of the team at ABODE, “We are truly grateful for this award, especially as ABODE has only been open a year. We have received many positive reviews and I'm very proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time.”

Additionally, the hotel's Director of Revenue Management, Andrea Blair, won Revenue/Yield Manager of the Year. Andrea has been the Group since 2005 and worked her way from a front line employee to an integral member of the Executive Management Team, with a focus on team development and strong revenue growth for the hotel. Meeting and Events Executive, Breanne Miake, received a highly commended in the 'Meeting and Events Employee of the Year' category, recognising her dedication as a true events expert. Breanne joined the team at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney in 2013 and the following year received the internal award for 'Employee of the Year'. She has successfully delivered unforgettable experiences to her clients and the patrons of their events.

Craig Bond, Area General Manager, Oceania, Pan Pacific Hotels Group says, “We are very excited PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney and its team have received these accolades at the 2015 Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW Awards. Congratulations to our staff for their passion and dedication to upholding the PARKROYAL values of outstanding service and trusted hospitality.”

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney was also a finalist in four other categories including Chef of the Year, Public Relations, Sales & Marketing Employee of the Year, Finance Officer of the Year and Sydney Superior Hotel of the Year.

PARKROYAL Parramatta was also nominated for three awards on the evening including Outstanding Community Service & Achievement, Revenue/Yield Manager of the Year and Front of House Employee of the Year.

The TAA awards are recognised as the most prestigious hospitality awards, honouring the achievement of excellence in a wide range of categories in the accommodation industry. TAA is focused on, and committed to, the future development and growth of the accommodation sector within Australia's vibrant tourism industry.

About PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts

PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is a collection of 16 comfortable leisure and business hotels, resorts and serviced suites (including those under development) located in gateway cities across Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. Each PARKROYAL reflects the spirit and individuality of its location through creative touches, authentic tastes and local connections. Whether you are travelling for business, leisure, or even with the family, each PARKROYAL hotel and resort is designed so you can work in connected comfort, or relax in soothing surrounds. PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands. For more information, visit

About PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

Located on Darling Harbour and close to the Sydney CBD, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney offers upscale accommodation within minutes of nearby landmarks such as Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf and the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. With its award winning interior, the hotel features 340 rooms and suites, eight flexible meeting spaces, BARKERS restaurant and a gym.

In addition the ABODE Bistro and Bar offers an innovative dining sanctuary where guests can relax and unwind with welcoming designer interiors and split-level spaces ideal for any occasion. The kitchen, with Head Chef Ryan Hong at the helm, offers a distinctive menu with fresh, seasonal flavours from locally sourced producers expertly prepared to deliver dishes that encourage people to come together and share conversation.

About PARKROYAL Parramatta

Situated alongside Parramatta River, PARKROYAL Parramatta is located just minutes away from popular Church Street, Riverside Theatre, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and ANZ Stadium. Ideal for business or leisure, the hotel offers 196 comfortable rooms and suites, a business centre with full secretarial services, an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary access to nearby Gold's Gym.

TABLE:30, the hotel's restaurant and BAR:30, located in the hotel lobby, provides a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect spot for a meal or a drink. Boasting Parramatta's most premium venue for meetings and events, there are eight versatile meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 500 delegates.

An iconic landmark conveniently located in the commercial area of Western Sydney, PARKROYAL Parramatta is Your Trusted Local Companion in Parramatta.


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