DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin has been acknowledged with Outstanding Accommodation Hotel Community Service and Achievement at the 2022 Hospitality NT Aristocrat Technologies Awards for Excellence held at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort on 31 June. This category celebrates excellence by an accommodation hotel in supporting their local community.
DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin is actively involved in promoting the hotel industry to communities by including and sponsoring them for their community events and efforts. The hotel sponsors events for local not-for-profit organisations throughout the year. The sponsored events give the hotel a chance to promote its event spaces, food and beverage and excellent service. In 2021, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin was one of the major sponsors for Sunset Soup Kitchen.
“We are extremely proud of the achievement,” said Todd Grierson, cluster general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton, Northern Territory. “With corporate social responsibility always high on the agenda, it is vitally important to give back to the community and provide valuable support to a range of not-for-profit and community-based organisations, so we truly live our founder Conrad Hiltons’ vision of sharing the light and warmth of Hospitality.”
Madusha Olupathage, DoubleTree’s Operations Manager, has headed numerous similar community food fairs and food drives, raising money for different communities. “It is great to see DoubleTree being recognised for the community work that our team has been involved in over the past year,” said Madusha. “As I always say, ‘help someone whenever you can, you might be the only one doing so’.”
The Hospitality NT Aristocrat Technologies Awards for Excellence are famed as the Territory’s most prestigious awards for the hospitality industry, recognising the achievement of excellence across a range of categories. The awards spotlight excellence in hospitality venues and their team members who have outperformed themselves throughout the past year, with nominations from taverns, clubs, accommodation hotels, restaurants, wayside inns, bars and breweries.