Awards

The Airlie Beach Hotel has received many awards including;

  • Queensland Tourism Awards — Capers Restaurant—Tourism Restaurant & Catering Services Winner—2010
  • Queensland Restaurant & Catering Awards—Best Professional Training and Development QLD 2009
  • Queensland Tourism Awards — Best Tourism Restaurant Finalist 2008 / 2009
  • National Restaurant and Catering Awards — Award of Excellence. Best Professional Development for an Establishment under 100 employees—winner 2008
  • Queensland Restaurant and Catering Awards — Award of Excellence. Capers on the esplanade. Best Tourism Restaurant, QLD. Winner—2008
  • Queensland Restaurant and Catering Awards — Award of Excellence. Capers on the esplanade. Best Modern Australian Restaurant. Finalist —2007
  • Queensland Restaurant and Catering Awards — Award of Excellence. Capers on the esplanade. Best Alfresco Dining Restaurant. Finalist —2007
  • Queensland Restaurant and Catering Awards — Award of Excellence. Capers on the esplanade. Best Modern Australian Restaurant. Finalist —2006
  • Queensland Restaurant and Catering Awards — Award of Excellence. Capers on the esplanade. Best Alfresco Dining Restaurant. Finalist —2006
  • AHA – Awards for Excellence. Capers on the esplanade. Best Casual Dining – 2005
    Queensland Tourism Awards – Best Tourism Restaurant Finalist. Capers on the esplanade – 2004
  • Queensland Tourism Awards – Best Tourism Development Project. Finalist. Airlie Beach Hotel – 2001

Noteworthy Events

The Airlie Beach Hotel has undergone many changes since 1997. Stage one of the overall redevelopment was “Mangrove Jacks Café Bar”. When opened in December 1997, Airlie Beach saw a new style of dining and entertainment venue unveiled, with wood fired pizzas, al fresco dining and an open plan and modern gaming area.

April 2000 heralded the opening of the second stage of the development which included Capers on the esplanade and 60 four star hotel rooms which offered an additional new and exciting venue and affordable up market accommodation.

With Capers full air conditioning and size it became the obvious choice for numerous functions including Airlie Beach Food & Wine Festivals.

The Airlie Beach Hotel and Capers has hosted the Whitsunday Tourism Awards under a purpose built marquee on the Esplanade. Catering for 300 plus guests at a black tie event was an excellent opportunity to showcase our fantastic venue, fabulous food and our dedicated staff.