Staff Profiles

HM Awards Success

HM Awards Success

I was only one member of the Hamilton Island community excited to be at the Sydney Town Hall attending the 2012 HM (Hotel Management) Awards. There were nine others at the table eagerly awaiting the results for the 12 categories that Hamilton Island was finalists in, with another 1000 awaiting text messages in the north. [...]

Bartenders Get UGLY

Bartenders Get UGLY

Brad Henstock, manager of the R-Bar (which is the Hamilton Island staff bar) is taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s 2012 UGLY bartender of the year competition . UGLY stands for “Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You”, and is a fundraising competition run statewide in pubs, hotels, sporting clubs and RSLs with proceeds benefiting patients [...]

Stars of the Whitsundays

Stars of the Whitsundays

I’m probably biased, but what a great cover the Hamilton Island on the current issue of HM Magazine. Hotel Management Magazine popped up to talk to qualia General Manager Michael Shah, qualia Executive Chef Alistair Waddell, Hamilton Island CEO Glenn Bourke, and Island Concierge Leni Fries. HM wanted to know why Hamilton Island is one [...]

qualia Fine Dining

qualia Fine Dining

Everything at qualia is divine, and Alastair Waddell’s food is no exception. In fact, after lazing by the beautiful pool (at Pebble Beach or in your room), lazing in the spa and lazing with a glass of champagne at sunset, dinner at the restaurant in the Long Pavilion is a fabulous way to end your day. [...]

Hamilton Island Tennis Squad

Hamilton Island Tennis Squad

We had a road-trip last weekend to the opposite end of the Whitsundays, past Mackay in fact to Sarina. The occasion was the first tournament for the 2012 Hamilton Island Tennis Squad. Most of the squad, aged 6-14 years, are students of Hamilton Island State School. The others do a daily commute to schools on [...]

Kids Basketball

Kids Basketball

The free kids basketball session at the Sports Club was huge this afternoon. Twelve kids turned out to shoot hoops with Sports Club Manager Steve Jackson. Steve is an ex-AIS Scholarship Coach for Basketball Australia, as well as being the driver behind many island sports events such of Hamilton Island Triathlon and the Whitehaven Beach [...]

Hamilton Island Golf Club – A Driving Passion

Hamilton Island Golf Club – A Driving Passion

Cherie Alison (nee Byrnes) has mixed it with the best on the international tour, but now brings her expertise to the stunning Hamilton Island Golf Club where as head Pro, she presides over one of the greatest Australian courses. When Cherie Alison first turned professional it was unlikely you would find her teaching golf on [...]

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