Great Western ropes No. 1 spot
By TAMARA KEMP
LEE Kernaghan's Great Western Hotel is the best entertainment venue in Australia.
The Rockhampton landmark grabbed the title at the 2005 Australian Hotel Association National Awards for Excellence convention in Tasmania on Thursday night.
The Great Western Hotel was among 10 contenders around Australia including New South Wales' Arthouse Hotel, Western Australia's Aberdeen Hotel and South Australia's Alma Tavern.
Hotel owner Lee Kernaghan said he was very proud of the award.
"It is shared with all the fantastic staff we have at the Great Western Hotel and it is also shared with the people of Rockhampton."