Kondari Hotel ready for battle

URANGAN'S Kondari Hotel will battle it out with Queensland's best hotels tomorrow as one of the only local finalists in the Queensland Hotel Awards.

Kondari Hotel general manager Gayle Pearn will head to Brisbane with head chef Fernando Ruffo and bistro staff for the awards.

They will be contesting the state casual dining award.

"We're all very excited," Ms Pearn said.

The Kondari Hotel had to make it through a mystery visit from the Queensland Hotel Association to make it on to the list of finalists.

The QHA awards will be announced at a ceremony at Brisbane Convention Centre tomorrow night.

Visit www.qha.org.au for more information.