ABOUT US

The Keystone Group was founded in 2000 with the opening of Cargo Bar which quickly became Sydney’s leading hot spot for locals and international revelers during the Sydney Olympics. From the outset, it was clear that the group had a knack for understanding the way Sydney wanted to eat, drink and experience entertainment.

Over the next 15 years, The Keystone Group expanded throughout Sydney and Australia, creating diverse venues each with their own distinct voice and place within an ever-changing hospitality culture.



AWARDS

KEYSTONE
Group Operator of the Year (On- Premise) – Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA)  2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Hotel Operator of the Year 2012 – Bartender Magazine Bar Awards 2012
Bar Operator of the Year (Multiple Venues) – Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards 2010
Hotelier of the Year – John Duncan – Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) 2012,  2013
Pub Operator of the Year – Bartender Magazine Bar Awards 2013

THE ROOK
Best Bar Food – Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) 2015
Best Bar Manager, Cristiano Berretta – Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) 2015

CARGO BAR
Best Promotional Concept NSW – Australian Hotel Association (AHA) Awards 2009, 2010
Bartender of the Year, Stewart Luk – NSW AHA Awards 2010
Best Entertainment Venue – AHA NSW Awards for Excellence 2013

theloft
New Bar of the Year – Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards 2003
Best Contemporary Cocktail / Lounge Bar – NSW AHA Awards 2011
Best Bar Presentation & Service – AHA National Awards 2013
Bartender of the Year, Jason Williams – Metropolitan AHA National Awards 2013

BUNGALOW 8 & theloft
Hotel of the Year – Australian Bartender 2007

BUNGALOW 8
Best Casual Dining Venue (City) NSW – AHA Awards 2005

MANLY WINE
1 Goblet – Gourmet Traveller Australia’s WineList of the Year Awards 2010, 2011, 2012


DIRECTORS

RICHARD FACIONI
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, THE KEYSTONE GROUP
JOHN DUNCAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE KEYSTONE GROUP

ANT PRIOR
DIRECTOR, WINE BARS & STEAK BRANDS
ADAM HEATHCOTE
DIRECTOR, JAMIE’S ITALIAN
SIMON BARBATO
DIRECTOR, HOTELS & BARS