News, insight and analysis of NZ’s accommodation sector.
New Zealand’s hotels have seen a good start to spring with average weekly occupancy across the country rising from 62% for the first week in September to over 70% last week.
NSW plans to raise $75m a year from a new levy on platforms like Airbnb.
Christchurch occupancy has been sliding steadily since mid-August, with little in the way of major events to give the city a boost.
Cancellations and the expense of water workarounds are among the challenges for the resort’s operators.
Queenstown operators also report a rise in staff illness recently, though the cause is unclear.
Decent spring snow, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the growing business events sector combined to give New Zealand’s hotels a lift in August 2023, according to Horwath HTL.
The finance spokespeople from the four major parties stake out their positions on the proposal.
Geraldine TOP 10 Holiday Park has taken out the top honour at the TOP 10 Holiday Parks Awards.
The Snow Machine music event and the Winter Games have helped lift hotel occupancy to a 2023 high across Queenstown, according to figures from STR.
Building on the wisdom of others, collaborative growth and alignment are principles the group aims to carry into its next four decades.
Luxury accommodation operator Rosewood Hotels & Resorts takes over the management of Robertson’s three NZ properties.
The MD on what owner Brook Serene is investing in and its priorities in the recovery.
While Wellington enjoyed a sharp jump in occupancy and ADR during the early stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in late July, those metrics have been sliding since, according to figures from STR.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup boosted visitor arrivals and spending from the US market, according to accommodation and card spending data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Employment in the accommodation and food services sector in the June Quarter rose 2.5% compared to the previous, with 3,758 jobs filled, according to Stats NZ.
Singapore-controlled Queenstown Hotel Investments secures consent for its purchase of the luxury Nugget Point Hotel.
Hotel occupancy across the city has been falling since late July but is still much better than last year.
LyLo has opened the doors to its revamped Christchurch and Queenstown accommodations.
Queenstown’s hotels are finishing the winter months on a new high, according to figures from STR.
Michael Allpress plans to turn his olive oil business into a visitor destination on Waiheke Island.
Average weekly occupancy across New Zealand’s hotels started to slide in August from a late-July high, according to figures from STR.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup has given the country’s major hotels a mid-winter lift with revenue per available room exceeding pre-Covid levels, according to Horwath HTL.
Despite not hosting any FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, Christchurch’s hotels still appear to benefiting, according to figures from STR.
The operator returns to profit after reporting loses for the past two years because of Covid.
The Lake Ōhau Lodge and a concession for the Ōhau Snow Fields in Mackenzie Country are now up for sale.
Dining across on-premise experiences, casual restaurants and in-room are popular choices for Kiwis on holiday, according to new data from CGA by Nielsen IQ.
Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel on the West Coast is for sale.
The CEO on the company’s biggest season ever, expansion, Covid’s lingering impact and agritourism opportunities.
Auckland’s 244-room Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments is up for sale.
The capital has enjoyed a sharp increase in hotel occupancy and ADR since the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Hospitality New Zealand says other councils should follow Christchurch City Council’s lead after the Environment Court allowed it to require consent from short-term rental accommodation providers.
Cities hosting Football Ferns matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup are seeing a decent boost in accommodation bookings, according to figures for Dunedin and Auckland.
A big week of sport has given Auckland’s hotels a nice mid-winter boost, with occupancy nearing 76%, according to figures from STR.
Qualmark and travel management company Orbit World Travel New Zealand have begun a partnership to highlight and promote sustainable suppliers within the accommodation industry.
A new hut at Waianakura Scenic Reserve in North Otago will open to the public at the beginning of August.
The party says a ‘Huts of Recreational Importance’ initiative will help maintain accommodation on the DOC estate.
Average weekly occupancy across New Zealand’s hotel market dipped last week, according to figures from STR.
Hotels expect a short-term boost but it is global exposure industry hopes to convert.
A new lodge targeting the high-end leisure and corporate retreat market will open in September this year.
Former Tourism Industry Aotearoa communications manager Ann-Marie Johnson has been named the incoming president of Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand.
A renewed sense of optimism is sweeping the industry with some operators investing more than $1m in upgrades.
A flurry of late accommodation bookings were made in the lead-up to Matariki as Kiwis took their time to consider options for the holiday, according to AIC.
Queenstown’s hotels are enjoying a good mid-year holiday period with average weekly occupancy hitting a 2023 high last week, according to figures from STR.
Horwath HTL also notes that RevPAR over H1 2023 has surpassed pre-Covid, driven by strong ADR.
Auckland occupancy has been rising steadily since early June with last week the best since Easter in April, according to figures from STR.
The Queenstown-based operator is selling four businesses but also investing in an asset to serve its popular Walter Peak attraction.
QT Hotels & Resorts New Zealand is celebrating three accolades from Hospitality New Zealand’s Hospitality Awards for Excellence 2023.
After sliding following TRENZ in early May, Christchurch occupancy has seen a decent start to winter, according to figures from STR.
An opt-in sustainable visitor levy for local councils to apply to accommodation providers is amongst the measures that Airbnb is proposing to manage New Zealand’s short term accommodation sector.
Thirty-one hotels across the country have secured bookings from the tournament organisers.