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SKYCITY Entertainment Group has unveiled its Horizon Hotel being built alongside the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland.
Scenic Hotel Group has hired Kelly Watson, nee Stock, to be its new communications and brand specialist.
Heritage Hotels has promoted Gary Jarvis from group operations manager to the role of chief operating officer at Heritage Hotel Management.
Owen River Lodge in Murchison has attained Qualmark’s Luxury Lodge certification and a Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award.
Veronique Delattre has taken the helm of the Pullman Auckland as the hotel’s new general manager.
Wyndham Garden Remarkables Park, Queenstown brings Wyndham Hotel Group’s NZ portfolio to nine hotels.
Peppers on the Point – Lake Rotorua are pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Gregor – Greene to the role of Lodge Manager.
How to better share the benefits of New Zealand’s tourism boom with the regions will be a big focus of this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.
Southern regions drove international guests nights over the top of domestic in February for the first time in eight years.
The Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel in the heart of Auckland CBD is on the market for sale through Colliers International Hotels and CBRE Hotels.
The hotel sector is gearing up for a big July, with the annual New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference on in Auckland 4-5 July, culminating with a gala Awards dinner.
The new version of the targeted rate on accommodation providers proposed in the Auckland Council’s draft Long-Term Plan is still inefficient and ill-conceived, says TIA.
Following an international search, Scenic Hotel Group has appointed Bharath Satyavolu to the newly created position of Group Director of Commercial.
Bookabach is urging its users to make submissions on the Auckland Council’s plans to implement a targeted rate on non-commercial accommodation providers.
New Zealand’s Scenic Hotel Group has embarked on a further refurbishment programme of four of its key hotels.
Sudima Hotels and Resorts has appointed Maree Welgus as Hotel Manager for the in-development Sudima Christchurch City.
Dunedin residents who let out their homes on platforms like Airbnb and BookaBach could be slapped with a rates increase of up to 145%.
Stats NZ says there is no clear path to collecting data from the country’s growing non-commercial accommodation providers such as Airbnb despite increasing calls for insight into the subsector.
The Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell went along to the opening of Camp Glenorchy yesterday and met the American couple behind the innovative eco-friendly accommodation.on.
Hotels and holiday parks reported the biggest growth in January as guest nights in short term accommodation across the country reached a record 4.97 million, up 1.4% on the same month last year.
French giant AccorHotels’ proposed A$1.2bn (NZ$1.3bn) takeover of Australia’s Mantra Group looks set to go ahead creating a 50,000 room behemoth in the Asia Pacific room.
Spending was subdued across most of the six retail industries including hospitality.
Around 120 people are needing to spend the night at the Blue Duck Lodge, Whakahoro, on the Retaruke River following last night’s heavy rain.
International visitor spending growth over summer helped boost the coffers of New Zealand’s tourism industry with the accommodation, retail, activities and transport sectors all benefiting.
Airbnb guest numbers in New Zealand surged to 1.46 million in 2017, up 112% on 2016, while the number of listings jumped 61% to 37,600.
Hotel occupancy rates across New Zealand rose by 2% last year but average daily rates and revenue per available room both jumped 11% during the same period.
Edgewater resort at Lake Wanaka has promoted its financial controller, Jon Brown, to the position of general manager.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels said revenue per available room at its NZ assets grew by 8.2% in 2017, helping to drive hotel income up by 11.6% to $105.6m for the year to December.
The hotel industry is hitting back at the introduction of Auckland council’s controversial accommodation targeted rate by initiating a judicial review.
The evening of Thursday 8 February will see Dunedin’s heritage listed Penthouse on Stafford street, staging the launch of the world’s first completely digital hotel.
Family-owned Abel Tasman Lodge scoops multiple top 5 rankings in Trip Advisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has bought New Plymouth’s The Waterfront Hotel.
One of New Zealand’s most iconic alpine resorts is being offered for sale through Colliers International.
Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group and New Zealand developer Safari Group have announced plans to open an 85-room Ramada Suites in Manukau
InterContinental Wellington and Weta Studio Tours are excited to launch an exciting partnership.
School holidays, good weather and a longer ski season saw total guest nights from across New Zealand rise to 3.15 million in October, up 4.8% on the same month last year.
Neighbours within a 3km radius of award-winning Queenstown property, The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences will come eye to eye with its new little community ambassadors this summer.
Haka Tourism Group launched its Haka Hotel – K’Road product last night to top a notable year for the 10-year-old company.
Aspen Hotel Queenstown has appointed Mario Sandulescu to the newly created role of Executive Assistant Manager.
Heritage Christchurch has secured two awards in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 which were announced over the weekend at a gala event in Zurich honouring the world’s top luxury properties.
Luxury Queenstown accommodation quarters, The Spire Hotel, has been named ‘New Zealand’s Best Luxury Romantic Hotel’ and ‘New Zealand’s Best Luxury Small Hotel’ at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Switzerland over the weekend.
Chinese developer Fu Wah International says its investment in the proposed length-of-New Zealand luxury train service is a strategic move to push into the regions and invest in the country’s booming tourism sector.
The rise of Airbnb’s popularity in Christchurch has seen guest nights in the city bounce back to near pre-earthquake levels.
Melissa Shaw has joined Sofitel Wellington as General Manager, bringing decades of experience in the luxury accommodation industry.
Total New Zealand guest nights rose by 1.4% in September driven by South Island hotels and backpackers while North Island guest nights dipped, said Stats NZ.
Queenstown Lakes District Council unanimously voted to proceed with public notification of revised rules for Residential Visitor Accommodation, at its extraordinary meeting on Wednesday.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has continued to crack down on residential ratepayers renting out their homes by voting for stricter short-term visitor accommodation rules.
Jet Park Hotel and Snowplanet both won the supreme prize at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 for the southern and northern regions respectively.
Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider proposed new rules on Residential Visitor Accommodation at an extraordinary meeting today.
Ports of Auckland wants to build a new hotel, a rooftop public park and upgrade its cruise berths on its waterfront site, according to a draft 30-year master plan released today.
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