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TIA: OIA Bill’s “unintended consequences” for hotels
9 May 2018  

TIA: OIA Bill’s “unintended consequences” for hotels

The New Zealand tourism industry needs to transitions from being focused on creating growth to optimising value from the $36bn sector.


SKYCITY unveils five-star Horizon Hotel
9 May 2018  

SKYCITY unveils five-star Horizon Hotel

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has unveiled its Horizon Hotel being built alongside the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland.


Scenic hires former RTO comms manager
3 May 2018  

Scenic hires former RTO comms manager

Scenic Hotel Group has hired Kelly Watson, nee Stock, to be its new communications and brand specialist.


Heritage Hotel appoints new COO
3 May 2018  

Heritage Hotel appoints new COO

Heritage Hotels has promoted Gary Jarvis from group operations manager to the role of chief operating officer at Heritage Hotel Management.


New GM takes the helm at the Pullman Auckland
19 Apr 2018  

New GM takes the helm at the Pullman Auckland

Veronique Delattre has taken the helm of the Pullman Auckland as the hotel’s new general manager.


NZ’s first Wyndham Garden hotel opens in Queenstown
19 Apr 2018  

NZ’s first Wyndham Garden hotel opens in Queenstown

Wyndham Garden Remarkables Park, Queenstown brings Wyndham Hotel Group’s NZ portfolio to nine hotels.


Hotel conference focusing on regional growth
17 Apr 2018  

Hotel conference focusing on regional growth

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.


What are our top hotel peeves?
16 Apr 2018  

What are our top hotel peeves?

An Expedia poll has shown what our top hotel peeves are. Can you guess what heads the list?


Senior appointment marks new direction for Scenic
27 Mar 2018  

Senior appointment marks new direction for Scenic

Following an international search, Scenic Hotel Group has appointed Bharath Satyavolu to the newly created position of Group Director of Commercial.


Scenic rolls out major refurb programme
26 Mar 2018  

Scenic rolls out major refurb programme

New Zealand’s Scenic Hotel Group has embarked on a further refurbishment programme of four of its key hotels.


Hotel manager for in-development Sudima appointed
20 Mar 2018  

Hotel manager for in-development Sudima appointed

Sudima Hotels and Resorts has appointed Maree Welgus as Hotel Manager for the in-development Sudima Christchurch City.


$1.3bn takeover to create Australasia’s largest hotel group gets go ahead
12 Mar 2018   / /

$1.3bn takeover to create Australasia’s largest hotel group gets go ahead

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.


Hotel occupancy lifts 2% but ADR, RevPAR  both jump 11% in 2017
2 Mar 2018  

Hotel occupancy lifts 2% but ADR, RevPAR both jump 11% in 2017

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 appoints new GM
27 Feb 2018  

Edgewater appoints new GM

Edgewater resort at Lake Wanaka has promoted its financial controller, Jon Brown, to the position of general manager.


M&C boosts RevPAR, reports hotel income up 12% to $106m
12 Feb 2018  

M&C boosts RevPAR, reports hotel income up 12% to $106m

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.


‘Highest hotel in New Zealand’ offered for sale
1 Feb 2018   /

‘Highest hotel in New Zealand’ offered for sale

One of New Zealand’s most iconic alpine resorts is being offered for sale through Colliers International.


Wyndham to build $25m Ramada Suites
21 Dec 2017   /

Wyndham to build $25m Ramada Suites

Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group and New Zealand developer Safari Group have announced plans to open an 85-room Ramada Suites in Manukau


Sofitel Wellington appoints new GM
13 Nov 2017  

Sofitel Wellington appoints new GM

Melissa Shaw has joined Sofitel Wellington as General Manager, bringing decades of experience in the luxury accommodation industry.


Jet Park Hotel, Snowplanet reign supreme
9 Nov 2017  

Jet Park Hotel, Snowplanet reign supreme

Jet Park Hotel and Snowplanet both won the supreme prize at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 for the southern and northern regions respectively.


Grand Chancellor Hotels expands NZ, Australia HQ
2 Nov 2017  

Grand Chancellor Hotels expands NZ, Australia HQ

As Hospitality and Tourism continues to be a vital industry in Australasia, Grand Chancellor Hotels responds by growing their Australia and New Zealand Corporate Head Office team.


New hotel, rooftop park, and upgraded cruise berths planned for Auckland
2 Nov 2017  

New hotel, rooftop park, and upgraded cruise berths planned for Auckland

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.


Agents converge on Sofitel Wellington for La Nuit
1 Nov 2017  

Agents converge on Sofitel Wellington for La Nuit

More than 50 travel agents and travel industry representatives from around the country will head to Wellington for the premiere of La Nuit by Sofitel – the brand’s signature event.


Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel launches
30 Oct 2017   /

Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel launches

The Queen City is about to get a grander Windsor, with innovative, quality dining to match in a setting dear to Auckland’s heritage.


Popular regional hotel comes to market
26 Oct 2017   /

Popular regional hotel comes to market

Colliers International has been exclusively appointed to sell the 72-room, 4.5 star Hotel Coachman, arguably Palmerston North’s most popular hotel and event facility.


The George named in top ten Readers Choice Awards
18 Oct 2017  

The George named in top ten Readers Choice Awards

The George, one of New Zealand’s most treasured boutique hotels and the only hotel in Christchurch with a one to one staff to guest ratio has been named in the top ten hotels in Australia and New Zealand by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.


Crowne Plaza: Opening exceeds expectations
17 Oct 2017   /

Crowne Plaza: Opening exceeds expectations

Crowne Plaza Christchurch has exceeded opening budgets for rooms, food and beverage and conferencing.


ComCom prepared to investigate Accor’s $1.3bn Mantra acquisition
13 Oct 2017   /

ComCom prepared to investigate Accor’s $1.3bn Mantra acquisition

The Commerce Commission could investigate French giant AccorHotel’s proposed A$1.2bn (NZ$1.3bn) takeover of Australia’s Mantra Group if the deal substantially reduces competition in the New Zealand hotel operator market.


Tainui plans 40 room expansion for Hamilton Novotel
13 Oct 2017   /

Tainui plans 40 room expansion for Hamilton Novotel

The Novotel Tainui Hamilton hotel will undergo a 40-room expansion next year to serve the hotel’s growing customer base in the quality accommodation market.


Crowne Plaza wins silver in national design awards
12 Oct 2017  

Crowne Plaza wins silver in national design awards

The design team behind the stunning new Crowne Plaza Christchurch has won a silver award in a national competition.


The Honest Lawyer peninsula property for sale
11 Oct 2017   /

The Honest Lawyer peninsula property for sale

A landmark Nelson peninsula property, home to well-known pub The Honest Lawyer, is on the market for sale.


Accor in $1.3bn bid to create Australasia’s largest hotel group
10 Oct 2017   / /

Accor in $1.3bn bid to create Australasia’s largest hotel group

Europe’s largest hotel group, Accor, has made a US$930m (NZ$1.3bn) bid for Australia’s Mantra Group, which could see a number of New Zealand assets change hands.


Supreme Court backs investors in dispute over $10m deposits
9 Oct 2017  

Supreme Court backs investors in dispute over $10m deposits

Investors in a failed Queenstown hotel and apartment development have won back $10m worth of deposits following a long-running dispute that has ended in the Supreme Court.


IHG appoints NZ sales and marketing director
4 Oct 2017  

IHG appoints NZ sales and marketing director

IHG New Zealand has welcomed internationally-experienced Kelly Eichholtz to the position of Area Director of Sales and Marketing New Zealand.


Heritage Collection Lake Resort appoints GM
29 Sep 2017  

Heritage Collection Lake Resort appoints GM

Jennifer Harper has been appointed the new general manager of the Heritage Collection Lake Resort, Cromwell.


Wellington welcomes back Sofitel
28 Sep 2017  

Wellington welcomes back Sofitel

To both locals’ and travellers’ delight, Wellington’s decadent Sofitel will reopen its doors in October, following a temporary hiatus. 


Luxury renovation revealed for Queenstown hospitality icon
26 Sep 2017  

Luxury renovation revealed for Queenstown hospitality icon

The property unveiled its new-look rooms and suites, along with upgrades to public areas this week to coincide with the start of the resort’s vibrant summer season.


Research: NZ hotel rates cheap, could rise further
22 Sep 2017   / /

Research: NZ hotel rates cheap, could rise further

New Zealand hotel room rates are cheaper than comparable international destinations and could justifiably increase further, according to a Lincoln University study. 


The Rees Hotel asked 5000 guests what they wanted most – here’s what they found
22 Sep 2017  

The Rees Hotel asked 5000 guests what they wanted most – here’s what they found

Free wi-fi access to the internet is the number one amenity sought by hotel guests, according to survey conducted by The Rees Hotel Queenstown.


Hotel Grand Chancellor appoints sales & marketing director
21 Sep 2017  

Hotel Grand Chancellor appoints sales & marketing director

Sarah Croskery has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing (DOSM) for the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor and Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City.


James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor supports ‘NZ’s Worth Loving’
13 Sep 2017  

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor supports ‘NZ’s Worth Loving’

The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is proud to support ‘New Zealand’s Worth Loving’ (NZWL) Wellington Pollution Awareness Mural and Clean-up Day.


Earl Hagaman recognised for outstanding contribution to tourism
8 Sep 2017  

Earl Hagaman recognised for outstanding contribution to tourism

Scenic Hotel Group founder, the late Earl Hagaman has been recognised posthumously with the prestigious Crowe Horwath International Sir Jack Newman ‘Outstanding Industry Leader’ Award at the 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards.


The Rees Hotel Queenstown scoops the pool
4 Sep 2017  

The Rees Hotel Queenstown scoops the pool

The Rees Hotel Queenstown was joint winner of ‘Best NZ Hotel’ and ‘Best Hotel Chef’ in Friday night’s prestigious 2017 HM Awards for Accommodation and Hotel Excellence held in Sydney.


Art hotel, gallery proposed for $73m Waikato theatre
25 Aug 2017  

Art hotel, gallery proposed for $73m Waikato theatre

A lifestyle art hotel and a public gallery have been proposed as part of the $73m, 1,100-seat Waikato Regional Theatre development in Hamilton.


Colliers: Tourism drives unprecedented NZ hotel boom
24 Aug 2017  

Colliers: Tourism drives unprecedented NZ hotel boom

New Zealand’s ongoing tourism boom has led to the highest levels of hotel development activity on record, according to Colliers International.


Hapuku Lodge, Pullman, Edgewater among hospo awards finalists
22 Aug 2017  

Hapuku Lodge, Pullman, Edgewater among hospo awards finalists

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, Pullman Auckland and Wanaka’s Edgewater are among the 54 finalists announced for the 2017 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence. 


Big Auckland CBD site has hotel development potential
21 Aug 2017   /

Big Auckland CBD site has hotel development potential

Hotel developers are being targeted in the sale of a substantial Auckland CBD corner site. 


Paul Gallop appointed GM Four Points by Sheraton Auckland
11 Aug 2017  

Paul Gallop appointed GM Four Points by Sheraton Auckland

Marriott International is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Gallop as General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland.


CBRE: Strong demand pushes hotels to choking point
2 Aug 2017   /

CBRE: Strong demand pushes hotels to choking point

Hotel occupancy rates highest in 10 years but flattening as revenue growth slows outside of


Hotel, motel consents surge 216% to $490m
1 Aug 2017  

Hotel, motel consents surge 216% to $490m

The value of consents for hotels, motels, and other short-term accommodation shot up to $490m in the yer to June.


CPG Hotels to manage first two MGallery by Sofitel hotels
31 Jul 2017  

CPG Hotels to manage first two MGallery by Sofitel hotels

CPG Hotels has entered into franchise agreements with AccorHotels for its refurbished Hotel Grand Windsor on Queen Street and its new Eden Crescent Hotel.


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