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Weekly hotel results: Wellington shifts into summer in strongest shape
2 Dec 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Wellington shifts into summer in strongest shape

Of the country’s major hotel markets, Wellington appears to have come out of spring the strongest with average weekly occupancy mostly above 80% since mid-October, according to figures from STR.


QT celebrates excellence awards wins
2 Dec 2022   /

QT celebrates excellence awards wins

QT Hotels & Resorts’ Queenstown and Auckland properties have been internationally recognised at the Hotel and Accommodation Excellence awards ceremony, held last Friday.


Marsden targets resorts for national expansion
29 Nov 2022  

Marsden targets resorts for national expansion

The fast-growing operator has snapped up two resorts and is eyeing a third to help drive growth.


JW Marriott to launch at former Stamford Plaza
29 Nov 2022  

JW Marriott to launch at former Stamford Plaza

Marriott International will convert the former Stamford Plaza Auckland to the luxury JW Marriott brand by mid-2024, a refurbishment that will cost around $20m.


NZ winners at 2022 Hotel Management Awards
29 Nov 2022   /

NZ winners at 2022 Hotel Management Awards

Winners spanned the New Zealand Hotel, Department, People, and Major Awards categories.


ADP: Monthly hotel guest nights break through million mark
28 Nov 2022   /

ADP: Monthly hotel guest nights break through million mark

Hotel guest nights across New Zealand in October 2022 surpassed the million mark for the first time since the pandemic started.


Rydges appoints GM to Formosa Golf Resort
28 Nov 2022   /

Rydges appoints GM to Formosa Golf Resort

Rydges Hotels and Resorts has appointed Bjorn van Ginkel to general manager of the Rydges Formosa Golf Resort in Auckland.


Weekly hotel results: Spring revival points to strong summer
25 Nov 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Spring revival points to strong summer

Almost all of New Zealand’s major hotel markets are finishing spring stronger than they started, according to figures from STR.


Scenic Hotels launches NZ’s first ‘sustainable stays’
21 Nov 2022   /

Scenic Hotels launches NZ’s first ‘sustainable stays’

Carbon-neutral room rates will allow guests to offset their stay through a programme delivered by CarbonClick.


Hotel weekly results: Christchurch keeps on climbing
18 Nov 2022   /

Hotel weekly results: Christchurch keeps on climbing

A good October has turned into an even better November for Christchurch’s hotel market, according to figures from STR.


Hotel staff shortages forcing prices up but slowing recovery – Horwath HTL
17 Nov 2022   /

Hotel staff shortages forcing prices up but slowing recovery – Horwath HTL

Operators are being forced to cap room supply while demand and cost pressures rise.


Accor rolls out ‘industry-leading’ gender affirmation policy
17 Nov 2022   /

Accor rolls out ‘industry-leading’ gender affirmation policy

Accor Pacific is expanding its diversity policy for employees with the introduction of what it calls an industry-leading gender transitioning policy.


Weekly hotel results: Auckland back on the rise
11 Nov 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Auckland back on the rise

Auckland is back on the rise after suffering a mid-October occupancy and ADR drop, according to figures from STR.


Marsden snaps up Otago asset, targets resort-style accom
8 Nov 2022  

Marsden snaps up Otago asset, targets resort-style accom

The acquisitive Auckland operator buys the former Heritage Collection Lake Resort and has another deal in the works.


Hotel weekly results: Queenstown arrests spring slide
4 Nov 2022   /

Hotel weekly results: Queenstown arrests spring slide

Queenstown occupancy and ADR appear to have stabilised at a new post-Covid ‘normal’ – at least for late spring – according to figures from STR.


NZ Super Fund jv aiming to be “NZ’s best hotel portfolio”
3 Nov 2022   /

NZ Super Fund jv aiming to be “NZ’s best hotel portfolio”

NZ Super Fund says its NZ Hotel Holdings joint venture with The Russell Property Group and Lockwood Property Group had a very busy FY22, “continuing with the strategy to be New Zealand’s best hotel portfolio”.


NZ hotel market recovery stronger than anticipated – Colliers
2 Nov 2022   /

NZ hotel market recovery stronger than anticipated – Colliers

The recovery is being led by particularly strong room rates, says the agent.


Hotel weekly results: NZ gets going
28 Oct 2022   /

Hotel weekly results: NZ gets going

A steady climb in occupancy across the country since early September pushes the rate up to a 2022 high.


Weekly hotel results: Christchurch hits 2022 high
21 Oct 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Christchurch hits 2022 high

Christchurch has hit an occupancy high for 2022 after a long climb from the Omicron-impacted doldrums of March this year.


Fable signs accom, events deal with Blues
21 Oct 2022   /

Fable signs accom, events deal with Blues

Fable Hotels and Resorts has signed a deal to become the national corporate accommodation partner for the Blues rugby union team.


New hotel booking platform launches in NZ
21 Oct 2022  

New hotel booking platform launches in NZ

A new booking platform that enables hotels to offer pricing tailored to individual customers has launched in New Zealand.


$35m Sudima targets 70k additional visitors for Kaikōura
19 Oct 2022   /

$35m Sudima targets 70k additional visitors for Kaikōura

The opening of the $35m Sudima Kaikōura has finally become a reality after long Covid delays – just in time for the much-anticipated summer.


We’re a $15bn industry and we want to be at the table – Lani Hagaman
18 Oct 2022   /

We’re a $15bn industry and we want to be at the table – Lani Hagaman

The Scenic Hotel Group and HCA chair on hotels’ struggle to engage government.


Accor targets NZ growth in wider Pacific expansion
17 Oct 2022   /

Accor targets NZ growth in wider Pacific expansion

With new hotels and brands coming, the country’s largest hotel operator is already looking to fill about 300 vacancies in NZ.


Weekly hotel results: WOW puts spring in Wellington’s step
14 Oct 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: WOW puts spring in Wellington’s step

The capital is having a strong spring with the return of the World of WearableArt after three years helping to drive occupancy and ADR.


First NZ AHICE conference mobilises hotel industry’s voice
13 Oct 2022   /

First NZ AHICE conference mobilises hotel industry’s voice

About 450 delegates are expected at today’s inaugural Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition at Pullman Auckland.


Fable bags a dozen Haute Grandeur awards
13 Oct 2022   /

Fable bags a dozen Haute Grandeur awards

Fable Hotels and Resorts has received 12 awards at the annual Haute Grandeur Global Awards.


Stamford Plaza sold for $170m in NZ’s largest single hotel deal – JLL
12 Oct 2022  

Stamford Plaza sold for $170m in NZ’s largest single hotel deal – JLL

Stamford Plaza Auckland has been sold for $170m in the largest single hotel deal ever in New Zealand, says agent JLL.


Inaugural AHICE hotel conference kicks off in Auckland
12 Oct 2022   /

Inaugural AHICE hotel conference kicks off in Auckland

More than 450 delegates are expected to gather in Auckland today and tomorrow for the first New Zealand Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition.


Hotel service levels risk “lasting damage” – Horwath HTL
11 Oct 2022   /

Hotel service levels risk “lasting damage” – Horwath HTL

Staffing challenges could create reputational damage if summer demand is not satisfied, warns the consultancy.


Sudima Hotels gets $100m green boost for ESG initiatives
11 Oct 2022   /

Sudima Hotels gets $100m green boost for ESG initiatives

The facility will help the operator reduce emissions and improve sustainability across its hotels.


Hospo, hotels welcome immigration changes for chefs
10 Oct 2022   /

Hospo, hotels welcome immigration changes for chefs

Hospitality New Zealand and Hotel Council Aotearoa have welcomed changes to immigration settings that will enable unqualified chefs to work in New Zealand.


Hotels offer scholarships for Lincoln University students
10 Oct 2022   /

Hotels offer scholarships for Lincoln University students

Christchurch hotels The Pavilions and The George are partnering up with Lincoln University to offer $3,000 scholarships to students.


Weekly hotel results: Auckland finally on the move
7 Oct 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Auckland finally on the move

After spending most of the year struggling to crack 50% occupancy, Auckland is finally on the move with the major metrics all trending in the right direction.


Asia Pacific hotel recovery by 2024, China uncertainty drags – CBRE
4 Oct 2022   /

Asia Pacific hotel recovery by 2024, China uncertainty drags – CBRE

Increasing operating expenses, particularly for labour and utilities, are also weighing on sentiment.


Cordis Auckland appoints GM, HR director
4 Oct 2022   /

Cordis Auckland appoints GM, HR director

Eduard Sarton and Carey White bring international experience to the Auckland hotel.


Heritage Hotels appoints sales manager
3 Oct 2022   /

Heritage Hotels appoints sales manager

Heritage Hotel Management has appointed Chris Hughes to sales manager based at its corporate office in Auckland.


Hotel Britomart celebrates 180k visitors in 2 years
3 Oct 2022  

Hotel Britomart celebrates 180k visitors in 2 years

More than 180,000 people have visited Auckland’s Hotel Britomart since its opening in 2020, the company says.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown dips after Snow Machine high
30 Sep 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown dips after Snow Machine high

Average weekly occupancy and ADR have slid from their winter highs at Queenstown but the October school holidays will hopefully give the resort another spring boost.


$52m The Langlands Hotel officially opens
30 Sep 2022  

$52m The Langlands Hotel officially opens

Invercargill’s 4.5-star The Langlands Hotel has been officially opened.


Weekly hotel results: Steady as it goes for NZ winter
23 Sep 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Steady as it goes for NZ winter

Average weekly occupancy across all of New Zealand barely budged over winter, hovering around 55% since early July 2022, according to figures from STR.


ADR drives growth but rising costs, staffing challenges drag hotels – Horwath HTL
20 Sep 2022   /

ADR drives growth but rising costs, staffing challenges drag hotels – Horwath HTL

Room nights sold in five out of eight key markets returned to pre-Covid levels in August.


Weekly hotel results: Has Wellington lost its crown?
16 Sep 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Has Wellington lost its crown?

It is still early days in the recovery but could Wellington’s crown as the country’s best-performing hotel market for the past two-and-a-half years finally be slipping?


Scenic to follow UN SDGs, commits 20% capex to energy efficiency
15 Sep 2022   /

Scenic to follow UN SDGs, commits 20% capex to energy efficiency

Scenic Hotel Group says it is taking steps to improve its business sustainability and aligning the group’s activities with six United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as benchmarks.


Weekly hotel results: Christchurch comes off 2022 high
9 Sep 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Christchurch comes off 2022 high

Christchurch has enjoyed an improving occupancy rate this year, recovering from an Omicron low in mid-March to reach 66% on average across the city in late-August, according to STR.


Nesuto refocuses on short-stay as visitor recovery ramps up
5 Sep 2022   /

Nesuto refocuses on short-stay as visitor recovery ramps up

The apartment hotel operator brings back its short-stay offerings in NZ after reverting to long-term accom during the pandemic.


Weekly hotel results: Will spring budge Auckland’s market?
2 Sep 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Will spring budge Auckland’s market?

There was been little movement in Auckland’s hotel market over winter with new room supply and returning managed isolation facilities keeping a lid on occupancy rates and ADR.


EVENT’s Jucy Snooze, Latimer takeovers – how much did it pay?
31 Aug 2022   /

EVENT’s Jucy Snooze, Latimer takeovers – how much did it pay?

EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment has revealed how much it had paid for taking 100% ownership of Jucy Snooze and its phased takeover of Rydges Latimer Christchurch.


Hostel outlook: Good times ahead after “brutal” pandemic
31 Aug 2022   /

Hostel outlook: Good times ahead after “brutal” pandemic

But cost pressures and corporate competition could shape the recovery for operators.


EVENT appoints NZ marketing director
30 Aug 2022   /

EVENT appoints NZ marketing director

EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment has appointed Lucy Acott as New Zealand director of marketing.