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.
A sustained focus on building value, conservation and sustainability are top of the agenda for the owner of The Landing and Hotel Britomart.
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 Snow Machine music event and the Winter Games have helped lift hotel occupancy to a 2023 high across Queenstown, according to figures from STR.
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 George Hotel in Christchurch and Hulbert House in Queenstown have won accolades at the World Travel Awards in Ho Chi Minh City.
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.
QT Queenstown has opened an art gallery on the sixth floor of its hotel.
The Sofitel Auckland is reopening on 1 September after extensive refurbishments to the 90-room hotel’s lobby and meeting space.
Queenstown’s hotels are finishing the winter months on a new high, according to figures from STR.
Capstone Hotel Management has been appointed the new management firm for Portage Resort in the Marlborough Sounds.
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.
QT Hotels and Resorts has appointed Australian hospitality executive Jodi Brown to lead the QT Wellington and Museum Apartment Hotel.
Hermitage Hotel has completed a $6m upgrade of its Aoraki wing overlooking Aoraki Mt Cook.
The creators behind LyLo Auckland have been nominated as a finalist in three categories at the Designers Institute of New Zealand’s Best Design Awards.
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.
Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel on the West Coast is for sale.
The George hotel in Christchurch has reopened after undergoing interior and exterior renovations.
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.
QT Queenstown is reopening the doors to its Lil Red restaurant this month.
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour and Pullman Auckland are amongst the recipients of a total A$300m in hotel renovations and refurbishments by Accor Pacific since 2022.
A big week of sport has given Auckland’s hotels a nice mid-winter boost, with occupancy nearing 76%, according to figures from STR.
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.
Sudima Hotels and Hind Management have made the shortlist for the Reuters’ Responsible Business awards.
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.
InterContinental Auckland has appointed former My Kitchen Rules New Zealand host Gareth Stewart as partner chef and design elements of the luxury hotel’s restaurant.
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.
Christchurch venues win both the Supreme Award and the People’s Choice at last night’s gala dinner.
Thirty-one hotels across the country have secured bookings from the tournament organisers.
The country’s main quarantine facility during the pandemic has made a fast recovery.
The opening of the ski season has finally turned around occupancy in Queenstown with the first consistent increases – albeit modest – seen since the Easter and school holidays in April.
Chateau Tongariro has won the Enduring Architecture Award from the western branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
After a booming domestic market due to closed borders followed by a burst from returning internationals, caution has taken hold in the accommodation sector.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Save The Kiwi have partnered on a new consumer option to help support native kiwi.
And the highly anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup is yet to turn into significant bookings for operators.
Wellington is the first of the major NZ hotel markets to record occupancy down on 2022.