Around 11% of core tourism accommodation properties were closed or had no guests during June due to a combination of seasonal closures and the effects of Covid-19 on guest numbers.
Occupancy at Queenstown hotels jumped nearly 20% in the week ending Saturday July 17, with average weekly occupancy at 63.3%, according to figures from STR.
New Pinnacle Tower addition at hotel set to open October.
Wellington hotel occupancy is still below performance seen in May and June.
Queenstown is the only centre lagging on most hotel indicators.
SkyCity says it is “prudent to have a buffer” between Fletcher’s current delivery date of late 2024 and the project’s deadline.
It’s a topsy turvy world for senior hotel managers in MIQ, who can find themselves packing lunches, on security, or behind the front desk.
Scenic Hotel Group has appointed Karl Luxon to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Occupancy at Queenstown hotels dropped almost eight percentage points to 46% for the week to 3 July, according to STR.
The Maximum Occupancy Accommodation Industry Conference will be held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland from 18- 9 August.
The value of building consents issued for hotels, motels and other short term accommodation in May 2021 was $17m, up 54.5% from the same month in 2020, according to Stats NZ.
Occupancy at Wellington hotels plummeted over 20 percentage points to 52.2% for the week ending Saturday 26 June to its lowest level in more than year, according to STR.
International professional body the Institute of Hospitality is establishing a New Zealand branch.
Fiordland recorded the lowest occupancy nationally, with 16.8%, down from 27.8% in April.
Occupancy at Christchurch hotels was steady in the week ending Saturday June 19, with weekly occupancy at 55.4%.
Reservations have been running hot from across the Tasman after bookings opened two weeks ago.
Support for the MIQ system will be required until at least 31 December 2022, says a government report into the facilities.
Occupancy at Auckland hotels fell slightly in the week ending Saturday 12 June, with average weekly occupancy dipping to 57.6%, according to STR.
However, the international operator says the off-market deal does not indicate any change in its overall strategy.
Occupancy at Queenstown hotels improved slightly in the week ending Saturday 5 June, with average weekly occupancy at 45.1%, according to STR.
Head Hunter described as 37 years old, 190cms tall, of large build, dangerous and not to be approached.
Waterfront hotel to have 139 rooms, building to contain office space, roof-top bar.
Weekly average occupancy in city of sails remained above 60% for two straight weeks.
The Safari Hotel Group has opened the new Ramada Hotel and Suites Newmarket, welcoming the first guests on Tuesday.
The value of building consents issued for hotels, motels and other short term accommodation in April 2021 was $32m, up 65.5% for the same month in 2020, according to Stats NZ.
Average weekly occupancy in Wellington has continued to climb hitting a 2021 high last week, according to STR.
Australian developer Douglas Rickard-Bell has received a green light from independent commissioners to build a replica Mount Earnslaw Hotel in Glenorchy on its original site.
Accommodation spending for the year to March 2021 fell to $3.41bn, down 25.5% on the previous 12 month period, says Stats NZ.
Occupancy at Christchurch hotels was steady for the week ending Saturday 15 May, with weekly occupancy at 54.6%, according to STR.
Visas commonly used for workers such as chefs or snow sport instructors will be rolled into a new catch-all visa type that requires all employers to be registered with Immigration New Zealand.
Oyster inspired design impresses at refurbished commercial premises.
Staycationers and honeymooners seen as key possible markets.
But the mayor says implementing one won’t happen until business stabilises for accommodation providers.
Many think Nash will move to increase IVL as a source of more funding.
A 25-year-old man was charged with being accessory and will appear in Auckland District Court on 17 May.
Hotel Britomart only New Zealand hotel to make travel magazine list.
The value of building consents issued for hotels, motels and other short term accommodation in March 2021 was $27m, down 55% for the same month in 2020, according to Stats NZ.
Occupancy at Auckland hotels ticked up during the second half of the school holidays for the week ending Saturday 1 May, with weekly occupancy at 57.6%.
Tourism in the Cook Islands accounts for 67% of GDP there, meaning that the entire economy rather than just one sector would likely feel the effects of the travel bubble.
Australian-based retailer Mediland Pharm has entered New Zealand’s tourism sector with the $2.69m purchase of Hamilton’s Heartland Ambassador Hotel.
Village Accommodation Group has opened its 5-star boutique Ohtel Auckland at the Viaduct Harbour.
Around 95% of managed isolation and quarantine workers were vaccinated for Covid-19 as of 30 April, according to the joint head of MIQ, Brigadier Jim Bliss.
Hilton Taupo expects revenue to recover to pre-pandemic levels by year-end.
The resort’s hotels appeared to get a boost from the start of school holidays.
Wairakei Resort Taupo is hosting 400 health professionals for the annual National Rural Health Conference.
Hotel guest nights beat holiday parks and campgrounds for the first time in several months.
Hotel has been attempting to renew lease for Waitangi National Trust Reserve land since May 2020.
Respiratory particle transmission most likely infection route.
Capital occupancy is topping pre-pandemic levels on some days of the week.
The hotel group has launched legal action over the lease renewal of the land on which its Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is situated.