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ADP: June occupancy 40%, Manawatū reclaims top spot
27 Jul 2021   /

ADP: June occupancy 40%, Manawatū reclaims top spot

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.


Weekly hotel results: Relief for Queenstown with NZ school holidays
23 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Relief for Queenstown with NZ school holidays

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.


Cordis Auckland to revamp branding
22 Jul 2021  

Cordis Auckland to revamp branding

New Pinnacle Tower addition at hotel set to open October.


Weekly hotel results: Wellington bounces back after level 2 lifted
16 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Wellington bounces back after level 2 lifted

Wellington hotel occupancy is still below performance seen in May and June.


Occupancy, RevPAR rise on positives – Colliers
15 Jul 2021   /

Occupancy, RevPAR rise on positives – Colliers

Queenstown is the only centre lagging on most hotel indicators.


NZICC deadline pushed three years to Dec 2027
14 Jul 2021   /

NZICC deadline pushed three years to Dec 2027

SkyCity says it is “prudent to have a buffer” between Fletcher’s current delivery date of late 2024 and the project’s deadline.


Life at level 4: Four Points’ GM Paul Gallop on managing MIQ
9 Jul 2021   /

Life at level 4: Four Points’ GM Paul Gallop on managing MIQ

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 snaps up former M&C VP Karl Luxon for newly created role
9 Jul 2021   /

Scenic snaps up former M&C VP Karl Luxon for newly created role

Scenic Hotel Group has appointed Karl Luxon to the newly created role of chief operating officer.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown misses Aussie bump
9 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown misses Aussie bump

Occupancy at Queenstown hotels dropped almost eight percentage points to 46% for the week to 3 July, according to STR.


Maximum Occupancy hotel event returns to NZ
9 Jul 2021   /

Maximum Occupancy hotel event returns to NZ

The Maximum Occupancy Accommodation Industry Conference will be held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland from 18- 9 August.


Value of hotels, motels consents up more than 50% in May
5 Jul 2021   /

Value of hotels, motels consents up more than 50% in May

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.


Weekly hotel results: Wellington occupancy plunges on Covid scare
2 Jul 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Wellington occupancy plunges on Covid scare

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 hospitality body IoH to open NZ branch
30 Jun 2021   /

International hospitality body IoH to open NZ branch

International professional body the Institute of Hospitality is establishing a New Zealand branch.


ADP: May occupancy falls, Fiordland suffers most
28 Jun 2021   /

ADP: May occupancy falls, Fiordland suffers most

Fiordland recorded the lowest occupancy nationally, with 16.8%, down from 27.8% in April.


Weekly hotel results: Christchurch occupancy settles into ‘new normal’
25 Jun 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Christchurch occupancy settles into ‘new normal’

Occupancy at Christchurch hotels was steady in the week ending Saturday June 19, with weekly occupancy at 55.4%.


New Queenstown accom popular with Aussies, as Aucklanders wait for snow
22 Jun 2021  

New Queenstown accom popular with Aussies, as Aucklanders wait for snow

Reservations have been running hot from across the Tasman after bookings opened two weeks ago.


Grand Mercure comes back on line as MIQ overhaul continues
21 Jun 2021   /

Grand Mercure comes back on line as MIQ overhaul continues

Support for the MIQ system will be required until at least 31 December 2022, says a government report into the facilities.


Weekly hotel results: Auckland occupancy dips
18 Jun 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Auckland occupancy dips

Occupancy at Auckland hotels fell slightly in the week ending Saturday 12 June, with average weekly occupancy dipping to 57.6%, according to STR.


Skyline sells Dunedin hotel to Distinction
15 Jun 2021   /

Skyline sells Dunedin hotel to Distinction

However, the international operator says the off-market deal does not indicate any change in its overall strategy.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown trends up, capital drops down
11 Jun 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown trends up, capital drops down

Occupancy at Queenstown hotels improved slightly in the week ending Saturday 5 June, with average weekly occupancy at 45.1%, according to STR.


Police seek information on gang member related to Sofitel shooting
9 Jun 2021  

Police seek information on gang member related to Sofitel shooting

Head Hunter described as 37 years old, 190cms tall, of large build, dangerous and not to be approached.


New InterContinental hotel planned for completion 2023
8 Jun 2021  

New InterContinental hotel planned for completion 2023

Waterfront hotel to have 139 rooms, building to contain office space, roof-top bar.


Weekly hotel results: Auckland gradually improves
4 Jun 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Auckland gradually improves

Weekly average occupancy in city of sails remained above 60% for two straight weeks.


New Ramada hotel opens in Auckland
2 Jun 2021  

New Ramada hotel opens in Auckland

The Safari Hotel Group has opened the new Ramada Hotel and Suites Newmarket, welcoming the first guests on Tuesday.


Value of hotels, motels consents up two-thirds in April
2 Jun 2021   /

Value of hotels, motels consents up two-thirds in April

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.


Weekly hotel results: Capital continues to climb
28 May 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Capital continues to climb

Average weekly occupancy in Wellington has continued to climb hitting a 2021 high last week, according to STR.


Glenorchy hotel to get new life
28 May 2021  

Glenorchy hotel to get new life

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 spend falls 26% in March year
25 May 2021   /

Accommodation spend falls 26% in March year

Accommodation spending for the year to March 2021 fell to $3.41bn, down 25.5% on the previous 12 month period, says Stats NZ.


Weekly hotel results: Steady as she goes for Christchurch
21 May 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Steady as she goes for Christchurch

Occupancy at Christchurch hotels was steady for the week ending Saturday 15 May, with weekly occupancy at 54.6%, according to STR.


New visa rules won’t entice Kiwis into vacancies – Hospitality NZ
19 May 2021   /

New visa rules won’t entice Kiwis into vacancies – Hospitality NZ

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.


Auckland hotel wins top design award
18 May 2021  

Auckland hotel wins top design award

Oyster inspired design impresses at refurbished commercial premises.


Auckland Hyatt expands luxury offerings
18 May 2021  

Auckland Hyatt expands luxury offerings

Staycationers and honeymooners seen as key possible markets.


Boult: Queenstown Lakes bed tax still possible
17 May 2021   /

Boult: Queenstown Lakes bed tax still possible

But the mayor says implementing one won’t happen until business stabilises for accommodation providers.


Hotel Council Aotearoa welcomes Nash’s ‘no bed taxes’
14 May 2021   /

Hotel Council Aotearoa welcomes Nash’s ‘no bed taxes’

Many think Nash will move to increase IVL as a source of more funding.


Police make seventh arrest in Sofitel Hotel shooting
12 May 2021   /

Police make seventh arrest in Sofitel Hotel shooting

A 25-year-old man was charged with being accessory and will appear in Auckland District Court on 17 May.


Auckland hotel makes Condé Nast’s “hot list”
11 May 2021  

Auckland hotel makes Condé Nast’s “hot list”

Hotel Britomart only New Zealand hotel to make travel magazine list.


Value of hotels, motels consents falls 55% in March
10 May 2021   /

Value of hotels, motels consents falls 55% in March

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.


Weekly hotel results: Occupancy holds in Auckland
7 May 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Occupancy holds in Auckland

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 ready for day in the sun with long-awaited Cook Islands bubble
5 May 2021   /

Tourism ready for day in the sun with long-awaited Cook Islands bubble

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.


Aus retailer enters NZ tourism with $2.7m hotel acquisition
5 May 2021   /

Aus retailer enters NZ tourism with $2.7m hotel acquisition

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 opens 5-star Ohtel Auckland
4 May 2021  

Village Accommodation Group opens 5-star Ohtel Auckland

Village Accommodation Group has opened its 5-star boutique Ohtel Auckland at the Viaduct Harbour.


95% of MIQ workers vaccinated against Covid – Govt
3 May 2021   /

95% of MIQ workers vaccinated against Covid – Govt

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.


Trans-Tasman bubble boosts conference bookings, revenue outlook
30 Apr 2021   /

Trans-Tasman bubble boosts conference bookings, revenue outlook

Hilton Taupo expects revenue to recover to pre-pandemic levels by year-end.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown up as school holidays begin
30 Apr 2021   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown up as school holidays begin

The resort’s hotels appeared to get a boost from the start of school holidays.


400 delegates converge on Taupō resort
30 Apr 2021  

400 delegates converge on Taupō resort

Wairakei Resort Taupo is hosting 400 health professionals for the annual National Rural Health Conference.


ADP: March occupancy falls with season end
29 Apr 2021   /

ADP: March occupancy falls with season end

Hotel guest nights beat holiday parks and campgrounds for the first time in several months.


Millennium & Copthorne dispute turns to arbitration
27 Apr 2021  

Millennium & Copthorne dispute turns to arbitration

Hotel has been attempting to renew lease for Waitangi National Trust Reserve land since May 2020.


Pullman MIQ fully reopens, cause of Covid cases unknown
27 Apr 2021   /

Pullman MIQ fully reopens, cause of Covid cases unknown

Respiratory particle transmission most likely infection route.


Weekly hotel results: Wellington occupancy pops mid-week
23 Apr 2021  

Weekly hotel results: Wellington occupancy pops mid-week

Capital occupancy is topping pre-pandemic levels on some days of the week.


Millennium & Copthorne launches legal action over hotel lease
19 Apr 2021   /

Millennium & Copthorne launches legal action over hotel lease

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.