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New $20k per night Flockhill vote of confidence in NZ luxury
16 Nov 2022   /

New $20k per night Flockhill vote of confidence in NZ luxury

The owners are pouring tens of millions into the venture to create a new luxury precinct in Canterbury.


PurePods raises nearly $2.9m
25 Oct 2022   /

PurePods raises nearly $2.9m

PurePods has raised $2.88m – well above its $2m minimum capital raise target – on crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect.


PurePods hits capital raise minimum as offer nears close
20 Oct 2022   /

PurePods hits capital raise minimum as offer nears close

PurePods has hit its $2m minimum capital raise target through crowdfunding platform The Snowball Effect.


Eagles Nest goes VR to showcase luxury accommodation
5 Oct 2022   /

Eagles Nest goes VR to showcase luxury accommodation

Eagles Nest in the Bay of Islands has launched a virtual reality hub enabling potential customers and commercial partners to access a fully immersive online experience of the luxury resort.


GCH launches first Chch – Akaroa heli gin experience
29 Sep 2022   /

GCH launches first Chch – Akaroa heli gin experience

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Luxury is back with bookings ramping, private jets landing
21 Sep 2022   /

Luxury is back with bookings ramping, private jets landing

Touch of Spice owner Jacqui Spice on the recovery and how the pandemic reshaped the luxury operator’s offer.


Millbrook Resort invests another $1m in expansion
26 Aug 2022   /

Millbrook Resort invests another $1m in expansion

Millbrook Resort is investing $1m into an expansion of its golf driving range to meet increased usage and prepare for the 2023 New Zealand Open.


Robertson Lodges owner Julian Robertson dies aged 90
24 Aug 2022   /

Robertson Lodges owner Julian Robertson dies aged 90

The billionaire investor owned three of NZ’s most iconic luxury lodges, including The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.


PurePods seeks $4m to expand luxury locations across NZ
18 Aug 2022   /

PurePods seeks $4m to expand luxury locations across NZ

Luxury eco-cabin accommodation provider PurePods is raising $4m to help develop 100 locations across the country over the next five years.


The Carlin joins prestigious luxury network
4 Aug 2022   /

The Carlin joins prestigious luxury network

Queenstown’s The Carlin Boutique Hotel has joined the Small Luxury Hotels of the World network.


Five Fable hotels in two years, more to come – CPG
29 Jul 2022   /

Five Fable hotels in two years, more to come – CPG

Fable Hotels & Resorts is celebrating its second anniversary with a look back at the successes achieved during the challenging pandemic-driven downturn.


Luxury comeback? Lodge booked out Nov to March
30 Jun 2022   /

Luxury comeback? Lodge booked out Nov to March

Owen River Lodge has also put in place a permanent discount rate for Kiwis as thanks for the support shown during the pandemic.


Fable Terrace Downs Resort joins luxury MGallery
10 May 2022   /

Fable Terrace Downs Resort joins luxury MGallery

The 5-star Fable Terrace Downs Resort in Christchurch is now part of the MGallery Hotel Collection of luxury properties.


Christchurch raises the bar with 100 new luxury hotel rooms
26 Apr 2022   /

Christchurch raises the bar with 100 new luxury hotel rooms

The new accommodation arrives as consent is sought by the NZ Super Fund for another 130 rooms for the city.


New luxury hotel slated for June opening
12 Apr 2022   /

New luxury hotel slated for June opening

Boutique luxury hotel The Mayfair will open in Christchurch this June.


$30m+ ‘six star’ The Carlin officially opens
25 Mar 2022   /

$30m+ ‘six star’ The Carlin officially opens

The Carlin Boutique Hotel in Queenstown has been officially opened.


CPG relaunches iconic Canterbury resort as Fable
8 Mar 2022   /

CPG relaunches iconic Canterbury resort as Fable

One of the country’s most acquisitive hotel investors has re-launched Canterbury’s iconic Terrace Downs Resort.


New GM at Delamore Lodge
1 Mar 2022   /

New GM at Delamore Lodge

Nathan O’ Reilly has been named the general manager at Capstone Hotel’s luxury lodge, Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island.


Robertson Lodges quits development in $20m+ sale
20 Jan 2022   /

Robertson Lodges quits development in $20m+ sale

Robertson Lodges has sold a private estate on Waiheke Island that it originally purchased to turn into luxury accommodation.


Vaccination mandatory at The Landing from 1 Nov
22 Oct 2021   /

Vaccination mandatory at The Landing from 1 Nov

The Landing in the Bay of Islands will only allow fully vaccinated guests and visitors from 1 November 2021 with proof required on arrival.


Matakauri, Owen River lodges win Condé Nast recognition
19 Oct 2021   /

Matakauri, Owen River lodges win Condé Nast recognition

Queenstown’s Matakauri Lodge and Murchison’s Owen River Lodge have made Condé Nast Traveler’s top 15 resorts in Australia and the South Pacific.


CPG Hotels acquires Rendezvous for Fable brand
15 Oct 2021  

CPG Hotels acquires Rendezvous for Fable brand

The Pandey family’s hotel group has snapped up the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch.


Staffing the main challenge when NZ re-opens – Park Hyatt’s Sweetman
14 Oct 2021   /

Staffing the main challenge when NZ re-opens – Park Hyatt’s Sweetman

Visitors are itching to come to New Zealand, particularly in the luxury leisure market, says the hotel’s GM.


New GM for rebranded Woodhouse Mountain Lodge
12 Oct 2021   /

New GM for rebranded Woodhouse Mountain Lodge

Capstone Hotel Management has hired Joshua Thomas to be general manager of the newly rebranded Woodhouse Mountain Lodge at Matakana.


Luxury Lodges launches villa category with eye on 2022
28 Sep 2021  

Luxury Lodges launches villa category with eye on 2022

Luxury Lodges of New Zealand has launched an exclusive new collection of stays named the Luxury Villas of New Zealand.


…but STAPP’s not enough for another, which is put up for sale
27 Sep 2021  

…but STAPP’s not enough for another, which is put up for sale

An iconic Taupō tourist attraction selected less than a year ago by the government as a strategic asset worthy of a $500,000 grant is now on the market.


Capstone adds Matakana Coast lodge to portfolio
17 Aug 2021  

Capstone adds Matakana Coast lodge to portfolio

Capstone Hotel Management has added Woodhouse Mountain Lodge near Warkworth on the Matakana Coast to its management portfolio, effective from 1 September.


Mackenzie lodge wins first Dark Sky Friendly status
12 Aug 2021   /

Mackenzie lodge wins first Dark Sky Friendly status

Lakestone Lodge at Lake Pukaki has been awarded the first Dark Sky Friendly status in the region by the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve board.


Skyline’s big gain on Dunedin Leisure Lodge sale
4 Aug 2021  

Skyline’s big gain on Dunedin Leisure Lodge sale

It’s now clear why SkyCity said ‘yes’ to the unsolicited offer from Distinction Hotel Group.


Hanmer Springs luxury lodge for sale
3 Aug 2021  

Hanmer Springs luxury lodge for sale

The St James Premium Accommodation in Hanmer Springs has been put up for sale.


‘Survival mode’ Kohutapu Lodge celebrates first graduates
19 Jul 2021   /

‘Survival mode’ Kohutapu Lodge celebrates first graduates

A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.


New SkyScape accom taps into ‘access citizen’ population
29 Apr 2021   /

New SkyScape accom taps into ‘access citizen’ population

Boutique accommodation provider SkyScape has opened its first fully accessible luxury ‘mountain huts’ in the Mackenzie region.


ADP: Occupancy falls in Feb as holidays end
25 Mar 2021   /

ADP: Occupancy falls in Feb as holidays end

Manawatū was the top performer for the month seeing occupancy rise to 60%.


Ruapehu secures first Qualmark Gold for 5-star accom
23 Feb 2021   /

Ruapehu secures first Qualmark Gold for 5-star accom

Nightsky Cottage, part of Tongariro Suites in Ruapehu, has become the first 5-star accommodation in Ruapehu to receive Qualmark’s Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award.


New TV series showcases luxury tourism sector
18 Feb 2021  

New TV series showcases luxury tourism sector

A new television series highlighting many of the country’s top luxury accommodation offerings has started on TV One.


ADP: Xmas ‘Baycations’ see Hawke’s Bay top Dec occupancy
16 Feb 2021   /

ADP: Xmas ‘Baycations’ see Hawke’s Bay top Dec occupancy

A Christmas bump saw Hawke’s Bay regional tourism organisation area top occupancy across all accommodation types in December, knocking Wellington from the top of the table.


KSL gets green light for Huka Lodge acquisition
29 Jan 2021   /

KSL gets green light for Huka Lodge acquisition

The iconic lodge will join the US private equity firm’s Australian subsidiary, luxury operator Baillie Lodges.


ADP: Wellington, Manawatu, Waikato top Oct occupancy
27 Nov 2020  

ADP: Wellington, Manawatu, Waikato top Oct occupancy

The Wellington, Manawatu and Waikato regional tourism organisation areas topped occupancy across all accommodation types in October, according to the latest Accommodation Data Programme figures.


Queenstown wins big at 2020 World Travel Awards
16 Nov 2020  

Queenstown wins big at 2020 World Travel Awards

Queenstown has been named Oceania’s Leading City Destination at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards.


ADP: Wellington tops Sept, holiday parks win again
30 Oct 2020   /

ADP: Wellington tops Sept, holiday parks win again

The Wellington regional tourism organisation area topped occupancy across all accommodation types in September for the second month in a row, according to the latest Accommodation Data Programme figures.


Luxury lodge comes to market
28 Oct 2020  

Luxury lodge comes to market

The Kourawhero Mountain Lodge has been placed on the market for sale.


Ultra-luxury hit hardest by loss of big spenders
27 Oct 2020  

Ultra-luxury hit hardest by loss of big spenders

However, operators just under the very top end say they are doing better than expected.


Scenic’s eco-luxury hotel to reopen ‘reimagined’
14 Oct 2020   /

Scenic’s eco-luxury hotel to reopen ‘reimagined’

Scenic Hotel Group’s Te Waonui Forest Retreat at Franz Josef will re-open on 1 November 2020.


Lodge named best regional resort in global awards
13 Oct 2020  

Lodge named best regional resort in global awards

Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown has been named the top resort in the Condé Nast Traveler Australia and The South Pacific: Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.


Would you like a Porsche with that?
22 Sep 2020   /

Would you like a Porsche with that?

South Island luxury fly fishing retreat Owen River Lodge is offering guests the use of a Porsche Boxster S. 


Capstone: More luxury deals to follow Waiheke contract
6 Aug 2020   /

Capstone: More luxury deals to follow Waiheke contract

The NZ-owned hotel management firm has secured its 11th property – Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island.


CPG Hotels unveils new luxury brand
29 Jul 2020   /

CPG Hotels unveils new luxury brand

Six existing CPG properties in Auckland, Picton, and Dunedin would be refurbished and re-emerge under the Fable masthead within two years


CPG bets $100m on luxury to drive post-Covid recovery
9 Jul 2020   /

CPG bets $100m on luxury to drive post-Covid recovery

The hotel group says it will fill the five-star segment with a distinctly Kiwi brand to help drive demand.


Perspectives: Supporting luxury operators isn’t cheap, but it is worth it
5 Jun 2020   /

Perspectives: Supporting luxury operators isn’t cheap, but it is worth it

Industry has to convince Kiwis our best experiences are worth the price, writes the Ticker’s Shannon Williams.


Luxperience annual conference goes virtual
5 Jun 2020   /

Luxperience annual conference goes virtual

The virtual event would allow luxury travel businesses and tourism destinations to stay connected with key decision makers and qualified travel buyers.