The Pandey family’s hotel group has snapped up the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch.
Visitors are itching to come to New Zealand, particularly in the luxury leisure market, says the hotel’s GM.
Capstone Hotel Management has hired Joshua Thomas to be general manager of the newly rebranded Woodhouse Mountain Lodge at Matakana.
Luxury Lodges of New Zealand has launched an exclusive new collection of stays named the Luxury Villas of New Zealand.
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 Hotel Management has added Woodhouse Mountain Lodge near Warkworth on the Matakana Coast to its management portfolio, effective from 1 September.
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.
It’s now clear why SkyCity said ‘yes’ to the unsolicited offer from Distinction Hotel Group.
The St James Premium Accommodation in Hanmer Springs has been put up for sale.
A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.
Boutique accommodation provider SkyScape has opened its first fully accessible luxury ‘mountain huts’ in the Mackenzie region.
Manawatū was the top performer for the month seeing occupancy rise to 60%.
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.
A new television series highlighting many of the country’s top luxury accommodation offerings has started on TV One.
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.
The iconic lodge will join the US private equity firm’s Australian subsidiary, luxury operator Baillie Lodges.
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 has been named Oceania’s Leading City Destination at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards.
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.
The Kourawhero Mountain Lodge has been placed on the market for sale.
However, operators just under the very top end say they are doing better than expected.
Scenic Hotel Group’s Te Waonui Forest Retreat at Franz Josef will re-open on 1 November 2020.
Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown has been named the top resort in the Condé Nast Traveler Australia and The South Pacific: Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.
South Island luxury fly fishing retreat Owen River Lodge is offering guests the use of a Porsche Boxster S.
The NZ-owned hotel management firm has secured its 11th property – Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island.
Six existing CPG properties in Auckland, Picton, and Dunedin would be refurbished and re-emerge under the Fable masthead within two years
The hotel group says it will fill the five-star segment with a distinctly Kiwi brand to help drive demand.
Industry has to convince Kiwis our best experiences are worth the price, writes the Ticker’s Shannon Williams.
The virtual event would allow luxury travel businesses and tourism destinations to stay connected with key decision makers and qualified travel buyers.
New Zealanders will soon be able to enjoy high-end tourism experiences that are usually reserved for the global elite, says a luxury operator.
Luxury pricing is being reconfigured for a domestic market, says MD Jacqui Spice.
The US billionaire has applied for consent to cater for up to 40 guests in 16 villas.
Luxury aviation operators say they are being abandoned by Auckland Airport.
The operator on the rapid growth of premium, how that market wants something different, and the value of sustainable growth.
Gibbston Valley Winery in Central Otago has opened its new lodge and spa.
Scenic Hotel Group has launched a new Legacy Collection offering for its premium properties.
Wanaka’s luxury lodge, Minaret Station, has beaten off international competition to be named Best Sporting Resort in American Airlines’ annual Platinum List Awards.
Touch of Spice’s founder and MD on the growth of luxury, how the market is holding up, and the need for better recognition of tourism’s value.
Luxury travel company, Touch of Spice, is positioning itself further growth undertaking an executive reshuffle which sees founder and chief executive, Jacqui Spice, move into a managing director role.
Eiichi Ishii, the founder of Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort, has died in Tokyo following a short illness.
Boutique luxury offering Manakau Lodge in Kaikōura has been placed on the market with an asking price over $1.65m.
The premium experience tour operator on building a new brand and running NZ’s first Pure Pursuits event.
Airbnb has launched its luxury offering in New Zealand with 14 properties listed.
The OIO has granted consent for the operator’s $16m acquisition of the lakeside development property.
The operator says it wants to “make the province sing” with its purchase of two iconic lodges.
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Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters has launched a premium $1500 per person overnight product at Greenstone Valley, west Otago.
The concept of value is central to the luxury accommodation market even when customer are spending eye-watering amounts of money, according to Auckland University of Technology senior lecturer Dr Tracy Harkison.
Hotels have been slow to pick up on the emerging trend of “experience design” which has resulted in Airbnb stealing a march, according to one of the world’s leading authorities in hotel revenue management.
The commoditisation of the luxury travel and tourism market presents an opportunity for New Zealand product, according to Tourism Futures expert Dr Ian Yeoman.