Hotel and Venue News
South Australia’s McLaren Vale wine region will see the opening of a new five-star resort and 250 guest event centre in 2026.
McLaren Vale Resort & Spa, to be operated by boutique hotel brand Lancemore, will offer 124 luxury rooms and suites and a 100-seat fine dining restaurant with vineyard views.
The hotel’s plan also features a pool, sauna, wellness centre and gym. The hotel will be located in the heart of the McLaren Vale region, which is 45 minutes from Adelaide/Tarntanya and home to acclaimed wineries - including three from the Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia collective.
New Zealand owned Capstone Hotel Management have been appointed as the new management company for Portage Resort (most recently The Portage Hotel) as of 1st August 2023.
The luxury 5-star hotel has just achieved the prestigious Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Gold Award of approval for an exceptional commitment to sustainable tourism while also providing an unforgettable and genuinely Kiwi heartfelt experience for its guests.
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour will reopens on 1 September after an extensive refurbishment of its ground floor.
Quest Hastings is located just behind Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, in Eastbourne Street.
New Zealand’s largest hotel operator, Accor, has been selected by Tandem Travel to be a preferred hotel supplier across Aotearoa for their corporate, SME, Sport, Entertainment and Group travel.
Business events organisers, inbound tour operators and travel wholesalers returned in force to the Central North Island's eXplore expo at Eden Park today.
Returning after a three-year hiatus, the expo had 100 stands, 30 first-time exhibitors and more than 24 new trade-ready products from Coromandel, Waikato, Rotorua, Taupo, Ruapehu, Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, and Bay of Plenty. Buyer registrations numbered 200.
Castaways Resort at Karioitahi Beach joined the Waikato region and sales manager Chris Foubister says the property continues to be popular for corporate events.
"Castaways offers a private dining / meeting venue as well as archery, skeet shooting and paint ball with arrows," he says. "It can accommodate 80 people across two-bedroom, two-bathroom chalets and villas set on a dramatic coastline.
"And there's development happening here all the time. The spa location and offering is just 'out of this world'," he adds.
InterContinental Wellington has announced the launch of GPO, their new restaurant that pays homage to the iconic General Post Office that once occupied the same site. The restaurant is set to open 21 April, with bookings open now.
Brook Serene Boutique Hotels have announced the return of Hulbert House to its luxury hotel portfolio. Brook Serene Boutique Hotels opened and managed the Qualmark-rated 5-star Enviro Gold luxury hotel from 2016 to 2020 and has resumed management of the property from 1 April 2023.
From breath-centred yoga to breath-taking helicopter rides, punting on the Avon to cycling the city, and from master chef to master perfume maker, a group of business events planners enjoyed a comprehensive taste of the Garden City when they were hosted on a Taste of Te Pae famil recently.
Wellington City Council has received the keys to its new convention centre, Tākina this week. The venue will officially open end of May, with the test events taking place earlier in May.
The saying ‘many hands make light work’ couldn’t be more relevant for Cordis Auckland on their sustainability journey, as they recently received EarthCheck Master status, one of 15 hotels globally to do so.
TRYP Wellington by Wyndham officially opened last Wednesday. The fully renovated Heritage listed building in the heart of Wellington features 77 rooms - a mix of hotel rooms, studio apartments and the largest luxury penthouse in central Wellington.
Cordis Auckland have taken home five awards at the 2022 HM Awards, at a gala dinner on Friday 25 November in Sydney.
Marsden Hotels & Resorts will add Marsden Lake Resort Central Otago to its portfolio from 1 December 2022.
The Blues have inked a new three-year deal with Fable Hotels & Resorts, as national corporate accommodation partner.
A ‘convincing win for the events industry’ was how XPO Exhibitions managing director Brent Spillane described this week’s High Court decision concerning turning the Auckland Showgrounds into a film and TV production site.
The $52 million, seven storey, 78-room, 4.5 star hotel is located in the heart of the city and is the largest single development in ILT history.
Carl Maunder is no stranger to hotel groups in Dubai or to acclaimed fine-dining restaurants by renowned celebrity chefs, from London to New Zealand. Now at the helm of the cuisine at the heart of Wellington’s best known five-star hotel, a new chapter begins for Carl while founded on an extensive career.
The Residence at The George, Christchurch, one of New Zealand’s treasured luxury boutique hotels, has once again won Oceania's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2022.
New Zealand owned and operated Habitat Hotels & Apartments announces the purchase of Hotel DeBrett Auckland on 1 September 2022.
HIND Management has appointed Brad McGlynn to the role of hotel manager at Sudima Kaikōura.