Heritage Queenstown has introduced a raw breakfast bar to its daily breakfast buffet at Mackenzies restaurant. Items on include Bircher muesli, complete with pipettes of raw berry coulis, raw granola, coconut ‘yoghurt,’ nuts and raw cabbage linseed ‘bread.’
The raw breakfast bar is included as part of the continental and full buffet breakfast and is available daily.
‘This initiative has been an opportunity to change the perceptions of hotel breakfast food. We are preparing food that retains its natural flavours and nutritional value and our guests are loving it,’ says Adrian Lowrey, executive chef of Heritage Queenstown.
Unprocessed and uncooked plant foods are the key component for the raw breakfast bar concept. Nothing is cooked above 41 degrees Celsius as doing so can destroy enzymes and absorption.
Heritage Hotels was the first New Zealand hotel group to offer guests a raw breakfast bar, launching the concept at Heritage Auckland in 2013. The initiative builds on a company dining philosophy called the Good Food Project.
TFE Hotels will open an Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland in the Britomart precinct, less than 200 metres from Vector Arena, in downtown Auckland mid-October 2015.
The property will offer 128 apartments with fully equipped kitchens as well as an onsite gym, undercover parking, and a lobby bar and café.
Meeting facilities will include two conference rooms, one catering to 45 people theatre style and the other a boardroom for 12, with complimentary wifi.
InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to sell its ownership interest in the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel to Supreme Key Limited, a consortium of investors advised and managed by Gaw Capital Partners, for US$938m. IHG will retain a 37-year management contract on the hotel, with three 10 year extension rights, giving an expected contract length of 67 years.
The buyer has made a commitment to invest in a significant refurbishment of the hotel which is expected to commence in 2017 and will take place over a period of approximately 18 months.
Queenstown’s Hotel St Moritz has new bathrooms and Molton Brown amenities.
The upgrade includes the hotel’s 72 suites, which have all had an oversize luxury bath and walk-in shower installed. The remaining guest rooms all have a spacious new walk-in shower.
The hotel has also moved to the luxury bath and body ‘Gingerlilly’ range by Molton Brown.
Hotel St Moritz is New Zealand’s only ‘M Gallery’ property, a collection of memorable high-end hotels that form part of the Accorhotels group.