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Special rates for Novotel New Plymouth

Thursday, 07 January 2016 16:04

New Zealand’s latest new-build and internationally branded hotel Novotel New Plymouth Hobson is offering special opening rates from just $150 per night including breakfast for two and a complimentary upgrade.

Opened in December 2015, the $22 million 85-room hotel commenced construction in 2014 and is located a short walk from the town centre on the corner of Leach and Hobson streets.

The hotel features spacious executive and studio rooms, as well as one and two bedroom apartments. There are also modern meeting and event facilities available for business and conference travellers.

The offer is valid until 31 January. Conditions apply.

Call 0800 HOBSON (+64 6 769 9579).

Distinction Hotels takes over two Kingsgates

Friday, 18 December 2015 10:01

The New Zealand-owned and operated Distinction Hotels Group has acquired two more hotels located in Whangarei and Hamilton, currently trading under the Kingsgate brand.
Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre will begin trading on 25 January 2016, and Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre on 11 February 2016.
Centrally located overlooking the Whangarei Quayside Town Basin, the Whangarei property has 115 air conditioned hotel rooms and suites.
It also offers a bar and restaurant, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym, as well as conference and event facilities for up to 130 people.
Meanwhile the Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre is ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
Consisting of 147 hotel rooms and suites, it offers a gym, steam rooms, three spa pools, outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants and bar.
The hotel boasts some of the largest conference facilities in the Waikato area, catering for up to 600 delegates.

Accor acquires Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel

Friday, 11 December 2015 11:04

AccorHotels has made a serious move into the luxury hotel space today with the acquisition of FRHI Holidings, parent company of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel. FRHI has 155 hotels and resorts (of which 40 are under development), and more than 56,000 hotel rooms.

Its portfolio includes The Savoy in London, Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, and The Plaza Hotel in New York. The deal will give AccorHotels  a key segment in terms of geographic reach - a sizeable footprint in North America.

WorldMark Resort Rotorua rebranding

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:01

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the rebranding of New Zealand’s WorldMark Resort Rotorua to the new Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama.
The resort operates as a mixed use property, catering to traditional hotel guests as well as vacation owners through WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham.
It marks the fifth Ramada resort to open in New Zealand.
All Ramada resorts in New Zealand participate in Wyndham Rewards, which offers members a points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate.

Rydges in Wellington

Friday, 20 November 2015 10:41

Rydges Hotels & Resorts has won the management contract for a new hotel to be developed at Wellington Airport.
This will be the forth airport hotel in the Rydges portfolio and cements the group as one of the leading airport hotel operators in Australasia.
The on-airport hotel, which will have a four star rating, 134 beds and include a restaurant, bar and conference facilities, has been given the green light to go ahead with construction.
With record numbers of travellers already flying into New Zealand’s capital together with the planned expansion of domestic and international flights the hotel is sure to be a great success.
The hotel will be built onto the northern end of the terminal and will be one of the few integrated airport hotels in the world and the only one in New Zealand - the hotel is currently scheduled to open in late 2017.