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Friday , September 22 2017

Suzy Barry

Suzy Barry
Suzy Barry is the editor of Accom Management Guide, New Zealand. She brings over a decade of editing and journalism to the title, and has experience in wellness tourism.

Hotel beds combine durability with luxury and comfort

People used to go to hotels for a step up in luxury bedding, and to stretch out and enjoy a superior night’s sleep.  As consumers direct more of their disposable income towards home comforts, some people’s beds are hard to top.  How to achieve the durability required of commercial bedding, combined with the luxurious technology of domestic lines? Luckily, the …

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Cosy entertainment at alpine lodge, The Whistler

The Whistler, Queenstown

The Whistler, Queenstown offers apartment accommodation in an outdoor sportsperson’s paradise. Nestled between the Queenstown Hill Recreation Reserve and Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve, the complex is also conveniently located to amenities, including a short four-minute walk to the local supermarket for supplies. For those who prefer to kick back and let others do the cooking on holidays, the nearest restaurant …

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Climate and cost key for pool heating solutions

The commercial swimming pool is up there with the most important features for many travellers, and for many it’s a deal-breaker. For some travellers these days, chemical solutions are less preferred, and many hotels are moving away from chlorine to gentler salt water solutions to maintain a clean bathing experience. As technology advances, the industry is finding ways to use …

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Drinking water a boost for hotel branding

Water is a fundamental requirement for life: it feeds our cells, rejuvenates our skin, hair, and cleanses our system. Possibly due to its life-fundamental status, it goes somewhat unnoticed…unless it’s bad. Gulping down poor tasting tepid water is not how guests like to begin their day after a rich holiday meal with a few glasses of celebratory accompaniment. The business …

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Auckland Council’s targeted rates could set national precedent

auckland New Zealand

Early this week, industry leaders, and accommodation industry representatives joined Auckland Council at a hearing to decide the future of the targeted accommodation rate proposed by the council earlier this year. The hearing took place on Monday morning March 20, 2017. Along with TIA’s Chris Roberts, motel owners and other affected parties, Rachael Shadbolt general manager accommodation Hospitality NZ / …

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Buggies pull their weight at wilderness retreat

Puka Park guest movers

Puka Park Resort is a unique place, offering seclusion, indulgence and relaxation in a majestic mountainside location at Pauanui Beach on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. The resort spans 25 acres of land, much of which is native bush. The 48-chalet property is positioned right on the side of Mount Pauanui. Access and movement around the property can get a bit …

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Is your wifi going the distance?

Zenbu internet wifi

Guest wifi may be just one little search criterion on the OTA search page (alongside things like ‘pet-friendly’, or ‘swimming pool’), but it packs an almighty punch for customer satisfaction, and for some guests, it’s a deal-breaker. Should it be free? Expectations have reached that point where the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. It should be ‘free’, and while many …

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