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Saturday , April 29 2017

Events

Christchurch: new hotels for fresh 21st century city

The Christchurch Centre features the flowing Otakaro river. Photo CMG Studios

Christchurch is a city of ribbon-cutting, as New Zealand’s oldest city becomes its newest, five years into a NZD40 billion regeneration programme. Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau (CCCB) manager Caroline Blanchfield says new venues, shops, restaurants, restored heritage and generous green spaces are opening every month to reveal a fascinating 21st century city. “We are unveiling an impressive new built environment …

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Secrets to successful functions

Wedding function

Hosting a successful function for business or pleasure; whether it’s a laid-back get-together or a formal wedding, the experience is all about the food. How is it presented? How does it look? How does it smell? How good does it taste? Do you want your guests to feel welcomed and relaxed, or stimulated and engaged? Either way, you will always …

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New Zealand culture, connection and new infrastructure on show

traditional hongi greeting

New Zealand’s latest infrastructure and its special cultural approach to business events will be on show to the international industry in Melbourne this month. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is exhibiting on a new, larger stand with Tourism New Zealand and 14 partners at the 25th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) on February 21 and 22.  They will be …

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Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away

Valentines Day hotel scene

For hotel directors of sales and marketing, Valentine’s Day is less about romance or showing one’s affection and more about delivering some semblance of occupancy during the traditionally lower-revenue tail-end of summer months (outside of the school holidays). Most plans are ideated and drawn out in broad strokes in late fall or prior to the holiday season, with tactical execution beginning in earnest …

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Grand Millennium Auckland launched with a bang

Grand Millennium hotel

A spectacular event for 300 guests marked the official launch of Grand Millennium Auckland to the New Zealand market. Millennium Hotel and Resorts unveiled New Zealand’s largest hotel as the country’s first Grand Millennium hotel. Paul Gallop, general manager says Grand Millennium Auckland joins eight other international Grand Millennium Hotels around the world to become a significant part of Millennium Hotels …

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New Zealand’s priciest Penthouse to pull $10k per night

New Zealand’s priciest hotel suite, Eichardt’s Private Hotel’s ultra-luxury rooftop abode – aptly named “The Penthouse” – will officially open its doors mid-December 2016. Commanding $10,000 per night for its sweeping 180º view over Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu, exquisite design and VIP service, The Penthouse is the prize jewel in the Eichardt’s $6 million expansion, which also includes a new 200-seat …

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New seller packages for TRENZ 2017

New Zealand tourism operators wanting to sell their product internationally are invited to apply for TRENZ 2017, taking place in Auckland, 9-12 May. TRENZ is New Zealand’s annual business-to-business travel and trade event. Over four days of appointments, activities and networking functions, more than 250 New Zealand tourism businesses (Sellers) gather to showcase their products and services to more than …

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AccorHotels’ Fiji fundraising event focuses on the community

100 competitors and crew arrived on the Yasawa Islands to install water tanks at Kesa Village for clean drinking water. Following on from successful events over the past decade, which have raised more than $1.8 Million dollars, AccorHotels and their charity partner Cure Kids kicked off their five day event with an early wakeup and a number of physic al …

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Two Queenstown hotels crowned at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Eichardt’s Private Hotel and The Spire Hotel (both falling under The Imperium Collection’s banner of luxury hospitality offerings in Queenstown) snatched up two new titles at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Qatar last week. Eichardt’s Private Hotel was crowned New Zealand’s Best Luxury Suite Hotel and The Spire Hotel was named New Zealand’s Best Luxury Romantic Hotel. …

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Heritage Christchurch wins world luxury hotel award

Heritage Christchurch has been announced a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Historical Hotel category. Heritage Christchurch won the award in the Regional section – Christchurch, New Zealand in these awards, and the ceremony took place in Qatar Saturday night, October 29. “It’s an amazing achievement for our hotel to have received this international recognition. We …

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