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Profiles

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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Sustainable connection powered by geothermal energy

For more than a century, people have been flocking to the natural mineral waters that now makes up Taupō DeBretts Hot Springs. These healing waters are sourced from the picturesque Onekeneke valley, a favourite bathing spot among early Maori inhabitants. This unique thermal valley was originally formed during the Taupo eruption of AD 186, and was later destroyed in the …

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Switch to LED for energy efficiency with style

InterContinental Hotel Wellington room.

The 234-room InterContinental Hotel Wellington is encased in a modern glass building with arresting city and harbour views. To complement the natural light streaming in through walls of windows, a harmonising system of LED lighting fixtures was installed in a roll-out of lighting upgrades beginning with a refurbishment in 2013. Switch lighting products have been used throughout the recent retrofit …

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Coastal chic glamping at Hahei Holiday Resort

Aerial shot of Hahei Beach

Grant Kilby is the general manager of The Hahei Holiday Resort and he defines their latest project as an exercise in delivering experience-based holiday accommodation characterised by a “coastal chic” feel. The recent refurbishments undertaken at Hahei have been in response to a relationship with Stray New Zealand’s wish for a glamping accommodation option at Hahei Beach. Stray provides structured …

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Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel makes luxury top 10 list

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

For the first time, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel (QPBH) has been chosen as one of New Zealand’s Best Hotels by readers of DestinAsia – an award winning travel and lifestyle magazine. The boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Queenstown, is positioned as number six on a listing of New Zealand’s Top 10 properties.   The listing is the result of the annual …

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Crowne Plaza Queenstown gets fresh look for rooms, public areas

A smart new look and feel for award-winning threesixty restaurant

Award-winning hotel Crowne Plaza Queenstown has a fresh new look for guests to enjoy following upgrades to public areas, rooms and conference spaces. New furniture in the lobby, threesixty restaurant and The Atrium will add a modern twist to interiors. The majority of the hotel’s rooms have large balconies, so new balcony furniture ensures an extra level of comfort for …

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Swiss-belsuites: a beauty from the beast?

Spacious deck Swiss belsuites Photo: Soren Liv

Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland offers sophisticated urban living directly opposite Victoria Park and next to Victoria Park Market in a 100-year-old heritage building with space for 85 shops, cafés and restaurants. The hotel is located in the heart of vibrant Auckland city and only a five-minute walk from SkyCity Casino, the Auckland Convention Centre and the stunning Viaduct Harbour. Swiss-Belsuites …

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Ramada Reia Taipa Beach: Northland oasis

Aerial shot of Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach

One of the few beach-front resorts in New Zealand, The Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach offers guests a relaxing getaway in either beachfront or poolside rooms. Located in the exquisite Doubtless Bay Northland, the resort enjoys a climate that “is about as tropical as New Zealand can get”. General manager Jackie Thompson told AMG that the location is ideal for …

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First impressions count at Quest Petone

Quest Petone: lounge area in two bedroom apartment.

For Joseph Teh, becoming a franchise director of Quest Petone is the culmination of years of hospitality experience, hard work and business management…and the manifestation of a career trajectory that began in his teens. Joseph’s first experience of work was within family-owned Chinese restaurants.  “We all had to go help our family business, you know how it is with Chinese …

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Swim-up bar and café a New Zealand first

Lusty's Lagoon

We sometimes see them on television or in the movies, but until very recently, we hadn’t seen any in New Zealand. Well, we have now; a large, thermally heated lagoon style pool with a swim-up bar and café, swim-in grotto cave and a giant outdoor movie screen. It is Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort’s latest iconic feature that offers year …

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