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Tag Archives: Property

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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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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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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LED lighting in hotels for efficiency, mood and comfort

hotel reception LED lighting

Designing a lighting fit-out or upgrade for a hotel can be an epic adventure, but it’s an adventure that requires some knowledge and planning. Even rose-coloured glasses will not look favourably upon a stark glare from overhead lights, or lights so dim that your guests are squinting to see their travelling companions. Lighting matters, and it requires a degree of …

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2017 design trends for luxury resort destinations

Trends Design Modern Trendy Fashion Concept

Whether you are thinking of remodeling or building a new resort in 2017 think carefully before following the latest ‘trends’ unless you have deep pockets and subscribe to the industry expectation that your resort will be undergoing a significant refurbishment within three to five years. Designing to a current trend can date your property very quickly, and in today’s ever …

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Valuation of accommodation businesses

It appears that motel and other accommodation business leases are valued in a way which may not be consistent with general accounting practises. Sometimes potential buyers receive professional advice not to proceed, this is often based on analysis of accounts using the more traditional approach whereby cost of capital, return to management and sometimes depreciation are deducted before assessing profitability. …

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Week 1 accomnews survey prize winner announced

Make sure you fill out the survey yourself before our last three prizes get snapped up! Congratulations to Lynley Clarence from Anatoki Lodge Motel in Takaka Golden Bay. Lynley has won 3 nights accommodation at Beachcomber on the Spit Mooloolaba. accomnews launched its first ever New Zealand industry-wide survey last week, and if you own or operate an accommodation property …

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Selling your accommodation business – how hard can it be?

Selling any type of business is usually quite different to selling a house. The vendor of a residential property, having appointed an agent to take care of things, generally has very little further involvement until the time of negotiating over price and terms etc. Vendors for motels and other types of accommodation businesses however, whether they be freehold or leasehold, …

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Brand shift for Queenstown’s Hotel St Moritz

One of Queenstown’s finest boutique hotels, Hotel St Moritz, has announced a major brand shift within the luxury accommodation market in Queenstown, by joining the Sofitel brand universe. This property is now positioned within the newly badged MGallery by Sofitel collection by parent company AccorHotels. As a result, Hotel St Moritz will commence a $3 million investment in its room …

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A simple way to snatch a booking from the jaws of an OTA

More international tourists discover the uncrowded charms of the South Pacific

A famous Cornell study in 2009 found that when a hotel had a first-page listing with an OTA, it received a boost in direct bookings on its own website. This came to be known as “the billboard effect”. Recently, the effectiveness of the billboard effect has been questioned, because new studies show that although many customers still visit a hotel’s …

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