Thursday , September 27 2018


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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Power along Queenstown’s trails thanks to Crowne Plaza

Soak up the great outdoors!

Queenstown’s premier lakefront hotel, Crowne Plaza Queenstown, is inviting guests to soak up the great outdoors – with ease. The hotel is offering guests the perfect summer packages to enjoy some well-deserved time out exploring Queenstown’s exceptional bike trails and stunning landscapes. The Ride the Basin package includes two nights’ accommodation, full buffet breakfast daily in threesixty restaurant, half-day electric …

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Ramada Hotel & Suites Remarkables Park Queenstown now open

With the opening on June 14 of The Ramada Hotel & Suites Remarkables Park, Queenstown has its first new hotel in five years. Situated in the high profile extension of Remarkables Park town centre, the 4-star hotel features commanding views of The Remarkables Mountains, Coronet Peak and other mountains surrounding Queenstown. Ramada Hotel & Suites Remarkables Park is the seventh …

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Twin motels rise from one Dunedin hotel site

When the 50-room Cargill’s Hotel was sold to developer Carl Angus in 2015, there was considerable speculation as to what sort of establishment would replace it on the site, which had been a hotel since 1962 when Cherry Court opened. It was renamed Cargill’s Hotel in 1988 after a change in ownership. The hotel was in an excellent position, in …

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Always a warm welcome at Hanmer Springs Top 10 Holiday Park

Guests can expect a warm welcome at Hanmer Springs Top 10 Holiday Park – and another one not far away. This landscaped park is just five minutes’ walk from the alpine resort village of Hanmer Springs, and its famous thermal pools and spa. But there is plenty for guests to do, apart from soaking in the hot pools. The park …

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Novotel New Plymouth Hobson now open for business

With the beautifully symmetrical cone of Mount Taranaki providing a dramatic backdrop to the city and the hiking trails of Egmont National Park just a short drive away – along with excellent surf beaches, New Plymouth has always had a great deal going for it – a fact quickly recognised by the original English settlers who came there from Plymouth, …

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