Seabreeze – Samoa’s Best Resort

Seabreeze Resort win’s SAMOA’S LEADING RESORT” for Fifth Consecutive Year!!! The boutique Seabreeze Resort, Samoa has won “Samoa’s Leading Hotel” for the fifth consecutive year, at the 24th annual World Travel Awards™ held yesterday in Shanghai, China. Voted on by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, this red-carpet event is considered the Oscars of the tourism industry and […]

New owners at Waipoua Lodge

All good things must come to an end, but in the case of Waipoua Lodge, the next chapter truly promises to be just as good a story as Ian & Fran have written over the past six and a half years! Their news: We are absolutely delighted to now share with you that Phil, Lily & Grace […]

Veriu launches in Sydney

Sydney has welcomed a new hotel brand – Veriu Hotels & Suites – with the opening of the 64-room serviced apartment hotel, Veriu Broadway.   Veriu Broadway is an $18 million conversion of a former warehouse space offering self-contained studios, each over 40 square metres, and one and two bedroom loft style apartments.  Ideally located on Mountain Street, Ultmo, […]

3rd Ramada Suites for Auckland

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced its third Ramada Suites in Auckland – Ramada Suites Victoria Street West, Auckland – which will also be the company’s twelfth property in New Zealand. The hotel’s prime CBD location of 147 Victoria Street West is the site of the historically significant former Cambridge clothing factory, and is within walking […]

MV Templar – The Rees Queenstown

The Rees Hotel Announces New Luxury Offering: MV Templar  The Rees Hotel Queenstown is excited to announce their new Auckland-based 84ft motor yacht MV Templar is now available for chartered and private cruises.  Based in Viaduct Harbour in Auckland City, the MV Templar by The Rees is a fully furnished luxurious four cabin yacht, with cabin ensuite bathrooms, […]

The Langham, Auckland – Australasian first EarthCheck Platinum

The Langham, Auckland celebrated its EarthCheck Platinum status this week with an unveiling ceremony officiated by guest of honour, the Right Hon Sir John Key.  The Langham, Auckland is the first hotel in Australasia to gain the prestigious EarthCheck Platinum Certification, representing 10 years of continuous certification with EarthCheck – the world’s leading Sustainability certification authority […]

Holiday Inn Express opens in central Brisbane

Smart, streamlined and innovative accommodation: that’s what the new Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central is bringing to savvy travellers visiting downtown Brisbane.  Showing off its 226 rooms and expansive public spaces, the world’s fastest growing hotel brand officially opened in Brisbane’s Spring Hill at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Brisbane […]

Rees gets rare Gold Seal of Approval

A New Zealand owned luxury lake-front hotel, The Rees, has achieved a Qualmark Gold Award – the top seal of approval by the rating system known as “New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality”. The Rees Hotel Queenstown is only one of two Gold Award recipients to date in the South Island by the independent assessor, […]

A New and Unique Japanese “Onsen” Resort

Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. announced the opening of Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu, the newest addition to its resort portfolio in Hakone, Japan, a popular hot spring (onsen) destination near Mount Fuji.  Ten-yu, which opened on April 20th, is an upscale onsen resort blending the best of East and West: traditional ambiance and modern convenience with tranquil serenity […]

Auckland welcomes Grander Windsor

THE QUEEN CITY GETS A GRANDER WINDSOR The glamour of the Art Deco era, when travelling in style meant monogrammed trunks, well-cut suits and dressing for dinner with fabulous gowns and jewels, has inspired Auckland’s latest five-star boutique hotel. Already occupying a much-loved heritage building in Auckland’s international retail precinct, the Hotel Grand Windsor is […]