Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Total Seclusion Brings Stardom for Luxury Lodge

Total Seclusion Brings Stardom for Luxury Lodge

May 27, 2014

A New Zealand luxury lodge has been nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious travel awards.

Bay Of Many Coves in the Marlborough Sounds is in the line-up for one of the Global Travel Experience Awards, jointly organised by Zanadu, China’s leading luxury and boutique travel company and 21 Century, the most influential business media group in China.

Bay Of Many Coves has been nominated in the category of Best For Privacy which Wellington Co-Owner, Murray McCaw, interprets as providing one of the most secluded experiences for travellers anywhere in the world.

Zanadu explains that 140 hotels have been short-listed from thousands of hotels and resorts around the globe and will compete across 28 different categories. It says celebrities, opinion leaders, media and finalists will attend the award ceremony at the Shanghai Jing’an Shangri-la Hotel on June 5.

The exposure will give the nominated hotel an unmatched market exposure in relevant channels throughout China, Zanadu’s Hotel Relations Director, Aymeric Naudin, says.

Murray McCaw, who will attend the ceremony, says China’s upper-end market is looking for something new and different.

“A lodge, surrounded by bush, overlooking unpolluted water, where there are no roads in and out and access is by yacht or pleasure craft, is something quite unique to them,” he says. “In such a populated country, seclusion, where no-one knows they are there, is a sought after commodity.

“Recent tourists to our lodge were captivated by the blue sky in the day and the stars at night, something they don’t see back in their own country.”

Murray McCaw is delighted Bay Of Many Coves has been invited as a finalist and says the nomination is “a vindication of where we are and our position in the world.”

“To be recognised by the organisers and sponsors is pretty prestigious,” he comments.

Murray says the nomination will have a great impact on Bay Of Many Coves in the Chinese market.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Taxing Multinationals: EU Ruling Sours Apple

Shares of Apple slid, down 0.9 percent as of 3.08pm in New York, after the European Commission ruled that Ireland granted the company undue tax benefits of up to 13 billion euros (US$14.5 billion)—"illegal aid” under EU rules that the commission says Ireland now must recover from Apple. More>>

ALSO:

NZX Review: Best Practice Code Recommends Code Of Ethics

NZX, the sharemarket operator, is seeking feedback on proposed changes to its corporate governance best practice code including a published code of ethics, rules about share trading and continuous disclosure, and more transparency over board appointments and chief executive pay. More>>

ALSO:

Auditors:

Signs Of Life? SETI On Russian Space(?) Signal

A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks to the discovery of a radio signal by a group of Russian astronomers... Could it be a transmission from a technically proficient society? At this point, we can only consider what is known so far. More>>

Post-Post: Brian Roche To Step Down As NZ Post CEO

Brian Roche will step down as chief executive of New Zealand Post in April 2017, having led the state-owned postal service's drive to adjust to shrinking mail volumes with a combination of cost cuts, asset sales, modernisation and expansion of new businesses. More>>

ALSO:

Company Results: Air NZ Rides The Tourism Boom With Record Full-Year Earnings

Air New Zealand has ridden the tourism boom and staved off increased competition to deliver the best full-year earnings in its 76-year history. More>>

ALSO:

New PGP: Sheep Milk Industry Gets $12.6M Crown Funding

The Sheep - Horizon Three programme aims to develop "a market driven, end-to-end value chain generating annual revenues of between $200 million and $700 million by 2030," according to a joint statement. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news