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Wellington venue judged a winner in hospitality awards

Wellington venue judged a winner in national hospitality awards

Thursday 18 September 2014

The Rydges Hotel in Wellington has been named as a double winner at this year’s Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence – taking out the Best Accommodation Hotel category and Excellence in Marketing category.

The Rydges Hotel in Wellington was presented with its accolades at the Hospitality New Zealand national conference held in Rotorua on September 18.

Hospitality New Zealand chief executive officer Bruce Robertson said the calibre and breadth of winners at this year’s awards reflected the healthy state of the wider hospitality industry for those businesses which had invested in keeping ahead of their competition.

"Hospitality, like any economic sector, relies on a combination of innovation, professionalism, rigorous business practices, and a liberal dash of commitment and passion to generate ongoing success. Rydges Hotel in Wellington displays these attributes and pre-requisites in abundance – placing them clearly at the forefront of their peers," Mr Robertson said.

"The New Zealand public, and indeed international visitors too, can take every confidence that their patronage at Rydges Hotel in Wellington will be rewarded with outstanding and memorable experiences.

"The Rydges Hotel in Wellington is a credit - not only to the industry and to the capital, but also to New Zealand as a whole, and truly represents the best that this country has to offer."

The Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence encompass 15 categories featuring all sectors of the industry – from country pubs, gaming operations and five star hotels, through to bars, restaurants, and cafes.

The Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence are judged over a seven week period by a panel of independent industry professionals who assess every competitor on a range of commercial and operational criteria – including staff training and human resources, customer service, marketing and promotional activities, and the demonstration of business growth.

Note to the Editor:

About the Hospitality New Zealand: Hospitality New Zealand was established in 1902. It is a voluntary trade organisation of like-minded businesses and operators in the hospitality sector that is governed by a Board of nine elected members and owned by its members. Hospitality New Zealand continues to be the voice of Hospitality, representing over 2,400 hospitality businesses, providing significant advocacy work, expert advice and a range of services to its members at both local and national levels. See www.hospitalitynz.org.nz

ENDS

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