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Haast Seen as 'Real NZ' to South Island Investors

Press Release 28.11.03

Haast Seen as 'Real New Zealand' to South Island Investors

Haast World Heritage Hotel and Bar has been purchased by Haast World Heritage Limited, a group of South Island businessmen involved in a mix of property and tourism accommodation businesses.

The new investors bring with them a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the tourism industry and look forward to working with existing managers Stacey Stevenson and Michael Thomas to drive the business forward.

The new owners take over on Monday, 1st December 2003. They recognise the West Coast in general and Haast in particular as offering an unparalleled tourism experience and are enthusiastic about working with existing and new operators to promote the area.

Haast World Heritage Hotel is nestled at the base of the Southern Alps on the banks of the Haast River, State Highway 6, Jackson Bay Road. Rich in history and offering a unique character, the hotel is the southern gateway to the West Coast. The complex offers 54 rooms, a large hotel restaurant and house bar facilities, separate public bar and bistro complex and is situated on 3.5 hectares of land.

"This is a region so unique it has been designated a 'World Heritage Area'. The West Coast of NZ has certainly been put on the map through its pure beauty, from rugged coastlines & wild driftwood beaches to the glaciers and lush rain forests," says group spokesperson Matt Taylor.

"Visitor attractions and activities such as rafting, jetboating, hunting and the world renowned whitebait have resulted in a significant increase in tourism over the past several years."

The West Coast region is developing as a strong tourism destination for domestic and international visitors. Visitor arrivals are forecast to increase 20.49% from 932,000 in 2003 to 1,123,000 in 2008. Visitor expenditure in the region is expected to increase from $261 million in 2003 to $360 million in 2008.


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