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

 

Tuakau Hotel Scoops Best New/Redeveloped Hotel

Tuakau Hotel Scoops Best New/Redeveloped Hotel

Tuakau Hotel owners, Neil Young and Dee Bond, were overwhelmed when they were named the winners of the Best New/Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel in this years Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence, announced in Wellington on Wednesday.

Dee Bond was overcome with emotion and speechless when the winner’s name, Tuakau Hotel, was read out.

Neil Young said it was testimony to the extreme amount of hard work and effort that had gone into refurbishing this grand old lady of yesteryear.

Established in 1875 it was no mean feat restoring this hotel to its former glory and the award will be shared with members of the Tuakau community - suppliers, friends and family that helped make the hotel look more than a million dollars.

It’s the first time the couple has taken on a project of this magnititude and it’s the first time the pair have been involved in the hospitality industry.

It’s a credit to our hard working staff and our loyal patrons that watched this tavern turn back into a magnificent grand hotel.

“We will be sharing the award with all of the community and the award will take pride of place at the bar in the hotel for all to see.”

Dee Bond and Neil Young said it was four years of blood, sweat and tears and the award accolade goes a long way in making them realise that the restoration project was totally worth it.

“We will be back next year and will be doing our level best to raise the bar at the awards again,” said Neil.

The Tuakau Hotel boasts beautifully appointed hotel rooms complete with restaurant, bar, gaming room, lounge area and wholesale liquor outlet.

This award goes a long way in putting Tuakau on the map as a great tourist destination.

“We are proud to support our community with this renovation, providing accommodation for the thriving and growing Tuakau at the Gateway to Waikato,” said Dee Bond.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Forest And Bird: Misinformation Circulating On Biodiversity Policy

Forest & Bird is concerned at misinformation circulating regarding a policy statement aimed at protecting New Zealand’s unique biodiversity. The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity is being consulted on by the ... More>>

ALSO:

NIWA: Scientists Say Methane Emitted By Humans ‘vastly Underestimated’

NIWA researchers have helped unlock information trapped in ancient air samples from Greenland and Antarctica that shows the amount of methane humans are emitting into the atmosphere from fossil fuels has been vastly underestimated... More>>

ALSO:

SMC Expert Reaction: Record Dry Spells And Effects On Forests

With no rain forecast before Sunday, Auckland is about to break a record for the city's longest dry spell. Niwa says Auckland is likely to hit 40 consecutive days without rain this weekend . The upper North Island is seeing severe meterological ... More>>

ALSO:



Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Remains At 1.0 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment is at or slightly above its maximum sustainable level while consumer price inflation is close to the 2 percent mid-point of our target range. ... More>>

ALSO:

Science Media Centre: Novel Coronavirus Detected In China – Expert Reaction

The virus was detected after more than 40 people were hospitalised with pneumonia in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak traced to a large animal and seafood market. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that person-to-person transmission ... More>>

ALSO:

NZ First: Launch Of Parliament Petition To Remove Aluminium Dross

This afternoon to a crowd of over 100 people in Mataura -- Mark Patterson, New Zealand First List MP based in Clutha-Southland launched a parliamentary petition regarding the aluminium dross issue in Mataura, Southland. The petition asks that the House ... More>>

ALSO: