Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Travelodge Wellington Officially Open

Travelodge Wellington has been officially welcomed to the capital city by Deputy Mayor of Wellington Ian McKinnon.

Mr McKinnon declared the newly refurbished hotel officially open at a function late last week attended by more than 100 guests including hotel owners Toga Hospitality and Eureka Funds Management, local business representatives, tourism industry leaders and media.

“Travelodge Wellington is our second hotel in New Zealand - with a sister property in Palmerston North – and we are very proud to open for business after an extensive refurbishment. We are looking forward to offering both business and leisure visitors to Wellington a fresh and modern place to stay and do business in a very central location,” says Rachel Argaman, CEO, Toga Hospitality.

“The opening of Travelodge Wellington signifies Toga Hospitality’s ongoing commitment to the New Zealand market, one we are planning to expand further over the coming years.”

In line with the revitalised Travelodge brand in both New Zealand and Australia, the style of Travelodge Wellington is fresh and modern with an emphasis on delivering comfortable hotel accommodation, complete with up-to-date technology.

The hotel reopened in June this year following an NZ$11 million total refurbishment and the transformation makes the property one of the best 3.5 to 4 star hotels in the city.

The 132 accommodation rooms have been completely revamped, from light fittings to security cards and new LCD televisions. The conference rooms have also been given a face lift, making the hotel the ideal venue for small to medium sized conferences for up to 100 delegates. The hotel’s foyer has been transformed, and Steps Restaurant now has fresh, modern d├ęcor and an enticing new menu.

Travelodge Wellington is in a prime location in the centre of Wellington’s financial and shopping hub, yet close to key attractions such as Wellington Zoo, the Wellington Cable Car and Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, it is also only a five minute walk from the harbour.

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About Travelodge Hotels

Travelodge Hotels represent a new generation of hotels for the smart traveller looking for quality hotels in excellent city locations. With a 40 year heritage in Australia, the 15 new generation Travelodge Hotels are located in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Darwin and Perth in Australia and Palmerston North and Wellington in New Zealand.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Auckland Seafood Festival

Auckland Seafood Festival - Saturday 30th January - Monday 1st February, noon to 7pm daily.

The Auckland Seafood Festival offers visitors a chance to enjoy the delicacies caught in the waters around Auckland in a carnival atmosphere. More than 17,000 Aucklanders and out of town visitors attended the 2009 event soaking up the sun and enjoying a great selection of local seafood, wine and beer, with live entertainment for young and old. The event is a core part of Auckland Anniversary Weekend celebrations that also include the annual Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, concerts and fireworks.

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