2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

To discuss the sponsorship and trade exhibitor opportunities for the 2018 conference please contact Conference Organiser Paul Walker, email , phone 021 790 360.

Platinum Sponsor - Scenic Hotel Group

Hotels, Suites and Resorts of quality, value, style and comfort, Scenic Hotel Group is New Zealand’s largest independently-owned and operated hotel group and prides itself on offering true Kiwi hospitality at each of its eighteen hotels. 

Located in twelve popular regions  in New Zealand and two in the South Pacific countries of Tonga and Niue, Scenic Hotel Group welcomes business and corporate travellers, families, groups and individuals.   We offer a variety of accommodation (rooms, suites and self-catering apartments) at Heartland Hotels, Scenic Hotels, Suites & Resorts and Te Waonui Forest Retreat as well as excellent Event Services such as Conference, Incentive, Meeting facilities and Wedding Venues.

We're a national hotel group, spread around the best of New Zealand and the South Pacific, working to international standards with a touch of local flair.

Scenic Hotel Group is committed to be a leader in responsible and sustainable tourism.  As a company we are determined to ensure New Zealand’s clean green image remains intact for future generations.

 Enjoy great value, and genuine comfort with a stay in our friendly 100% NZ owned hotels.


Gold Sponsor - AccorHotels

AccorHotels, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 92 countries with more than 3,500 hotels and 450,000 rooms.

AccorHotels provides an extensive offer including complementary brands from luxury to economy that are recognized and appreciated around the world for their service quality: Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Quay West, Sebel, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget.

With more than 160,000 employees in AccorHotels brand hotels worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.


Gold Sponsor - Event Hospitality & Entertainment

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (formerly known as Amalgamated Holdings Limited or AHL) is Australia’s premier entertainment, hospitality and leisure company. It has proud and historic origins dating back to 1910 and currently operates within the Entertainment and Hospitality sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The Event Group's hospitality division operates QT Hotels & Resorts, Rydges Hotels & Resorts, Eventhouse and Atura Hotels brands as well as the premier Australian Ski Resort township of Thredbo Alpine Resort. It also operates Priority Guest Rewards a hotel & resort rewards program that offers members access to the lowest prices online.


Wine Sponsor & Exhibitor - Villa Maria

The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. Each wine is crafted in the unique, fruit-driven style of New Zealand, showcasing the very best of the country’s distinct wine regions. Villa Maria sources grapes from New Zealand’s premium grape growing regions, including Marlborough and Hawkes Bay, and produces wines in state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in Auckland and Marlborough. The winery Sir George Fistonich started in 1961 is still family owned and stands as an icon of superior quality and innovation in New Zealand winemaking. In 2017, Drinks International named Villa Maria the most admired wine brand in New Zealand and the fourth most admired in the world.


Silver & Property Forum Sponsor - Colliers

Colliers International is a leader in global real estate services, and the market leader in commercial property in New Zealand.

Colliers National hotel division, which is the largest in the country, specialises in providing services in brokerage, valuation and consultancy assignments. Our specialist team prides itself on its unparalleled track record and ability to deliver high levels of service for our wide range clients which include investor, hotel companies and financiers.

We also offer our clients an extensive range of hotel & hospitality research underpinned by our specialist knowledge and proprietary database. Our clients are regularly updated with reports on all the major markets and also benefit from our extensive knowledge in bespoke assignments including market feasibility studies and hotel operator selection services. 

Our team of qualified hotel valuers and research analysts provide valuations for individual hotels through to large portfolios, and have undertaken valuations for the majority of major hotel assets in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Finally, our hotel brokerage team is the most successful in the country, having completed approximately 90% of all major hotel sales (completed by agencies) that have transacted in the past five years. Recent transactions include: - CQ Hotel Wellington (under contract), SilverOaks Hotel Rotorua and the Novotel & Ibis Hotels located in Christchurch, Auckland & Wellington.

For further information please visit www.colliers.co.nz/services/hotels

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - IHG

About IHG

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avidTM hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,300 hotels and nearly 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.


Silver Sponsor - Intermedia / HM Magazine

HM, now in its 19th year, is the leading accommodation magazine in the Asia-Pacific region and is distributed to virtually all accommodation properties in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Noumea, Vanuatu, Tahiti and parts of South-East Asia (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Hong Kong, Macau, Bangkok). The magazine, published bi-monthly, has a circulation of over 10,000 (readership of 80,000) and is direct mailed to all tiers of hotel management (from Global CEOs, Regional Directors and General Managers to Sales and Marketing staff) throughout these countries.

HM is read by all members of the AAoA (Accommodation Association of Australia) and the TAA (Tourism Accommodation Australia) in Australia, the NZHC (New Zealand Hotel Council) and the FHTA (Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association), and hosts the annual HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence in Sydney, now in its 12th year. James Wilkinson is the Editor-in-Chief of HM magazine and Adam Daff is the HM Group Advertising and Sponsorship Director.


Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - King Koil Commercial

Every guest has a story, make sure it’s a good one

We believe good beds contribute to great business.

King Koil Commercial beds are specially designed for operators who care about their guests, and guests who love a good night’s sleep.

Our mission is to improve lives through better sleep. Our commitment to continuous research, development and testing ensures that our beds are engineered to withstand the rigours of the commercial environment.

King Koil is the preferred brand of some of Australia and New Zealand’s best-known corporate and leisure properties. Our beds are built to deliver a superior sleep experience. Our mattresses and bases are rigorously tested to ensure the high performance expected from your investment.

King Koil Commercial is a proud supplier to:

New Zealand’s best known hotels
New Zealand’s most celebrated luxury accommodation


Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - RMS

RMS is an Australian software company producing and supporting Online Booking, Channel Management and Front Office Systems to the world’s hospitality industry.

RMS has been at the forefront of development for property and reservations management systems for over 30 years for the Hotel, Motel, Holiday Park, Caravan and RV Park and Apartment segments with speciality applications for the Mining, Defence, Facility and Shopping Centre industries.

RMS - The Hospitality Cloud is a suite of modules that work together seamlessly to offer a total property management solution. Modules include, front office, online bookings, channel management, business intelligence, guest marketing, customer relationship management and more.

There are over 4,500 properties in 25 countries taking advantage of the unique ability to have online bookings, channel management and a front office system in a single application.


Bronze Sponsor - Exhibition Hire Services & Displayworks

Exhibition Hire Services and Displayworks are two of the leading exhibition companies in the industry. We offer a diverse range of products nationwide and have built a reputation on providing display solutions to all aspects of the event industry. From roadshows, conferences, product launches to large exhibitions we have the expertise and knowledge to design your floorplan and offer solutions to all aspects of your event, and above all we provide impeccable services to you the client. Working together with your organisation we create the environment you need to command attention in today's increasingly competitive market. Our experience and diverse product range enable us to provide you with endless innovative ways to create exciting and unique solutions that can be delivered on time & within budget.

Having worked at all New Zealand’s major venues we understand the professionalism, creativity and organisation needed to make your event a success. With preferred supplier status at many of these venues we have the ability to work closely with you and the venue to understand your requirements and how best to achieve the desired outcome. As the largest combined supplier of furniture to the New Zealand Exhibition market we are continually investing in new products and are in a unique position to provide you with exactly what you need and to create the right atmosphere.


Bronze Sponsor - ReserveGroup

Venue Sponsor - The Cordis Auckland

Timeless style that balances our European heritage with elements of New Zealand’s natural beauty. A celebration of classic luxury and quiet comfort at the Cordis Auckland.

411 spacious rooms and suites with views of leafy green Auckland Domain or the city skyline. With a warm pastel colour palette, hardwood furniture mixed with rich textiles, and our signature amenities, each room is a private sanctuary in the heart of the city.

Culinary delights served in sophisticated settings. At Eight, sample a variety of classic and contemporary Asian and Western cuisines at eight interactive cooking stations. At Palm Court, enjoy handcrafted cocktails and fine champagnes or indulge in our signature Cordis Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood.
A haven of wellness in downtown Auckland. Keep fit on your travels at our Fitness Centre with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and free weights. Enjoy a few brisk morning laps or a night swim under the stars in our 12.36m heated outdoor pool. At our award-winning Chuan Spa, relax and realign your mind, body, and soul with treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

From small cocktail events to large corporate dinners, 13 adaptable venues and two opulent ballrooms to accommodate any function. A dedicated and passionate planning team to ensure your event exceeds all expectations.

Juice & Water Sponsor - Frucor Suntory

Simply Squeezed is New Zealand's leading chilled juice manufacturer based in Hawke’s Bay.  The company started off in 1991 with small beginnings in Bay View, Napier - squeezing and delivering fresh orange juice to Napier and Hastings based hotels and restaurants.  Over the years Simply Squeezed has expanded its distribution network throughout the whole of New Zealand.  

We offer a strong and extensive beverage portfolio to our customers. These include our award winning chilled juices, smoothies, fruit nectars, and an organic drinks range - under the flagship Simply Squeezed brand, Allganics, Arano, Supreme and Bay Harvest brands.  We have strong partnerships within the hotel industry and fully support industry initiatives.  Our focus is to provide you with a suitable equipment solution strategy, and we will work with you to deliver your customer the best possible experience.  We are able to offer you a full product range from bulk juice, super juice or smoothie blends for your breakfast buffet, single serve drinks for the mini bar, to juice mixers and drinks for your bar/restaurant. 


Morning Tea Sponsor - Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotel Management represents a pre-eminent range of four-star-plus hotels across New Zealand with 19 properties in different 15 destinations.

During the past 20 years, the Heritage, CityLife and Heritage Collection brands have quickly established themselves as representing quality and a commitment to service that is second to none. This reputation has enabled Heritage Hotel Management to bring on both managed and franchised properties which now makes Heritage Hotel Management the largest hotel management company with a New Zealand head office.

Heritage is proud of its ‘New Zealandness’ and its strong connections within the tourism sector and the local communities we operate within. 

If you would like to start a conversation with how we can assist you in managing your asset, then speak to Graham Yan, Gary Jarvis or Dylan Rushbrook during NZHIC 2018, or download our prospectus from http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/about-us/management-services

Award Sponsor - Service IQ

ServiceIQ - 'shorthand' for service industry qualifications that develop smarter people for smarter businesses - aims to have a world class New Zealand service industry through qualified people. Our purpose is to develop and facilitate on-the-job training that has a tangible positive impact on the businesses we work with, and results in productive employees. 

We believe industry training is essential to improving the service industry's productivity and profitability, which will contribute to a stronger New Zealand economy. ServiceIQ sets standards, develops qualifications and arranges training for the service industry in the accommodation, aviation, bars and restaurants, cafés, clubs, food services, museums, quick service restaurants, retail, tourism, travel and wholesale sectors of the service industry.


Environmental Initiative of the Year Award Sponsor - Skål New Zealand

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and
executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to Do Business Among Friends.

Skål International today has approximately 14,000 members in 350 Clubs throughout over 80 countries. Skal has clubs operating in New Zealand in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Skål International wants to challenge the hotel industry to ensure that in its desire to gain and retain customers, through enhanced comfort and security offerings, it also understands the social, environmental and human responsibilities it must meet in today’s world.

Skål New Zealand is therefore proud to recognise environmental excellence in the New Zealand hotel industry by sponsoring the Environmental Initiative of the Year award.


Hotel General Manager Award Sponsor - AHS Hospitality

AHS Hospitality is the market leader in outsourced housekeeping services to the hospitality industry in Australasia.  Since its inception in 1993, AHS has been solely dedicated to the hospitality industry.  They are responsible for servicing more than 10 million rooms every year, operating at 190 hotels across all of the major hotel brands in the region.  With more than 5,000 employees, AHS are one of the largest hospitality employers in Australia and New Zealand.  The senior management team has over 200 years combined experience across large multi-national hotel chains and understand what is required to deliver results.

Through their unique and specialized business model, AHS achieve consistently high quality results and guest satisfaction.  AHS has developed specific operating systems, procedures and policies all designed around servicing hotels.  It includes advanced IT programs that can integrate directly into a hotel’s operating and communication systems to monitor and report on a range of quality results from overall hotel trends down to individual daily results on a micro level.

Equally important, the business model that AHS has created significantly reduces risk for hotel operators and hotel owners by reducing exposure to unexpected or unwanted risks in areas such as Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Work Health Safety.  Moreover, AHS’s guaranteed price per room significantly reduces the financial risk and allows expense budgets to be consistently achieved every month.


Revenue Manager of the Year Award Sponsor - ARMA

ARMA is proud to support the Hotel Industry and be associated with the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards 2017. ARMA (Australian Revenue Management Association - APAC) was established by Melissa Kalan, a revenue management specialist as the main provider of independent, quality and accessible revenue management training for the Australian & New Zealand accommodation industry.

Our aim is to actively promote and educate on the importance of the RM process and job function and help organisations and education partners achieve their training needs in this discipline.

ARMA provides and develops engaging, quality training programs, including the first nationally accredited short course in revenue management in Australia and is fast creating a global community of ARMA revenue management trained professionals.


Session Sponsor - Westpac

Westpac are long-term supporters of the Tourism Industry in New Zealand, and excited to be working with the Hotel Conference in support of the Hotels sector and HTC members. Westpac are a full service bank and pride ourselves on the depth of our ongoing relationships, our comprehensive industry knowledge, and our innovative solutions to this sector.

Working with our colleagues and specialists across Westpac NZ and Australia, we provide financing and banking solutions to support the infrastructure, utilities and property sectors. Westpac's Infrastructure, Utilities and Property team is based in Auckland and provide financing and banking solutions to support the infrastructure, utilities and property sectors.

Our 360° approach to banking, our dedication to growing New Zealand’s economy, and our ability to act globally for our customers, define Westpac Corporate and Institutional Bank.


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