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.

Gold Sponsor - Multi Media

Multi-Media Systems Ltd is a family business established by Bong and Noon Wong in 1974 out of their home garage. The initial focus was on the sales, rental and repairs of 8mm and 16mm reel projectors with the market focus being on schools, community halls and church groups. When the focus expanded into the corporate sector a new avenue opened up to explore the service of film processing and development, specifically for 35mm slides. 

Until the early 90’s Multi-Media Systems remained focussed on this area of the industry creating a strong reputation for dynamic visual presentation delivery. Product launches and road shows were at the peak of event trends as industries and companies wanted to share information amongst peers and clients on a national level.

The need to give clients more cost effective solutions for travel outside our main hub in Auckland gave the company reason to open its doors in Wellington. As part of cost effective solutions, the business decided to spread its knowledge in areas of Audio and Lighting. Creating a one-stop shop solution for clients enabled the business to have control from concept phases through to execution and delivery. The expansion into the South Island gave us further ability to service our national clients. Our Christchurch base was set up in 2004 with the idea of looking after our clients in a more localised manner.

Multi-Media Systems Ltd is now a national business with services that can support a myriad of events. The experience and knowledge remains within the family with Bong & Noon’s son Damian looking after day to day proceedings supported by key personnel to ensure clients’ experiences are first class. 

Wine Sponsor & Exhibitor - Villa Maria

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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 & Exhibitor - Colliers

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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.

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Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - Buchan

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Buchan is a multi-disciplinary global design studio that provides design solutions to clients in the hotels and hospitality, retail, residential, commercial, and mixed-use sectors.

We undertake projects throughout the world, drawing on our 300+ accomplished architects and designers from our permanent studios in Australia, New Zealand, China, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.

One of the things that makes Buchan unique is our combination of strategic, management, and design and project delivery capabilities, which allows us to provide holistic solutions to a wide-range of challenges at every stage of the design lifecycle. Our designers have deep domain knowledge and through this we’re able to deliver not only great strategic decisions for our clients, but clients can have confidence knowing that our ideas will work and are implementable.

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - IHG

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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

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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 The Hospitality Cloud

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Software at your service

RMS Property Management Software can help you run your business better and gives you more time to concentrate on servicing your guests.

We’ve been a leader in hospitality software technology for over 30 years and help service over 5,000 properties in 25 countries.

Easy-to-use, our fully integrated system takes care of every crucial front and back-end detail, from bookings to payments and beyond. Take control of your distribution requirements by using our full distribution and channel management capabilities. Our software offers integrated revenue and yield applications, advanced guest and customer engagement portals, real time communication functionality, and operational portals to increase efficiency. Customizable dashboards and scheduled reporting capability keeps everyone in your business up to date in real time. 

We offer enterprise logic platform for chains and multiple property groups with central reservations as well as flexible integrations with third party software providers to improve customer recognition and maximize revenue and reputation.

Our Cloud based software allows you to work on any online device, anywhere, 24/7, with low bandwidth requirements for flexibility and security.

Have a look at our video catalogue ( to explore the advanced features and vast range of functionality within our software.

We’re here to help

Global hotel and apartment chains and independent hotels trust their Property Management requirements to RMS. Our dedicated teams quickly respond to changes and keep you up to date.

Our support network, learning materials and ongoing customer engagement through webinars and training sessions is second to none.

Packed with features, RMS is the fastest growing cloud PMS in the world - easy-to-use, flexible and extremely cost effective.

To arrange a demo, contact

Cocktail Function Sponsor - Marriott International

Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016 created the world’s largest hotel company. Today, the New York Stock Exchange listed company employs more than 675,000 people and operates 6,500 hotels in 128 countries.

The group has 30 leading global brands, including Marriott, Sheraton, Ritz-Carlton, Westin, W, St Regis, Le Meridien, Aloft, Four Points, and Bulgari.  In the Australia, New Zealand, Pacific region, Marriott International operates a growing portfolio of 30 iconic hotels and resorts, with more than 20 new properties in the confirmed pipeline.

Drawing on 90 years of industry experience and leadership, Marriott International combines unrivalled global distribution power, award-winning loyalty programs (uniting more than 110 million members), and a proven local track record (led by our Australian-based executive team) to deliver the very best possible commercial outcomes for the hotels that carry our brands.

Illustrating Marriott’s rapid rate of global expansion, the company will open a new hotel - somewhere in the world - every 14 hours for the next three years.

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.

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 & Exhibitor- Blue Ocean Marketing

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Our Journey from Red to Blue

Why Blue Ocean? Like many of our clients, we have navigated through the turbulent red waters of heavy competition. We have been there, through the storms, and sailed onward to new horizons. We understand that finding the open blue ocean of opportunities is a challenge. Having learned from our experiences, and developed new frontiers, we are motivated to help other companies set their compass to win.

Strategic marketing driven by management consultants, executed by specialists. Our experienced management consultants immerse themselves in your business, analysing performance and identifying those missing links and opportunities that create value and connect you with your customers.

They are your strategic coach, helping you navigate with intent towards your goals. We turn strategy into action by shifting teams from strategic thinking to strategic acting.

Our marketing, creative and digital specialists follow your lead. They are your team, working with their skills aligned, to deliver the vision of your game plan.

Together we can win the race.

We are proud to be associated with the 2018 Hotel Industry Conference as a Bronze sponsor. Please do come and see us at our booth in the exhibition hall.

Dare to Dream, Play to Win

Bronze Sponsor & Exhibitor - xn protel

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Xn protel Systems is a global hospitality management software company specialising in property management, central reservations, point of sale and activity management solutions. Our highly functional, cloud-native and open systems provide the latest technology and flexibility. They help world-class hospitality companies in over 50 countries to optimise revenue generation, simplify service operations and enhance the quality of guest communications.

Our next generation, global solutions are robust, highly scalable, feature-rich and backed by outstanding customer service and support. Our dedicated team of highly experienced hotel, hospitality and technology experts work hard to understand customers’ needs and the issues they face. Located across our extensive network of offices in the UK, Asia, Australia and Middle East, our specialists provide the best advice, solutions and support to make sure customers meet the needs of local markets and achieve their business goals.

Xn protel Systems provide solutions to many world-leading hotels and chains including Toga, Ascott, Ovolo, Accor, Best Western, Hyatt, COMO, Four Seasons, Rocco Forte, Movenpick, QHotels, Lemon Tree, Starwood, InterContinental, Silverneedle, and more.

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

Lunch Sponsor - Far North Holdings

Far North Holdings Limited (FNHL) is the commercial trading and asset management arm of Far North District Council. FNHL manages a diverse range of property, maritime and transport assets right across the district on behalf of Far North ratepayers.

FNHL and Waitangi Ltd (wholly-owned subsidiary of the Waitangi National Trust) are offering an investment opportunity for a new five-star hotel at Wairoa Bay on the Waitangi Estate.

Afternoon Tea Sponsor - Arrow International

Arrow was founded in Dunedin by Bob Foster and Ron Anderson in 1984 to provide project and construction management services to clients who were demanding a smarter approach to the planning, procurement and delivery of construction works.

At Arrow we do things differently. The bulk of our work is with repeat Clients who partner with Arrow to realise financial benefits through end-to-end project solutions. Our secret?  Its simple – we retain good people who are highly capable, skilled at what they do, upfront, transparent and easy to deal with. Our teams work hard to truly understand what is important to our Clients and provide efficient, cost effective construction solutions to deliver on those needs. The success of this approach has carved out a unique position for Arrow as a true construction partner for repeat clients.

Our strength – and value proposition – is that we provide our Clients with a proven, effective offering right from project concept through to turn-key delivery. Built on that philosophy, our people have the skills to really understand Client needs and meaningfully drive project design to provide quality solutions within project feasibility budget limitations. Whether we are working with a client from land purchase and project inception or from a fully detailed design lump sum tender, we still act as a partner with transparency and collaboration as the overriding driver of project team behaviour and decision making.

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.

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.

Food and Beverage Employee of the Year Award Sponsor - ServiceIQ

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.

Front Office Services Employee of the Year Award Sponsor - New Zealand School of Tourism

New Zealand School of Tourism is part of New Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of vocational training. We are New Zealand's largest private tertiary establishment that specialises in training programmes for the airline, hotel, travel and tourism industries. The New Zealand School of Tourism Ltd started as Travel Careers & Training in 1985 with one campus in Wellington. Several years later we opened a second campus in Auckland before purchasing Sir George Seymour College in 2006. In 2015 the two brands rebranded to become The New Zealand School of Tourism. We are a Category One provider having gained the highest outcome from NZQA with a Highly Confident in Educational Performance and Highly Confident in Self-Assessment. We have six campuses around the country where we teach unique New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved programmes. One of our key strengths is our close industry partnerships, both here and abroad. We have over 80 tourism employers who we work with here in New Zealand, connecting our students with them face to face at job fairs across the country each year. We also offer our students money can’t buy internships opportunities both here and abroad at places like Skyline, Menzies Aviation, Accor Hotels, Walt Disney World, Hamilton Island in Australia and Broadmoor Resort in Colorado. These work experience and employment opportunities ultimately help our students get that dream job when they graduate.

Hotel General Manager of the Year 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.

Housekeeper Employee of the Year Award Sponsor & Exhibitor - Vendella

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Our industry is built upon choice;
Location, Size, Style, Price, Relationships, Comfort, Products

Our job is to help accommodation providers look their best.
From bedding to beds, cleaning to coffee, our vast, industry specific range, encompasses nearly ‘everything in the room that guests can touch’. So, keeping a vigilant eye on the latest trends, best products, sharpest prices and the overall customer experience is vital and we’ve lead the way in this since way back.

With a broad approach to how we can help you make your guest experience that little bit better, our innovations team consistently develop and refine new products and processes to answer global trends and exceed your guests feedback.

For example, the environment.
This year we launched our Dream Green Initiative to contribute to the sustainable success of our industry… our tourists visit NZ because of our natural beauty, right?  This year we’re planting 10,000 native trees throughout New Zealand (the equivalent to five rugby fields) so the clean, green kiwi experience lives on for generations to come.

This year we would love to talk to you about your sustainability efforts. We’re showcasing our famous Dream 900 gram pillow that’s responsible for planting 10,000 native trees. Call by our booth and find out how your pillow choice can benefit your guest experience and play a huge part in your sustainability efforts.

Alongside environmental initiatives, we’ve also committed to a number of social initiatives. Come along to our booth and ‘Give it up for” one of our two charities. We’ve got a gift for you and a gift for your charity of choice. Pay it forward on us!

We cannot do without you which we feel is reciprocal.
Our relationships with Owners, Managers & Housekeepers up and down the country is paramount to the success of not only our business but yours too. We value our close relationships and that’s why we’re sponsoring the NZHIC 2018 Employee Housekeeper of the year award.

You look after the guest, let us look after the rest.

Revenue Manager of the Year Award Sponsor - ARMA

ARMA is proud to support the Hotel Industry and be associated again with the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards in 2018. 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.

Sales, Marketing & Distribution Employee of the Year Award Sponsor - Fastrack

We're hotel and travel digital marketing experts, and for over 16 years we've been singularly focused on helping hoteliers and accommodation businesses of all types and sizes create more direct bookings and revenue through data-driven creative website design and smart digital marketing and media.  

We do business a little differently. We take time to listen first. We're transparent. We're strategic. Data drives our intelligence. Our passionate team work hard every day to create rich interactive high-converting experiences for your hotel and accommodation shoppers to instantly boost revenue. 

Contact us today on 0800 823 278 to boost your direct booking or visit

Senior Hotel Executive Award Sponsor - Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty is recognised as the world’s largest and most prestigious luxury real estate brand and has the ability to expose property locally, nationally and globally like no other company in New Zealand.

Our emphasis and attention to detail in marketing lifts the profile of our properties beyond the competition and exposes them to a larger audience of buyers resulting in sales records throughout each of our offices. We are in the unique position to offer a truly seamless local to global marketing approach from strategy to execution.

Having established the first office in Queenstown in 2005, the company now has 18 offices nationally and is continuing its expansion into key locations across New Zealand.

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.

Coffee Cart Sponsor - Vittoria

As Cantarella Bros continues to grow and evolve, so does our corporate identity.

With our flagship brand Vittoria Coffee holding the position of Australia's Number 1 Pure Coffee Brand*, we recognised that it was important to link our total business to that of which it is best known. Which is why Cantarella Bros is now trading under the new business name of 'Vittoria Food & Beverage'.

Rest assured our commitment to excellence remains unchanged, as does our heritage, with Vittoria Food & Beverage remaining a proud third-generation family business where our expertise has been passed down from one generation to the next.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The sponsorship prospectus for next year's conference will be released in the first quarter of 2019. To be added to the database to receive this, please email Conference Organiser Paul Walker - .

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