2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

The sponsorship prospectus for the 2020 conference will be released in the first quarter of 2020.

To be added to the database to receive this, please email your details and company information to conference organiser Paul Walker -  .

Platinum Sponsor - Accor

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in more than 4,800 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.

Beyond accommodations, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play with Food & Beverage, nightlife, wellbeing, and coworking brands. To drive business performance, Accor’s portfolio of business accelerators amplify hospitality distribution, operations, and experience. Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs—Le Club AccorHotels.

Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation, and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community. Planet 21 – Acting Hereendeavours to act for positive hospitality, while Accor Solidarity, the endowment fund, empowers disadvantaged groups through professional training and access to employment.

In New Zealand, Accor operates 37 hotels under 11 brands in 10 stunning locations covering all major corporate and leisure travel destinations.

www.accorhotels.com

Founding 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 the South Pacific country of 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.

www.scenichotelgroup.co.nz

Venue Sponsor - 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.

ROOMS AND SUITES
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.

DINING
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.
 
SPA AND FITNESS
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.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS
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.

Silver & Property Forum Sponsor - Colliers

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

The Colliers International Hotel Division is the largest in the country, specialising in sales, 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 of clients.

We also offer our clients an extensive range of hotel & hospitality research on all the major markets and also benefit from our extensive knowledge in assignments including market feasibility studies and hotel operator selection services, such as the recently announced QT Auckland, Viaduct Harbour, InterContinental Auckland, Commercial Bay and the Travelodge Hotel, Wynyard Quarter.

Our team of qualified hotel valuers provide valuations for individual hotels through to large portfolios in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Finally, our hotel brokerage team is unquestionably 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: - Waldorf Stadium Apartments, Auckland; Best Western President Hotel, Auckland; CQ Hotels, Wellington; Former Amora Hotel, Wellington; Skotel Alpine Resort, Tongariro National Park; Hotel Coachman, Palmerston North; and Parklane Motor Inn, Auckland.

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

Silver Sponsor - IHG

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

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,800 hotels and approximately 865,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 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 400,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

www.ihg.com

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

www.ahbeardcommercial.com

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - RMS Cloud

Software at your service

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

We’ve been a leader in hospitality technology for over 30 years with over 6,000 properties in 30 countries using RMS to power their business.

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 maximise 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 (https://www.youtube.com/user/SoftwarebyRMS) 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 in the fastest growing cloud PMS in the world. Easy to use, flexible and extremely cost effective.

To arrange a demo, contact sales@rms.com.au

www.rms.com.au

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor - Sleepyhead Commercial

Sleepyhead is part of the New Zealand Comfort Group, New Zealand’s largest and still locally owned bed supplier.

Founded in 1935 the company has vast experience in supplying beds to the hospitality sector.

All of Sleepyhead’s beds are locally made,including all major components. We manufacture all spring systems, and foam, locally.

The company is committed to manufacturing in New Zealand.It is developing a large new production facility in North Waikato,which will also include a housing subdivision,to provide workers with affordable housing.

The company supplies both retail and commercial sectors. It currently has factories in both Auckland and Christchurch,to efficiently service all parts of the country.

Sleepyhead uses the latest technology available internationally,in the bed making industry.

If you have bed requirements contact us at:

Email:  Free phone 0800 753 377

www.sleepyheadcommercial.co.nz

Lunch Sponsor - Marriott International

Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more than 7,300 properties and 750,000 people in 134 countries. The New York Stock Exchange listed company operates 30 leading global brands, including Marriott, Sheraton, Ritz-Carlton, Westin, W, St Regis, Le Meridien, Aloft, Four Points by Sheraton, EDITION, and Moxy. In the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region, Marriott International operates a growing portfolio of 35 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, more than 140 million Bonvoy loyalty program 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.

www.marriott.com

Cocktail Function Sponsor - Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties and 971,000 rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed over 3 billion guests in its 100-year history and earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 103 million members booking directly with Hilton can earn Points for stays and experiences money can’t buy and access instant benefits, including digital check-in, Digital Key, and Connected Room. 

www.hilton.com

Tea Break Sponsor - Essentially Tamara

Essentially Tamara is an independent manufacturer of handcrafted shower bombs. We are proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated.

The shower bomb is a very new concept that brings a unique dimension to your guests shower experience. Whereas previously, the bath was undoubtedly the focal point of luxury and relaxation within a bathroom, shower bombs are doing a great deal to challenge this perception. Which also translates to greater sustainability as far less water is being used compared to a traditional bath.

Using a shower bomb is really simple. The bomb is placed on the shower floor where it is activated by the hot water and steam turning a perfunctory shower into an aromatherapy spa experience within the guests own hotel shower. The steam carries the fragrance throughout the bathroom  creating a luxurious sanctuary enabling your guests to unwind and relax.

We pride ourselves in handcrafting all of our shower bombs which are made with all-natural ingredients. As well as being passionate about our products, we care about what we put into them and the environment. All of our ingredients are environmentally friendly, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and are safe to use on any shower surface.

www.essentiallytamara.co.nz

Tea Break Sponsor and Exhibitor - StarLine Group

StarLine is a division of The Star Line Group Ltd, a 2nd generation company with a passionate focus on designing, creating and importing products to enhance guests experience in all types of Hotels and Resorts throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. A 100% NZ owned and operated company, we believe it’s our business to provide unique solutions for your Hotel to retain and attract guests and enhance their experience and interaction with your people.

We focus particularly on the guest rooms themselves and the items within the room which your guests touch, taste, feel and experience. With more than 7000 products in our range distributed from a central distribution warehouse in Northland we can be your single supply source and procurement partner, guaranteeing same-day dispatch on orders placed before 2pm, fast and reliable delivery network, professional and helpful customer service team and follow-up after sales care. We will be showcasing a great range of products on our booths at the Hotel Conference 2020 and look forward to meeting you there.

www.starlinegroup.co.nz

Administration Employee Award Sponsor - Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser serving commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. A wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), MMC and JLT Group became one company on 1 April 2019, bringing together two high-performing teams. At Marsh New Zealand, we have presence across 14 locations, access to even deeper risk expertise and specialty capabilities, greater talent, broader geographic reach, and more capacity in digital, data, and analytics. Our strengthened capabilities are harnessed to create value for your business in the moments that matter.

www.marsh.co.nz

Concierge Award Sponsor - Sparkle Master Drycleaners

Sparkle Master Drycleaners has been in business since 1998 under its current owners and has continually increased business turnover to become the largest Dry Cleaning operation in Auckland. We are based in a dedicated premises in Grey Lynn, Auckland purchased in 2007.

Our business has been based on providing a reliable professional service principally to the Hotel Trade, operating 365 days a year, also offering a service to high quality clothing suppliers in New Zealand. We have been involved in testing garment materials for cleaning sturdiness, advising on cleaning methods and labels with a number of Auckland Fashion houses.

Quality has been the hallmark on which Sparkle has built its business reputation. Using best practice, chemical cleaning agents, methods,  modern machinery and maintenance to ensure that uniform high quality cleaning is undertaken on the garment, whilst giving due consideration to its longevity.

We understand that costs and efficiency obviously play a major role in running a Hotel. With that in mind we offer an Automated Garment Management System, tracking garments (RFID chips) to and from Sparkle, with the ability to give detailed billing.

Sparkle’s philosophy has always been to consider ourselves to be in partnership with the Hotel, rather than just as service provider, which is why we will always go the extra distance for our Clients and their Customers.

www.sparkledrycleaners.co.nz

Front Office Services Employee Award Sponsor - Seekom

Introducing Seekom, your New Zealand owned Cloud Based Property Management System, Channel Manager and Automated Revenue Management.

Wellington based since 2002 with a team of 27 offering Venue Management Software, Xero Integration, Dynamic Rates, Virtual Rooms, POS Integration, Multiple Property Accounts and Automated Revenue Management.

Current customers include D.O.C. Kiwi Holiday Parks, Top 10 Holiday Parks and large properties such as Gilmer Hotel, Stay South Apartments, Wellesley Hotel, Southern Cross Hotel plus we are the only provider to Christchirch City Council and Auckland City Council properties. Over 2500 properties world wide use Seekom.

Seekom offers the complete solution including managed websites to ensure your “shop window” is always up to date.

With our websites, Front Booking Engine, Integrated PMS and Automated Revenue Management we are your ANSWER for your front office needs. 

Take time to visit our stand to see our cutting edge functionality coupled with the new Automated Revenue management.

We are able to offer live demos at our stand or book in an online session for a later time.

Bernard Burke
Business Development Manager
P: 04 9748008    Mobile: 0274334174
E: 

www.seekom.com

Hotel General Manager Award Sponsor - AHS Hospitality

AHS Hospitality is the leading provider of outsourced housekeeping services to the accommodation industry. Over time, many business partnerships have been developed with accommodation providers across Australia and New Zealand. 

Our service provides a specialised alternative to the in-house approach and delivers consistent results, at a more affordable price to your business.

All of our team members are trained specifically in housekeeping operations. AHS Hospitality now employs over 6,000 team members across Australia and New Zealand, servicing a range of hotels including luxury and boutique brands. 

We are Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of hospitality outsourced services to the accommodation sector, responsible for the servicing of over 8,000,000 hotel rooms annually. We have offices and senior management in Auckland and Christchurch. Our industry experience and knowledge ensure we can provide you with access to the most efficient and up to date technology platforms to help reduce and maintain consistent costs for your hotel.

If you’d like to know how you can get more of your day back, whilst minimising your per room costs then please get in touch.

www.ahshospitality.co.nz

Housekeeper Award Sponsor - Astro Hospitality

Astro Hospitality has worked with hoteliers in New Zealand since the year 2000.

Founded by Richard Beatson who is still actively in the business, his 6 sons are now helping to take the business to a whole new level. Based on our strong family values, this has driven us to create partnerships with all those we do business with that engage and delight.

Hotel managers credit the Astro team’s operational understanding of working in hotels and the challenges that hoteliers face every day. That’s why we have made it our mission to make it easy for you to create Superior Guest Experiences.

Because we are hotel guest room specialists, we have considered every aspect of your guests’ stay while in their room, because once they are alone when the guest room door closes, its all about those touch points that will enhance their stay and ensures a superior guest experience compelling them to tell the world via social media.

Leading with business agility joined with our young and enthusiastic team, we take time to research global hotel design trends and hotel industry changes around the world. This enables us to work with you to stay ahead while creating superior guest experiences.

Fulfilling what brings us to work every day…

                                    To create moments of delight for people in every day.

www.astro.net.nz

Outstanding Young Hotel Executive Award Sponsor - Sparkle Master Drycleaners

Sparkle Master Drycleaners has been in business since 1998 under its current owners and has continually increased business turnover to become the largest Dry Cleaning operation in Auckland. We are based in a dedicated premises in Grey Lynn, Auckland purchased in 2007.

Our business has been based on providing a reliable professional service principally to the Hotel Trade, operating 365 days a year, also offering a service to high quality clothing suppliers in New Zealand. We have been involved in testing garment materials for cleaning sturdiness, advising on cleaning methods and labels with a number of Auckland Fashion houses.

Quality has been the hallmark on which Sparkle has built its business reputation. Using best practice, chemical cleaning agents, methods,  modern machinery and maintenance to ensure that uniform high quality cleaning is undertaken on the garment, whilst giving due consideration to its longevity.

We understand that costs and efficiency obviously play a major role in running a Hotel. With that in mind we offer an Automated Garment Management System, tracking garments (RFID chips) to and from Sparkle, with the ability to give detailed billing.

Sparkle’s philosophy has always been to consider ourselves to be in partnership with the Hotel, rather than just as service provider, which is why we will always go the extra distance for our Clients and their Customers.

www.sparkledrycleaners.co.nz

Regional Hotel Employee Award Sponsor - Linenmaster

There’s nothing quite as comforting as the clean touch of freshly laundered linen – perfectly crisp sheets, and soft fluffy towels. At Linenmaster we understand this better than most. Our customers, all over New Zealand deserve the best. The best products, the best service, and indeed, the best people! As sponsor of this category we are delighted to recognise the very best of the best in the hospitality industry.

100% New Zealand owned and locally operated, Linenmaster has genuine nationwide coverage. Chances are, as a rising star in the hospitality industry, you’ve probably touched one or more of our products.

With some of the most advanced laundries in the country, we consistently maintain the very highest standards in service and hygiene. Our easy linen and towelling rental & laundry service makes your day-to-day operations so much easier and cost effective. We pick up your dirty linen and drop it back clean – every time, on time – it’s as simple as that!

And we do it with the environment in mind. Everything we do, every process, every cycle, has been streamlined and refined to be as sustainable as possible. Our focus on sustainability is just one of the things that sets us apart, and we’re proud to be doing our bit to make sure New Zealand is taken care of, because, at the end of the day, we’re as Kiwi as
they come!

Taking care of our customers means so much more than the touch of a clean sheet; it’s about delivering them, and in turn their customers, peace of mind – a level of comfort that is the best in the business – and that’s exactly what you get at Linenmaster.

www.linenmaster.co.nz 

Revenue Manager Award Sponsor - ARMA

Melissa Kalan’s life philosophy is centred on the principle of ‘always learning’, and with this she empowers organisations to lead a revenue management culture from the top down.

Having successfully founded ARMA – Australian Revenue Management Association, Melissa makes the specialised but critical business discipline of revenue management accessible for all accommodation operators.

ARMA offers e-learning solutions in revenue management to industry via the ARMA Academy and wrote the first nationally accredited online VET short course in revenue management plus the first globally recognised university qualification of its kind, the Graduate Certificate of Revenue Management delivered 100% online and in partnership with Torrens University Australia, part of the Laureate International Universities, the largest education network in the world.

With a passion for revenue management and always considering herself a “student to the discipline”, Melissa is creating a fast-growing global network of revenue management focused professionals and organisations.

“Our community have said Melissa de-mystifies the revenue management process by designing training material at exactly the right level for their employees and organisational needs with quality material, customised e-learning solutions and real life broad industry experience”.

ARMA is delighted to support the Revenue Manager of the Year Award.

revenuemanagement.com.au

Sales, Marketing & Distribution Award Sponsor - Fastrack Digital

Fastrack Digital is New Zealand’s leading full-service digital marketing and web development agency specialising in the hotel and accommodation industry. For over 17 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 direct bookings and increase revenue.

Boost your direct bookings and contact us today on 0800 823 278 or  visit www.fastrackg.co.nz

Sustainable Hotel Award Sponsor and Exhibitor - Vendella

We’re in the business of making things easier for you and your team.

Our whole drive is to consistently make your sampling, purchase and delivery process of any in-room items easy and hassle free so that you can spend your valuable time caring for your guests.

You might be thinking, ‘… but aren’t you an importer of some of the best bedding & in-room items around?’ Well that’s true and while the right product is vital, the most important part is how easy it is for you to test, purchase, receive & use it. 

Why should your team be worried about product quality, order accuracy, delivery costs and shipping times? They’re role is to ensure your guest is fully satisfied. And, that’s why we focus on service… and our clients say that we’re the best at it in this industry! - no pressure right!

Yes,

  • we have strong, direct & personal relationships with international manufacturers,
  • our supply chain processes are socially responsible, ethical and sustainable,
  • our product range has been specifically designed to be comfortable yet durable;
  • our product is designed to improve efficiencies while cost controls are met,
  • we can design and deliver customised product unique to your brand.

So when it comes to daily needs, refurbishments or large-scale operations, we have the resources to deliver your product when and how you need it – no issues.

We look forward to seeing you again so do stop by for a chat.

www.vendella.co.nz

Technology Employee Award Sponsor - GuestTraction

GuestTraction are world leaders in:

  • guest facing technologies
  • booking engine & group solutions
  • channel management
  • website design
  • PMS integrations
  • pre- arrival on-line check in & guest engagement
  • full featured apps – iOS & Android
  • mobile keys

Our customers include both individual and group hotels, three to five star properties. We add value to existing IT investment by adding benefits without the need for change.

We have a large, international and diverse customer portfolio that includes Accor (Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour), Millennium (M Social Auckland), Golden Chain Group (Australia), Swiss-Belsuites, Tune Group (Malaysia), ASURE Group, Breakfree Christchurch, while keeping in mind that our core (and highly important) customers are smaller independent businesses.

It would be great to have a chat - , Ph 0800 669 638

www.guesttraction.com

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