Greenmantle Estate Lodge recognised by Qualmark
Greenmantle Estate Lodge has been recognised as one of the country’s leading accommodation providers by Qualmark - New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance authority jointly owned by Tourism New Zealand and the New Zealand Automobile Association.
Greenmantle has just been awarded the Qualmark "New Zealand Luxury Lodge" certification and is the first lodge in the southern half of the North Island. The new category was launched this year by Qualmark in conjunction with Luxury Lodges of New Zealand "to recognise the country’s most exclusive and unique accommodation providers, properties that are synonymous with the very best on offer in New Zealand".
To earn the prestigious Qualmark rating, Greenmantle underwent a comprehensive on-site assessment, where performance is measured against up to 400 quality criteria.
"We’re honoured to have won this distinction, which we feel acknowledges the efforts of our predecessor and our Greenmantle Team’s ongoing efforts in ‘detailing’ to upgrade the lodge and its gardens since we took it over in mid-2012 to relaunch it as a luxury lodge for the region and internationally," said Operations Director Ralph Green.
"We enjoy showcasing with our local collaboration partners the best of our immediate Kapiti base but also the provinces of Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui and Taranaki. This part of New Zealand has so much to be proud of and share with guests. So often we undervalue what is local and familiar - we should not."
The award recognises superb facilities, ‘respectfully New Zealand’ personal service level and guest care, ‘naturally New Zealand’ and international cusine focussing on fresh local New Zealand products. It saw Greenmantle join an esteemed and elite list of internationally famous lodges to have also earned this distinction.
Mr Green said, the Qualmark accreditation complements Greenmantle’s marketing activities by providing the independent validation for the travel trade that we "provide the inspired and unique New Zealand luxury experience that is to stay at a New Zealand Luxury Lodge to all international, and an increasing discerning domestic, travellers".
This supports the ongoing initiatives we have with the international travel trade through our tourism industry consultants Cloud 12, our participation in the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and our own extensive Internet marketing campaigns.