Rydges Wellington Dominates National HANZ 2014 Awards

Rydges Wellington has cemented its position as the country’s top hotel operator for the third year running after achieving two significant national hospitality awards for accommodation and marketing excellence.

Danelle Ayers, Director of Sales & Marketing, and Simon White, Rydges Wellington General Manager
The victorious 280 room, Featherston Street property has scooped the pool by winning the  “Best Hotel Accommodation” and “Excellence in Marketing” categories presented by Hospitality New Zealand (HANZ) which represents 2,400 hospitality businesses throughout the country.
Winners “truly represent the best that this country has to offer” according to Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bruce Robertson.
Rydges General Manager, Mr Simon White was humbled to receive the award given the calibre of competition. He was doubly proud of his talented team whom he believes consistently deliver an excellent customer experience and push the boundaries of traditional hotel marketing.
“It’s all about getting back to basics and knowing your customer. Rydges Wellington are committed to delivering on this day in and day out. It’s a thrill to be recognised as an innovative and creative industry leader in our marketing. It wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of our owner, Mr Graham Wilkinson who I would like to personally acknowledge as a key driver behind our success.”
Twelve months ago Rydges won three awards in the national competition for; ‘Best Accommodation Hotel in New Zealand’, ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ and  ‘Excellence in Marketing (Portlander Bar & Grill)’.

About Rydges Wellington:

  • The strategically located 280 room, Featherston Street hotel property is the first in the New Zealand capital for the Australasian hotel and Resort Group.
  • Rydges Wellington boasts panoramic harbour views, overlooking Lambton Quay, the Beehive, Victoria University, Wellington Railway Station and is a stroll away from Westpac Stadium.
  • All standard and deluxe rooms are appointed with kitchenettes extending to full kitchens in all 19 suites. Leisure centre facilities include a 17metre lap pool, spa pool, sauna and exercise room. 
  • Rydges Wellington completes the groups New Zealand network, with Rydges hotels already firmly established in Queenstown, Christchurch, Rotorua and Auckland.