1 February 2013
Distinction Hotels are delighted to announce the latest addition to their New Zealand owned and operated hotel group; The Park Hotel, Ruapehu (formally known as The Park Travellers’ Lodge).
The operators of The Park and Distinction Hotels have entered into a franchise agreement effective as of 1 February 2013. A spokesman for the Auckland owners of The Park said “We are very pleased to be joining the Distinction Hotel Group. The professionalism of the team at Distinction is outstanding and we look forward to providing an even better experience for our guests at The Park.”
Located in the North Island’s National Park Village, the New Zealand character lodge provides guests with affordable accommodation in a stunning alpine setting with easy access to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ruapehu and the Whakapapa Ski Area.
National Park’s newest guest property is a modern 82 room establishment with accommodation ranging from stylish bunk rooms to self contained motel apartments to hotel style rooms. Facilities include a historically themed restaurant and bar, school group, conference and wedding facilities and a guest transportation service to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Distinction Hotels Chief Executive Duncan Fletcher said “We are very excited to be working with the team at The Park Hotel. It is both the property and stunning environment in which it is located that causes this excitement. The Park will be a great addition to the family and compliments the other hotels and locations in which we have Distinction and Discovery Hotels.”
The Distinction Hotels Group has a portfolio of 6 premium hotels in 5 locations throughout New Zealand. In 2011 they launched their ‘sister’ Discovery Hotel brand which includes two 3 star hotels, as well as The Park Hotel, Ruapehu.