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March 2024 newsletter

Real connection key to success

The need to connect personally with existing and potential business events customers post Covid and the challenges associated with that were a major focus of a recent TMS.Workshop programme. Held at Pullman Auckland in the CBD, the learning covered ways that sales teams can build a rapport with buyers. “This is difficult to do via… Read More »Real connection key to success

Grand Millennium's new Ember restaurant

Two new restaurants the start of significant refurbishments at Grand Millennium Auckland

The opening of two new dining venues – Ember and The Aviary – at Grand Millennium Auckland heralds the start of an exciting chapter for the hotel as it embarks on a significant $30 million makeover across food and beverage venues, meeting and events spaces and guest rooms. Hospitality design studio, Izzard Design has transformed… Read More »Two new restaurants the start of significant refurbishments at Grand Millennium Auckland

The ‘Deco Decadence Grand Ball’ was held at the Napier War Memorial Centre in February

Napier War Memorial Centre hosts premium Art Deco Festival events

Napier saw the triumphant return of the Art Deco Festival in February. Thousands of people from around the country, and the world, poured into the city for the four-day festival, marking it as a highlight in Hawke’s Bay’s events calendar. Operating from the Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier Conferences & Events hosted two signature affairs… Read More »Napier War Memorial Centre hosts premium Art Deco Festival events

Ascot Park Hotel's reception and foyer area has had a modern makeover

Refreshed look for Invercargill’s premier conference and events centre

Invercargill’s Ascot Park Hotel has undergone a modern refurbishment to its reception and foyer area. The hotel’s main reception desk has had a major facelift and the surrounding areas now feature custom made carpet (in collaboration with local company Regal Floors), refreshed interior design and distinctive furnishing. Chris Ramsay, ILT’s chief executive, says the ongoing… Read More »Refreshed look for Invercargill’s premier conference and events centre