Corporate Traveller

Industry News - October

Comfort taken to a new degree!

The installation of a custom-built multi-million dollar Fujitsu in room air-conditioning system at Amora Hotel Auckland is now complete. Now in every room at the Amora, whether you like to keep it cool or stay cosy and warm, you’ll be able to choose the temperature that’s just right for you. Perfect for Auckland’s famous warm dry summer. But keeping cool isn’t the only advantage. With its ultra low noise level, our state-of-the-art air-conditioning system provides you with the peaceful ambiance needed for the kind of sleep you’ve been dreaming of.

Third Michelin-Star for T'ang Court at The Langham, Shanghai,

Xintiandi T’ang Court at The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi has the distinction of being the only restaurant in Mainland China to be awarded Three Michelin stars in the inaugural Shanghai guide, as announced by the Michelin Guide in September. Mr. Sven Isberg, managing director of The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi, said, “We are delighted and humbled to receive the three-star Michelin accolade in this first restaurant guide in Shanghai. It is all the more special as T’ang Court is the only restaurant in the entire country to be bestowed with Three Michelin stars, and all credit goes to the efforts and contributions of the hardworking T’ang Court team. They are dedicated to serving authentic Cantonese cuisine and providing outstanding service to patrons at T’ang Court, and we are so proud of this wonderful achievement.” Under the culinary leadership of highly acclaimed Chinese Executive Chef Justin Tan, T’ang Court’s culinary brigade is on an ongoing mission to create outstanding dishes by adopting only the very best of ingredients to showcase both traditional favourites and contemporary delicacies. Food and Beverage Manager Mr. Lazio Zuo and his service colleagues also contribute daily to the success of T’ang Court and its newly awarded Three Michelin star rating by delivering impeccable attention to detail when it comes to servicing guests.

Best New Zealand Hotel 2016

The Langham, Auckland has been acknowledged as the Best New Zealand Hotel of 2016 at the HM Awards. Sydney's HM Awards recognised the accommodation industry’s finest staff, properties, brands and chains across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The Langham Auckland provides timeless style that balances European heritage with elements of New Zealand’s natural beauty. As one of New Zealand’s largest hotels, it embodies a celebration of classic luxury and quiet comfort, offering 409 spacious rooms and suites. Acknowledged as a leader in New Zealand tourism, The Langham, Auckland has won the prestigious award for a second time, having also won this award in 2013. The Langham, Auckland is also New Zealand’s leading environmental hotel, having won The New Zealand Tourism Industry Award for Environmental Initiative for 2015 and 2016. The hotel, which has EarthCheck certification standards ‘Gold’ status for the last 5 years, is set to achieve the prestigious EarthCheck Platinum level of certification on successful completion of an audit later this year. Staff at The Langham, Auckland not only provide a high level of quality guest service at the hotel but also contribute to a Volunteer Activity Programme which allows colleagues to volunteer their time, expertise and efforts in the local community, by assisting with community partners such as Ronald McDonald House, Garden to Table, Make a Wish Foundation and Eat My Lunch.

Mantra 2 Bond Street, Sydney $4.5m refurbishment complete

Mantra 2 Bond Street in Sydney has undergone a $4.5m refurbishment which has transformed the Guest Rooms into an Urban Oasis with lashings of New York Loft-Style charm. View a timelapse video of the refurbishment and take a look at their newly refurbished rooms via their website, www.mantra.com.au/new-south-wales/sydney-and-surrounds/sydney/accommodat... With tourist attractions like Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour right on your doorstep, business travellers are in the heart of everything and can easily transition from meeting to entertainment. And located an easy 15 minutes from the airport and just one minute from the train station.

Qantas to Upgauge services on Auckland-Sydney route

In response to strong demand over the Christmas/January holiday season, Qantas has upgraded a daily Boeing 737 Auckland - Sydney return service to an Airbus A330, from Thursday 15 December 2016 through to 30 January 2017. The upgauged flights will provide a consistent A330 wide-body product on the Tasman and will feature - · Latest generation in-flight entertainment · New Lie-Flat Business Suite · Refreshed Economy seating. In addition, a second daily A330 will operate on weekends from the end of December through to end of January.

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