(Auckland – 10 September 2013)
The Langham Auckland has been named New Zealand Hotel of the Year at the 2013 Hotel Management Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence. The HM Awards, held in Sydney on September 6, recognise the leading accommodation properties in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
The Langham Auckland’s managing director Franz Mascarenhas says he is “extremely proud” of the achievement. “It is a well-appreciated recognition of the efforts of the passionate staff of the hotel, who on a daily basis serve with the intention of creating great memories for our guests.”
HM magazine editor-in-chief James Wilkinson says the Awards recognise the people who make hotels what they are. “Sure it’s fantastic when a hotel can be rewarded for its aesthetics, style, design and comfort, but it is the people who work in hotels that give the accommodation industry in Australasia its soul,” he says.
The Langham Auckland was chosen over several strong finalists including The George, Christchurch, Novotel Auckland Airport and Eichardt’s Private Hotel in Queenstown.
The HM Awards were judged by a 20-strong panel featuring travel writers, industry leaders and consultants.