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Distinction Hotels Acquires Two More Hotels in Whangarei and Hamilton

December 16, 2015 Hotel Developments No Comments Email Email

The New Zealand-owned and operated Distinction Hotels Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of two more hotels located in Whangarei and Hamilton, currently trading under the Kingsgate brand.


Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre will begin trading on January 25 2016, and Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre on February 11.

Centrally located overlooking the Whangarei Quayside Town Basin, the Whangarei property has 115 air-conditioned hotel rooms and suites. It also offers a fully-licensed bar and restaurant, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym, as well as conference and event facilities for up to 130 people.

Meanwhile the Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre is the ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers.

Consisting of 147 hotel rooms and suites, it offers extensive guest services including a gym, steam rooms, three spa pools, outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants and bar. The hotel boasts some of the largest conference facilities in the Waikato area, catering for up to 600 delegates.

The rapidly growing hotel group has had a busy year, opening Distinction Dunedin Hotel in November. Work continues on this iconic building to complete the top two floors of luxury accommodation and an adjacent car parking building.


Distinction Hotels Chief Executive Duncan Fletcher said there were “exciting and busy times ahead” as the group continued to grow.

“These latest North Island hotels are a fantastic addition to our portfolio and will help boost our profile and reach, particularly in the corporate traveller market,” he said.

The Distinction Hotels Group now has a portfolio of 13 hotels in 10 locations throughout New Zealand. These are comprised of premium Distinction Hotels and their ‘sister’ Discovery Hotels brand which includes two three-star hotels.

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