On 1 March, 2013 three new Qualmark quality categories became available for accommodation providers, designed to make it easier for customers to get specific and relevant information on quality.
Following the successful establishment of Motel and Apartment quality classifications in 2012, the categories Bed & Breakfast, Boutique & Lodge and New Zealand Luxury Lodge will begin replacing the Qualmark Guest & Hosted and Exclusive categories from 1 March, 2013.
These new categories have now undergone the necessary assessment trials to ensure the specific details of each category's criteria are effective and measurable.
From this trial process, several changes have been made to the quality standards within both Boutique & Lodge and New Zealand Luxury Lodge. No change was required to the provisional Bed & Breakfast criteria.
The final Qualmark criteria for each of these categories are below.
Any businesses wanting to find out more about this change can read the press release here, or read the handy FAQ's below.
Please note that these new Qualmark quality categories remain managed and administered by Qualmark.
Membership to a particular marketing association does not determine eligibility for any Qualmark accommodation category.
Read more about Qualmark quality assurance here.