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Princes Gate Hotel Joins Distinction Hotels Group

Wednesday 11 September 2013, 2:22PM
By Southern Public Relations

The Distinction Hotels Group is delighted to announce the latest addition to its New Zealand owned and operated hotel group -- the Princes Gate Hotel in Rotorua.

After 27 years at the helm of the iconic 5-star property, Brett and Vlasta Marvelly have entrusted Distinction Hotels with the management of the Princes Gate Hotel, effective as of 1 October 2013.

“After 27 years we know it’s time and feel Distinction has similar values to ours,” said Mr Marvelly. “We are confident they will carry on with our philosophy of genuine hospitality with service and style that has become the hallmark of the Princes Gate Hotel.”

A lot of time and effort has seen the historic building grow from a 37 room hotel in 1986 to the present day 50 beautifully appointed rooms. Every room is a blend of timeless elegance, combined with modern luxury. Further complementing the hotel are the two on-site restaurants, bar, conference facilities, thermal pools and the newly opened ‘Monarch’ function room.

Distinction Hotels Chief Executive Duncan Fletcher said the company was very excited to have one of New Zealand’s finest establishments join the Distinction ‘family’.

“The Princes Gate is not only a hotel but an attraction in its own right,” he said. “We plan to continue the Marvelly family’s high level of service and feel that the Princes Gate will perfectly complement our range of other hotels located throughout New Zealand.”

The Distinction Hotels Group will now have a portfolio of 10 hotels in locations throughout New Zealand. These are comprised of premium Distinction Hotels and their ‘sister’ Discovery Hotels brand which includes three 3 star hotels. The Princes Gate Hotel will be re-branded to a Distinction Hotel in the near future.


About Distinction Hotels Group

100% New Zealand owned and operated, the Distinction Hotel Group offers seven premium hotels in the North and South Island, featuring elegant accommodation and comprehensive conference venue facilities. Distinction Hotels pride themselves on providing an international standard of accommodation for the discerning traveller. In 2011 the group launched their 'sister' Discovery brand. Discovery Hotels offer a range of great value accommodation options to suit all travellers, combined with true outstanding 'kiwi' hospitality. Discovery Hotels are currently located in Whangarei, Ruapehu and Queenstown.