Hotel Grand Windsor Joins NZ-wide Teddy Bear Hunt

Thursday 23 April 2020, 5:56PM
By Beckie Wright

Auckland’s Hotel Grand Windsor joins the national bear hunt, asking children to name a teddy and be in to win an overnight stay with their families

As part of the nationwide teddy bear hunt to entertain children during the COVID-19 lockdown, Auckland accommodation fixture the Hotel Grand Windsor is putting a virtual teddy bear in five windows of its hotel in rooms facing Queen St.

The luxury hotel has posted a photograph of the bears in the windows on its Facebook page (HotelGrandWindsor). Every few days one of the photos of the bears will be posted to Facebook and Instagram (@HotelGrandWindsor). The hotel is inviting children and their parents to go to the page, pick the teddy that most appeals to them, and give it a name. By commenting on the photo with the bear’s suggested name, and liking the Facebook and Instagram pages, each person will go into a draw to win one of five overnight stays in Hotel Grand Windsor for their family.

“It’s a chance to offer a small ray of sunshine, something to look forward to for children, and is a chance for a post-lockdown treat for five families,” explains CPG Hotels Director of Sales and Marketing, Lisa Breckon.

The nationwide bears-in-windows campaign, organised by Annelee Scott, is based on Michael Rosen’s hugely popular children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The “we’re not scared” message of the book has resonated with Kiwis. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has even put a bear in her front window, in Premier House, Wellington.

The winners will be drawn on 1 May and announced on the Facebook page.

For more information please contact Fiona Hawtin on, 027 225 2017 or reach out to, 022 657 9591. To learn more about CPG Hotels and their locations and services during the lockdown, visit their website here: