New Zealand’s awards for excellence in hospitality 2019 have now been unveiled. The 200 entries over 17 categories celebrate the outstanding achievements of the hospitality industry spanning from accommodation to food and beverage sectors across the country.

Independent Head Judge, Michael Friend said “The judges have been most impressed with the calibre of entries across all categories this year and have been well challenged in determining the finalists”

The recipients for the 2019 Awards for excellence are:

Best redeveloped – Hotel
Duke of Marlborough, Russell
QT Hotel, Wellington

Best Motel
Radfords on the Lake, Te Anau

Best Luxury Accommodation
Fiordland Lodge, Te Anau
Hotel Grand Windsor, Auckland
Wharekauhau Country Estate, Featherston

Best Environmental/ Sustainable Business
Hobbiton, Matamata
Bolton Hotel, Wellington
Castaways Resort, Waiuku
Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport, Auckland

Best Destination Venue
Fiordland Lodge, Te Anau
Wharekauhau Country Estate, Featherston

Best Café
The Shire’s Rest Cafe (Hobbiton), Matamata

We congratulate all winners and are delighted to be working with these wonderful businesses that have been recognised for their commitment to enriching their communities and the natural environment for future generations. Well done