Hilton Lake Taupo Is Australasia's Leading New Hotel

This information originated in Australian English.

November 01, 2010

TAUPO, New Zealand -  Hilton Lake Taupo has been voted the best new hotel in the Australasian region at the Asia & Australasia World Travel Awards ceremony held recently in Delhi on 14 October 2010. Considered the “Oscars” of the travel industry, the awards are widely regarded as the very highest achievement that a hotel could ever hope to receive.

Still in its first year of operation, Hilton Lake Taupo received the coveted title for offering exceptional accommodation, upscale facilities, attentive service and high hospitality standards. Hilton Lake Taupo will go on to compete in the World Travel Awards Grand Final which will be held in London, England on Nov. 7, 2010.

The World Travel Awards were launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. In addition to the prestige of winning the award, hotels that are honoured derive considerable financial benefits since consumers often use the awards as a guide on where to stay when planning their travel.

Votes are cast by 183,000 travel professionals including travel agencies, tour companies and tourism organisations from over 160 countries across the globe.

Commenting on the accolade, Chris Partridge, general manager of Hilton Lake Taupo, said, “We are deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award. To be voted the Leading New Hotel in Australasia by such a prestigious body as the World Travel Awards is an unbelievable achievement. The award reflects the dedication of Clinton Farley, the Hotel Manager, and his team to exceeding our guests’ expectations and providing the highest possible levels of service.”

Hilton Lake Taupo is located in the centre of New Zealand’s stunning North Island, a 3-hour drive or short one hour flight from Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Taupo is one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday and tourist destinations offering stunning scenery, a plethora of beautiful hiking trails and world class fishing and skiing. The internationally renowned Huka Falls – the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand, are nearby as is Tongariro National Park, New Zealand's oldest national park and a designated World Heritage Area.

Hilton Lake Taupo opened its doors in November 2009 and is the second Hilton hotel in New Zealand after the hugely successful Hilton Auckland. Hilton Lake Taupo offers upscale accommodation and features a wide variety of room types, from guest rooms and deluxe rooms through to luxurious one and three bedroom apartments. There is also a grand Presidential Suite. The hotel’s popular restaurant, Bistro Lago, features a menu created by master chef Simon Gault and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Leisure options at the hotel include a fully equipped fitness centre as well as a swimming pool.

Hilton Lake Taupo is increasingly popular as a meetings, incentive and conference destination for Australian and New Zealand companies. The hotel has two meeting rooms catering for up to 250 delegates and the hotel’s Cellar Ballroom is a popular venue for weddings and social functions.

The hotel comprises a refurbished Heritage Wing, previously known as the historic Terraces Hotel and built in 1889, as well as a brand new contemporary wing with 100 luxurious rooms, known as the Mountain Wing. Most rooms at Hilton Lake Taupo feature spectacular views of Lake Taupo and the volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park.

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