Hilton Lake Taupo Named Best New Zealand Regional Property Two Years Running At The HM Awards 2012

Multi-Award-Winning Hilton Lake Taupo Has Added Yet Another Award To Its Impressive Line Up, HM Magazines Best New Zealand Regional Property Award 2012

This information originated in Australian English.

September 20, 2012

TAUPO, New Zealand - Hilton Lake Taupo has won the coveted award for Best New Zealand Regional property for the second year in a row at the tenth annual HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation excellence, held recently in Sydney on the 7 September 2012.

The HM Awards, regarded as the leading awards in the accommodation industry, recognizes excellence in people, departments, properties and chains across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The 2012 HM awards saw a record number of 2300 entries across the 46 categories

Since opening in November 2009 Hilton Lake Taupo has gone from strength to strength, receiving numerous national and international awards, receiving outstanding accolades such as Best New Hotel Australasia at the World Travel Awards 2010, the Hilton Worldwide Connie Award for top Hilton Asia Pacific property two years running in 2010 and 2011, Trip Advisors Travellers choice award for luxury in 2011 and Certificate of Excellence in 2012.

Commenting on the accolade, Chris Partridge, general manager of Hilton Lake Taupo and Hilton Auckland said "I'm delighted to see the Hilton Lake Taupo take out its 12th award in its three year history. Winning this award two years in a row reflects the dedication of the team at Hilton Lake Taupo in exceeding our guests' expectations and providing the highest possible levels of service."

"We were thrilled to hear of our nomination for this award for the third year running and then to take out top place again for the second year in a row is an outstanding achievement by the entire Hilton Lake Taupo team" said Clinton Farley, hotel manager.

The HM Awards judging panel is made up of more than 20 industry professionals and travel media who decide on all of the finalists and the winners. Written submissions for each category are considered and all judging decisions remain anonymous. All results are audited by Ernst & Young.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Lake Taupo and Hilton Auckland at www.hilton.co.nz and http://news.hilton.com.

Hilton Lake Taupo
The historic Hilton Lake Taupo is one of Taupo's architectural icons located in the Onekeke Thermal Valley, famous for its ancient pumice flows. Situated 1 km from the lake front along State Highway 5, the hotel overlooks the lake and the central plateau mountains beyond offering spectacular views. Built originally in 1889, exclusively from New Zealand native timbers, Hilton Lake Taupo is one of only two remaining hotels from that era and offers a luxurious haven of comfort and relaxation.

The hotel features 113 spacious accommodation rooms including suites and apartments. Leisure facilities include an infinity swimming pool and spa pool, tennis courts and a beautifully appointed fitness centre with steam room and sauna. Offering the Cellar Ball Room, Conservatory and Cellar Cocktail Bar, Hilton Lake Taupo is the perfect destination for executive retreats, incentive travel groups and company conferences.

Hilton Auckland
Hilton Auckland has a unique waterfront location 300 metres out to sea at the end of Princes Wharf just minutes from Auckland's Central Business District and the vibrant Viaduct area. This 165 room hotel, including 7 suites, has stunning views over Waitemata Harbour and features spacious balconies in every room. Hilton Auckland offers seven multi-purpose function venues, all bathed in natural light and flowing to balconies overlooking the water, catering for cocktails for up to 750 guests and dinner for up to 370 guests.

Contact

Jo Marsh
Hilton Lake Taupo and Hilton Auckland
+ 64 9 978 2016
jo.marsh@hilton.com

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