Quest Hamilton opens soon Quest’s second property in the Waikato is currently under development in the heart of Hamilton Central on the corner of London and Victoria Street and is set to open 25FEB. Set within an historic building, Quest Hamilton is ideally located and will offer a mix of 38 studios, one and two bedroom self contained serviced apartments. It has special opening rates on request. Email firstname.lastname@example.orgRead the full post
USA Today has just carried a big story on Hobbiton and Ian Alexander’s farm outside Matamata, where the movie set was created. It tells of the farmer’s astonishment at being approached in 1998 by a location scout for permission to film Lord of the Rings on his property. Nowadays his woolshed is reborn as the Shire’s Rest cafe and function centre,
thousands of fans visit the farm every year, the attraction’s website is offered in eight languages and Alexander’s son is GM of the operation.
Hobbiton, which last year attracted 30,000 visitors, is expected to welcome as many as 150,000 visitors a year by 2015 if plans for the expansion and development of the quaint set for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies are approved. Rings Scenic Tours, owner operator of the Hobbiton movie set outside Matamata, has lodged an application for a resource consent with the local District Council. In it, the applicants have detailed a three stage plan that would see the establishment of car and coach parking, paths and toilet facilities, followed by the development of the Hobbit Hole conference and incentives centre in a marqueestyled building, and eventually as multi-purpose exhibition space containing movie stage sets and memorabilia, plus a Visitor Centre with restaurant/cafe, function areas and retail, and outdoor dining at the thatched Green Dragon Inn.Read the full post
The days are getting longer and warmer and already we’ve had a visit from the Radiance of the Seas, marking the start of the popular summer cruise ship season to New Zealand.Read the full post
What does one say or even think when one discovers that Scott Dixon has just booked a car with you?Read the full post
Adam Parore’s purchase of Pegasus Rental Cars has largely gone un-noticed by the press but, as far as the Pegasus franchisees and staff are concerned, it’s big breaking news.Read the full post