Hospitality Business Magazine

Capstone Hotels & Resorts makes waves in Australasian hotel management industry


Nelson-based company Capstone Hotels & Resorts is making waves in the Australasian hotel management industry with two of the properties in its portfolio being named as finalists across three categories in the hotly contested Australasian Hotel Management Awards.

The Australasian Hotel Management Awards consists of 41 award categories and attracts a very large number of entries from hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Finalists in the awards were announced on 1 August, 2016.

This industry recognition came in the same week as Capstone signed a sales and distribution agreement with Castaways Resort in Waiuku, bringing Capstone’s portfolio to seven properties, including Mahana Estate near Nelson and Raetihi Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds.

Capstone’s Australasian Hotel Management Awards entry resulted in Mahana Estates Executive Chef Alistair Forster being named as a finalist in the Hotel Chef category, one of only three New Zealand chefs to make the list of finalists.

Mahana Estates Villa was named as a finalist in both the New Zealand Lodge and New Zealand Regional Property categories and Raetihi Lodge was also named in the New Zealand Lodge category.

“This is a very exciting time for our growing business,” says Capstone Managing Director Clare Davies. “We are delighted that the very high quality achieved by properties within our portfolio is being recognised internationally and we are proud to provide our expertise to some of New Zealand’s best travel destinations.”

The 2016 Australasian Hotel Management Awards winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Sydney Town Hall on 2 September.