Hospitality Business Magazine

Rydges and QT Hotels pivot to new guest initiatives

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT) has  announced new options to address the changing needs of hotel guests, with offers across Rydges and QT Hotels in New Zealand marking an optimistic outlook for the return of safe domestic travel at alert Level 2.

Whether guests need a quiet place to social distance during the work day, are looking for long-stay accommodation or planning a future staycation escape, new offerings from Rydges and QT redefine the traditional hotel stay in these unprecedented times.

“Our hotels have remained open to essential travellers in healthcare and emergency services, and it’s been an honour to look after those working hard to keep New Zealanders safe. As we look to progress, we look forward to being able to welcome other guests back through our doors.

While signs are pointing toward a safe return to travel, we recognise that this will certainly look a little different – and have created new offerings to suit this transition,” said Simon White, General Manager Operations New Zealand – EVENT Hotels & Resorts. WFHotel.

Work from hotel

While many New Zealanders grew accustomed to working from home, Rydges and QT started offering day use rooms to ‘work from hotel’ instead. Available for essential workers in Level 3, WFHotel bookings were extended in Level 2 in accordance with public health guidelines.

Comfortable hotel rooms are available as private, socially distanced workspaces. These ‘offices’ are fully equipped for productivity, with high speed Wi-Fi, desks, chairs, fully stocked mini-bars and complimentary coffee and tea, plus in-room dining options.

(The Rydges Dream Bed or signature QT Gel Bed is the perfect spot for an afternoon powernap – on your lunch break, of course.)

For those who need overnight accommodation, Rydges and QT provide a home away from home, with long-stay options to keep guests well-nourished and rested. The 7, 14 or 21-day Home Away From Home retreat packages include all the perks of the WFHotel option, plus a complimentary room upgrade based on availability.

Love Your Local bookings are available 1 July 2020 to 1 July 2021, with no cancellation fees should any changes be necessary. Learn more about Love Your Local at Rydges and QT.

It’s a Delegate Balance As countless conferences and events have been postponed, Rydges and QT have adjusted the It’s a Delegate Balance offer, adding extra perks to make up for the wait. A suite of modern, functional spaces across all nine properties are available, with three tiers of rewards – including free delegates and room nights, plus a gift card – based on minimum spend.