Hotel Magazine | May 2020

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PREMIUM CHAUFFEUR EXPERIENCE Experience hospitality, luxury and comfort, when chauffeur driven in our premium vehicle.

Frank van den Hout of Titanium

TITANIUM is your local premium chauffeur experience founded by Frank van den Hout. Based in Auckland, Titanium is part of a larger elite collective that looks after their clients and passengers in an unparalleled way. Their service is unique, luxurious, practical and above all – safe. In times like this it is imperative to support a local business that promotes high standards in all areas of business.

Frank van den Hout is an experienced chauffeur/host who provides a professional, friendly, stress-free service – you can choose to use their Mercedes V220 D L, AMG Line vehicles or utilise your own car if desired. When you ride with Titanium, you can expect comfort and class. Their vehicles are always clean, maintained and stocked with Otakiri 932 new Zealand still and sparkling mineral water, hand

sanitiser and tissues. WIFI is also available on board. During the Covid19 period we carry masks and gloves for guests FOC. Whether you are travelling for work or leisure, need a client picked up or need to arrange a tour – Titanium can provide a range of services that cater to your needs. From volcanos to wineries to the set of Lord Of The Rings; Titanium is part of a collective group of chauffeurs that are experienced

professionals with a variety of backgrounds across; tourism, retail, design, and technology – just to name a few. This makes them empathetic to the corporate and leisure customers alike, when providing hassle-free transfer and tour services. Trust in Titanium's professional chauffeurs to provide a seamless experience at a competitive price. For more information and or bookings visit: www.ldititanium. com or our Facebook page @titaniumchauffeurs or call +64212655336 or email bookings@ldititanium.com l

NEW ERA FOR RESORT BROKERS

This month marks the start of a new era with Resort Brokers selling to Bayleys Real Estate, one of New Zealand's largest and most successful Real Estate companies. The new entity, Bayleys Hotels Tourism & Leisure allows the agency to confidently leverage a national tourism business line throughout New Zealand, with 96 offices across the country mobilised to navigate the new economic environment. Part of Bayleys Executive team, my role is to develop and implement strategies and initiatives focused on the sustained growth of Bayleys Tourism within Bayleys Real Estate and key franchise territories. Wayne brings almost 30 years’ experience to Bayleys and is excited about the opportunity to grow a substantial Hotel & Tourism division. It’s fantastic that all six Resort Brokers agents have come

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across to Bayleys and as a result of the merger 3 more have joined the team based out of Nelson Ohakune and Paihia. There is a requirement for future coverage in the other main centres and this will be addressed in due course. Bayleys Hotels Tourism & Leisure currently have 4 deals under contract to a value of $16.5 m, two of which have been completed under level 4 lockdown and due for settlement 1st June. Buyer enquiry is higher than expected and sales are anticipated to keep flowing through the second and third quarter. Domestic tourism is going to play a large part towards the recovery

of the accommodation sector and reports from Motel operators are that bookings are already being taken for May 12 onwards. Even better news will be when a Trans-Tasman bubble can commence, with 1.6m Australian visitors last year they account for 41% of our total visitor numbers. Chances are that a high percentage of that 41% could find their way across the Tasman and equally Kiwis will be looking to flock over to Australia’s east coast. l