Exciting news for our friends at The Heritage

Posted Monday 07 Nov 2016

Our wonderful discount provider, Heritage Christchurch has been announced a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Historical Hotel category. Remember WIFT members get a discount at this, and all the fantastic Heritage hotels throughout the country so make it your choice next time you are in Christchurch.

Heritage Christchurch won the award in the Regional section - Christchurch, New Zealand in these prestigious awards, often likened to the Oscars for luxury properties world-wide. The award ceremony took place in Qatar Saturday night 29 October.

"It's an amazing achievement for our hotel to have received this international recognition. We are very proud of the Heritage Christchurch team. There has been a lot of hard work and commitment gone in to the hotel since our reopening. We thank every hotel team member who contributed to this success," says Gary Jarvis group operations manager of Heritage and CityLife Hotels New Zealand.

Set in the 103-year-old Old Government Building (OGB) on Christchurch's Cathedral Square, Heritage Christchurch has been in hot demand for leisure guests and business travellers since its formal re-opening in 2013.

"This is a terrific endorsement for Heritage Christchurch. Guests respond so well to our elegant century-old building. They also comment on our spacious suites and luxurious on-site health club and swimming pool, a unique facility in the Christchurch CBD," adds Gary Jarvis.

The Heritage Christchurch building has been recognised in the Canterbury Heritage Awards in 2010, 2012 and 2014; most recently in the tourism category.

The building was opened in 1913 and is designed by renowned architect Joseph Clarkson Maddison in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo style and is considered of 'monumental' importance to the city by architecture experts. The hotel's Maddison's restaurant is named in his honour. Also on site is the popular OGB Bar and caf�.

For Heritage Christchurch bookings and information call ++64 (0)3 983 4800 or visit www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/heritage-christchurch

Next Up...

The Actors Benevolent Fund is having a Pub Quiz Fundraiser.

Posted Monday 07 Nov 2016

It's going to be a great night with lots of laughs (and a bit of friendly competition). 
Get a team of 6 together and come along and support the Actors Benevolent Fund. 

When: 21st
November, 6pm

Where: Little Easy, Ponsonby Rd

Tickets: $30, includes a house wine or beer.

To book tickets and reserve your team table now - email: Melissa.ansell-bridges@actorsequity.org.nz

Seeking donations for prizes:

If you or someone you know has a business who might be able to donate goods/services as prizes for this great cause, please do get in touch!

The New Zealand Actors Benevolent Fund is a not-for profit charity established in 2013 to provide assistance to professional performers, both young and old, who, due to injury, illness or disability are unable to work, either temporarily or in some cases for the rest of their lives. Benevolent Funds are a long standing tradition in the Industry in many countries as the irregular nature of acting work means financial security can be a real challenge for those working in it. The Fund is currently in a growth phase- working to raise capital so that grants can be given out sustainably. Thanks for your support!

The facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/508919055973033/