Press Release – Peppers
19 September 2012 Spring Heralds New Bloom As Peppers Awaroa Lodge Opens For Business They say that life is about the journey, not the destination; and Peppers Awaroa Lodge is a destination that is every bit as breath-taking as the journey to get there.Media Release
19 September 2012
Spring Heralds New Bloom As Peppers Awaroa Lodge Opens For Business
They say that life is about the journey, not the destination; and Peppers Awaroa Lodge is a destination that is every bit as breath-taking as the journey to get there.
Located in the heart of the 22,000 hectare Able Tasman National Park, Peppers Awaroa Lodge is a peaceful haven like no other. There is no road access to the Lodge, which can be reached only by foot, sea kayak, water taxi or air ensuring all guests ‘tread lightly’ on the stunning surrounds. The choice of how you get there once you reach the Park is yours and all choices ensure a memorable journey to a remarkable destination.
Peppers Awaroa Lodge is one of seven stunning properties in the expanding Peppers New Zealand network. The Lodge has been closed over the winter months and spring will herald a re-opening of the newly branded Peppers property to guests on 22 September.
The opening of Peppers Awaroa Lodge coincides with the launch of the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail program – a series of packages and offerings across Peppers’ seven properties in New Zealand all in celebration of local produce and fine wine. Reinvigorate your taste buds and all other senses at Peppers Awaroa Lodge with the ‘Gourmet Food Trail package’ from $367* per night for two nights including a regional tasting plate served in room, local food trail map inspired by the passionate local food and wine producers and full buffet breakfast for two served in the onsite restaurant.
Guests will certainly work up an appetite with Peppers Awaroa Lodge situated just minutes away from the world renowned Abel Tasman Coastal track. Regarded as one of New Zealand’s most scenic walks, the track climbs around headlands, native forests and beaches.
“As an eco-lodge, Peppers Awaroa Lodge strikes the perfect balance between natural comfort and contemporary style,” says Suzanne Wells, General Manager Peppers Awaroa Lodge. “There are no televisions or mobile phones at Peppers Awaroa Lodge, creating the ideal environment to revitalise the soul and break away from life’s distractions while soaking in picturesque views of wetlands and native bush.”
The Lodge offers 26 standard rooms, superior suites and family rooms which are all designed with the location in mind and are uniquely fitted to complement the surrounding environment. The property is Green Globe 21 certified, a world recognised standard for eco-tourism and an important part of the way Peppers Awaroa Lodge is managed.
“As well as the impeccable standards and attention to detail synonymous in all Peppers properties, an eco-philosophy underpins every aspect of Peppers Awaroa Lodge,” says Wells. “All clean material is recycled, glass is crushed onsite and used in concrete products and all food scraps are recycled as fertilizer for the organic garden.”
Peppers Awaroa Lodge embraces a true garden to table philosophy with seasonal vegetables and herbs fresh from the organic garden featuring on the menu in the fine dining restaurant and café. The view of the wetlands from the restaurant conservatory tops off a unique and all-encompassing sensory experience.
To find out more about the Gourmet Food Trail visit www.peppers.co.nz/food.
About Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels
Peppers is Mantra Group’s luxury level brand of stylish accommodation. There are 28 Peppers properties in Australia and New Zealand in regional areas, leisure destinations and metropolitan locations ranging from boutique retreats, deluxe resorts and chic CBD apartments with the first Peppers Resort in Fiji due to open in 2013. All offer a level of style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller. www.peppers.com.au
About Mantra Group
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. The Group owns and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. With over 110 properties and 15,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator within Australia. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats.