"We are providing services that have costs; should we not be asking for payment before these services are released? Would this actually make more moteliers more profitable? In theory – it’s a no brainer for me."
Make this Mother’s Day a luxurious and indulgent occasion for your Mum with The Langham, Auckland. Whether you indulge in a decadent Afternoon Tea or lunch and dinner in Eight, you’ll be spoilt for choice on Sunday May 10, 2015.
In Palm Court
A stylish and decadent Champagne afternoon tea together is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day. There’ll be bubbles, marinated salmon caviar with cauliflower panna cotta and spiced mango, lipsticks filled with chocolate and much more. Plus, every mum will receive a special Langham candle.
Travellers will now find it even easier to find a motel on short notice, with a move to a new platform for the Duty Motel service, the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) says.
With the new online service MANZ’s 900 member motels across New Zealand will feed in their availability to the association’s website www.nzmotels.co.nz, which means travellers can find a motel unit in the same town or across the country at any hour of the day or night.
“Having a duty motel has been an important part of the Kiwi accommodation scene for generations and now we’re using the latest technology to make finding a motel easier,” MANZ Marketing Services Officer Matt MacKenzie.
“The new website eliminates the frustration of finding an "on call" Duty Motel, instead all of the MANZ members can list their room availability to make the process of finding accommodation quicker and simpler,” Mr MacKenzie says.
Member motels will connect to the website so that their room availability is registered in real time, making sure that when a member of the public sees an available room, it is guaranteed to be free. Pictures can be loaded on to the website so guests can view their accommodation while the site allows for searches based on price and dates. An online map and driving instructions will ensure guests have an easy time finding their motel.
The duty motel website has been designed by New Zealand hospitality web specialists Welman Technologies www.welman.co.nz.