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Wellington top in Trade Me’s Travelbug awards

Press Release – Trade Me
Wellington came out on top in Trade Me’s annual Travelbug awards announced today, with seven Platinum award winners, ahead of Auckland (5) in second place.

Daniel Bridges, Trade Me’s head of travel, said said a feature of this year’s awards is representation from five accommodation categories in the Platinum list. “There’s a real diversity there with hotels, motels, apartments, a holiday park and a backpacker property all winning Platinum Awards this year, which shows that you don’t have to be a plush hotel to do well and give a great guest experience.”

The 2014 Travelbug Awards: The roll of honour

Total winners in each category:
• Platinum Property (26 winners)
• Gold Property (65 winners)
• Best in Region (18 winners)
• Best in District (60 winners)
• 100% Guest Rating (232 winners)

Top 5 Platinum winners:
1. SkyCity Auckland
2. The Devon Hotel and Conference Centre, New Plymouth
3. West Plaza Hotel, Wellington
4. Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
5. Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Travelbug Platinum Award winners

Property Region
SKYCITY Auckland Auckland
The Devon Hotel and Conference Centre Taranaki
West Plaza Hotel Wellington
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Queenstown Queenstown
Kiwi International Hotel Auckland
Mercure Wellington Wellington
Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton Waikato
Lakeland Resort Taupo Lake Taupo
Greerton Motor Inn Bay of Plenty
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Queenstown
Novotel Wellington Wellington
Rydges Wellington Wellington
The Cambridge Hotel Wellington
CityLife Auckland Auckland
Quality Hotel Parnell Auckland
The Victoria Hotel Otago
Travelodge Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui
Grand Hotel Rotorua Rotorua
New Castle Motor Lodge Rotorua
Astelia Apartment Hotel Wellington
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay Wellington
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Lake Taupo
Spa Lodge Motel Canterbury
Martinborough Motel Wairarapa

Travelbug ‘Best in Region’ award winners

Property Name
Beachfront Hotel – Hokitika West Coast
Casa Bella Motel Northland
The Devon Hotel and Conference Centre Taranaki
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua Rotorua
Kingsgate Hotel Wellington Wellington
Ibis Tainui Hamilton Waikato
The Studio Canterbury
Shoreline Motel Hawke’s Bay
Lakeland Resort Taupo Lake Taupo
Llandaff Country Residence Wairarapa
Greerton Motor Inn Bay of Plenty
Wyuna Bay Waterfront Studio Apartment Coromandel
Turoa Chalet Ruapehu
The Victoria Hotel Otago
Heritage Queenstown Queenstown
Alpine Motel Marlborough
Travelodge Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui
SKYCITY Auckland Auckland

About Travelbug
Travelbug.co.nz is Trade Me’s site focusing on commercial accommodation with over 3,000 hotels, motels and more around New Zealand. The Travelbug awards are given out at the start of each year and have been running for four years. There are five award categories and to win an award, a property needs to have met criteria for booking numbers, number of reviews placed and quality of reviews.

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