Peppers continues to expand its network of luxury retreats and resorts in New Zealand announcing the addition of The Carrington Resort – a leading golf resort offering superb lodge and villa accommodation; vineyard and cellar door; and extensive conference and event facilities located on the Karikari Peninsula in the picturesque Northland region, four hours north of Auckland.
To be known as Peppers Carrington Resort, it will be the third addition to the network in 2012 with Peppers Parehua Martinborough and Peppers Awaroa Lodge joining the portfolio earlier this year, bringing the total to seven across New Zealand’s North and South Islands.
“It is an exciting time for Peppers in New Zealand – our portfolio is continuing to expand with superb quality product and a resort like The Carrington is a welcome addition to carry the Peppers name,” said CEO Bob East from Mantra Group which operates the Peppers brand.
Chairman of Carrington Resort Ltd, Paul Kelly said the alignment with Peppers would build on the Carrington’s already established reputation as a premier golfing resort.
“Aligning ourselves with a quality brand like Peppers and the extensive distribution network behind it will lift the Carrington’s profile that much further in both the New Zealand and Australian market and I look forward to this next phase in our development,” said Mr Kelly.
Carrington Resort offers 10 lodge rooms and 14 three bedroom villas. Each lodge room opens onto a wide verandah with views to the ocean, golf course or native bush and vineyard, while the two-storey villas offer a central wood burning fireplace, verandahs overlooking the golf course and Pacific Ocean plus a fully equipped kitchen.
These activities – as well as a fully equipped Olympic standard skeet shooting range – also offer excellent team building options for conference groups. Purpose built conference facilities seat up to 100 people theatre style or 90 people banquet style with adjacent breakout areas. A variety of off-site activity options such as kayaking, fishing charters and 4WD tours are also available.
The adjacent award winning Karikari Estate Winery offers stunning views across the acreage out to the Pacific Ocean and provides another option for both leisure guests and conference delegates to explore. The regions unique climate, location and weather conditions combine to create an environment to produce high quality wines with Chardonnay, Pinotage and Syrah amongst the favoured varieties. Both the Carrington Resort and Karikari Estate Winery are also popular locations for weddings, including wedding banquets in the Barrell Hall at the Winery.
Source = Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels