Business View Oceania | Volume 4, Issue 2

43 44 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2 A major part of Safari Hotels’ success, Mr. Trotter explains, comes as a result of their industry partnerships. The company works closely with hotel franchise partners Wyndham, servicing their brands Ramada, Wyndham Gardens, and more recently, Tryp. “The great thing about Wyndham is they have a number of different brands established for a company to utilise should they meet the criteria. We also work with a number of industry bodies including the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) and Hotel Council Aotearoa (HCA). The support of bodies like TIA and HCA has been absolutely vital to tourism and hospitality sectors amid the pandemic, especially when it comes to distributing information, advocating for better government policy and support, and just generally bringing everyone together.” There are three major projects currently underway for Safari Hotels. First on the agenda is a new Tryp hotel in Wellington, due to open August 2022, which will introduce the Tryp brand to New Zealand market. Next is two LQ hotels set to open in late 2023, located in Ellerslie and Parnell, Auckland, which will develop Safari Hotels’ LQ brand portfolio and increase coverage across Auckland. Safari Hotels takes a long-term approach to hotel construction and management. Their future looks bright, Mr. Trotter concludes. “We are keen to broaden our horizons even further and expand into Australia using the same business model. We are already in the process of identifying key destinations and speaking to key players in those areas, but there is still quite a lot of work to be done in the regulatory planning space. We aim to get there within the next two years and have a portfolio of five to eight properties in Australia within the next five years. It’s very important that we continue to plan for the long-term future despite the difficulties of the last few years and focus on opportunities for growth.” Tile Warehouse Commercial seeks to establish relationships that go beyond individual projects and we’re proud to support Safari Group. Contact us for technical expertise, and the right product selection advice. | 0800 289 845 SAFAR I HOTELS PREFERRED VENDORS/PARTNERS n Allwin Facade Incorporating a collaborative approach on each project, Allwin Façade have completed several projects throughout New Zealand and further projects in various stages of design, manufacture and installation. Allwin Façade would like to convey its utmost congratulations to our long-term client & the extended Safari team and express its gratitude and appreciation of working with successful company. n Enterprize Steel Ltd n Nordzco Joinery | n Franklin’s European Bathrooms n TILE WAREHOUSE | | 0800 289 845 n Flints Plumbing | (03) 441 8835 PLUMBING • DRAINAGE • GAS FITTING • CENTRAL HEATING Flint’s Plumbing and Drainage has over 20 years experience in providing high-quality services to commercial projects. Led by Manager Andy Langford, who has achieved the highest Certifying Plumber qualifications. Specialising in High End Commercial & Residential Plumbing, Drainage, Gas Fitting & Central Heating | (03) 441 8835 40 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand