Hotel helps to revitalise historic area

Hotel helps to revitalise historic area
King & Queen Hotel Suites provides its guests with a wide range of accommodation options.

Growing a very successful high-end accommodation offering in the heart of New Plymouth’s west-end, has proven to be a journey that has brought benefits not only to King & Queen Hotel Suites but to a large number of specialist boutique businesses within stone’s throw.
It is this journey, establishing a real jewel of a hotel in New Plymouth’s crown, that has most inspired the passion of general manager, Daniel Fleming, who has been at the helm of the hotel since opening in July 2013.
“With the vision and energy from a large number of private and public enterprises, all wanting to revitalise what was once a less-desirable area of the city, we have transformed into the West-End Precinct and in the process achieved something pretty special in terms of what we can offer our guests wanting to experience the very best New Plymouth has to offer.”
Daniel says this collaborative approach is a win-win for every business involved. He’s especially proud of the fact that a dynamic collective of boutique businesses has opened up and brought back to life a historic area of the city, one that had seen many years of neglect.
The significance of New Plymouth District Council, with the support of community-based funding, establishing the world-class Govett/Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre in the precinct can not be overlooked as the facility welcomes thousands of visitors every year.
Born and bred in New Plymouth, it isn’t surprising Daniel feels so passionate about not only the city but the whole region and as chair of the Chamber of Commerce he says the focus for all businesses involved is to really push the message that Taranaki has a lot more to offer than just servicing the traditional farming and energy sectors.
“There’s a wealth of experiences to be had in Taranaki and what we’re seeing is our guests are able to immerse themselves in all the great bars, eateries, arts and craft shops, within easy walking distance of the Hotel.”
King & Queen Hotel Suites provides its guests with a wide range of accommodation options, and all who enter its doors enjoy a sumptuous tasteful environment, featuring European sourced and inspired fixtures and fittings.“We cater to all markets from local tourists, corporate clients to international visitors from the U.S., northern Europe, the UK and Australia.
“We have a busier summer season when New Plymouth opens its doors to thousands of visitors enjoying the experiences of the annual festival of lights, music festivals and garden tours, to name a few.”
In November last year, by pushing the main hotel wall out to the boundary, a further six suites have opened and looking ahead there’s an even more exciting project in planning stage, as Daniel explains.
“We have planning consent to build a six floor multi-use building, which will include basement parking, ground floor food and beverage businesses, along with two more floors of hotel rooms.
“The top floor will be dedicated to five high-end apartments which will be sold to private buyers, wanting to enjoy all the facilities the precinct and our hotel offers.”Guests are able to choose from a wide range of catering options which can be supplied in-house and charged back through the hotel if they wish.
There are also bikes available to rent to explore the city and enjoy the coastal cycle track.The hotel is filled with local and internationally sourced art pieces and has an understated yet opulent feel to it. A range of suites provides guests with plenty of options, servicing a wide market.
“I think we have achieved what we set out to in not only celebrating beautiful spaces and amenities our guests can enjoy but just as much, supporting local businesses to thrive as well. “That’s been the core purpose of the West End Precinct collective; helping each other while contributing to the growth of our very special region.”
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