Meeting Newz Septeber / October 2022

Offering a luxury lodge with eight bedrooms, living rooms, lap pool, spa pool and expansive outdoor space; plus a vineyard villa, Kiwiesque has a minimum of twonight stays for residential get-togethers. The whole complex can accommodate between 23 and 28 people depending on sleeping arrangements. Hosts Justine and Bayden Wilson say the complex is gaining popularity with groups who use it for team building and meetings The complex has up to nine bedrooms available, each with an ensuite, and last year added a meeting room (behind the house) and extended dining facilities to cater for groups. Because the meeting venue is completely separate from the rest of the property, the business side of the stay can be conducted while also taking time to relax and to explore the region. It is walking distance to Linden Estate Winery and two kilometres from Zeelandt Brewery – both popular off-site venues for groups. “Groups can organise their own caterer or we can help them arrange that,” says Justine. The Wilsons add that the venue attracts completely independent of all leisure and social activities. Owner and host Pen Cropper says the retreat recently catered for a group from an international business with its head office in New Zealand – bringing together delegates from around the world. Another group from around New Zealand combined a strategic planning session with team building, something that is easy to do at the property. “We have 20 acres of land here, close to Craggy Range and other wineries, Cape Kidnappers Golf Club, the Farmers’ Market, and other attractions but we’re also centrally loated within easy reach of Hastings, Havelock North and Napier.” Lawn Road Retreat has a range of team building activities on-site, such as tennis, outdoor table tennis, petanque and volleyball, plus games like cornhole, giant jenga, kubb and more. There is also a large hot tub which can take 14 to 16 people. A number of breakout areas are available too, including a sunroom, lounges and outdoor seating and dining choices. PRIVACY IN A VINEYARD SETTING LAWN ROAD RETREAT Kiwiesque Luxury Vineyard Accommodation provides a secluded and private environment for corporate events, while offering a gateway to vineyards, other attractions and dining areas around the Esk Valley and beyond. A new conveniently located option in Hawke’s Bay, Lawn Road Retreat, is seeing considerable interest and traction from the corporate sector. Kiwiesque Luxury Vineyard [COVE R STORY: HAWKE ' S BAY both small businesses and management groups from larger organisations. “We’ve got the ideal venue for weddings, family reunions, wellness retreats, business functions and other corporate events. We find that once groups come here they often come back, we have a lot of repeat business.” [12] meeting newz [sept oct] 2022

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