Managing director and owner Reg Nevill-Jackson will step down from managing the hotel at the end of March as Capstone picks up full management from 1 April.
The property has undergone major investment over the past few years, including the opening of the South Wing in November 2018 with eight premier rooms.
Along with a new gym and sauna, recently established guest facilities include Wairua Day Spa offering two treatment rooms and introducing a strong focus on wellness as part of the guest experience. The resort plans to cater to the growing wellness sector by hosting regular wellness retreats run in conjunction with SOUL Centre based in Titirangi.
Plans are underway for refurbishment of the common areas within the main hotel building including the guest lounge and dining areas
Reg Nevill-Jackson says the timing is right for a fresh approach with the property. “Built by my parents and completed in the 1980s, the hotel has grown into an iconic conference and wedding venue for the region, along with being a popular leisure destination which has the added benefit of being in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful natural and rainforest settings.”