Greenmantle Estate Lodge has been recognised as one of the country’s leading accommodation providers by Qualmark – New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance authority
Greenmantle has just been awarded the Qualmark “New Zealand Luxury Lodge” certification and is the first lodge in the southern half of the North Island. The new category was launched this year by Qualmark in conjunction with Luxury Lodges of New Zealand “to recognise the country’s most exclusive and unique accommodation providers, properties that are synonymous with the very best on offer in New Zealand”.
To earn the prestigious Qualmark rating, Greenmantle underwent a comprehensive on-site assessment, where performance is measured against up to 400 quality criteria.
The category is completely separate from a traditional Qualmark 1-5 Star rating, with there is no scale of quality across the range. Rather, for the New Zealand Luxury Lodge category, the evaluation is conducted during an “day and overnight experience” of the business offerings, operations and facilities, and all of the criteria must be met fully and completely.
“We’re honoured to have won this distinction, which we feel acknowledges the efforts of our predecessor and our Greenmantle Team’s ongoing efforts in ‘detailing’ to upgrade the lodge and its gardens since we took it over in mid-2012 to relaunch it as a luxury lodge for the region and internationally,” said Operations Director Ralph Green.
Our colleagues and friends from many disciplines are each helping in their own way in this continuing journey. We learn from many, including Leonardo da Vinci who said, “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
Mr Green said Greenmantle is determindly delivering on its postioning:
“Time for luxury; relish your relationships; relax your body; exercise your curiosity in nature, golf, culture; indulge epicurean passion…escape to “your” charming New Zealand estate.”
“We enjoy showcasing with our local collaboration partners the best of our immediate Kapiti base but also the provinces of Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui and Taranaki. This part of New Zealand has so much to be proud of and share with guests. So often we undervalue what is local and familiar – we should not.”
The award recognises superb facilities, ‘respectfully New Zealand’ personal service level and guest care, ‘naturally New Zealand’ and international cusine focussing on fresh local New Zealand products. It saw Greenmantle join an esteemed and elite list of internationally famous lodges to have also earned this distinction.
Mr Green said, the Qualmark accreditation complements Greenmantle’s marketing activities by providing the independent validation for the travel trade that we “provide the inspired and unique New Zealand luxury experience that is to stay at a New Zealand Luxury Lodge to all international, and an increasing discerning domestic, travellers”.
This supports the ongoing initiatives we have with the international travel trade through our tourism industry consultants Cloud 12, our participation in the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and our own extensive Internet marketing campaigns.