News and Updates
Jessica Taylor Wins Young Tourism Export Councils Award
Congratulations to Jessica Taylor, Marketing & Communications Executive at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, for winning the Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s (Young TEC) Rising Star Award. The award recognises the efforts and contribution to the development of New Zealand’s tourism industry by a Young TEC member under the age of 30 years.
17 August, 2017
Judy Chen Wins Senior Hotel Executive of the Year
Congratulations to Hotel Grand Chancellor’s Judy Chen, Director of Sales & Marketing for Wellington and Auckland, and Senior Hotel Executive of Year for 2017. Attended by over 320 hotel professionals in Auckland, the New Zealand Hotel Awards celebrate the best in the industry. Judy acknowledged winning the esteemed award as a ‘career highlight’.
New Zealand Hotel Awards 2017 Finalists Announced
Two staff members from the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor have been selected as finalists at the 2017 New Zealand Hotel Awards in Auckland next month. Congratulations to Judy Chen, Director of Sales and Marketing for Hotel Grand Chancellor’s two New Zealand properties (Wellington and Auckland) and Naomi Oh, Food and Beverage Supervisor at Whitby's Restaurant & Bar.
28 June 2017, View Media Release
New Staff Welcomed to the Sales and Events Team
09 March 2017, View Media Release
45 Years with the James Cook Hotel
In 1972 the country’s population was under 3 million, New Zealand Rowing Eight won Gold at the Munich Olympics and Dorothy (Dot) Collis commenced her career at the soon to be opened James Cook Hotel in Wellington. As one of New Zealand’s longest serving Hotel Employee’s, it is with great sadness we announce that Dot is moving to the next chapter of her life in February 2017.
Reflecting on a Sustainable 2016
Our social and environmental sustainability program has continued to go from strength to strength in 2016. This will be the eighth year since we first gained third party environmental accreditation under the international EarthCheck program, and Qualmark. It’s exciting to see the actions we’ve progressed during that time making a lasting difference.
23 December 2016, View Media Release
James Cook Hotel Celebrates a Successful Year
The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor celebrated the end of a successful year at their annual client event this week. Partnering with the HSBC Wellington Sevens, the event showcased all that is great about Wellington and the approaching 2017 tournament.
02 December 2016, View Media Release
100% Operational and Open for Business
The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington, New Zealand is 100% operational and ready to welcome guests after the 14 November earthquake. An engineer has inspected the Hotel, authorising the building as being structurally sound.
18 November 2016, View Media Release
Executive Team Digs in at Mangarara Station
The executive team at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor have recently completed their yearly trip to Mangarara Station, successfully planting additional trees to adorn the 100 metre long driveway entrance to the eco lodge.
29 July 2016, View Media Release
Accommodation Partnership with Weta Announced
Inviting visitors to explore the creative capital, the package includes overnight accommodation, two adult tickets for the Weta Cave Workshop Tour and valet parking at the Hotel.
09 June 2016, View Media Release
Financial Controller Wins at 2016 Hotel Awards
Congratulations to Kamlesh Kumar, Financial Controller at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor and the New Zealand Hotel Administration Employee of the Year for 2016.
03 June 2016, View Media Release
Hotel Supports I Love Fiji Cyclone Relief Concert
Recognising the importance of the fundraiser for those devastated by the cyclone in February 2016, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has donated 23 room nights, plus breakfast for the top New Zealand Pacific artists performing on the at the Relief Concert.
18 May 2016, View Media Release
Complimentary Yoga Practice for In-house Guests
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor have partnered with Power Living to present mid-week Yoga practice for in-house guests. The complimentary service will be offered regularly at the hotel, with all levels and abilities welcome.
04 April 2016, View Media Release
Earthquake strengthening complete, achieving 100% NBS Rating
The seismic project was divided into stages to strengthen the building and achieve 100% NBS, which included the carpark walls, the Terrace Wing and the sheer walls around the hotel’s lift core. The hotel appreciates the patience of their guests during this time and are happy to advise that all areas are now fully operational.
29 March 2016, View Media Release