The Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park’s new apartments have quickly garnered high praise from the first guests. The six fully-serviced apartments were finished in mid-January – right on time – by Dawson Building Company.
GHL’s general manager commercial property and projects Rob Budd who oversaw the project is rapt with the finished product. “I am really pleased with the outcome,” he said. “It all went to plan from a construction perspective and working with the Dawson’s crew and the team of subbies was a seamless and enjoyable process.”
The addition of the new apartments, which sport “stunning” ocean views, mean the park has accommodation fit for every budget – from the humble tent site through to a cabin, motel and now the apartments.
The next project at the park is the renovation of two of the existing motel unit blocks which all up contain 16 units. Rob says it will be a major project and while he and his team have just started the initial design phase it is likely to include new kitchens and bathrooms, and improve the flow of the units. The work will be done through winter to minimise disruption to the park.
The Holiday Park is the region’s largest accommodation provider providing on average 46,500 guest nights a year and playing host to upwards of 450 guests a night in the peak holiday season. Departing form the Park this summer was long time manager Matt Moore. GHL chief executive Tracey Johnstone said he and his team had worked tirelessly to ensure visitors had a positive customer experience and enjoyable stay. “We wish him all the best for the future.”