Monthly Archives: August 2011


August 2011

Kick off with Relais & Chateaux at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

By | August 18th, 2011|PEPR News!|

  New Zealand is playing host to the sporting spectacle of the year, the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and Relais & Châteaux invites you to experience the event via its six exceptional hotels and lodges.   From September 9 to October 23 the games will play out in sporting arenas throughout the country. With rugby tickets still available for sale, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the food, wine and stunning wilderness for which New Zealand is renowned.   Fine food and wine is at the very heart of [...]

PEPR visits Holland America Line in Seattle

By | August 16th, 2011|PEPR News!|

Philip Engelberts visited Holland America Line head office last week to talk about PR strategies in light of the company's increased presence in the Australian market. In Seattle, Philip spent time with Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s International PR Manager, and met a number of Holland America Line executives. The deployment of ms Zaandam will be the second ship this summer to be based in Australian and New Zealand waters this southern summer. ms Volendam and ms Zaandam sail a series of 14 day Australia / New Zealand round trips and South [...]

Hilton Queenstown joins spring sweepstake

By | August 12th, 2011|PEPR News!|

Rugby World Cup 2011 is just around the corner and Queenstown wants to celebrate! 300 free hotel rooms were up for grabs for anyone around the world. Nineteen Queenstown hotels, including the brand new sumptuous Hilton Queenstown, generously gave up rooms for the busy rugby season. Searching for accommodation around New Zealand during RWC may have put people off from planning a trip with the high demand for rooms and inflated prices. However, Queenstown – not being a match centre - has plenty of capacity at all price points throughout [...]

Powerhouse exhibition displays Cook Islands artwork

By | August 11th, 2011|PEPR News!|

At the new Powerhouse Museum Love Lace exhibition you will find one of Andrea Eimke’s unique works, created on the small island of Atiu, her home for the past 28 years. Since settling in the Cook Islands, Eimke has founded the Atiu Fibre Arts Studio where she teaches tourists how to make tivaivai, a traditional Cook Islands craft. She has exhibited her works around the world and you can see her stunning lace work at the Powerhouse Museum until April 2012. Check out the link below to watch an interview [...]

Jonah’s restaurant among Sydney’s best!

By | August 10th, 2011|Food, PEPR News!|

If yesterday’s Good Living is anything to go by, the restaurant at Relais & Chateaux's property Jonah’s, Whale Beach is one of Sydney’s most celebrated dining spots. Sydney's top food critic Terry Durack scored the iconic restaurant a 16/20, a phenomenal score!   Under the guidance of new Executive Chef Alfonso Ales, the restaurant at Jonah’s has gone from strength to strength, with a new menu which draws on Southern European influences. Alfonso boasts a stellar career and promises to take Jonah’s diners on a unique culinary journey. [...]

Ferran Adria launches family cookbook

By | August 9th, 2011|PEPR News!|

What do you think the Executive Chef of a three Michelin star restaurant would cook for himself and his staff for dinner? A gorgeous culinary creation straight off the menu OR a simple, easy to prepare three course meal?  It may come as a surprise to you that one of the world’s greatest chef's, Ferran Adrià, allocates time with his staff nightly to sit down and share a ‘family meal’. This October, for the first time, Adrià will reveal his secrets for creating simple, seasonal and delicious home cooked meals. [...]