Archives: 2009

The George New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2009

For the 4th consecutive year Christchurch hotel The George has been recognised by the international travel community as being New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel in the prestigious World Travel Awards 2009. Once again over 150 000 industry professionals from around … Continue reading

Top 20 Oceania Hotels in the 2009

The George was honoured to be selected as one of Oceania’s Top 20 Hotels in the 2009 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards. It is the only Christchurch Hotel and one of only 4 New Zealand hotels to make this exclusive … Continue reading

The Best Just Keeps Getting Better

The George’s Rooms Refurbishment Completed After having been closed during August The George’s latest ambitious renovation project is now complete with the remaining 37 of the 53 rooms completely stripped back and rebuilt from scratch, no mean feat in only … Continue reading

The George Accredited with Qualmark Enviro-Gold

The George is proud to announce that it has been awarded Qualmark’s highest rating, Qualmark Enviro-Gold, for its commitment to responsible tourism. The enviro rating system initiated by Qualmark in 2008 offers 3 levels of accreditation, enviro-bronze, enviro-silver, and enviro-gold. … Continue reading

The George Voted Top City Hotel in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

The George has been voted one of the top 20 City Hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels Survey 2009. These annual awards give Travel +Leisure readers the opportunity … Continue reading

NZ-UK Link Cookery Apprentice of the Year 2009

Congratulations to Thomas Williams (Tom) of The George in Christchurch who was awarded the NZ-UK Link Cookery Apprentice of the Year in the National Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI) Modern Apprentice of the Year competition. Up against competitors from all over … Continue reading

The People Have Their Say!

Run in conjunction with CPIT Salon Culinaire, the 2009 DineOut People’s Choice Awards results are out. The George was delighted to find the public votes resulted in The George winning both coveted South Island Awards. DineOut People’s Choice South Island … Continue reading

Southern Stars in His Eyes

Tom Williams, an Apprentice Chef in The George’s acclaimed Pescatore Restaurant, has taken out 1st place in one of the South Island Hospitality Show’s Southern Stars Competitions held in Christchurch on 21 & 22 June. The competitions are a highlight … Continue reading

4 Chefs, a Truffle & You!

This year the New Zealand Truffle Association has chosen to hold its 2009 Conference and Gala Dinner in Christchurch. While we can’t all attend the exclusive “4 Chefs & a Truffle” gala dinner to be held at The George, food … Continue reading

The George’s final room refurbishment

Not keen to rest on its reputation alone and despite the economic slow-down The George is continuing its multi-million dollar refurbishment programme. The latest project is the complete refurbishment of the remaining guest rooms. This is by far the most … Continue reading