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The Tiaki Promise

The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now, and for future generations.


The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now, and for future generations.  We encourage all of our guests to follow the principles of the Tiaki Promise and to make a commitment to act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.  The guiding principles of the Tiaki Promise are;

Care for land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace
Travel safely showing care and consideration for all
Respect culture travelling with an open heart and mind

You will see these principles brought to life through our commitment to support environmental causes, and our caring luxury policy, our company values of integrity and respect, and our involvement with a host of community groups, charities, and other organisations. By following the tiaki promise while you journey through New Zealand you are making a commitment to act as a guardian protecting and preserving our home for future generations.


Image describing the Tiaki Promise with the ocean and a dolphin in the background

Tread lightly

The George has a variety of initiatives in place to reduce waste and recycle products.  From carbon footprint actions to procurement measures, water conservation and partnership with environmental groups to our employee volunteer scheme.

Care and consideration

The George encourages you to travel safely caring for yourself and others, to be mindful, to take time for yourself.  The George is also actively involved with a number of community, charity groups, cultural and arts organisations that bring enrichment to our community.

Open heart & mind

The George values include integrity, respect, profitability, innovation and excellence.  Integrity in that we do what we say and respect - we treat our guests, suppliers and partners as we wish to be treated ourselves.  

What our patrons say

Service is excellent with well-appointed rooms and perfect location. We even got a free teddy bear to take away which was an unexpected bonus! Its the small things right. Great coffee and rooms were recently renovated, bed was first class.

It was beautiful and so comfortable to stay in. Very clean and well maintained. The staff were exceptional. Every staff member we came across was so helpful, friendly, and professional. We were so impressed.

We stayed at The George 6 years ago on our first honeymoon and returned here to start and end our month long second honeymoon around the South Island. As usual, the facility was excellent, and the service outstanding. Make sure you try the smoked salmon on the breakfast buffet, and if you need anything rely on Alex and Mark to assist you. Hands down the best hotel on the South Island.

As soon as you walk in you feel the weight on your shoulders lift.