New Appointment - General Manager

Heritage Collection’s Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Heritage Hotel Management are delighted to welcome Desmond Moraes as the new general manager of Heritage Collection’s Marlborough Vintners Hotel, Blenheim.

He joins the hotel from Te Waonui Forest Retreat where he was assistant hotel manager for the last year. Prior to that he was the lodge manager for Braemar Lodge for two years. Also in his career he has worked for 2.5 years at the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch as assistant manager.

As well as having worked extensively in New Zealand, he has worked in hotels in both Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

He has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and tourism management from Mumbai and a post graduate diploma in tourism and hospitality management from the University of Waikato.

“I am excited about my appointment to the Heritage Collection Marlborough Vintners Hotel. It’s in a very beautiful part of the country and the property has great meetings and weddings facilities. The Heritage Collection is a well-respected brand with hotels set in many picturesque regions. I am proud to join this prestigious hotel group. I am looking forward to strengthening this stunning hotel even further with a strong focus on exceptional service and environmental sustainability,” says Desmond.

Heritage Collection Marlborough Vintners Hotel, Blenheim is set on Rapaura Road Blenheim and is surrounded by Marlborough’s internationally acclaimed vineyards.

The hotel consists of a main lodge which houses the Vintners Room Restaurant overlooking a tranquil rose garden and the Barrel Hall function venue.

The hotel is perfect for a weekend retreat to sample the gastronomic pleasures of this abundant region, or an exclusive corporate meeting. The property can cater for banquets, conferences and weddings for up to 120 people.

Heritage Collection Marlborough Vintners Hotel is set in a six-acre property to fully embrace the stunning vineyard setting.

The hotel has spacious self-contained one bedroom suites around the pleasant grounds overlooking the vines. The suites include kitchen facilities, underfloor heating in the spacious bathrooms, and a lounge opening on to a patio to catch the winter sun and views sipping some excellent local wine.