Heritage Hotels Join New Zealand Cycle Trail Partnership

5 May 2016

Heritage Hotels, including CityLife Hotels and the Heritage Collection, are proud to announce becoming the latest national partner with Nga Haerenga the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

The New Zealand Cycle Trail was a logical choice for Heritage Hotels as the hotel group has extensive coverage near many popular New Zealand cycle trails including 11 of the 22 Great Rides.

“We wished to support the government initiative to involve regional New Zealand more in tourism. The focus by Tourism New Zealand on New Zealand Cycle Trails as a special interest sector aligns well with the Heritage Hotels’ commitment to connect international FIT (Free Independent Travellers) with these spectacular cycle trails,” says Graham Yan, chief executive officer for Heritage Hotel Management Ltd.

According to Graham Yan, the calibre of the partners in the Nga Haerenga the New Zealand Cycle Trail was another plus.

“Our partners in the initiative all represent the top of their market sectors including transport, tour and bicycle companies. We believe Heritage’s premium accommodation options complete the accommodation product range.  Cyclists have an option to rest after a day on a cycle trail at one of our Heritage properties and return refreshed for their next day of exploring,” adds Graham Yan.

"We are delighted to be working closely with Heritage Hotels and their Heritage Collection of properties that are located close to around a dozen of our Great Rides. There's nothing quite like the promise of a luxury stay at the end of a day's riding and Heritage Hotels certainly offer that and go much further. We welcome Heritage Hotels as a National Partner and thank them for their support and commitment," says Richard Leggat, chairman of Nga Haerenga the New Zealand Cycle Trail Inc.

Heritage Hotels has developed a range of services for guest cyclists in recent years. This includes connecting the guest with a local cycle hire and tour operator, or if bringing their own bike, recommending reliable local maintenance and repair services. The hotels also provide a designated area to clean down cycles, secure storage facilities and the added benefit of local knowledge of the best trails for guest fitness levels.

For more information on Heritage Hotels close to New Zealand Cycle Trail Great Rides visit: www.heritagehotels.co.nz/NZCycleTrail.