Park Regis, Auckland, New Zealand

With the Cricket World Cup and Chinese New Year happening the week I was to travel to Auckland decent, reasonably priced hotels were at a premium and so I ended up at a hotel on Queen Street called the Park Regis. But don’t start thinking that you’ll be staying at anything that looks like the St Regis in New York – far, very far from it.

Continue reading “Park Regis, Auckland, New Zealand”

Chow, Wellington, New Zealand

I was in Wellington with several colleagues today and we decided that we’d give Chow on Woodward St a try for lunch – my colleagues had both been there before and said they liked it. They usually have good taste in food, so I believed them.

Continue reading “Chow, Wellington, New Zealand”

The Bolton Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand

This was my second stay at The Bolton Hotel in Wellington. In a previous job I’d stayed here for a couple of night right after the hotel opened back in 2004 (I think it was ’04… it was a boozy trip… so the memories have faded!).

The hotel is just off The Terrace in a really convenient location near the Beehive and just a 15 minutes walk to where I was working.

Continue reading “The Bolton Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand”