Par­adise re-made at Wai­heke Is­lan­dresort

The fa­cil­i­ties are made to be en­joyed by the Wai­heke com­mu­nity as well as guests.

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The sound of power tools over the Palm Beach hill­side will soon fall silent, sig­nalling the start of a new be­gin­ning for Wai­heke Is­land Re­sort.

The long-run­ning re­sort has un­der­gone mas­sive ren­o­va­tions over the past two or three years, build­ing up its fa­cil­i­ties to com­pete with the very best – and it’s right here in our own back­yard!

If you’re ex­pect­ing all huts and hot tubs though, think again. As Parke Mackay of Wai­heke Is­land Re­sort tells us, the soon-to-be­com­pleted ren­o­va­tions have been de­signed with all in mind.

‘‘It’s an ex­cit­ing time for the re­sort, we’re highly mo­ti­vated to wel­come guests and lo­cals alike to come en­joy the fa­cil­i­ties.’’

Due to be fully fin­ished by De­cem­ber, the ren­o­va­tion will in­clude newly-ap­pointed ac­com­mo­da­tion, al­low­ing the re­sort to house up to 80 guests at any given time. It will also launch three brand new con­fer­ence ar­eas, as well as re-open some old favourites.

From the fully-ren­o­vated Wai­heke Room func­tion venue to the on-site restau­rant, aptly re­named The Palm Beach Bistro, which will show­case a menu sourced largely from the is­land (think line-caught mar­ket fish, Te Matuku oys­ters and award­win­ning wines and olive oil), the fa­cil­i­ties are made to be en­joyed by the Wai­heke com­mu­nity as well as guests.

Palm Beach Bistro’s take­away menu is sure to be­come a lo­cal favourite: sim­ply or­der and pick up at the pool­side bar and walk down to the beau­ti­ful Palm Beach to en­joy. Guests and res­i­dents can even phone the re­sort for a ride back up the hill in the cour­tesy van.

Parke says the ren­o­va­tions are ‘‘just the be­gin­ning’’ and he’s got big plans for the sum­mer for both re­sort guests and the com­mu­nity.

Stay tuned for more de­tails by fol­low­ing the jour­ney at http:/ /www.wai­hek­ere­ or on Face­book.

Whether you’re look­ing for a con­fer­ence fa­cil­ity for your busi­ness or some ex­tra ac­com­mo­da­tion for your­self, friends or fam­ily, see the Wai­heke Is­land Re­sort for the finest lodg­ings and ser­vice on the is­land – plus more to come!

The friendly team would love to show you around. ❚ Open seven days from 8am, with the Palm Beach Bistro open for break­fast and lunch Wed­nes­day to Sun­day. Phone 09 372-0011 or visit 4 Bay Road, Palm Beach, Wai­heke.

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