Managing director at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri Lodge, Jay Robertson, recently announced the appointment of two new sales and marketing managers across the three Relais & Chateaux New Zealand properties.

Michele Ballantine-Wooley joins the group as sales manager, with a focus on the corporate market in New Zealand and Australia including conferences, incentives, team-building and small retreats for the lodges and golf courses. Michele will be based at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, the group’s 28-suite lodge in the Hawke’s Bay region.

Tanya Dennis has also been appointed sales and marketing manager and will be based in Queenstown at Matakauri Lodge, where the lodge’s new four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage recently opened to much acclaim.

Both Michele and Tanya have a wealth of industry know-how, particularly in the New Zealand/Australian markets, but also in key international markets that continue to grow for the three luxury lodges.