Peppers Beacon Queenstown is celebrating the appointment of new general manager Justin Cave, who arrived on the shores of Lake Wakatipu direct from Australia’s Sunshine Coast. He brings with him 25 years’ experience working throughout Australia, but originally hales from Whakatane and is thrilled to be back at the helm of one of the country’s finest resorts.

Heritage Hotel Management also recently welcomed Valerie Comerford as its latest business development manager, responsible for securing new corporate business opportunities for the hotel group and working with travel management companies.

Ms Comerford joins the group from Spencer on Byron and has a comprehensive hotel and hospitality background, beginning in her home country of Ireland where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts in hotel and restaurant management and worked for the Conrad and Hilton hotel groups.