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Steve Gracey


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Disruptive technology and the experience economy, geopolitical instability and new market entrants are shaking up the tourism and leisure sector, driving hotel and leisure operators to reposition their assets as distinctive destinations.

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is honoured to have provided commercial certainty towards the following projects shortlisted for the Holmes Group Tourism & Leisure Property Award within the 2021 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.

1. Flare Bar, SkyCity Auckland

“Behind Flare Bar’s glamorous finish – and its bar that stretches to almost 50 metres – is an innovative design that inspires.” Richard Anderson

2. Food Republic, SkyCity Auckland

“Food Republic is a fresh new area, with a light and open space offering a range of international cuisines for SkyCity casino visitors to enjoy.” Richard Anderson

3. Rotorua Regional Airport

“This significant upgrade modernises and future-proofs Rotorua Airport, while meeting new security and seismic strengthening requirements.” Richard Anderson

4. SkyCity VIP Gaming, Auckland

“Valued customers are at the heart of SkyCity VIP Gaming, which offers a luxury private environment to surpass all expectations.” Richard Anderson

5. Te Hono – New Plymouth Airport Terminal

“The design of the new airport was created with the stories of the ancestral land and people woven throughout to provide a gateway that welcomes the future and honours the past.” Steve Gracey

Over the last 24 years, the Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards have become an important platform to recognise and reward the people and companies building great cities and communities.

Winners will be announced at the 2021 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards on 24 November.