EVENT Expands In New Zealand

Event Hospitality & Entertainment has bought 50% of New Zealand budget accommodation provider, pod-hotel group Jucy Snooze


Key Points:

  • Jucy Snooze sells micro-­accommodation, capsule-style sleeping pods

  • Entered the ­accommodation market in 2012

  • Currently active in Queenstown & Christchurch – opening in Auckland later this year


Event Hospitality & Entertainment has bought 50% of New Zealand budget accommodation provider, pod-hotel group Jucy Snooze.


Under the joint venture, Jucy Snooze will be the first budget-­accommodation brand to join the Event group, adding to Event’s portfolio of hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand, including Rydges, QT and the Atura brand.


Jucy Snooze sells micro-­accommodation in the form of unique capsule-style sleeping pods, along with shared, private, ensuite and family rooms.


The brand’s signature pods were customed designed to incorporate features young travellers were seeking, based on research and focus groups. Each pod includes a USB charging port, secure luggage storage space, power supply, individual lighting, temperature control, linen including a privacy screen and WiFi connectivity. Properties offer guests access to a restaurant and bar as well as communal areas for guests to mingle and socialise.


Jucy Snooze entered the ­accommodation market in 2012 and now sports locations in Christchurch and Queenstown, while a new Auckland property is due to open mid next year.


Event Hospitality CEO, Jane Hastings, said the company was excited to bring the Jucy Snooze brand under its umbrella and help to facilitate its expansion.


“This new partnership places EVENT at the forefront of the budget accommodation market segment, and together we will work closely to expand and grow the brand throughout Australasia and other parts of the world, utilising our expertise and relationships.”


“The EVENT team brings significant experience in hotel development, operations, procurement, and food and beverage, as well as expertise to expand across Australia and beyond with their desire for growth,” added Jucy Snooze CEO, Tim Alpe.

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