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Gables Lakefront Motel And Taupo i-SITE Plays Vital Role In The Taupo Event Industry

Thursday 23 May 2013

First-class accommodation – like that provided by Gables Lakefront Motel -  is an important factor in attracting major events to Lake Taupo.

Recently rated No 9 on Trip Advisor, Gables Lakefront Motel is supporting the booming events industry with i-SITE Taupo by providing such high-quality accommodation.

“Events are extremely important to the Taupo region,” says Gail Henderson who is the manager of the Taupo i-SITE.

“First class accommodation such as Gables Lakefront Motel is very important for both Taupo events and the Taupo region.  By providing high quality accommodation, they are the foundation for the events industry,” says Gail Henderson.

The i-SITE Visitor Information Centres is the first stop for anyone visiting or seeking information about Taupo. Visitors can enjoy the re-assurance of dealing with a real person who is also a local with first-hand experience.

“Events put Taupo on the map, Taupo is fast becoming the events Capital of New Zealand,” says Gail.

Big events attract a large number of visitors to Taupo. On November 30 the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge takes place in Taupo. “The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is New Zealand’s largest cycling event and the world’s largest cycling relay,” says Gail.

One of Taupo's iconic events, organised by the Taupo Half Marathon, is the Mizuno Half Marathon and this is held on August 4, 2013. “It is New Zealand's largest stand-alone half marathon,” says Gail. With its fantastic views of the mountains and Lake Taupo the Mizuno Half Marathon is popular with runners of all abilities.

“The Taupo Symposium 2013 Fabric Arts Festival will be held from July 18-23 2013 and will be another fun and unique event for the Great Lake Centre,” says Gail.  This promises to be a massive event for Taupo. The Symposium will be held over 5 days with 250 workshops. 

The Gables Lakefront Motel is well situated for everyone looking to stay in Taupo during these events.

It is the perfect escape from the bustle of everyday life.  With a number of room options available, Gables Lakefront Motel has something for everyone. The Gables Lakefront Motel apartments all come with kitchen facilities and satellite TV. Each unit includes a tea and coffee maker and a seating area. Most rooms also have a private hot pool and views of the gorgeous Lake Taupo.


Tuesday 22 April 2012

When looking for a motel to stay everyone desires convenience, comfort and great features. Situated in the beautiful town of Taupo, Gables Lakefront Motel ticks all three boxes!

Gables Lakefront Motel is the definition of convenience - it not only offers stunning views of the lake but is within walking distance of Taupo’s shops and eateries. It is also close to numerous attractions including the Taupo Thermal Hot Springs, Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery, Taupo Bungy and A.C. Baths. Talk about location location location!
 
Comfort is another key ingredient in making a motel stay a pleasant stay. When Gray Thompson and Jo Bransgrove assumed management of Gables Lakefront Motel they made sure to add this ingredient to the mix. They have beautifully refurbished every apartment with new furniture, including: beds, sofa beds, plasma televisions, curtains and blinds as well as tables and chairs. Exquisite artwork by Peter Latham is also displayed in all of the one-bedroom units. 
 
The features that a motel offers can make or break it. With free high speed WiFi internet, on-site car parking, self-contained and, self-service laundry facilities and hot pools, Gables Lakefront Motel is certainly made by its features.  
 
Gables Lakefront Motel offers exceptional service from the moment you arrive to the time you leave. Its impressive hosts certainly go the extra mile to satisfy your needs. 
 
“We will do whatever we can to make Gables Lakefront Motel your home away from home,” says Gray.
 
With many recurring guests they have definitely succeeded in doing this. One of their long-term stayers, Linda Stewart  is more than pleased with the hospitality of the new owners:
 
“I cannot say enough about Jo and Gray. They have been very accommodating and their approach to people is infectious.”
 
Without a doubt, Gables Lakefront Motel goes above and beyond the desired components of the average motel. 
 

Friday 15 March 2013

Taupo's Gables Lakefront Motel Under New Ownership

Since being taken over by Gray Thompson and Jo Bransgrove in December of 2012, the Gables Lakefront Motel has been beautifully refurbished. 
 
Many of the rooms have a view of stunning Lake Taupo and on a clear day the magnificent National Park Mountains.  
 
Jo Bransgrove comes from a varied and prestigious background. She is a former member and president of the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce, president of the Employers Chamber of Commerce Central and councillor for Business New Zealand.
 
Gray Thompson is a lawyer specialising in property for the well known boutique Commercial Property law firm, Thompson Vodanovich. Gray does his legal work from Gables and travels to Wellington every fortnight.
 
Gables Lakefront Motel offers comfortable and contemporary motel style apartment accommodation with the extra dash of exquisite new artwork by the visual artist, Peter Latham.
It is the perfect escape from the bustle of everyday life.  With a number of room options available, Gables Lakefront  Motel has something for everyone. “Gables apartments  all come with kitchen facilities and satellite TV. Each unit includes a tea and coffee maker and a seating area. Most rooms also have a private hot pool and Lake Taupo views,” says Jo Bransgrove,  co-owner of Gables Lakefront Motel.
The Gables Lakefront Motel is at centre of all the happenings in Taupo and is within easy walking distance of the shops and eateries in Taupo.
 
Gables Lakefront Motel is also  located close to Taupo Thermal Hot Springs, Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery, Taupo Bungy, and A.C. Baths. There is never a reason for a dull moment in Taupo!
 
“Taupo is in the centre of the North Island, and many of our guests enjoy short day trips to many regions, like the famous Tongariro Crossing & National Park, for skiing & tramping, just over an hour away. The Hawkes Bay wine region is just 2 hours drive, the beautiful and amazing Waitomo caves, Rotorua and many other interesting destinations are also not far away,” says Jo Bransgrove. 
 
The Gables Lakefront Motel is located right across from the best beach in Taupo.  Features of Gables Lakefront Motel include; on-site car parking, free high speed WIFI internet, self-contained accommodation, self-service laundry facilities, hot pools, it is a non-smoking property, continental breakfasts are available.

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