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New Executive Chef at Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport

Written by Kym Klein on February 19th, 2018.      0 comments

Salmon Croquette

Panko crumbed smoked salmon & cheese croquette- see recipe below

 

Veenal Reddy promoted to Executive Chef at Jet Park Hotel Auckland.

Jet Park Hotel Auckland is pleased to announce that Veenal Reddy has been promoted to Executive Chef at Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland Airport.  Veenal’s style of cooking is simple, but full of flavour in the dish as a whole; “I believe it’s very important to give the customer the best dining experience, so they go home happy, and feel it’s been excellent value for money.”  His cooking techniques are in line with other chefs- he loves grilled foods, smokey flavours, and creating rustic dishes which is in demand currently... View Full Staff Profile  

Whether you are dining by yourself, with friends, colleagues or family... we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy exceptional dining at Te Maroro Restaurant. Our Bistro menu combines a delicious mix of comfort food and fine dining options, or try our shared plates. Our friendly wait staff will offer advice on the perfect beverage to suit.  New Bistro Menu  |  Dessert Menu
 

 

Chef's Recipe- Download Recipe

Smoked salmon croquette- Feb 2018

 

 

 

A Day in the Life of a Housekeeper, Jet Park Hotels

Written by Kailash Rana on January 19th, 2018.      0 comments

Housekeeping Team  

Leaving home early morning to get to work, our housekeepers come to the hotel with their main goal to make sure they provide a clean, hygienic and friendly atmosphere to all our guests. Housekeepers pay special attention to detail by keeping service levels high, with the aim to exceed guest expectations.  At Jet Park Hotel, they make sure each area of the hotel where guests step in is always clean and well maintained.

By the time most of the guests are still sleeping in their rooms, our housekeepers attend the daily departmental meeting where they share arrival timings, departure timings, guest preferences and special attention to those personal touches which help to make guests’ stay more comfortable.  Most of our housekeepers service more than 240 rooms, on an average of 120 hours per day.  By the time the previous guest checks out from their room, they start working on preparing the room for the next guest. Our housekeepers will keep in mind guest preferences, for example; request for special pillows, extra towels or a baby cot will be done prior to check in.

If guests wish to prepare tea or coffee they will find the room cupboard already stock up, with fresh milk kept in the fridge. A TV remote is kept on the top of the channel guide next to the bed on the bed-side table. The bathroom will be stocked up with clean, fresh towels and toiletries. If clothes require washing or ironing, they will take them to laundry and process them for guests.

If you see them in the hotel corridors, you will find them with smiling faces always happy to greet you. When guests check-out, they provide a gracious good-bye. If a guest has left anything behind, never fear- they will keep lost property safe.  They are happy to serve you.

Story by Kailash Rana, Assistant Executive Housekeeper

Team Leader, Sapi Toala making a beautiful towel swan- View video >

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Staff Talents at Hotel Christmas Tree Decorating Competition! Jet Park Hotel Auckland

Written by Kym Klein on December 7th, 2017.      0 comments

xmas-tree-decs17   At the start of the "Christmas month", staff at Jet Park Hotel got into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas Tree decorating competition that brought out the creative talents and team-work of all staff. Teams were divided into departments with designated areas around the hotel's public areas, so guests get to enjoy the final result. The overall theme being to create Christmas tree decorations and then decorate your tree/area using hand-made recycled materials.  Hotel Director, Liz Herrmann judged the final results and announced at the Staff Christmas Party the winner- not one but ALL departments got a share of the cash prize!  Says Liz; "The calibre and hard-work put in by all staff made judging very difficult. The only answer was to award all teams." 
 

Teams and Designated areas:

Kitchen Te Maroro Restaurant- lower area at fireplace: Gingerbread House and all tables. 
Food & Beverage  Te Maroro Restaurant- Top section and Indaba Bar. 
Maintenance and IT  Jet Park Hotel Outdoor Gardens/Grounds. 
Reservations / Sales / Marketing  Main Hotel Reception. 
Housekeeping  Lobby Block 4- Lounge Area. 
Conference  5th Floor Block 4. 
HR/ Accounts/ Michelle/ GM  Children’s Areas. 
Front Office  Block 4 Conference Entrance Lobby. 

If you are in-house over the Christmas/New Year, we invite you to take some time to look at the amazing efforts of our Jet Park Hotel staff!  Alternatively, we've featured a story and photo album of each Department, one per day, on Facebook- see more >
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New Greenspace Officially Opens at Jet Park Hotel Auckland.

Written by Kym Klein on October 25th, 2017.      0 comments

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  Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre is pleased to announce that it has added the finishing touches to its multi-level conference facility with the completion of a beautifully landscaped garden and outdoor deck overlooking a pond/wetland area. This green-space opened in early November 2017 to all guests, with an official opening function attended by VIPs, hotel clients, suppliers, friends of the family and staff alike. An atmosphere of relaxed fun was had by all, complete with jesters, games, prize draws and delicious treats made by a talented kitchen team. 

The space features a garden break-out area, complete with outdoor seating, complimentary access to petanque and a giant chess board and is available to hotel and conferencing guests. Various team building activities are available by arrangement, along with self-facilitated activities such as croquet, giant jenga, giant pick-up-sticks, giant chess, giant connect 4 and petanque. The hotel’s liquor license extends to the outdoor area, there is space for a marquee and groups can enjoy a range of flexible catering options including BBQ’s. An impressive sculpture by local artist James Wright, “Kingfisher” graces the lawn- another addition to the hotel’s art collection.

The venue is just 5 minutes from Auckland Airport with a complimentary direct 24-hour shuttle bus, free car parking, and superb food and beverage options and high tech audio-visual capability including complimentary WiFi. The 250 person conference facility and guest rooms can also be hired out entirely for exclusive use by one client. It includes its own restaurant and coffee bar, reception desk, and a range of flexible conference spaces that seat from 10 people to 250, depending on seating style.

For enquiries phone: +64 9 256 2190 or email: conference@jetpark.co.nz
Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre, 63 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022 | www.jetpark.co.nz
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Jet Park Hotel Wins Customer Service and Supreme Award at Westpac Auckland (South) Business Awards!

Written by Kym Klein on October 19th, 2017.      0 comments

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  The Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 (South) held were held on 18th October 2017 at a prestigious gala dinner and were enjoyed by over 350 people from South Auckland businesses who have were recognised as finalists in their categories- a huge achievement in itself after a rigorous judging process!

Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre were the winners of the Excellence in Customer Service Delivery award but also gained the ultimate accolade by winning the Supreme Business Excellence Award 2017! The 222 room hotel is situated near Auckland Airport and is a New Zealand owned and family operated business established 19 years ago. Continuous re-investment in the business has seen it grow over the years including the opening of a modern multi-storey 250 person conference centre in 2016. The hotel and conference centre employs over 180 staff and enjoys a Qualmark 4-star plus and Gold Enviro rating.


Director, Liz Herrmann and General Manager, Jeeva Jeevananthan are delighted with the accomplishment and thank all their amazing staff and suppliers for every effort that has culminated in the awards. The win is the result of hard work over many years by a talented team whose aim it is to care personally for the 4 cornerstones of the business- its guests, staff, owner’s interests and the initiatives focussing on sustainability.

The team was overjoyed to be recognised for excellent customer service as this is at the heart of a hospitality business; winning the Supreme Business Excellence Award thereafter was an unexpected and humbling experience for the key front line staff who attended the event and all staff that make up the Jet Park Hotel. Read more >

Jet Park Hotel Auckland were nominated Finalists in Excellence in Customer Service Delivery- Westpac Auckland (South) Business Awards; as well as National Finalists in Best Hotel and Best Redeveloped Accommodation in the 2017 Hospitality Association of New Zealand Awards. The icing on the cake had to be the Finalist nomination in the Westpac Rotorua Business Awards in Hospitality and Attractions Business Award, for Jet Park Hotel Rotorua!


About the Awards:
The Westpac Auckland Business Awards are delivered annually by Auckland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector and have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 10 years. As well as offering recognition for your organisation, the awards provide the opportunity to benchmark and gain expert advice on how you can continue to grow.
The awards bring together Auckland’s “business heart.” The ceremonies, in conjunction with a Gala Black Tie Dinner, have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 10 years, and are widely acknowledged as very special nights of networking, storytelling and celebration of success. The awards are divided into four regions, Central, North, West and South. Entries open from early March each year and culminate with dinners in each of the regions throughout September, October and November. 
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Jetstream Newsletter - View Current and Back issues

Written by Kym Klein on September 20th, 2017.      0 comments


 

Exciting New Bistro Menu, Jet Park Hotel Auckland

Written by Kym Klein on September 11th, 2017.      0 comments

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Salted Caramel Creme Brulee

 

Whether you are dining by yourself, with friends, colleagues or family, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy exceptional dining at Te Maroro Restaurant. Our brand new Bistro menu combines a delicious mix of comfort food and fine dining options, or try our shared plates. Our friendly wait staff will offer advice on the perfect beverage to suit.  Our Bistro menu is available from 1100 - 2300 in our Te Maroro Restaurant, Indaba Bar or for room service.  

 

"...On behalf of myself, the kitchen, and the front of house team, we wish you a very warm welcome to Te Maroro Restaurant." Executive Chef- David Schofield


 

Jet Park Hotel Auckland Announced as Finalist in Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017!

Written by Kym Klein on August 31st, 2017.      1 comments

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  We are proud to announce that we’ve been chosen as finalists in the category of Excellence in Customer Service Delivery!

Says General Manager, Jeeva Jeeva-Nanthan; "Customer service is something that each and every one of us is involved in and is the core activity of our business. To be recognised for that by specially nominated experienced business savvy judges is definitely something to be proud of.
This is a recognition of everything all of our staff do. I sincerely thank each and every one of our staff members. They are all stars!  
I would also like to thank Westpac, Auckland Chamber of Commerce and ATEED for making this possible”.

The South Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony will be held at Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City on 18th October.  View full list of finalists

About the Awards:

The Westpac Auckland Business Awards are delivered annually by Auckland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).

The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector and have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 10 years. As well as offering recognition for your organisation, the awards provide the opportunity to benchmark and gain expert advice on how you can continue to grow.

The awards bring together Auckland’s “business heart.”  The ceremonies, in conjunction with a Gala Black Tie Dinner, have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 10 years, and are widely acknowledged as very special nights of networking, storytelling and celebration of success.

The awards are divided into four regions, Central, North, West and South. Entries open from early March each year and culminate with dinners in each of the regions throughout September, October and November.

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Jet Park Hotel Auckland Announced as National Finalists in the HANZ Awards 2017!

Written by Kym Klein on August 21st, 2017.      2 comments

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  Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre has been nominated as National Finalists in the categories of Best Hotel and Best Redeveloped Accommodation in the 2017 Hospitality of Association of New Zealand Awards.

Says Hotel Manager, Jeeva Jeeva-Nanthan; "We work very hard towards our objectives. It’s pleasing to receive some recognition, and my sincere thanks go to all the staff for making this happen."

ABOUT THE 2017 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE:

The Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence honours the achievement of hospitality and accommodation businesses that have performed exceptionally throughout the year.

Entrants are judged over an eight-week period by a panel of independent industry professionals, who assess every entry on a range of commercial and operational criteria – including staff training and human resources, customer service, food and beverages, marketing and promotional activities, environmental initiatives and the demonstration of business growth. The Finalists will then be mystery shopped to ensure what they say on paper is what they actually do in real life.
Read more  |  View Award Finalists

 

Guest Room Make-Over at Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport

Written by Kym Klein on August 1st, 2017.      0 comments

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  Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre, based at Auckland Airport, is pleased to announce that 40 Superior Twin rooms have been given a make-over. Rooms have been freshly painted, with new carpets, new headboards, block-out curtains and new extractor fans in bathrooms. These spacious and luxuriously appointed twin rooms with either two double beds or two queen size beds are a great option for those organising conferences, incentive groups or for families. Accessible rooms are available on request.

Our spacious one-bedroom Executive Suites have been updated with a new lounge suite with fold-out couch which doubles as another bed, and new soft furnishings. Guests are provided with a private lounge and dining area, kitchenette, with a separate adjacent bedroom and en-suite bathroom with spa bath and twin basins. Every available amenity has been thought of for total guest comfort!

Says Maintenance Officer- David Morgan, "When I first started here (over 11 years ago), there was just the original (Building 1) with 90 rooms, and then came the Cullinan Wing (Building 3) with 45 rooms back then. Now with 222 rooms, it's been interesting to see the hotel grow over time, and keep up high standards. We're competitive with other 4-Star hotels Auckland-wide and in even in New Zealand."

For enquiries or bookings, contact Reservations- Freephone: 0800 538 466 or +64 9 275 4100, email: reservations@jetpark.co.nz  |  view rooms
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Jet Park Hotel Auckland Celebrates 19 Years of Service.

Written by Kym Klein on July 7th, 2017.      0 comments

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Happy 19th Birthday Jet Park Hotel!

Jet Park Hotel’s 19th birthday was celebrated on 3rd July with a special lunch and staff long-service awards ceremony held to acknowledge and thank those staff who have served the hotel for many years. In the hospitality industry, it’s a huge milestone for staff members to have reached 5+ years, 10+ years, and 15+ years’ service.  Did you know? Over 41% of our staff have been with us for more than 2 years, and 25% over 5 years - these are great statistics in an industry that generally has high staff turnover.
 

Our past, present and future...

Jet Park Hotel, formerly known as “Jet Inn” was opened in June 1998. The hotel has grown in several stages; beginning with a 90 room property, then in July 2004 the addition of 40 deluxe rooms and then in August 2008 a further 40 deluxe rooms and 3 apartments were added. In 2015, the hotel embarked on exciting expansion to a new property in Rotorua and completed a further extension with the construction of a 250-person conference centre, plus 60 new guest rooms in Auckland which opened in July 2016.

We aim to operate an ethical business in the Hotel sector offering products and services that provide value for money, quality, exceptional service and consistency. We hope that you will continue to visit us in the years to come, and that this hotel, if not already, will become the place you return to time and time again during your journeys.  We would also like to thank our valued guests for your love and support, and wonderful feedback over the years!  view guest feedback

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New Executive Chef at Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport

Written by Kym Klein on May 4th, 2017.      0 comments

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New Zealand Chef of the Year 2011 & 2012.

Jet Park Hotel Auckland is pleased to announce the appointment of David (DG) Schofield in the role of Executive Chef, who joins a talented Kitchen Team.

David is passionate about artisan producers and believes that the standard of the produce in New Zealand equals and often exceeds the produce being offered in Europe, Asia and a vast majority of the world. He is great believer in what are now tagged “heirloom” or “original” strains of vegetables and is an advocate for good welfare standards when it come to the rearing of livestock.

His style would best be described as honest and straightforward with seasonal produce taking centre stage. He loves sweet and sour / hot and cold pairings as well as matches from different cuisines. Although a convert to some of the science of “molecular gastronomy” he continues to believe that the taste and texture of natural products can always be embellished but should not be diluted.  View Full Staff Profile


Try this winning canapé recipe, guaranteed to impress your dinner guests...

gazpacho  Garden Pea Gazpacho


Ingredients (makes 1 Litre):

  • 400 gms frozen garden peas

  • Almonds, 50gms ground almond flour

  • 20 gms peeled NZ garlic

  • 100 gms shallots

  • 500 mls vegetable stock

  • 100 mls demi-cream (28% cream)

  • 100 gms spring onions

  • 50 gms herb, mint leaf

  • 50 mls quality olive oil 

  • 10 gms flakey natural sea salt

  • 10 mls tabasco

1. Dice the shallots and crush the garlic.
2. Sweat with the olive oil until tender.
3. Once soft, place in a bar blender along with stock, ground almonds, peas, spring onion and herbs.
4. Puree until smooth.
5. Pass through a fine sieve and then add the cream. Season to taste with the salt and tabasco.
6. Chill down and serve.


 

New Artwork by Rex Homan, Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport.

Written by Kym Klein on May 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

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Another awe-inspiring piece of art by sculptor, Rex Homan, has made its statement/presence here at Jet Park Hotel recently.

 

Overlooking the lobby of the new conference centre, Te Hokioi (Haast’s Eagle) captures the attentions of its audience with its impressive wingspan and powerful talons. As you approach the eagle from the side, you are confronted with its intense stare and overall domineering appearance. Te Hokioi was the largest eagle ever known to man and up to 500 years ago circled the skies of the mountainous regions of Te Waipounamu (South Island) of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

When you are here next, make sure you visit Jet Park Hotel (conference centre) for a closer look at the artist’s representation of this magnificent creature.
 

About Te Hokioi (Haast's Eagle)...

The largest eagle ever known to man, Te Hokioi, up to 500 years ago circled the skies of the mountainous regions of Te Waipounamu (South Island) in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Tremendously powerful, with a wingspan of 3 metres (10 feet) and talons to match a tiger’s claws, Te Hokioi's menacing appearance must have struck terror into the hearts of Aotearoa's first human inhabitants, the Maori, when they arrived about 800 years ago. Indeed, in legend it is said the bird was a man-eater, easily capable of swooping on and carrying off young children. Te Hokioi's main food source was the huge flightless land bird, the Moa. The demise of the Moa, likely by over-hunting, no doubt largely contributed to Te Hokioi's extinction. Julius Von Haast, a 19th century geologist, gave Haast's Eagle the alternative name following the discovery of bones in a swamp.  This near life size stylised Te Hokioi is constructed using driftwood gathered by the artist from Bay of Plenty beaches.  Rex Homan | Sculptor

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Top 10 Things to Do While in Auckland- Jet Park Hotel.

Written by Kym Klein on February 27th, 2017.      0 comments

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With a myriad of information out there, we've put together a simple list of our "Top 10 must-dos" while in Auckland.

  1. A region of diverse landscapes, Auckland has a multitude of walking tracks to suit. Otuatua Stone Fields or Mangere Mountain are close to the hotel.
  2. Discover beautiful Hauraki Gulf and it’s Islands- golden sand beaches. Try sailing, kayaking, or dolphin spotting, to name a few.
  3. For the bargain-hunter, you can’t go past Dress Smart outlet in Onehunga (15mins from hotel).
  4. Traveling with family? Fun things to do are at the hotel’s doorstep- Butterfly Creek, Ambury Farm and Rainbow’s End, plus more.
  5. Enjoy Auckland’s bustling markets- check out Clevedon Farmers Market (30 mins south of Hotel) or Victoria Park Market in the CBD. 
  6. Close to the hotel is world-renowned Villa Maria winery. Why not treat yourself to an a-la-carte meal in Te Maroro Restaurant, and sample the range of Villa Maria wines? 
  7. Check out Auckland Botanical Gardens; A focus on creating unique gardens and landscapes has resulted in a spectacular garden with a distinctive South Pacific flavour. The Gardens attract more than 950,000 visitors each year.
  8. Explore Auckland’s volcanoes. Did you know that Auckland has 48 volcanoes! One local gem is worth visiting- Mangere Mountain.
  9. Immerse yourself in art and culture at the Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland Museum or NZ Maritime Museum. 
  10. Short on time? Jet Park Hotel features some wonderful art and sculptures. Ask at our Front Desk for our art tour brochure.

View further Local Attractions >

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Te Maroro Restaurant, Auckland Airport Achieves Beef and Lamb Excellence Award 2017!

Written by Kym Klein on December 7th, 2016.      0 comments

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Te Maroro Restaurant achieves the high standard required to receive the 2017 Beef and Lamb Excellence Award.


Congratulations to our Executive Chef, Adrian Brett-Chinnery, and his team for receiving the Gold Plate in the 2017 New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards. Following anonymous assessments of main course beef and lamb dishes, some feedback by the judges was as follows:
 
Beef dish: Savannah eye fillet of beef, braised cheek, parsley, baby turnip, potato mousse, ash, onions.
"This was a beautifully cooked and presented dish. The beef fillet was perfectly seasoned, expertly cooked and well rested. The charring on the meat imparted a lovely char flavour to the dish. The beef cheek was moist, tender and succulent and it was full of flavour. The parsley purée had a rich intense flavour and the potato mousse was light and subtle. The onions gave a lovely contrast and the ash was an interesting touch dusted on the mousse although could have been a touch stronger in flavour. Presentation was lovely with the fresh and unique living green garnishes used and this was a most enjoyable meal which reached a high standard of excellence."

NZ Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards more info
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63 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022

PO Box 53051,
Auckland Airport,
Auckland 2150

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