NEWS

Date: 22 May, 2017

BOOK DIRECT & BE INTO WIN

 
To enter, book any of our room types direct at parkhotel.co.nz and complete your stay by 15 September 2017. Share your post-stay review on TripAdvisor. After sharing your experience, please email us at marketing@parkhotel.nz to let us know the following information then you’ll be in to win our prizes!
Draw closes on 15 September 2017. The draw will be held at 22 September 2017. The Park Hotel will get in touch with the winners after the closing date.

AWESOME PRIZES TO BE WON
1 x $1000 TRAVEL VOUCHER FROM ‘HOUSE OF TRAVEL’
1 x $200 VOUCHER AT DAVID JONES
1 x $120 VOUCHER AT EGMONT STREET EATERY

Please email us the following details after you stay at the Park Hotel by using the header ‘Prize Draw- Park Hotel’:
• Date of stay:
• Name:
• Username on TripAdvisor:
• Contact phone number:
• Email:

The Park Hotel reserves the right to change the specifics of any prize at its sole discretion and to change any conditions of the competition at any time.

Park Hotel Lambton Quay

Date: 8 May, 2017

Park Hotel officially launches the latest ‘Discover Wellington Package’ this May- the first local insider guide in four languages to provide the travellers an easy way to explore the city. 

 
Have you ever arrived in a city and been 'lost'?
Not quite able to orientate yourself but wanting to get out and explore your new home.
Need the local insider advice but not sure who to ask or where to go?

Our 'Discover Wellington Package' is an add-on option to any of your choice of room types at the Park Hotel. They can acquire on their self-guided walk around of Wellington’s iconic tourism hot spots and culinary experiences. The welcome letter and attraction list are available in four languages including German, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi and English.

The ‘Welcome packs’ will be waiting for you in your rooms when you arrive so you can plan what you would like to see in their own down time. The packs included samples from the likes of Wellington Chocolate Factory, New Zealand’s acclaimed fruit and the locally produced Six Barrel Soda to add some fizz to the experience.

Packages start from $30 and include a designer Wellington carrier bag, a copy of current issue of Capital Magazine, welcome letter, customised walking map, attraction finder along with a multitude of offerings from the city’s iconic landmark, The Wellington Cable Car tickets to local’s favourite gelato shop, Gelissimo gelato.

Bookings: Only available when staying at the Park Hotel. Package rates vary depend on needs of the guests. Minimum 7 days advance booking required. Special conditions apply to the packages


Park Hotel Lambton Quay

Date: 27 February, 2017

Targeted Damage Building Report - Park Hotel Lambton Quay 

 
The 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake resulted in a long duration shaking exceeding the code demand for selective period ranges in some parts of Wellington.

A range of criteria of building profile or types have been identified that may be vulnerable to damage in further aftershocks. The building at 101 The Terrace (Park Hotel Lambton Quay) was identified as a potential structure that requires a Target Damage Evaluation as it has one of the following characteristics:

· A reinforced-concrete frame, couple with precast concrete flooring
· Is typically 8-15 storeys or flexible frames
· Sited on soft soil or ground characteristics that might amplify ground shaking

We would like to reassure you after the further inspection has been taken on 7 February 2017; the observed damage is considered minor and does not materially change the building’s capacity to resist future earthquake events. Park Hotel Lambton Quay has been re assessed following the quake and rated at 100% (Seismic Grade A+) of the New Zealand Building Standard Code.

Based on the inspection report, New Zealand Consulting Engineers have carried out an ‘invasive’ inspection of key structural elements of the building. The building overall performed well during the Kaikoura earthquake. There are no further investigations recommended at this stage. 

A copy of the Targeted Damage Evaluation Report can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Official Letter of the report can be downloaded here.
 
Park Hotel Lambton Quay

Date: 14 December, 2016

New Buildings Standard Report

We would like to reassure you the Park Hotel Lambton Quay has been re assessed following the quake and rated at 100% (Seismic Grade A+) of the New Zealand Building Standard Code. The building is an excellent example of capacity design techniques of its era. The ductility of the lateral force resisting system allows for movement and elongation of the beams, however. Thus, while building collapse is not a concern we would still expect damage in the form of cracking of slabs and deformation and cracking of beams during a code-level earthquake.

A copy of the New Buildings Standard Report can be downloaded here.

Rapid Seismic Assessment Report after Kaikoura Earthquake

Park Hotel requested inspection of the building at 101 The Terrace, Wellington, following the 14th November 2016 magnitude 7.8 earthquake centred 15 kilometres north-east of Culverden, referred to as the Kaikoura Earthquake.

Observations
a) No signs of structural damage were visible from external inspection of the building.
b) No obvious damage to the cladding or glazing externally.
c) Close inspection of the structural elements indicates no obvious structural issues.
d) There are non-structural damage to plaster board linings within the stairwells, and around the lift openings.
e) A recently complete bar/restaurant at the Terrace level was inspected and found to suffer no damage to the fit-out components.

Based on the inspection report, the existing seismic strength of the building has not altered as a result of this earthquake. The buildings can be re-occupied, however note that any decision made to re-occupy the building should be based on the findings of this report together with any prior knowledge of the seismic risk of the building and any relevant legislative obligations such as the Health and Safety in Employment Act.

A copy of the Rapid Seismic Assessment Report is available online here.

Park Hotel Lambton Quay