Success Stories:

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    Litigation Support

    Park Hyatt Auckland

    Scope of Work: Park Hyatt Auckland was seeking resource consent for its new 5 star hotel. Horwath HTL provided expert evidence to the planning commissioners regarding the impact of the hotel.

    Project Overview: Managed under the Park Hyatt brand, the six storey building will have a total floor area of 25,000 square metres with 190 rooms, three food and beverage outlets, event spaces, spa, fitness centre and a 25 metre pool.

    Horwath HTL Solution: Horwath’s expert evidence set out and expanded on some of the key findings of an earlier Horwath HTL report, including in relation to the Auckland hotel market.

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    Asset Management


    Scope of Work: Independent review of a Fiji resort hotel’s operational and financial performance.

    Project Overview: Five-star resort located on Denarau Island, Fiji with 296 rooms, each with a private balcony. Other facilities include Beach Club, wedding chapel, swimming pools, three restaurants, four bars, an international health spa, large ballroom and several meeting rooms.

    Horwath HTL Solution: We identified opportunities for diversification of markets, improved performance potential from improved rooms departmental profit, improved F&B revenue, improved F&B departmental cost control.

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    Planning & Development

    Sofitel Queenstown

    Scope of Work: Horwath was engaged to appraise the potential market demand and operating revenue projections for a proposed 5 star Sofitel Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand.

    Project Overview: The Hotel is part of a mixed use six storey development comprising an 82 room hotel and associated guest facilities and approximately 3,000 square metres of up-market fashion stores, restaurants and bars on the lower two floors.

    Horwath HTL Solution: Horwath HTL’s market analysis and projections were included in the Prospectus for the hotel.

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    Planning & Development

    SkyCity Hotel

    Scope of Work: Horwath HTL was engaged by SKYCITY to prepare market demand including business case and revenue projections for a proposed new 5 star hotel.

    Project Overview: In addition to the Sky Tower, the existing SKYCITY complex includes a 700-seat theatre, a convention centre, 12 bars and restaurants, two hotels and casino.

    Horwath HTL Solution: Horwath HTL’s hotel market and revenue projections assisted SKYCITY in its decision to invest in the hotel.

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    Strategic Advice

    Wellington Convention Centre

    Scope of Work: Wellington City Council commissioned Horwath HTL to prepare indicative operating and financial projections for the proposed Wellington Convention Centre development.

    Project Overview: Council was considering three alternative project schemes on two parcels of land.

    Horwath HTL Solution: Independent market analysis, event projections and financial operation projections.

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    Strategic Advice

    Hutt City Council

    Scope of Work: Hutt City Council engaged Horwath HTL to provide strategic advice, market analysis and financial projections in relation to both the development of a new events centre, the refurbishment of the city’s Town Hall and the development of a hotel.

    Project Overview: A new 4.5 star hotel complex housing 60 studio and one-bedroom apartments and the events centre are currently under development.

    Horwath HTL Solution: We advised council in all aspects of the project, including sourcing a hotel developer investor and event centre leasee.

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    Auckland Council theatre review

    Scope of Work: To undertake a study into the needs of a market demand for professional performing arts venues in Auckland City and to develop a strategic action plan.

    Project Overview: Horwath HTL was engaged to prepare a Performing Arts Venue Study.

    Horwath HTL Solution: After undertaking extensive consultation with over 60 industry stakeholders, critically assessing the strengths and weaknesses of Auckland City’s existing venues, our recommendation was to develop three additional performing arts venues of varying sizes, over a 10 year period.

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    Rugby Visitor Attraction
    Tourism & Leisure

    Rugby Visitor Attraction

    Scope of Work: To review the preliminary business case for a rugby-focussed visitor attraction.

    Project Overview: We assisted New Zealand Rugby by providing an independent review of the reasonableness of the client’s operating and financial projections for a rugby visitor attraction.

    Horwath HTL Solution: Horwath HTL agreed with the preliminary concept and advised the client that the business case appeared to have strong potential to succeed in a competitive market in Auckland.

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    Tourism & Leisure

    Rugby World Cup

    Scope of Work: Horwath HTL was commissioned to prepare a high level pre-event economic impact estimate to demonstrate the potential incremental expenditure in the Auckland Region and New Zealand which would be attributable to hosting the Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC).

    Project Overview: Horwath HTL developed estimates of activity levels (numbers of visitors, average length of stay, average daily spend) for team members, international and domestic supporters, and associated media in the Auckland Region.

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