Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, Martinborough has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Awards in the category for Marketing Excellence for their day spa.

The annual Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence recognize businesses from the best café to the most sustainable host and everything in between within the hospitality sector.

Speaking about the awards, General Manager, Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, Leeann O’Neill said,

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the Hospitality New Zealand Awards of Excellence for our day spa marketing.   We have really made a concerted effort at our day spa and we are starting to reap the rewards,”

Leeann went on to explain that as a smaller hospitality operation, it was quite a surprise to be named a finalist,

“I didn’t in a million years think we would make it into the finals for a marketing excellence award. We have a very tight marketing budget, but I think it’s testimony to our new Spa Manager and her team’s commitment to the business to succeed, as well as using creativity in their approach and fully leveraging all tools at their disposal, particularly new media and a focus on customer experience.”

The Award winners will be named at Hospitality New Zealand’s Annual Conference in Queenstown on 27 September.

The Brackenridge Day Spa is open 7 days per week from 9am to 5pm and is part of the popular Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, located just over an hour’s drive from Wellington, in Martinborough and just a 2-minute drive from Martinborough Village.   The retreat is situated on the doorstep of the South Wairarapa’s acclaimed vineyards, in a lush country setting. Facilities include a choice of private self-contained cottages or studios, day spa, 20-metre heated indoor salt water lap pool, gym and outdoor heated spa pool.   The property is a favourite for special events and weddings with several outdoor venues, meeting and conference rooms available to suit groups of two to 200.

For further information about Spa packages and gift vouchers email [email protected] and book spa treatments online at

29 August, 2018