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Emporium Eatery & Bar - Wins Outstanding Bar

Emporium Eatery & Bar - Wins Outstanding Bar

16 August 2017
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We were delighted that our restaurant Emporium Eatery Bar was presented with the Steinlager Outstanding Bar award at this years Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards. Fabulous for the team to be recognised by their peers. Read more »

Winter Deco Weekend - Record sales and growing every year

Winter Deco Weekend - Record sales and growing every year

This year’s Winter Deco Weekend which is set to start on Friday 14 July is shaping up to be another bumper year with ticket sales already exceeding last years. Read more »

F.A.W.C! Buffalo jerky and bourbon make a quirky mix - Hawke's Bay Today

F.A.W.C! Buffalo jerky and bourbon make a quirky mix - Hawke's Bay Today

June heralds the beginning of winter but that's no reason to stay indoors. Because Winter F.A.W.C! is back and, along with it, F.A.W.C! by 5. Until July 9 you can dine your way around Hawke's Bay with spectacular deals from some of the region's top restaurants, cafes and bars. FAWC! by 5 is all about food, wine and excellent value for money with menu selections in $5 offerings. Read more »

Winter F.A.W.C! An evening of Aged & Rare by Jane Skilton MW

Winter F.A.W.C! An evening of Aged & Rare by Jane Skilton MW

Food and Wine Classic Hawke’s Bay (FAWC) started back in 2012 and has grown over the last five years from an event held annually to one that now has two full months of activities in both November and June. I like that different experiences are priced across the spectrum; a more informal food and wine matching session at Elephant Hill is $45, whereas a dinner prepared by Peter Gordon at Craggy Range will set you back $275. Read more »

 Kiwi Stars head to Napier for Art Deco Festival 2017

Kiwi Stars head to Napier for Art Deco Festival 2017

14 February 2017
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This year’s Tremains Art Deco Festival is shaping up to be a star studded one as Kiwi Stars Kerre Woodham, Shane & Nerida Cortese and Masterchef Brett McGregor all head to Napier to enjoy the festivities.

Actor, Singer and Performer Shane Cortese, and his New Zealand dance star wife Nerida, will return to the Art Deco Festival for their third consecutive year. Shane Cortese says “The Art Deco Festival is hands down our favourite event in New Zealand. We love the music, the clothes, the amazing party vibe and super friendly people and are thrilled to be able to return for another great weekend”. Read more »

"Napier" Telegraph UK's Top 10 Reason to Visit NZ

"Napier" Telegraph UK's Top 10 Reason to Visit NZ

22 December 2016
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Telegraph UK have just released their “top reasons to visit New Zealand in 2017” tips and Napier is listed as one of them! Hear Ben Ross and Adrian Bridge explain why New Zealand should be top of your travel wishlist next year. They also offer tips on where to go, from the country's lesser-known third island to the city that's a Mecca for fans of Art Deco - "Napier".
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Emporium Eatery & Bar Wins 2017 Beef and Lamb Excellence Award

Emporium Eatery & Bar Wins 2017 Beef and Lamb Excellence Award

7 December 2016
Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Under the helm of Chef Damon McGinniss Emporium Eatery and Bar has once again been awarded the 2017 Beef and Lamb Excellence Award, meaning at Emporium you can be assured you will enjoy tasty, skilfully composed and superbly presented beef and lamb dishes. Read more »

Emporium Eatery & Bar WINS Hospitality NZ's Excellence Award for "Best Bar"

Emporium Eatery & Bar WINS Hospitality NZ's Excellence Award for "Best Bar"

17 October 2016
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After being shortlisted as finalists in three categories; Best Bar, Best Restaurant and Best Customer Service we were delighted that Emporium Eatery & Bar was crowned New Zealand's Best Bar in Hospitality New Zealand's Awards for Excellence. This national recognition is the ultimate reward for our great team who couldn't have achieved this without your support. Thank you!

Art Deco Masonic Hotel was a finalist in the Best Accommodation over 30 rooms category alongside Amora Hotel and Rydges Wellington. The winner was The Bolton Hotel, Wellington.

A big congratulations to all the Awards category winners and finalists. We were in great company. Read more »

Hospitality New Zealand's Awards for Excellence - Finalists

Hospitality New Zealand's Awards for Excellence - Finalists

22 August 2016
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Hot Off the Press! We're excited to hear that Art Deco Masonic Hotel and Emporium Eatery & Bar are again national finalists in this years Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence. Art Deco Masonic Hotel is finalist in the Best Accommodation (over 30 rooms) category and Emporium Eatery & Bar finalist in three categories; Best Bar, Best Restaurant and Excellence in Customer Service. Winners will be announced soon. Fingers are crossed, we'll keep you posted. Read more »

Vancover Montecristo Magazine Feature

Vancover Montecristo Magazine Feature

Delighted to have been mentioned in Deanna van Mulligan's article about "Where to stay in New Zealand" in Vancouver's Montecristo magazine. Deanna attended our "Meet the Super Classics of Hawke's Bay Wines" Winter F.A.W.C! event.

The magazine has a readership of 186,000 (circulation of 30k) in the Vancouver area.

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With Winter F.A.W.C! Comes F.A.W.C! x 5

With Winter F.A.W.C! Comes F.A.W.C! x 5

Linda Hall from Hawke's Bay Today samples Emporium Eatery & Bars F.A.W.C! x 5 Dish - Moroccan Lamb Tagine matched with a Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah. "Hooray" she says "a lamb dish with meat which hasn't been trimmed of all fat to within an inch of it's life." Read on... Read more »

2016 Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards Finalists

2016 Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards Finalists

The team at Art Deco Masonic Hotel are delighted that both our bars and restaurants (Emporium Eatery & Bar & The Rose Irish Pub) have once again reached the finals of this year's Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards:

EMPORIUM EATERY & BAR
Steinlager Pure Outstanding Bar
One Music Outstanding Restaurant
E.I.T Outstanding Front of House Team
Clearview Estate Best Ambience & Style
Sacred Hill Outstanding Chef – Damon McGinness

THE ROSE IRISH PUB
Simply Squeezed Outstanding Local Read more »

Restaurant and Cafe Magazine - Our executive chef is a very busy man!

Restaurant and Cafe Magazine - Our executive chef is a very busy man!

As the executive chef of one of Napier's busiest establishments, Damon McGinnis is a very busy man. Read more »

Top Ranking for Bay in British Guardian Newspaper

Top Ranking for Bay in British Guardian Newspaper

Art Deco Masonic Hotel featured as "the key to a full Art Deco experience and one of the finest buildings in town" as reported by the Hawke's Bay Today, in the British Guardian newspaper's article on Top Ranking Holiday Spots. Read more »

Hospitality Business

Hospitality Business

24 February 2016
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Just a few years ago, a much needed, sensitive and gently executed makeover began the restoration of Napier's Art Deco crowning glory, the Masonic Hotel. Since then the historically significant property's faded glamour has been nurtured back to its original brilliance, but with a thoroughly modern mindset..... Read more »

Voted New Zealand's 5th Best Hotel - Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award 2016

Voted New Zealand's 5th Best Hotel - Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award 2016

21 January 2016
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Art Deco Masonic Hotel has once again won the Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award. Today it was announced that Tripadvisor has voted us fifth in New Zealand's Top 25 Hotels. Read more »

Art Deco Masonic Hotel - Finalists, Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Art Deco Masonic Hotel - Finalists, Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

13 November 2015
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We're delighted to hear that we are finalists in the ‘Large Business’ category for this year’s Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Congratulations to all the Category finalists. Read more »

Art Deco Masonic Hotel - 2015 Supreme Champion, Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence

Art Deco Masonic Hotel - 2015 Supreme Champion, Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence

9 October 2015
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We're delighted to have been awarded this years Supreme Champion and Best Hotel at this year's Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence. Read more »

We've reached the finals in the 2015 Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence!

We've reached the finals in the 2015 Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence!

26 August 2015
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Hot Off the Press! We're excited to hear that Art Deco Masonic Hotel is a national finalist in two categories the Best Accommodation and Excellence in Customer Service in this years Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence. Winners will be announced in October. Fingers are crossed, we'll keep you posted. Read more »

Proud Sponsors of the 24th Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

Proud Sponsors of the 24th Hawke's Bay Wine Auction

The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction is one of Hawke’s Bay’s iconic events and this year, the 24th occurrence of the event, will be the best one yet!

Art Deco Masonic Hotel is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this wonderful community event. Read more »

Hospo Awards 2015 - Emporium Eatery & Bar WINS Best Bar

Hospo Awards 2015 - Emporium Eatery & Bar WINS Best Bar

It's a trifecta! Our industry peers have voted and we're delighted that Emporium Eatery & Bar has once again won the Best Bar category in this year's Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards. Thank you for your support. This recognition is really important to the whole team at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, our restaurant and bars. Read more »

Emporium - New Zealand's ONLY Top 100 World's Best Bar!

Emporium - New Zealand's ONLY Top 100 World's Best Bar!

2 February 2015
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We're delighted that Emporium Eatery & Bar has been selected as the only New Zealand Bar to reach the World’s Best Bar’s TOP 100 list. The team here at Emporium Eatery and Bar are so excited to receive this recognition and be in such outstanding international company. Discover more>>
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Emporium - New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Award 2015

Emporium - New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Award 2015

2 February 2015
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This year under the helm of our new Chef Damon McGinniss Emporium Eatery and Bar has once again been awarded the New Zealand Beef & Lamb Excellence Award, meaning at Emporium you can be assured you will enjoy tasty, skilfully composed and superbly presented New Zealand beef and lamb dishes. Read more »

Art Deco Masonic Hotel - Wins Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2015!

Art Deco Masonic Hotel - Wins Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2015!

1 February 2015
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Not to be outdone by Emporium Eatery & Bar the Hotel has just been awarded Tripadvisor’s Top Award in the Hotel category - the Traveller’s Choice Award 2015. Delighted at the recognition after the completion of the significant Hotel renovations last year it’s pleasing to hear that guests have really been enjoying the new look and feel of this beautifully restored building. Read more »

Hawke's Bay Tourism Awards

Hawke's Bay Tourism Awards

18 November 2014
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What a fabulous celebration of our local tourism industry! The Hawke's Bay Tourism Award winners were announced at a fun industry party at the end of September. Congratulations to Art Deco Trust and the Crown Hotel on their wins. We were delighted to be judged Runner Up in the The Hawke's Bay Accommodation Award (Sponsored by Hastings District Council), and Emporium Eatery & Bar was a finalist in The Hits People's Choice Award. Read more »

We're HANZ Awards Winners!

We're HANZ Awards Winners!

3 November 2014
Art Deco Masonic Hotel

The whole team at Art Deco Masonic Hotel are honoured and proud as punch with the announcement that the hotel has been named a winner in the annual Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence! We were crowned the country's Best New/Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel. This is great news for the whole team following the long process of interior restoration and refurbishment in this iconic Art Deco building. Read more »