Wanna See More Of New Zealand?
Accor Première Vacation Club’s expansion continues at Wanaka NZ
November 13, 2006: Australia and New Zealand’s leading timeshare company, Accor Première Vacation Club (APVC) announced
today they have unconditionally contracted to purchase apartments within the Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort complex at
Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island.
Once completed, APVC Members will have access to 15 fully self-contained 1 and 2 bedroom apartments at the property. The
agreement valued in excess of $5 million with Northern Link Developments will see the club release existing apartments
to its members immediately, and further construction of apartments carried out in the Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort’s
next phase of development upon approval of architectural plans.
“Wanaka is an ideal location for our New Zealand and Australian members, and complements our existing properties in
nearby Queenstown and the recently purchased APVC Puka Park Resort, Grand Mercure on the Coromandel Peninsula,” said
Martin Kandel, CEO of Accor Première Vacation Club.
“Perfect for couples or families, APVC’s 16,500 Members and their families now have three quality destinations in New
Zealand to choose from, in addition to the 14 properties they already enjoy across Australia,” he added.
The Resort’s amenities will be fully accessible by members, and include a heated rock pool and spa complex, petanque
court, barbecues, children’s play area and the established and renowned Oakridge Restaurant and Bar.
Situated on 1.5 Ha of land in a stunning mountain setting, the Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort is the closest resort to
Cardrona ski field and at the base of New Zealand’s foremost ski field, Treble Cone. The resort is easily accessed,
being only 2 minutes drive from the Wanaka town centre, just a 30 minute flight from Christchurch, and only a 90 minute
flight from Auckland.
The Wanaka region is home to four international ski areas, the island-dotted Lake Wanaka, and is also the gateway to the
Mount Aspiring National Park. It is a four season favourite destination for New Zealanders and for international
Accor Première Vacation Club is a wholly owned subsidiary of the region’s largest hotel and tourism operator Accor Asia
Pacific. APVC’s expansion plans include further openings of sales offices and acquisitions across the Asia Pacific
region, the first of which is a new Preview Centre expected to open in Bali in the first quarter of 2007. In operation
since 2000, the Club’s 16,500 Members and their families utilise the benefits of APVC’s flexible Holiday Ownership
system in Australia, New Zealand and around the globe.