Story: Hotels and motels

The Hermitage, Mount Cook, 1963

The Hermitage at Mount Cook was one of the government-owned Tourist Hotel Corporation’s flagship hotels. This clip from a National Film Unit publicity film captures the glamour of the hotel and its spectacular setting. It was marketed to well-heeled international visitors rather than domestic tourists.

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Reference: The South Island by coach. National Film Unit, 1963.

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Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Government and tourist hotels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010