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Your Host: KayYour host Kay is passionate about hospitality and specialises in providing New Zealand style hosting with genuine care and warmth. Kay owned and managed her own luxury B&B in Russell for many years, before going on to manage the famous 199 at Lake Tarawera, where her skills were recognised by guests and agents alike.

Kay has an eye for detail and effortlessly ensures her guests’ stays are relaxing and memorable. With extensive knowledge in tourism, Kay can help plan your day’s activities and give advice for personalised and memorable experiences around the region.

Added to Kay’s many talents is that she is also a specialist as a Wedding Planner and Marriage Celebrant for intimate weddings at the French Country House.

She feels very blessed to meet so many amazing guests from all over the world and looks forward to hosting and sharing your dreams. Kay’s heartfelt belief is that ‘You arrive as guests and leave as friends’.