The B Group is a growing collection of innovative luxury hospitality and tourism brands born, not from a hotelier’s heritage, or the purse of an accountant, or the efficiencies of an administrator, but from a divergent collective of creative minds: designers, architects, inventors, entrepreneurs and ultimately customers. All of whom recognise the powerful potential of truly memorable experiences.
The leader of the brand is Andrew McIntosh: Entrepreneur, Media Channel Owner, Photographer and former adventure & accommodation operator, with a long history in travel and tourism, but more importantly an insatiable desire to be a generous, entertaining and a supportive host.
Our team work to one guiding light – to create memorable experiences that can be shared with both guests and staff alike. Individual experiences, shared experiences, experiences so good you want to share them with the world. So good, the industry sits up and realises just how far behind the eight ball they are, but by the time they’ve caught up, we’ll be another 10 steps ahead.
B Group’s success is defined by our ability to make the experience as personal as possible. We believe this with a passion. Be generous when others cut costs and corners. We aim to be the friend you wish you had everywhere you go, and always, always have fun in what you do. If we do this and encase it in an environment that is equally thoughtful and down-to-earth, we will undoubtedly create something special.
The culture behind B is driven not by what we do, but why we do it. It’s that thinking that we believe produces great experiences. We don’t set out to do something special for what it is, it’s why we do it. You don’t try and climb Mount Everest for that actual feat, you do it for the “why”. Why you want to do it we believe is at the essence of wonderful experiences, businesses and people. So why B, why hospitality and why these unique food and beverage experiences. It’s about doing something we can be proud of, it’s about doing something we can build from a fresh slate, to crave and ultimately stand back and watch our new friends engage with our creations. We believe if we look after the “why” the “what” will look after itself.
B Group is developing properties and venues in Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand.
Kitea – Wanaka, New Zealand
Kitea is the first of a number to be developed by B Group. Situated in the heart of Wanaka, (one of New Zealand’s fastest growing tourism regions) Kitea is a 35 room boutique luxury hotel. The hotel will offer modern design-led minimalist luxury accommodation that is complimented by the ground level restaurant/café PUKU and roof top bar JUICE. An exclusive guest only courtyard has been designed around the concepts of connection, offering a space for guests to relax by a fire and share their adventures with likeminded travelers, or cook their own pizza in the wood fired oven with the help of the chef using herbs they have picked from the courtyard kitchen gardens.
Kitea guest offering is being designed to differentiate its self from other hotels by empowering staff and guests a like to connect and create unique shared experiences on and off site. With an “individual” focused guest offering and engagement strategy, from the moment they hit “BOOK” Kitea will create life long memories for our team and customers.
B Groups other properties:
Waimarino – Queenstown, New Zealand
This waterfront luxury lodge aims to bring contemporary design to New Zealand’s luxury lodge landscape. The development will include 12 suites, 12 premium suites and a stunning 4 bedroom owners residence. These buildings will be nestled into the lush native landscape and make the most of the land and mountain views. They will also be complimented by guest only restaurant, and a boutique gin and vodka distillery. The grounds will also house a kitchen garden and orchard.
The Work & Culture:
Creativity and a sharp focus on facilitating extraordinary experiences are at the core of the B Group culture. No two days will be the same with such a varied and ever expanding group of venues, each with its own personality, the General Manger of Kitea has infinite career growth potential and the opportunity of a life time to make their mark on the hospitality industry through innovation and vision.
- Manage all properties social media and digital accounts
- Create content for social media accounts, websites, external promotion of venues and their products
- Create and run promotions and advertising campaigns
- SEO and marketing optimisations
- Manage external content creation, videographers etc
- Manage and develop brand partnership content roll out
- Develop and build assets for promotional campaigns
- Develop and manage external third party social media promotional campaigns
- Work with the Director and Business Manager on content creation
- The role will be a part-time 6 month contract with opportunity to extend.
- You can be based anywhere. Ideally you would be in there area of Wanaka & Queenstown but open to explore all arrangements.
- Must have at least 3 years experience in a similar role.
- Basic video and image editing skills a must
- Be well versed in creating, optimising and managing social media paid ad campaigns
- Photography and videography skills preferred