Shake-up at luxury lodge in Marlborough

Marlborough Tour Company owner Chris Godsiff, pictured with wife Sue, has sold his shares in The Marlborough Lodge.
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Marlborough Tour Company owner Chris Godsiff, pictured with wife Sue, has sold his shares in The Marlborough Lodge.

A luxury lodge which offers premium suites for up to $2000 a night has undergone an organisational shake-up in Marlborough.

Marlborough Tour Company owner Chris Godsiff has sold his holding in The Marlborough Lodge to its other shareholders.

Godsiff purchased the former St Mary's Convent building in May last year before embarking on extensive renovations to transform it into a 10-bedroom luxury retreat.

Set among 6.5 hectares of European-style parkland and vines near Blenheim, the lodge opened on November 14 last year.

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In a written statement, Godsiff said nothing would change at the lodge from a staffing perspective.

The Marlborough Lodge on Rapaura Rd, in Blenheim.
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The Marlborough Lodge on Rapaura Rd, in Blenheim.

General manager Peter White would remain in his position and help take the property to the next level, Godsiff wrote.

Godsiff declined to reveal any other details on the sale.

The colonial-style building, with its stained glass windows and high ceilings, was built in 1901 for the Sisters of Mercy in Blenheim.

It was later taken to pieces and moved to 776 Rapaura Rd in the 1990s.

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Entry level prices during the high season at the lodge start at $1600 a night, premium suites on the second floor are $2000, and guests also have the option of hiring the entire property for $18,000 a night.

A Saudi prince and princess, a British lord and lady and other rich-listers have stayed at the lodge.

 - The Marlborough Express

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