Celebrating a coal-free future

ILT achieved a remarkable milestone this week in its sustainability journey, celebrating the conversion of the boiler at the Ascot Park Hotel to a biomass boiler. The commissioning of the boiler marks a pivotal moment in ILT’s commitment to environmental awareness and represents a significant stride in reducing its carbon emissions. Paddy O’Brien, chair of […]

Passionate people go the extra mile

Before the Southland Sports Car Club established its home at Sandy Point, the club wasn’t confined to a track. In the early days, the drivers tested their skills around the streets at Ryal Bush or took on the challenges of the sand dunes. In 1957, the club founded Teretonga, it’s a motorsports hub and synonymous […]

ILT partners with First Table to encourage Kiwis to come for the sights and stay for the bites

ILT and First Table are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership aimed at showcasing Invercargill as an unmissable dining destination for locals and tourists alike. ILT’s portfolio includes nine outstanding dining venues that showcase the rich culinary tapestry of Invercargill: From the much-loved family destination The Homestead, and the classic charm of The Speights Ale […]

Renewing ILT’s Head Office: A Step Towards Sustainability

ILT’s Head Office has received some much-needed remedial work, presenting a unique opportunity to not only modernise the office space but also to set the stage for improved renewable energy outcomes. Last year, ILT’s Board enthusiastically approved the installation of solar panels on the roof, a step towards promoting sustainable practices within the organisation.   […]

ILT rings in the festive season with the city’s over 70’s

ILT kicked off the holiday season by hosting two Christmas dinners for Invercargill residents over 70 at the Ascot Park Hotel, on 11th and 12th of December. The highly anticipated dinner treats 700 guests to a delightful three-course meal, great company, and entertainment.  Local acts will add to the celebration with performances from the Invercargill […]


We extend a warm welcome to members of the public to attend this meeting. Tuesday 31 October 202312 noonLevel 6 – Kelvin Hotel Please join us as we share an update on our audited accounts for the 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 financial years.   Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the […]

Refreshed look for Invercargill’s premier conference and events centre

We’re excited to share the latest chapter in the Ascot Park Hotel’s story – the beloved hotel has undergone a modern refurbishment to its reception and foyer area.   As you walk through the doors, you’ll immediately notice the vibrant branding that now takes pride of place in the foyer. The hotel’s main reception desk […]

Did you know ILT has its own Nursery?

There’s a somewhat hidden gem out the back of the Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill. It’s probably ILT’s least-known asset, but one that plays a vital role across the organisation’s eateries. That asset is its very own garden nursery which chefs tap into to help put together their culinary masterpieces. Here are some numbers that […]

Training and Development – ILT’s people led approach

It’s been said that putting together the perfect cocktail is an art. ILT recognises that. As part of its wider training programme, we’re making moves to upskill our staff in the art of cocktail making. We’re bringing a world-class mixologist – Charles Gillet – to Invercargill to help us. ILT’s People and Capability Executive Kelly […]

2023 Year in Review

We’re pleased to share the our 2023 Year in Review is now out. It’s packed with highlights from the past year – from opening The Langlands Hotel to supporting incredible community groups like South Sea Spray, K9 Medical Detection and the Mitey Programme. We’re delighted to play a part in their amazing journeys. If you […]