Brook Serene Announces Handover to Owners of Henley Hotel

Brook Serene announced today that they would be handing over all day to day management and marketing of the Henley Hotel back to the owners on 1 April 2020.

Darryn Whitehead and Brent Webster engaged Brook Serene to manage the property in 2018 as they had other projects they were working on; however these projects have now been finalised and they now wish to focus personally on Henley Hotel.

In a statement from Managing Director, Bruce Garrett about the handover, he said that “I am very proud of what we have been able to achieve at Henley Hotel in the short time since opening.  Establishing a great team, achieving a five-star rating from Qualmark, glowing media reviews and many, many, satisfied accommodation, restaurant and function guests.  We would like to thank Darryn and Brent for trusting us with this gem, and we are confident that we have established a solid foundation for them to continue to grow as the property matures and establishes itself as the premier full-service hotel, restaurant, wedding & event destination in the area”.

Hotel accommodation, restaurant and function bookings will continue to be made with Brook Serene until 31 March 2020.

In a statement from the owners, Darryn and Brent said “We are proud to build on the solid start Brook Serene has made in the opening phase of the hotel and we will continue with a totally service focused culture delivered by a dedicated Henley team. This is paired with exquisitely designed rooms and public spaces nestled on breathtakingly beautiful grounds. We feel this will further reinforce Henley Hotel as the ultimate corporate space, individual romantic guest escape or an exclusive venue for small groups and events in an incredibly accessible location being less than 2 hours from Auckland and within an hour from the growth areas of Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua”.

Henley Hotel is the duo’s 5th boutique hotel property and the pair said they are beyond excited to build on their already reimagined Manor House with additional facilities being established over 2020/2021 including expanded accommodation, dining and leisure facility options.

For all Henley Hotel accommodation, restaurant and event enquiries from 1 April 2020 please contact Darryn and Brent at or on 07 823 3421.

For more information on the Brook Serene boutique hotel management group please visit: 

For additional information, p
lease contact
Georgina Torrington
Director Sales and Marketing
Brook Serene 
021 311 723

For more information on Henley Hotel, please contact
Darryn Whitehead and Brent Webster
021 2441200
Brook Serene Announces Handover to Owners of Henley Hotel