Frank Craig

Frank Craig - Hawke's Bay Branch President

Phone: 06 843 3109
Postal: Aces High Motel, 399 Kennedy Road, Napier, 4112

Frank and his wife Maureen came to be Motelliers with a simple follow up call from a broker who called, after an initial contact with him 3 years earlier, and within 17 days they were motelliers in Napier.

Frank attended Napier Boys High and moved away when he was 18, returning 50 years later.

Frank and Maureen have both been married before and between them have 7 children 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

The move to the motel was pretty daunting at first as they took over on the 17th December a week before Christmas. Having not done anything like it before it was a real wakeup call as they had been retired and spent 7 years travelling in a motorhome and it required a huge effort, especially when they had to fill out the stats to find that in the first 16 days of that December the previous owner had only 7 nights recorded or 2 units for 1 night.

They worked long hours marketing the motel to as many organisations groups and schools as they could to get themselves known and as a result they have made some great friendships and business contacts.

As they became more involved with the local members, who were a tremendous help, they then became involved in the motel association and from there to HNZ where they are now able to pass on their wisdom to those new in the industry.

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