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The Silver Oaks group is owned and operated by the Wilson Family, who now own and operate eight Hotel/Motor Inns in New Zealand.

The company started in 1972 with the purchase of the Marina Motel, a five unit property, in Hamilton. By 1974 this property was expanded into 16 units and sold for a substantial profit enabling the purchase of the Manurewa Motel. The Manurewa Motel, at the time was regarded as one of the premier properties in South Auckland. By 1980 the principal owners Dennis and Dawn Wilson expanded the property from 10 rooms to 16 rooms and had purchased the Takanini Motel, a similar sized property.

By 1983 both the Manurewa and Takanini Motel were leased, and a short break was taken from the Motel industry.

The next project, in 1987, was to build the Silver Point Motor Inn at Auckland Airport, which is now a 35 room motel and conference centre. The successful trading of this property, during adverse conditions following the sharemarket crash, enabled the purchase of the Oakwood Manor in 1992. This property required substantial restructuring and marketing which proved very successful. In 1994 the opportunity to purchase the Allenby Park was taken, two more conference rooms were added and a refurbishment program was undertaken. Three months following this acquisition both the Manurewa and Takanini Motel were sold which enabled the purchase of the Ambassador Motor Inn in Hamilton.

The following year the Sharella Motor Inn was purchased, this property has now been completely refurbished and is well known as an accommodation and conference venue in Wellington.

As the chain developed a strategic decision was made to purchase a property in Rotorua, to create a referral chain within the North Island. After a number of months of negotiation, the Regal Geyserland Hotel was purchased in 1999. This property is a well known tourist and conference hotel with views of the World Famous Whakarewarewa Thermal reserve right from the window.

With the strength of the Rotorua Market a decision was made to purchase both the Heritage Resort Motor Inn and the Gwendoline Court Motel along with the surrounding development land, in 2001. As a result of this, the Silveroaks Group is now a significant accommodation provider in Rotorua.

Today the family continue to search for future opportunities and aim to further expand the chain into the South Island.

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