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SKYCITY Hamilton wins CBD Best Award

SKYCITY Hamilton has been recognised for their refurbishment of Bowl and Social, winning the CBD Best Award – Improved CBD Site at the Hamilton Central Business Association CBD Celebration Awards. 

The award celebrates an improvement or investment which has helped to revitalise and make a difference to the Hamilton CBD.

“This is a great achievement and reflects the quality of the venue and the great service and entertainment experience we deliver,” says Michelle Baillie, General Manager, SKYCITY Hamilton.

SKYCITY Hamilton team celebrate at the CBD awards


Bowl and Social, SKYCITY Hamilton’s improved bowling, food and entertainment hub, opened in December 2016 boasting world-class bowling technology and equipment, a high quality food and beverage offering, and specialist group bowling facilities.he opening followed the extensive makeover of what was previously known as the Bowlevard.

Ms Baillie says Bowl and Social also boasts a modernised food and beverage space, with a beautiful balcony area that showcases some of the city’s best views of the Waikato River. 

“Local produce is used to create authentic pizzas, salads and burgers, and Good George and Lion Breweries supply our beverages, so customers get a true sense of the quality food and beverage our Waikato region is famous for,” says Ms Baillie.

Bowl and Social is the first bowling arena in New Zealand to offer what’s known as Mad Games - new bowling technology that involves knocking down bowling pins to meet special targets set out on the interactive screens above bowling lanes.  Overseas, the technology is popular amongst children, families and large groups wishing to compete with each other on a different scale.

The Hamilton Central Business Association CBD Celebration Awards recognises the fantastic contribution businesses makes to the vibrancy and vitality of Hamilton’s CBD and celebrates central city businesses and achievements.


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