Our Staff

Our wonderful staff are on hand 24 hours a day to ensure your stay is everything you expect and more.

Peter White - General Manager

Member of the Institute of Hospitality  UK
Master Inn holder, St Julian Scholarship recipient - Cranfield University School of Management - United Kingdom 2013
College of Tourism & Hospitality (COTAH) - Australia 1995

Following a move to New Zealand in 2015 working at Treetops Lodge & Estate, Peter joins The Marlborough Lodge with a wealth of international experience in the luxury hospitality sector.  

Prior to moving to New Zealand he work at the prestigious multi award winning Lucknam Park Hotel - member of Relais Chateaux near Bath - UK for over 10 years in a variety of roles, most recently as the Resident Manager.

Peter’s career has spanned over 25 years in 4 countries, with management roles at the Pelham Hotel, London, Rimrock Resort - Banff Canada, pre-opening team Playford Hotel Adelaide, Australia. 


Peter, with Australian celebrity Rebecca Judd

Earlier career positions saw Peter learning the trade at a variety of prestigious Australian properties including Delgany Country House Victoria, Australia and the Stamford Plaza, Adelaide. A management trainee at the Sheraton Towers, Southgate in Melbourne, Australia and graduate of the College of Tourism and Hospitality (COTAH). 

Peter has always held front of house and subsequently management roles displaying his high level of professionalism, commitment to excellent guest satisfaction and desire to innovate. 

A Master Innholder scholarship recipient who attended Cranfield University in 2013, Peter is a Saint Julian Scholar and a Member of the Institute of Hospitality. 

Peter brings a passion for travel and love of great food and wine to The Marlborough Lodge. He enjoys the great outdoors and being closer to his family in Australia after living away for so long. 

Contact Peter: +64 274 777 447 | [email protected]

Sam Webb - Head Chef

Head chef, Sam Webb, New Zealand born internationally trained and back to showcase New Zealand's fantastic produce at its best. 

Sam and his team have a big focus on offering the best of local and seasonal food from New Zealand. Naturally delicious fresh Marlborough seafood is right up there among the offerings, as are meats and an abundance of produce from the extensive lodge gardens and surrounding farms.

See more in our Food & Wine section...

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What our customers say

Beautiful Lodge, excellent service, superb wine country!

Susan & Carl

Such a beautiful place, thank you! Happy new year for 2017 x

Donna & Murray

Our favourite place in New Zealand. From the moment owner Peter White welcomed us, we knew we were in a special place. Peter has lived all over the world (Australia, England, Canada and now New Zealand). We started out our stay with a lovely talk about wine. (This is the Marlborough wine country). And an invitation to walk among their grape vines. And the food? Well, I wish our foodie son had been with us! I will always remember the pomegranate molasses dessert with a swish of cheesecake underneath, nestled up against white chocolate and pistachios. Oh my. Truly loved ALL the staff! Both professional AND friendly. Felt sad driving out the lavender-lined driveway. Would be a great place for a wedding!


Totally spoilt, enjoyable & very relaxing. Beautiful place and excellent staff. Thank you.

LIz & David