JUCY Coffee has officially launched allowing fantastic coffee to be served out of our coffee window at the JUCY Hotel in Auckland City. 

Not only do we have coffee but we are stoked to announce our partnership is with ALLPRESS Espresso which is regarded as the highest quality coffee supplier in New Zealand.  Like JUCY, Allpress is a fantastic New Zealand company that has built it’s brand around a superior product and we’re stoked to be serving Allpress coffees to our JUCY customers & guests.

So, If you’re staying at the hotel and in need a caffeine fix we can now help you out by getting your day off to a JUCY start!  And if you’re not staying with us and are just walking by and need a caffeine hit then that’s fine too!

See you all soon.  I’m off to get a coffee!

Lucy xx

On the 7th of July our Chief JUCY-fier will be spending the night sleeping rough for the homeless.  The LIFEWISE Big Sleepout is an annual event aimed at raising funds and channeling significant attention to the direction of solving homelessness in Auckland.

It is a great cause and we are trying to raise as much money as possible.

If you can spare a few dollars and want to sponsor Tim & support the cause you can by clicking here and visiting Tim’s official fundraising page http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/TimAlpe/

Love, Lucy xx

In October last year our “Chief JUCY-fier” as we like to call him was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2010.  Now he departs on a new adventure, the Road to Monte Carlo where he will represent New Zealand and compete at the World Entrepreneur of the Year awards on the 4th June.  And he wants to take us all along for the ride.

Updates on Tim’s journey will be updated via our JUCY Blog, Facebook Page and Twitter where we will have video updates from Tim while in Europe, photos and snippets on what he’s getting up too, the people he meets and how he is feeling.

Oh, and did I mention he will have some JUCY Wheels over there too?!  Yep – a JUCY Grande has hit the ground in Europe, so watch this space for pictures of the green & purple machine making it’s stamp on European soil.

Here is the first update from Tim, before he flies out tonight!

If anyone wants to send messages of support to Tim you can tweet them using the hashtag #jucytim and don’t forget to mention @jucyword or email them to lucy@jucy.co.nz  I’m sure he will really appreciate them!

Keep an eye out for the next updates!

Lucy xx

It’s time to start getting excited.  Next weekend Auckland will be overrun with Katy Perry fans as we get ready for her to take to the stage at Auckland’s Vector Arena for two shows before heading south to Wellington.

The girls from JUCY HQ are going and I can assure you excitement is growing.  Rumour has it that the JUCY Hotel will be playing Katy songs throughout the weekend just to get everyone (staff and guests included) in the mood.

The JUCY Hotel in Auckland is already completely booked for the Saturday night, but on Sunday night there are still a few rooms left so if you are still on the hunt for a place to rest your head check out our place.

See you all there!

Lucy xx

P.S  I can assure you that photos from our night out with Katy will be on display after the show!

The JUCY Girls from JUCYville HQ had never been on a helicopter, but that was all about to change.  On Thursday  the 23rd of December  you can only imagine the excitement in the taxi as we headed off to the HELETRANZ heliport where we jumped into a helicopter on a flight to Auckland Airport and filmed the live draw mid-flight for the winner of our fifth JUCY Prize package. 

The flight & HELETRANZ staff were amazing, the weather was perfect, views were stunning (we definitely live in a pretty city) and the filming of the prize was so much fun.  By the time we reached the helipad at Auckland Airport we had our winner!  A helicopter flight should definitely be on your “to do list for 2011!”

Check out the JUCY Girls do the live draw here which is posted on our facebook page! 

On the 27th of December we published the live video draw on our facebook page & twitter accounts waiting to hear from the lucky winner by the name of Gregor Hackner!   A couple of days later we got a response and this is what he had to say, “Are you serious???  I never won anything. That is absolutely amazing. I can’t believe it.  I pick up one of your vans tomorrow at the Auckland Airport!  I am so excited.  I think I am the luckiest person on the planet today. Thank you again!”  

Gregor and his girlfriend arrived at the JUCY Hotel the following day after collecting their JUCY Campervan from our Auckland Airport team  that they had booked from Germany.   On arrival at the hotel they were presented their JUCY Prize package.  They could not believe their luck and straight away got into re-arranging their plans so they could start using up all their prizes!

Gregor & his girlfriend are presented with their JUCY Prize! 

After returning from their helicopter flight with HELETRANZ Gregor & his girlfriend talk about winning the prize & their experience! 

The team here at JUCYville are stoked that Gregor, a traveller from Germany who arrived here in NZ to travel around in a campervan with his girlfriend won such an amazing prize.

A massive JUCY thanks has to go out to HELETRANZ who took us JUCY Girls on a flight along with providing the main prize for our winner – you guys rock!  Another massive thank you to Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, Gotta Love NZ and all our other mates in the industry who have come on board with prizes for these packages! 

Photo to the left is of Gregor & his girlfriend taken infront of the HELETRANZ helicopter.  Gregor said, “Thanks to the Jucy Hotel Team for all the great prizes.  And also to the very nice Team at Heletranz for an amazing 20 mins!”

There are still 4 more packages up for grabs with the next one being published on the 6th of January – so check out www.jucyhotel.com/win to enter.  You never know, you could be the next Gregor Hackner!

Lucy xx

A big JUCY CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle Hally who has won the “360 Views of Auckland” package prize, the third of our 9 package giveaways.

Michelle will be enjoying an action packed weekend of fun in Auckland.  The package that she will be enjoying includes:

Double Skywalk pass with Skywalk Auckland
2 x adult tickets to Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World
$50 Dinner Voucher at Erawan Thai Restaurant
2 x nights at the JUCY Hotel
2 x days JUCY Car Rental with free parking
2 x funky JUCY Tee Shirts

Check out the video of the live draw

We are giving away a package a week and there are still 6 to go all with the theme of Auckland experiences. 

To check what package is up for grabs now & enter go to www.jucyhotel.com/win

You never know the next winner might be you!

Lucy xx

P.S  A massive JUCY Thanks also needs to go out to our awesome mates in the industry who have helped make these awesome prizes possible!

JUCY World is one of Australasia’s fastest growing tourism brands.  It oozes fun, funk and all things JUCYlicious! 

With the launch of the brand spanking new JUCY Hotel recently in Auckland along with the existing rentals business in New Zealand & Australia brand JUCY is going from strength to strength.

JUCY Hotel combines the best of hotel and quality budget type accommodation, with 60 recently renovated rooms in a safe, fun, central location. Situated only minutes away from Auckland’s bustling Queen Street, Vector Arena and the amazing waterfront.

JUCY Rentals is a favourite and most trusted car rental and campervan hire company.  JUCY can get you zipping around the city for a few days or touring our beautiful countries for a couple of weeks.

It’s a JUCY Kind of Life video introduces our new hotel product and showcases the fun that comes with the word JUCY.

Lucy xx

Gotta Love NZ’s fan base on facebook has topped the 100,000 fan mark so we thought a competition for the fans was a great way to celebrate.  In conjunction with some of our mates in the industry JUCY Hotels has worked very hard to put some amazing packages together worth hundreds of dollars.  Now that is what we call sharing the love!

There are nine JUCY Packages in total which will be given away over the next nine weeks, all with the theme of Auckland experiences.  Each Thursday we will post a new package which people can enter through our facebook page.

Packages include some major prizes including Bungy Jumps & Auckland Bridge climbs from AJ Hackett, scenic helicopter flights from Heletranz, movie tickets, dinners, fun at Snowplanet, tickets to Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, Auckland’s Skywalk experiences, nights at the JUCY Hotel, rental cars & more! 

For more information on Win @ JUCY Hotel and for the latest package visit www.jucyhotel.com/win  

Keep an eye out to see if you are one of the weekly winners.

Lucy xx

A big JUCY thanks to all our mates in the industry who have come on board with prizes to put in these amazing packges!  Keep an eye out for them all.

Last night our boss Tim Alpe or “Chief JUCYfier” as we all call him, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2010 and the crew here at JUCYville couldn’t be more proud.

Tim and his brother Dan started JUCY in 2001 with just 35 cars and have grown the business dramatically over the past years.  Now with a fleet of over 2000 cars and campas, offices in New Zealand and Australia and the brand new JUCY Hotel Auckland,  JUCY is destined for huge and exciting times ahead.  

Tim will represent New Zealand at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo next May. 

The award is a massive achievement for Tim and is absolutely fanJUCYilyastic for JUCY.  Brand JUCY is going from strength to strength.  Watch this space for more things JUCY.

If you want to show Tim some JUCY love post comments on our facebook page!

Lucy xx

Photo above:  Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Tim Alpe with mum Linda, dad Chris, wife Amy, brother Dan and his wife Britt

The Jucy Hotel was officially opened on August 12, 2010 by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Associate Minister of Tourism and Hon John Banks, Mayor of Auckland City. 

The opening party was a very JUCY affair filled with colour, fun & Jucy Style.  A big thank you to everyone that made the event such a success, all the guests that attended and all the support!

Here is a taster of some pictures from the night!  If you want to see more check out the whole album on our Jucy Hotels Facebook page, its definatley worth a look!  Thanks Bret & Shelley from www.fstopstudios.co.nz for capturing the night so well!

Lucy xx