Our History

Previous to owning the Marton Motel, in April 2004 Anne and Dion Ngatai set their personal dream in motion with the purchase of a rundown building at 143 Anzac Parade in Wanganui. They sold everything they had, a home, three rental properties and their beloved Harley Davidson motorcycles and undertook the major renovation project.

Their dream became the Anndion (as the name says), an owner-operated business and with a mix of both backgrounds with Dion’s family being from Jerusalem, a village on the Whanganui River and Anne growing up in the local hospitality industry.

“Anndion Lodge”, became a unique mark in hospitality: a boutique lodge and suites in the mid-range where a touch of luxury was available to free independent travellers, families, individuals, corporate and groups without compromising the very genuine warmth they felt in extending a welcome to visitors from around the globe.

The complex spreads across three properties, offering 21 accommodation rooms, a conference centre, function facilities, the licensed Anndionce Restaurant and the Harley Bar.