About Us

Its been a journey getting here! We'd love to give you an insight into our business.

Our Story

Our story starts back in 2007 when David and Susan Kowalewski purchased the site for what would become Amity Court Motel. Both born and breed in Taranaki they fell in love with the idea of provide clean, comfortable and secure accommodation in Central Taranaki. This idea is what is at the heart of our vision today.

Having spent their entire career within the dairy industry, David and Susan grew their small farm into the estate it is today, boosting 600+ Friesian cows over 600 acres. Looking to the future, diversification was the goal and the Amity Court idea was born. In 2009 the 23 unit motel opened its doors and was an immediate success achieving occupancies well above regional averages.

Today, Amity Court Motel Ltd is under the next generation. Jason and Kate Kowalewski took over the management of the business in 2012. Since then we now operate 60% of the motel rooms in the Stratford district and have a number of exciting developments in the pipeline.

“We look forward to helping grow this business, the industry within taranaki and our local community in the years to come.” says Jason Kowalewski

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Meet our Management Team

Our exceptional team have been hand picked to help grow our business.

Our Team

Jason Kowalewski


Jason Kowalewski, the youngest son of David. He joined the team in 2012 at the age of 21. Now as a director of the company he oversees the management of all businesses while continuing the day to day operations of Amity Court Motel.

Our Team

Kate Kowalewski

HR Manager

Kate Kowalewski is our head of administration, keeping the back of house organised and up to date. She is also in charge of Human Resources for all our businesses.

Our Team

Sharon Hitch

Manger Antonio Mews

Sharon Hitch is the co-manager of Antonio Mews Motel. She is in charge of the day to day operations of the business.

Our Team

Dave Hitch

Manger Antonio Mews

Dave Hitch is the co-manager of Antonio Mews Motel. He is in charge of the day to day operations of the business.

Was not expecting much but boy were we surprised! Very Clean and Modern.
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Gary MitchellSatisfied Customer
The place was absolutely spotless and the staff were super friendly and helpful.
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Becky SmithSatisfied Customer
Best Motel I've stayed at in a long time, will definitely be back again!
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Greg JordanSatisfied Customer