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

Why should you choose us?

If you are looking for accommodation in Taranaki, our properties benefit from a central location and is a great place to base your adventure in our region like no other.

While staying at one of our properties you also get the added benefit of the Lion’s Den 24/7 Gym, which are located in town.

Guests can unwind in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere while enjoying the well maintained grounds and views of Mount Taranaki.

Located in the very centre of Taranaki, we have the perfect options for both business or leisure stay in Taranaki.

All our properties are located on the main highway and are only a few minutes stroll to the shops, pubs, nightlife, theatres, restaurants, museums and art gallery’s that Stratford has to offer.

Stratford Glockenspiel


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

Leadership Team

David Kowalewski is our principle director and founder. He established Amity Court Motel in 2009 and has continued to invest in hospitality and the Stratford district ever since.

David 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.

Jason Kowalewski

General 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.

Kate Kowalewski

Manager Amity Court

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

Sharon Hitch

Manager 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.

Dave Hitch

Manager Antonio Mews
Housekeeping Team

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