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March 14, 2019 Hotel Developments No Comments Email Email

With the 36th America’s Cup regatta set to sail into town in 2021, Auckland’s accommodation sector has got on board with some stylish new additions.

More than 4,000 rooms are coming online in New Zealand’s largest city over the next five years to meet demand, with luxury and incentive options enhanced by some big name brands.

SO/’s fashionable escape in Auckland
SO/ Auckland’s rooftop bar is the fashionable new place to soak in views of beautiful Auckland Harbour. The latest property in SO/ Hotels & Resorts luxury lifestyle brand recently opened in the Britomart entertainment precinct. New Zealand fashion designers WORLD bring a vibrant style to the hotel’s interior as the signature design partner. The five-star, 130-room hotel features two bars, including the rooftop bar with outdoor terrace and private booths, French-inspired restaurant Harbour Society, exclusive Club Signature lounge, and meeting rooms. A floor dedicated to wellness includes a heated indoor swimming pool and SO/ SPA and fitness centre.

A second skin at sophisticated Park Hyatt
New Zealand’s first Park Hyatt will be close to the waterfront action on the edge of the Viaduct Harbour. Opening in 2019, the seven-storey hotel will feature 195 spacious rooms, including 23 suites. Facilities include four dining options, a 25m-long indoor/outdoor infinity pool, fully-equipped fitness centre, plunge pool, spa and more than 1000 square metres of conferencing space. The hotel’s design centres on the notion of a Māori cloak around the building, a double skin offering warmth, privacy and beauty.

Downtown distinction with Ritz-Carlton
Located in the downtown heart of the city, The Ritz-Carlton will place its guests near Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower and bustling SkyCity casino and entertainment precinct. Two fine-dining restaurants will complement Auckland’s vibrant dining scene, while two Ritz-Carlton ballrooms provide space for showcase events. The 300 rooms and suites will include Presidential and Ritz-Carlton Suites, where guests can also enjoy the view from the expansive terraces with cocktails in hand.

InterContinental to anchor Commercial Bay
The flagship InterContinental Auckland will open in 2022 as part of the $1 billion Commercial Bay mixed-use development. Rubbing shoulders with leading retail outlets and an office tower, the waterfront development will offer a range of food and beverage outlets, including all-day dining and bars, plus a luxury dining experience. The hotel will also include the signature Club InterContinental experience, as well as a gym and meeting facilities. Making the most of its location in the ‘City of Sails’, 90% of the hotel’s 244 guest rooms will offer water views.

Central Auckland has also recently welcomed a new Four Points by Sheraton. Other new properties to follow include: The Liberté Hotel, a 125-room hotel conversion by Castle Resorts & Hotels; the 4.5-star, 200-room Sudima Auckland CBD; and a 225-room Hotel Indigo by IHG.

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