AVANI Hotels & Resorts, with a portfolio of 18 hotels and resorts in 12 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, has announced the acquisition of Metro Suites in Auckland.
In a deal worth over $11 million dollars, the Metro Suites’ 40-storey luxury tower will be transformed through a major room refurbishment program and rebranded as Metropolis AVANI Residences by October 2017, signalling the first AVANI hotel in New Zealand to swing open its doors.
Located on New Zealand’s North Island, the property was built in 1999 at a reported $180 million dollars and occupies a prime CBD position in the ‘City of Sales’ – New Zealand’s largest and most populated city.
AVANI have reached an agreement with the Metropolis body corporate and secure the property for the New Zealand launch of the brand.
Auckland is renowned as New Zealand’s leading urban hub, while still retaining the splendour of the country’s remarkable natural landscape, fusing scenic harbours, breathtaking volcanic cones and lush rainforest.
The Metropolis AVANI Residences will be within walking distance of the vibrant waterfront precinct and positioned in close proximity to some of Auckland’s most popular cafes, eateries and entertainment venues.
Each of the property’s one and two bedroom apartments will be transformed to feature spacious living and dining areas, well-equipped kitchens and laundry facilities, and will be accompanied by stunning views over the city skyline, harbour and beyond. Leisure facilities include a 22-metre heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor spas, sauna, and gymnasium with male and female facilities, and steam room.
AVANI Hotels & Resorts is part of Minor Hotels which already has a strong presence in New Zealand through the Oaks Hotels& Resorts brand where it currently operates two resorts in Queenstown.