CPG Hotels has entered into franchise agreements with AccorHotels for its refurbished Hotel Grand Windsor on Queen Street and its new Eden Crescent Hotel.
These properties will both be branded MGallery by Sofitel and will be managed by CPG Hotels, the in-house hotel chain of CP Group, the largest hotel owner in Auckland and New Zealand. Hotel Grand Windsor, which is nearing the end of its refurbishment, will be known as Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel from October 2017, with Eden Crescent Hotel is set to open in late 2018.
Hotel Grand Windsor general manager Renato Gualberto said: “The Hotel Grand Windsor prepares to set a new scene into Auckland’s luxury boutique market. We have invested in developing a wide range of touchpoints throughout the guest journey which will further enhance the experience and level of personalised service for our guests.”
“We are thrilled to affiliate the hotel with the prestigious five-star MGallery by Sofitel brand which will further assist us to deliver unparalleled services and products to our guests. We look forward to welcoming AccorHotels’ 30 million Le Club loyalty members and offering them a singular level of service that will make them feel welcomed and wanting to return.”
Eden Crescent Hotel is located at 10 Eden Crescent in the Auckland CDB, next to Shortland Street. This heritage building will contain 91 rooms, restaurant and bar, meeting facilities, swimming pool, wellness centre, and a spa. Refurbishment of this property is due to commence in 2017 and be completed in late 2018. Eden Crescent Hotel will appeal to both the business and leisure traveller. The building from which the hotel is being converted is an office building that was originally built in 1860 and operated as the Royal Hotel. What remains today is the seven storey extension to the Royal Hotel built in 1912, by then known as the Cargen Hotel, which welcomed guests up until 1950.
CPG Hotels’ group operations manager Ronnie Ronalde, a longstanding icon of the New Zealand hotel industry, is thrilled that Auckland will soon have two new boutique hotels catering to increasing visitor numbers.