InterContinental has announced a flagship hotel for the New Zealand capital offering “understated luxury” and the “best views” in Auckland.
The hotel, due to open in 2022, will anchor a $1 billion waterfront development at Commercial Bay which is slated to become the city’s new social hub.
The One Queen Street foreshore project will include numerous food and drink venues, the largest concentration of quality retailers in the city and a 39-level office tower with 39,000m2 of premium office space.
InterContintental Hotels Group (IHG) says the new property will integrate with its surrounds, offering luxury dining experiences including all-day restaurants and bars, and water views from 90 percent of its 244 guest rooms.
Scott Pritchard, CEO of IHG’s partner developer Precinct Properties, said: “Commercial Bay is set to transform Auckland’s CBD and reshape the waterfront area in the heart of the city, so it’s absolutely fitting that one of the world’s best-known luxury brands is part of this world-class development.”
Abhijay Sandilya, IHG’s senior director of development for Australasia said: “Being part of such an iconic mixed-use development ensures the hotel, dining, retail and commercial components form a symbiotic relationship.
“We will deliver a distinctive product that inspires those travellers who are looking for the InterContinental understated luxury, both in the leisure and corporate space.”
InterContinental Auckland is the second property under the luxury banner in New Zealand, after InterContinental Wellington.
IHG boasts 194 hotels globally. Within Australasia it currently operates 48 hotels under the four brands InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, with another 22 in the pipeline including Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels and voco.