Achieving a record 95 per cent occupancy rate throughout the city, Auckland’s hotel market reached spectacular heights in 20171. With international visitors up 10 per cent, and strong economic growth across the country, high returns in the accommodation sector were experienced nationwide. After a fantastic year in 2017, New Zealand is leading the APAC hotel market in terms of Average Daily Rate (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)2.
From a consumer perspective, hotel rates are expected to decline as supply rises, with the market’s success attracting an unprecedented demand from international investors. Auckland poses a strong opportunity for expansion, with an influx of developments predicted ahead of the city hosting the 2021 America’s Cup yacht race.
Already in the works are new developments from key industry players including AccorHotels’ Sofitel So on Customs Street East, Park Hyatt Hotel on Halsey Street, and a recently proposed EVEN Hotel and Holiday Inn Express on the corner of Wyndham and Albert.
For a comparison on Auckland’s top hotels for business and events travel, read our guide below.
AccorHotels – Pullman Auckland
For a 5-star accommodation experience, AccorHotels’ Pullman Auckland is a favourite among business travellers who appreciate luxury and practicality. The hotel’s Connectivity Lounge offers guests a shared office space, meaning the spacious rooms, suites and residences can remain a sweet escape for professionals to relax. There are 16 dynamic meeting and events spaces with capacity for more than 2,300 delegates. As an added bonus, Pullman Auckland is participating in Accor’s Planet 21 sustainable program, with initiatives in place to support sustainable development within the areas of nature, carbon, innovation, local development and employment.
Minor Hotels – Avani Metropolis Auckland
Take in the stunning sunset views from your private balcony in Auckland’s tallest residential building. Avani Metropolis Auckland features a century-old courthouse façade with modern interiors and amenities. The one- and two-bedroom suites offer fully equipped kitchens and living rooms, with an on-site gym to help you maintain your routine.
Live and breathe the action and excitement of SkyCity Auckland, by staying in one of the two charming on-site hotels. SkyCity Hotel Auckland and SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland make the perfect choice for corporate events travellers after a prime hotel location, with stunning views and a buzzing atmosphere. Both hotels offer free Wi-Fi, spacious rooms and airport transfers, with the SkyCity Grand Hotel boasting the extra luxury items associated with its 5-star rating.
InterContinental Hotels Group – Crowne Plaza Auckland
Your comfort is a priority for the friendly staff at Crowne Plaza Auckland, which is why the hotel offers a 24-hour front desk team to attend to your every need. From Superior Rooms to Executive Suites, there’s rooms for every traveller type and budget, with Auckland’s largest double hotel rooms for those that need the space. With well-lit rooms and plenty of power outlets, it’s no surprise the hotel has a track record as New Zealand’s Leading Business Hotel.
EVENT Hotels & Resorts – Rydges Auckland
Rydges Auckland prides itself on its prime CBD location, spacious rooms and trademark Kiwi hospitality. Business travellers are welcomed with free Wi-Fi, large work-desk and ergonomic chairs in the hotel’s modern rooms. Premium Harbour View Rooms compliment the first-class services, making every guest feel like a VIP. There’s an abundance of interconnecting function rooms offering the flexibility to host conferences, meetings, conventions and receptions of all shapes and sizes.
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