IHG have announced that they will open a flagship InterContinental hotel in Auckand in 2022. The announcement follows IHG® and Precinct Propertie signing an agreement to open InterContinental Auckland.
1 Queen St Site
The InterContinental Auckland will be located at 1 Queen St, which will give it a prime location on the city’s waterfront. The hotel will form part of the $1 billion Commercial Bay mixed-use development. This development boasts the largest concentration of high quality retail facilities in the city and a includes new 39-level office tower with 39,000m2 of premium office space.
The world-class waterfront development is also destined to become Auckland’s newest, shopping, dining and social hub. It is set to offer a vast range of food and beverage outlets that are perfectly complemented by the hotel’s luxury dining experience, which includes all-day dining and bars.
The hotel will be dedicated to those who appreciate and enjoy The InterContinental Life. It will feature the brand’s signature Club InterContinental experience, as well as a gym and meeting facilities. In order to give guests an unparalleled experience that shows off the best of the ‘City of Sails’, 90% of the hotel’s 244 guest rooms will offer water views.
InterContinental Auckland will benefit from convenient access to corporate and leisure demand generators including, the New Zealand International Convention Centre, Viaduct Harbour, Britomart precinct, Wynyard Quarter, Vector Arena, the international cruise ship terminal, SKY CITY and SKY CITY Casino. It sits at the heart of Auckland’s transport infrastructure which includes train, bus and ferry, as well as being just 20km to Auckland Airport, the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand.
InterContinental Auckland will be the second for the brand in New Zealand, after InterContinental Wellington, and adds an important piece to IHG’s Australasia luxury credentials, complementing InterContinental Hotels in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Sanctuary Cove, as well as the 194 globally.
IHG currently has 48 hotels operating under four brands in Australasia, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, with another 22 in the pipeline, including Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels and voco.