A new era is set to begin as Auckland’s 5-star Hyatt Regency checking-out of the city and Pullman Auckland Hotel & Residences checking in.
The Hyatt was New Zealand’s first 5-star hotel and commands a central position in the heart of Auckland’s commercial and retail district and boasts some of Auckland’s most extensive conference and event facilities with the capacity to host events for up to 1000 delegates.
The Pullman Auckland is now open for events, with capabilities for hosting up to 1000 delegates.
Accor management moved into the hotel just after midnight on January 20, 2011 following the sale of the hotel to new owners. The change-over also marked Accor’s ascendancy to New Zealand’s largest hotel group, with a total of 29 hotels and 4017 rooms across the country – 500 rooms more than its nearest competitor. Accor will increase its network further in mid-year when it adds Novotel and Formule 1 hotels at Auckland Airport.
“Over the coming months, we will be enhancing the hotel to bring the property up to Pullman standard, providing a complete array of personalised services and innovative technologies including a Connectivity Lounge and the groundbreaking ‘Co-Meeting’ concept which ensures flawless success for meetings and events,” said Accor Vice President New Zealand, Paul Richardson.
The Pullman hotel offers 267 rooms, suites and apartments, with three Pullman Executive levels, all of which were refurbished in 2009. Event facilities range from a grand ballroom to the ‘Top of the Town’ boardroom, one of Auckland’s most exclusive venues, which is located on the top floor of the hotel, providing superb views of the harbour, city and parks.