The Novotel at Auckland International Airport is getting a new neighbour.
Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings have announced their plans to develop a new 5-star, premium 250-room hotel operated by AccorHotels under the Pullman brand.
“Auckland Airport plays a key role in New Zealand’s growing tourism industry and in connecting Auckland to New Zealand and New Zealand to the world. This hotel, which will benefit from its premium location adjacent to the international terminal and the current Novotel, will provide more choices for travellers looking for high quality accommodation within walking distance of both terminals,” says Mark Thomson, Auckland Airport’s general manager – property.
Pullman Auckland Airport and will be developed in a 50:50 partnership with Tainui Group Holdings. As part of this agreement, Auckland Airport has increased its ownership stake in the Novotel hotel to 50%.
The building itself will carry the name ‘Te Arikinui’, which is the chiefly title that the Late Maori Queen Te Atairangikaahu.
The hotel is scheduled to open by late 2019 and construction is expected to start by the end of this year.