IHG plans flagship hotel for Auckland, New Zealand

The InterContinental Auckland will open in 2022. Photo credit: IHG

Less than a month after announcing the premiere Hotel Indigo in New Zealand, IHG is set to open a flagship InterContinental property in Auckland.

The hotel, slated to open in 2022, will be developed through a partnership between IHG and Precinct Properties, the largest city centre real estate owner in New Zealand. When it opens, the property will complete the $1-billion Commercial Bay mixed-use development. A full 90 percent of the hotel’s 244 guestrooms will have water views.

“Being part of such an iconic mixed-use development ensures the hotel, dining, retail and commercial components form a symbiotic relationship,” said Abhijay Sandilya, IHG’s senior director of development–Australasia, in a statement. 

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The InterContinental Auckland will be close 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 20 kilometers to Auckland Airport, the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand.

InterContinental Auckland will be the second for the brand in New Zealand following the InterContinental Wellington and will complement the region's other InterContinental Hotels in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Sanctuary Cove.

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.