Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, has launched its first property in New Zealand with the official opening of Mövenpick Hotel Auckland.
The Auckland hotel, the forerunner to a second Mövenpick property earmarked for Wellington in July, features 207 contemporary guestrooms and suites, on-site and virtual gyms, a signature restaurant and bar, a street-side café, a dedicated meeting and events conference room, valet parking and a library.
Business travellers and corporate conferences are well catered to in the hotel’s full-service conference space situated on level one, equipped with eight function rooms, state of the art technology, full tech support, natural daylight, inbuilt audio-visual, and free wifi access.
Both the Auckland and Wellington hotels are set to be dining destinations, offering guests and visitors the very finest in Asian Fusion cuisine at Auckland’s BODA restaurant and Wellington’s Forage when open.
Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Derry said she was delighted to be able to bring a duo of Mövenpick hotels to New Zealand, offering the authentic Mövenpick experience to New Zealander’s for the first time and welcoming overseas visitors with a fresh and exciting new brand to the market.
“Mövenpick Hotel Auckland offers something different to the New Zealand market. Guests will receive a world-class hotel experience and enjoy the distinct moments and flavours of Mövenpick,” she said.
“Mövenpick is a brand name that New Zealanders are familiar with, which is associated with quality and luxury.
”The strategic location of both Mövenpick hotels in cosmopolitan centres provides travellers with a gateway to each city, and all the culinary, retail and commercial amenities they have on offer.”
Guests can expect a range of carefully curated experiences that are distinctly ‘Mövenpick’ in nature, with something on offer for everyone. Chocolate lovers will delight at the daily Chocolate Hour, a decadent chocolate experience with live demonstrations, from rolling truffles to icing cupcakes, staged every afternoon in the hotel lobby.
For guests more inclined to stay in bed, a 24-hour Sundae Service will be available in-room, bringing their wildest dessert dreams to life. If the kids have tagged along, they are entitled to free ice cream for the duration of their stay.
Healthy Shots – energy shots blended with juice or yogurt and fresh fruit and vegetables – will also be offered to guests at the breakfast counter, balancing the decadent with the practical.
Accor’s plans for the brand in Australia and New Zealand include a Mövenpick hotel in Brisbane’s Spring Hill scheduled to open in 2024. joining existing Australian properties, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart and Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer.
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