Holiday Inn Express opens in towering Auckland development


Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Center is now open in what is recognized as New Zealand’s tallest hotel complex.

This new Auckland property is the second Holiday Inn Express hotel in the country and offers modern, designer accommodation in the city’s CBD.

A significant development

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Pro-invest Hotels have partnered for the opening of this new hotel in Auckland under the Holiday Inn Express brand. The property is part of a twin hotel development also housing the 201-room voco Auckland City Centre, which also just debuted.

“We are delighted to open New Zealand’s second Holiday Inn Express property with Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre, offering travelers comfort, convenience and affordability in the heart of the city,” said Shantha de SilvaDeputy Chief Executive Officer of Pro-invest Hotels.

“We have put a lot of thought into every detail of this hotel and are very proud to have the Holiday Inn Express brand alongside voco Hotel in New Zealand’s first dual brand hotel development.”

“This year has been a year of ‘firsts’ for Pro-invest Hotels and the opening of this hotel tower marks a major milestone for our business. We were the first to introduce the voco brand to New Zealand and the first to introduce Holiday Inn Express to the country with our Queenstown property.

“Now, with the return of quarantine-free travel to New Zealand, we look forward to welcoming travelers to Auckland and look forward to our guests experiencing these new properties.”

Durability and Convenience

The new Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Center is distinguished by its emphasis on a decidedly contemporary design creating a relaxed and welcoming environment.

The hotel’s 294 guest rooms are all outfitted with amenities such as efficient workstations, high-quality bedding with a pillow menu, walk-in showers, and blackout blinds. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that all rooms have optimal views of the surroundings.

Guests enjoy the brand’s free Express Start Breakfast with a Grab & Go Express Start Breakfast option and can head to the hotel’s Great Room for evening drinks. The nearby Voco Hotel is home to Italian restaurant Mozzarella & Co. and the 38th-floor Albert Bar, which opened in August, for rooftop cocktails.

Amenities at the Holiday Inn Express for on-site business travelers include expedited check-in and unlimited fast Wi-Fi, as well as three meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 40 people. Other facilities include a 24-hour reception, fitness room and self-service laundry.

Thanks to its sustainability initiatives, the property is on track to achieve Green Engage certification and offers the “A Greener Stay” program offering guests the opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint.

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