As part of its commitment to expanding its presence in New Zealand, Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the debut of its upper midscale brand Wyndham Garden to the country.
The first Wyndham Garden in New Zealand, scheduled to open in early 2018, will be an 86 room property on Hobson Street in Auckland’s CBD and will offer a mix of studio rooms and one, two and three bedroom apartments.
Auckland has seen unprecedented growth with 1.05 million visitors in 2015, up 15 percent on 2014. This, coupled with a strong demand for quality accommodation in the city, means the $50 million hotel will be well placed to cater to the needs of travellers in the heart of the CBD and will provide facilities including gym, restaurant and flexible meeting spaces and high-speed internet access.
Owned by ABF Development Ltd, the new hotel will be ideally positioned within easy reach of the city’s two harbours, dining and bars, shopping and natural attractions.
Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim president and managing director, Barry Robinson, said Auckland is the ideal place for the Wyndham Garden brand to enter New Zealand.
“Wyndham Garden has been growing its footprint around the world, and we see Auckland as a key market for our continued growth in New Zealand thanks to its popularity as the gateway to the land of the long white cloud.”
Andy Chen, director of ABF Development Ltd, said the hotel project would provide employment for more than 500 workers during construction.
“This will be a major development for Auckland that will have wide-ranging benefits for the local economy.
“The Wyndham Garden brand is synonymous with quality, and we are confident it will draw in the valuable tourist dollar, while ensuring employment opportunities for locals.”