Host sets flowers up at the front desk of the Grand Mercure's conference room.

Grand Mercure Auckland has refurbished its meeting and event spaces. Attendees will notice the renovations as soon as they walk through the newly carpeted staircase with ornate brass chandelier’s hanging from above. Everything in the pre-function area radiates gold hues, from the glowing overheard lighting installation by Italian designer Aromas to the metallic flecked wall-coverings.

The eight conference rooms feature large picture windows presenting views of Auckland’s city and letting in plenty of natural light. Ranging from boardrooms fitting up to eight attendees to a theatre that can seat 200 people, each space has new interiors that match the sophisticated theme of the conference facilities.

The renovations also coincide with a new conference menu, designed by Grand Mercure’s new Executive Chef Daniel Na. Previously having worked as Executive Chef at Ostro Brasserie and Bar, Na is bringing paleo energy breakfasts, buffets featuring slow roasted Taupo sirloin and apple glazed miso pork belly, as well as sweet treats like mille-feuille to the menu.

The renovations are a continuation of the hotel’s rebrand from Mercure to Grand Mercure Auckland last year.