December saw the opening of Auckland’s new Adina Apartment Hotel. Located in the CBD, the opening came at an ideal time for Auckland’s stretched hospitality sector, with New Zealand visitor numbers surpassing the three million mark for the first time, up seven percent on 2014.

Coupled with this, Colliers International’s latest New Zealand Hotel Market Snapshot shows that, despite increased demand and record-high market occupancy, Auckland hotel room supply actually went down 2.1 percent since their last update in May 2015.

The new Auckland property will offer 140 stylish and modern apartments. Contemporary in design, the rooms are appointed with fully equipped kitchens and kitchenettes, comfortable living space and laundries in the one and two bedroom apartments, with a real focus on comfort and lifestyle, including undercover parking.

From February, the hotel will open an on-site gym and also operate a lobby bar and café, offering a range of locally sourced food and wine where guests can dine and relax. Meeting facilities will include two conference rooms, one catering to 45 people theatre style and the other a boardroom for 12.

“We recognise the fantastic opportunity that exists in Auckland with the significant growth in tourist arrivals, and Auckland’s position as an Asia-Pacific hub,” said CEO of TFE Hotels, Rachel Argaman.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide Auckland visitors with a premium accommodation option allowing them to see the best of the city with all of the independence and amenities valued by a modern traveler.”

Adina Apartment Hotels are designed to encourage guests to live like a local, combining the best of a premium serviced-hotel experience, with local apartment living. Within easy walking distance of the city’s star attractions, the sparkling Viaduct, Wynyard Quarter and Britomart, Adina Apartment Hotel provides the perfect launch pad for visitors wanting to explore all that Auckland has to offer.

“The modern traveler wants a hotel that facilitates their experience of the wider city, in a way that an Auckland local would,” said Argaman.

“Adina’s spacious apartment-style living, with the added benefit of hotel services definitely ticks that box and is perfect for business travellers, families and longer stays.”

The Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland opening will come as welcome news to the council whose Auckland Visitor Plan 2021 outlines a six-year growth plan that will require up to 3,400 new hotel rooms introduced over that period to hit their ambitious growth targets.

Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland joins the TFE Hotels’ company portfolio of over 70 hotels across Australia, New Zealand and Europe.