Sudima Hotels has revealed plans to build a new four-and-a-half-star hotel in Auckland’s CBD, opposite the upcoming New Zealand International Convention Centre. The new hotel on the corner of Nelson Street and Wellesley Street plans to host 180 to 200 rooms, a gym, a rooftop bar, and a separate restaurant and bar.

Auckland-based founder and CEO of Sudima Hotels, Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala said Sudima’s new developments represent its expansion into the leisure, corporate and transit traveller markets.

Sudima Hotels founder and CEO, Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala.

Sudima Hotels founder and CEO, Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala.

“This Auckland CBD development is a significant addition to our portfolio in a sought-after location. The area around our site has been extensively developed in recent years and is now a hub for hospitality, entertainment, events and major conferences, so we are looking forward to introducing a new accommodation choice for leisure and corporate travellers who want a high level of service and comfort in a hotel with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility.” Jhunjhnuwala said.

All going according to plan, the hotel will open in the summer of 2019/2020 – the same timeframe as Sudima Kaikoura is scheduled to open. From the day the Auckland CBD hotel opens, it will be single-use plastics free.