The Mayor of Auckland, Wayne Brown, has officially opened InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ new Auckland landmark hotel, InterContinental Auckland. Mayor Brown officiated the opening at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 30, with a welcome from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
In attendance were Matthew Tripolone (Managing Director – Australasia & Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts), Scott Pritchard (CEO of Precinct Properties) and Ryan South (General Manager of InterContinental Auckland).
Matthew Tripolone, Managing Director – Australasia & Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “We are delighted to open the doors to InterContinental Auckland. The hotel will contribute to the local economy, and we believe that the power of the world’s largest luxury hotel brand family will bring business and leisure travellers from around the world.
“Set amongst the vast laneway shopping and dining precinct of Commercial Bay, InterContinental Auckland officially opened its doors to the city’s vibrant cultural scene and is set to become a premier destination for CBD professionals and a must-visit destination for both local and international travellers.”
InterContinental Auckland completes the 1 billion dollar (NZD) Commercial Bay lifestyle precinct and has opened 100 jobs within the Auckland CBD. InterContinental Auckland features 139 sophisticated guest rooms and suites, the majority of which showcase the best of the city, providing scenic city and water views, set on the 6th to the 11th floor in the prestigious building.
CEO of Precinct Properties, Scott Pritchard, said: “The opening of InterContinental Auckland and Advieh Restaurant and Bar is very exciting for Precinct Properties as it is the first time we’ve ventured into the hotel industry.”
With over two decades of experience at IHG Hotels & Resorts in Australasia, Indonesia and the Pacific, Ryan South has been appointed General Manager of InterContinental Auckland and will lead an experienced and dynamic team of 100 people.
Ryan South, General Manager of InterContinental Auckland said, “We are excited by the incredible local and international enthusiasm for the hotel and look forward to welcoming guests to stay and dine.”
With Gareth Stewart at the helm, the hotel’s signature restaurant Advieh Restaurant and Bar will provide a contemporary twist on Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine championing New Zealand’s finest produce. Guests can expect a menu that encapsulates the essence of spice and flavour.
Beyond the restaurant itself, Advieh Restaurant and Bar will influence the hotel’s Club InterContinental lounge opening mid-2024, as well as the hotel’s in-room dining menu, allowing guests to experience a similar culinary experience in the comfort of their room. Bookings for InterContinental Auckland and Advieh Restaurant and Bar are now open.