Hospitality Business Magazine

Mövenpick Auckland Hotel brings sweet indulgence to CBD

Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, launched its first property in New Zealand with the official opening of Mövenpick Hotel Auckland, on May 16.

Novel amenities such as a ‘Chocolate Hour’, 24-hour Sundae Service, free ice cream for children and a signature Asian Fusion restaurant and bar are just a few of the hotel’s offerings under the theme of ‘indulgence done right’.

Pick your own treats at the Mövenpick Hotel Auckland.

With its heart-of-the-city location, at 8 Customs St near the Ferry Building, and access to surrounding commercial, retail, dining and leisure attractions, Mövenpick Hotel Auckland is tipped to become an iconic centrepiece of the city’s CBD. Set to be followed by a Wellington counterpart launching in July. With a warm, contemporary design that is sophisticated but never pretentious, guests can expect quality and heartfelt service in an inviting, approachable atmosphere.

Sarah Derry, Accor Pacific Chief Executive Officer, is delighted to be able to bring a duo of Mövenpick hotels to New Zealand, welcoming overseas visitors with a fresh new brand to the market.

“Mövenpick Hotel Auckland offers something different to the New Zealand market. Guests will receive a world-class hotel experience and enjoy the distinct moments and flavours of Mövenpick,” she says. 

Guests can expect a range of carefully curated experiences that are distinctly ‘Mövenpick’ in nature, with something on offer for everyone. Chocolate lovers will delight at the daily Chocolate Hour – a decadent chocolate experience with live demonstrations, from rolling truffles to icing cupcakes, staged every afternoon in the hotel lobby.

For guests more inclined to stay in bed, a 24-hour Sundae Service will be available in-room and if the kids have tagged along, they are entitled to free ice cream for the duration of their stay.

Mövenpick Auckland’s new lobby, opened officially for business on Monday May 16.

Healthy Shots – energy shots blended with juice or yogurt and fresh fruit and vegetables – will also be offered to guests at the breakfast counter, balancing the decadent with the practical.

Mövenpick Hotel Auckland will feature 207 contemporary guestrooms and suites, on-site and virtual gyms, a signature restaurant and bar, a street-side café, a dedicated meeting and events conference room, valet parking and a library.

Business travellers and corporate conferences will be catered to in the hotel’s full-service conference space situated on level one, equipped with eight function rooms, state of the art technology, full tech support, natural daylight, inbuilt audiovisual, and free Wi-Fi access.

Both Mövenpick properties – Auckland and Wellington – will be dining destinations in their own right, offering guests and visitors the very finest in Asian Fusion cuisine at Auckland’s BODA restaurant and Wellington’s Forage.

“Mövenpick is a brand name that New Zealanders are familiar with, which is associated with quality and luxury,” Sarah Derry adds. “The strategic location of both Mövenpick hotels in cosmopolitan centres provides travellers with a gateway to each city, and all the culinary, retail and commercial amenities they have on offer.”