Holiday Inn Auckland Airport is excited to announce a brand new refurbishment in its public spaces.
Building on the heritage, community and cultural significance of the Auckland hotel’s location, creative agency Designworks was tasked with drawing inspiration from New Zealand and Pacifica to create a ‘welcoming heart’ for the hotel. New furniture, flooring, light fixtures and artwork throughout will add a modern twist, creating spaces that are vibrant, inviting and unique. Existing Maori wood carvings, gifted by the local iwi, will be injected into the design and natural rope screens will create subtle dividers throughout the open plan space.
General Manager Scott Schaefer said the multi-million dollar refurbishment would “revolutionise” guest and visitor experiences.“We’re extremely excited to embark on this fantastic project to transform Holiday Inn Auckland Airport,” he said. “The aim is to create an environment that’s not only an everyday escape for Aucklanders on business, but a home-away-from-home for anyone connecting to domestic and international destinations. “We’re delighted with the design which is eye-catching but also warm and contemporary with a nod to cultural heritage. We look forward to connecting with our community for dining, weddings, ceremonies and family events, and acting as a hub for corporate conferences, seminars and events.”
The redevelopment is scheduled for completion in January 2018.
A number of areas will be worked on during the Auckland hotel refurbishment:
Porte Cochere – welcoming you to the Airport hotel, the hotel entry will include new lighting, greenery and exterior.
Hotel Lobby – with new furniture, flooring, light fixtures and artwork, the lobby will have a modern twist, creating a space that’s vibrant, relaxed, inviting, informal and unique.
Swimming Pool – a favourite part of the hotel, the pool will also have a brand new deck, awning and fenced area, making the most of the sub-tropical surroundings and creating a contemporary, tranquil environment for guests and visitors.
Vapor Restaurant – a burst of colour and a large-scale illustration of New Zealand art will create a relaxed and refreshed atmosphere.
Halo Bar – perhaps the biggest change, existing floor and ceiling features will be levelled and connecting walls removed, opening up the bar towards the outdoor pool where guests can sit back and enjoy a drink or casual bite to eat.