Holiday Inn Auckland Airport is excited to announce the completion of a brand new refurbishment in its public spaces.
Holiday Inn Auckland Airport hotel is now the perfect place to ‘holiday’ before or after connecting to domestic and international destinations, thanks to a multi-million-dollar refurbishment. The $3million refurbishment, which commenced in June last year, has transformed the hotel’s ground floor restaurant and bar, hotel lobby, reception and swimming pool into eye-catching yet welcoming spaces, with a nod to cultural New Zealand and Pacific heritage.
The stylish new lounge bar sits at the heart of the hotel, where the removal of its original floor and ceiling features has revolutionised the space and opened it up to the sub-tropical gardens and the new swimming pool deck. The hotel’s restaurant is now a destination in its own right, taking diners on a culinary journey of native New Zealand in a Pacific holiday setting – think hanging plants, bursts of colour and authentic finishing touches. Ten flexible meeting and function areas have received a fresh new look. The refurbishment reinforced the popularity of these rooms which have a relaxed resort, rather than city ‘feel’. The rooms are known to be particularly spacious, with an airy atmosphere and plenty of natural light.
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 have added a modern twist, creating spaces that are vibrant, inviting and unique. Existing Maori wood carvings, gifted by the local iwi, have been injected into the design and natural rope screens have created subtle dividers throughout the open plan space.
General Manager Scott Schaefer has described the multi-million dollar refurbishment as a “runaway success”, saying;
“From check-in to departure, there’s plenty to do to keep the family or colleagues entertained in comfort while you wait for your next flight or seminar. We have invested in games and other family-friendly amenities, reinforcing Holiday Inn’s family proposition and what the Holiday Inn brand is known for worldwide. A new cultural personality shines from within and it’s pleasing to say we’re now fully open for dining, weddings, ceremonies and family events. It is such a privilege to see the owner’s vision for the hotel come to life.”
Our updated photography is on the way, however for now here is a little peek at some of the great work done.