Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel all set for take-off.
27 May 2011 marks the birthday of the new Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel and the day that Auckland Airport matures into a truly International hub. The 13 storey glass clad hotel was designed by Warren & Mahoney Architects for the Tainui Group. Stakeholders include Auckland Airport and the world’s largest hotel chain – Accor. Triangles are a strong design feature and reflect the use of traditional art – from the triangular columns, the landscaping, the ceilings and the wall panels. The wool carpets are manufactured in New Zealand by Feltex and most of the interior reflects New Zealand flora (toitoi) and materials (beech from Southland).
A living wall welcomes guests to the hotel lobby and 15 mature pohutukawa trees form a fully grown garden at the entrance of the hotel. The good news is that 100 staff are employed at the hotel and that number could grow to 150 staff. The hotel can accommodate approximately 600 guests in the 263 rooms and the lobby features a restaurant and bar called The Square which can seat 152 people. There are also nine boardrooms and a banqueting suite for 200 people. We look forward to exploring the hotel in the not-so-distant future and we can’t wait to check-in for a night of Business Class indulgence.