AccorHotels’ Pullman brand has been selected by Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings for a new 5-star hotel to be developed adjacent to Auckland Airport’s international terminal.
Construction of the new 250-room Pullman Auckland Airport is expected to start by the end of this year, with the hotel scheduled to open by late 2019. The launch of 5-star accommodation will complement a major upgrade programme at the airport, which will see the international terminal expanded to add a domestic wing to provide a totally streamlined service for travellers.
The announcement of the Pullman hotel for Auckland Airport follows the opening last year of Pullman Sydney Airport, with another Pullman scheduled to open at Brisbane Airport later this year. Pullman hotels have a strong presence at airports across the world, being represented in airport precincts in cities such as Paris, Moscow, Miami and Guangzhou.
The Pullman will build on AccorHotels’ position as New Zealand’s leading hotel group, with the current network of 33 hotels set to grow substantially over the next three years, including the opening of a new So Sofitel in Auckland.
AccorHotels’ Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Simon McGrath, said that the development of the Pullman would contribute significantly to the continued evolution of Auckland Airport as one of Asia Pacific’s most important aviation and transport hubs:
“Auckland Airport has done a remarkable job transforming the precinct into a modern ‘aerocity’ and we are very pleased to be partnering with them, along with our established partners Tainui, in developing the new Pullman.”