AccorHotels has announced that a new five-star Pullman hotel will open in Rotorua in late 2018/early 2019. It will be the first internationally branded five-star hotel to open in the city.
Pullman Rotorua is currently being developed as a conversion of an existing nine-storey building once used as a government building in the central business district on Arawa Street.
The 130-room hotel will boast panoramic views of the city and lake area, and feature a sophisticated Executive Lounge (a hallmark of every Pullman hotel), business lounge, chill-out lounge, restaurant and bar, gymnasium, car parking as well as five meeting rooms catering for conference and events.
Members of AccorHotels’ free loyalty programme Le Club AccorHotels will also be able to earn points for stays at Pullman Rotorua and access rewards and benefits which include free Wi-Fi, room upgrades and welcome drinks.
Pullman Rotorua is expected to be popular with international and domestic business and leisure travellers, due to its exclusive five-star offering and prime central CBD location within 500 metres of the Rotorua lakefront.
Senior Vice President AccorHotels New Zealand Fiji and French Polynesia, Gillian Millar said the Pullman Rotorua hotel will be a significant economic contributor and boost for tourism in New Zealand:
“We’re delighted to be opening a new Pullman hotel in New Zealand which will enhance Rotorua’s accommodation offering in the five-star end of the market,” Gillian said. “Pullman Rotorua will not only offer leisure and business guests a sophisticated accommodation experience but the local economy will also benefit through employment, supplier partnerships and added expenditure that will come with increased visitors to the region.”