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Artist's impression of the new Commercial Bay precinct Artist's impression of the new Commercial Bay precinct

New InterContinental for Auckland

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced Auckland will welcome a flagship InterContinental hotel in 2022.

IHG has signed an agreement with Precinct Properties, the largest city centre real estate owner in New Zealand.

InterContinental Auckland will be located at 1 Queen Street, and will complete the one billion dollar Commercial Bay mixed-use development, which boasts the largest concentration of high quality retail facilities in the city and a new 39-level office tower with 39,000 metres squared of office space.

The hotel will feature the brand's signature Club InterContinental experience, as well as a gym and meeting facilities. It will have 244 rooms, 90% of which will offer water views.

Abhijay Sandilya, IHG's senior director of development - Australasia, says it's high time Auckland got a taste of InterContinental life.

'Being part of such an iconic mixed-use development ensures the hotel, dining, retail and commercial components form a symbiotic relationship. Together with Precinct Properties we will deliver a distinctive product that inspires those travellers who are looking for the InterContinental understated luxury, both in the leisure and corporate space.'

Scott Pritchard, chief executive officer at Precinct Properties says Commercial Bay is set to transform Auckland's central business district and reshape the waterfront area in the heart of the city.

'The addition of the InterContinental Auckland further solidifies Commercial Bay as a truly mixed-use precinct, and we're very proud to partner with IHG to bring this flagship property to life.'

InterContinental Auckland will be the second for the brand in New Zealand, after InterContinental Wellington.

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