Monday, 14 December 2020 23:00

Weta Workshop new experience and venue opens

Weta Workshop’s fantastical new experience Weta Workshop Unleashed will be revealed in Auckland today, promising visitors of all ages a journey through the creative process with surprises around every corner.

Published in Hotel and Venue News

Auckland has been named best meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) destination in Oceania at the inaugural World MICE Awards 2020.

Published in Around New Zealand
Monday, 10 September 2018 07:12

Former PM heads speaker lineup for CINZ conf

New Zealand's former Prime Minister, Rt. Hon Sir John Key will be special guest speaker at the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) 2018 Conference in Auckland on 1 November, sponsored by Celebrity Speakers.

Published in Industry Issues
Monday, 03 September 2018 04:04

AKL to host World Library congress

Auckland has secured the bid to host the world’s most significant library and information congress in 2020.

Published in Around New Zealand
Monday, 20 August 2018 02:30

Registrations open for CINZ conference

Registrations are now open for the 42nd Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) annual conference from 30 October to 1 November 2018.

Published in Industry Issues
Thursday, 16 August 2018 03:02

New InterContinental for Auckland

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

Published in Hotel and Venue News
Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:19

New Mercure for Auckland

Mercure Auckland Queen Street, a 96-room hotel spanning eight storeys, is set to open in 2019. It will feature a restaurant, conference room and fitness centre and is being created within an existing commercial building retrofitted as a hotel at 500 Queen Street. 

Published in Hotel and Venue News
Monday, 23 July 2018 19:38

New build Hotel Indigo for AKL

New Zealand’s first Hotel Indigo is set to open in Auckland in 2021.

Published in Hotel and Venue News
Friday, 20 July 2018 01:05

Sudima announces new hotel

Sudima Hotels has announced it will build a new $65 million hotel in Auckland CBD.

Published in Hotel and Venue News

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce says a watered-down version of the Auckland Council’s proposed targeted accommodation rate is still massively flawed.

Chamber of Commerce chief Michael Barnett says talk of a compromise targeted accommodation rate that excludes camping grounds, backpackers and motels on the fringe of the city is underway at council, but not in a way that includes the tourism industry and business and may result in a response that is flawed and potentially illegal.

Watering down the proposal to leave only larger hotels to pay the rate means it is even less justifiable or defendable, he says.

Published in Industry Issues