Te Arikinui: a new 5-star hotel
Very much in the theme of world class yet uniquely New Zealand, our new premium hotel is being developed in partnership with Tainui Group Holdings and will be operated by Accor Hotels under the Pullman brand. The 250-room hotel will be located adjacent to the international terminal and the existing 4-star Novotel hotel, providing further quality accommodation choices for travellers on the terminal’s doorstep.
Construction is due to commence in late 2017, with the hotel scheduled to open by the end of 2019.
New gateway bridge
The airport of the future will stretch beyond the immediate surrounds of the combined domestic and international terminal, as we make it easier to travel, stay, work and do business at Auckland Airport.
We will construct of an iconic new gateway bridge over George Bolt Memorial Drive by the end of 2018 for pedestrians and cyclists. This will connect “the Quad” hotel and commercial precinct with the airport terminals and take cars off the main road network.
Our new gateway bridge will be a spectacular sight as you enter and leave Auckland Airport to the north towards the city. Designed by architects Warren and Mahoney, the suspension bridge features a 40 metre high concrete mast that is inspired by the form of a huia feather with a white light tipped column and Māori motifs. It will be an urban beacon and precinct marker that will be visible across the airport, both during the day and at night.