17 February 2017
Auckland Airport will soon be getting a new 5-star hotel. It will be built directly adjacent to the international terminal and existing 4-star Novotel hotel.
Opening by late 2019, the premium 250-room hotel will be developed in partnership with Tainui Group Holdings and will be operated by AccorHotels under the Pullman brand. It will help meet the demand for quality accommodation close to the terminal and will feature authentic, cultural elements in its design that provide a unique, New Zealand experience for hotel guests and visitors.
The hotel building will carry the name ‘Te Arikinui’, which is the chiefly title that the late Māori Queen Dame Te Atairangikaahu chose when she ascended to the Te Wherowhero (throne) at the time of her Coronation. The chiefly associations of Te Arikinui are in keeping with the 5-star premium experience to be offered at the hotel.