Tainui Group Holdings has begun construction of a new 5 star hotel, a first for Auckland Airport. The hotel will sit alongside the Tainui owned 4 star Novotel Auckland Airport. Branded as part of the Pullman hotel chain the new hotel will be known as Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport.
The hotel is expected to employ 300 people during construction, and provide ongoing employment for 200 people when complete. Te Arikinui Pullman will be 6 stories tall with 305 guest rooms. This will give much needed capacity to the Auckland Airport as the Novotel currently runs at 90% occupancy.
The new hotel designed by Warren and Mahoney will have a strong maori theme to the design drawing on the connection between land, sea and sky.
The hotel will be a joint venture between Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings and builds on the successful partnership that already exists with the Novotel.
Te Arikinui Pullman is expected to open in 2022. See other 5 star hotels in Auckland.