Lounge Review: Qantas International Business Lounge - Auckland Airport (AKL)

Having been to the Air New Zealand Auckland International Lounge (which is probably my favourite lounge in AKL) and the Strata Lounge (a Priority Pass lounge), I was curious to check out the Qantas International Business Lounge when I was traveling from Auckland to Melbourne last month. The Qantas Lounge here in Auckland Airport is located airside on level 2 and it opens from 4:00AM until the departure of the last Qantas or Emirates Service so you do not have to worry about accessing it if you are traveling on QF/EK First and Business Class.

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SO Auckland to Open Soon in the City of Sails - Formerly the Reserve Bank

Occupying the site of former Reserve Bank, the brand new SO Auckland will be opening later this year with renowned Kiwi fashion innovators WORLD announced as the signature design partner. The property will join an artistic portfolio of just seven very individual hotels worldwide.

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Lounge Review: Strata Lounge - Auckland Airport (AKL)

I recently spent slightly over a week in Auckland for work and on my way back, I stopped over at the Strata Lounge at Auckland Airport for a quick look and see. I had initially wanted to do a proper lounge review but I always feel out of place with my camera so I ended up just snapping a few photos with my iPhone X. Check out this Priority Pass lounge in Auckland Airport!

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New Tower Addition to Cordis, Auckland (previously The Langham, Auckland) - 650 Rooms and Suites by 2020

The Cordis, Auckland was unveiled recently after a multi-million dollar refurbishment to convert the previous The Langham, Auckland into this modern and upscale property in Auckland. The Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has announced new expansion plans that will make the upper upscale hotel the largest in New Zealand in terms of room count - a total of 650 rooms and suites!

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Air New Zealand to operate direct service from Auckland to Taipei from November 2018

Air New Zealand will begin operating non-stop flights between Auckland (AKL) and Taipei (TPE) from November 2018 on their Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner planes. The flag carrier of New Zealand will fly up to five times a week between AKL and TPE under flight number NZ77 and NZ78.

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SO Sofitel Auckland to become AccorHotels' 8th Property in CBD - opening in May 2018

It is no secret that the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is my favourite hotel in Auckland but this may change with the opening of the SO Sofitel Auckland as well as the Park Hyatt Auckland later this year. The SO Sofitel Auckland is slated to open in May 2018 and when it does, it will become the eighth property by AccorHotels to open in Auckland's CBD.

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Hotel Review: Hilton Auckland (Deluxe Harbour View Room) - Fantastic View of the Harbour and CBD!

The Hilton Auckland is one of my most anticipated hotel stays last year after visiting it briefly back in 2015 for a business meeting. I stayed in a Deluxe Harbour View Room at the Hilton Auckland as a Hilton Honors Diamond member and really enjoyed my stay there. Read more now!

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Hotel Review: The Langham, Auckland (Superior Room)

I visited the City of Sails back in November 2016 for work and as much as I wanted to stay in the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (check out my review HERE!), the hotel was running high on occupancy and the room rates were way above the rates that I paid back in 2015. Since the meetings were primarily going to happen in The Langham, Auckland, I decided to stay in the property itself since it meant being able to sleep-in and get to the meetings on time. Check out my stay in a Superior Room at The Langham, Auckland. 

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