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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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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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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Lounge Review: Air New Zealand Auckland International Lounge (New Zealand)

When I traveled from Auckland to Singapore via Singapore Airlines on Suites back in November 2016, I had access to the relatively new Air New Zealand Auckland International Lounge. This Air New Zealand flagship lounge which opened in late 2015 features a clean and modern design with various seating zones and configurations that will cater to different travellers. Eligible passengers who also hold a Star Alliance Gold status may access this lounge as well.

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Emirates to Operate A380 Service between Christchurch and Dubai from 30 October 2016

Upgrading from the current Boeing 777-300ER fleet that services Christchurch daily, Emirates will be introducing the airline's flagship double-decker aircraft from 30 October 2016 with the introduction of the A380 which will now fly the route five times daily.

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Sofitel Wellington to Open in July 2016

Come 01 July 2016, New Zealand will get her third Sofitel-branded property, the Sofitel Wellington, and it will be located in Wellington's Terrace. This $51 million development will join the other two award-winning sister properties in New Zealand - Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (check out my review of the property here!) and the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa. 

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