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One Queen Street in the Auckland CBD is set to become the InterContinental Auckland and will complete the $1 billion Commercial Bay mixed-use development

Flagship InterContinental Hotel to anchor One Queen Street in Auckland

Auckland will welcome a flagship InterContinental hotel in 2022 with IHG and Precinct Properties, the largest city centre real estate owner in New Zealand, signing an agreement to open InterContinental Auckland.


InterContinental Auckland will enjoy an unrivalled location on the city’s waterfront, with a halo address at 1 Queen Street that will inevitably become a destination in its own right. It will complete the $1 billion Commercial Bay mixed-use development, which boasts the largest concentration of high-quality retail facilities in the city and a new 39-level office tower with 39,000 sq m of premium office space.

The world-class waterfront development is also destined to become Auckland’s newest shopping, dining and social hub, offering a vast range of food and beverage outlets that are perfectly complemented by the hotel’s luxury dining experience, which includes all-day dining and bars.

The hotel will be dedicated to those who appreciate and enjoy the ‘InterContinental life’, featuring the brand’s signature Club InterContinental experience, as well as a gym and meeting facilities. In order to give guests an unparalleled experience that shows off the best of the City of Sails, 90% of the hotel’s 244 guest rooms will offer water views.

Symbiotic relationship

Abhijay Sandilya, IHG’s senior director of development, Australasia, says: “It’s high time Auckland got a taste of the InterContinental life, so we are very excited about this announcement. Being part of such an iconic mixed-use development ensures the hotel, dining, retail and commercial components form a symbiotic relationship. Together with Precinct Properties, we will deliver a distinctive product that inspires those travellers who are looking for the InterContinental understated luxury, both in the leisure and corporate space.”

Precinct Properties CEO Scott Pritchard: “Commercial Bay is set to transform Auckland’s CBD and reshape the waterfront area in the heart of the city”

Scott Pritchard, CEO at Precinct Properties, says: “Commercial Bay is set to transform Auckland’s CBD and reshape the waterfront area in the heart of the city, so it’s absolutely fitting that one of the world’s best-known luxury brands is part of this world-class development. The addition of the InterContinental further solidifies Commercial Bay as a truly mixed-use precinct, and we’re very proud to partner with IHG to bring this flagship property to life.”

InterContinental Auckland will be the second for the brand in New Zealand, after InterContinental Wellington, and adds an important piece to IHG’s Australasia luxury credentials, complementing InterContinental hotels in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Sanctuary Cove, as well as 194 InterContinental hotels globally.

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