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Accor Announces New Zealand Shores as Latest Destination for Mövenpick Brand

by Aoife O’Riordan

May 20, 2022

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Mövenpick, Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, officially launched its first property in New Zealand. Situated in Auckland, Mövenpick Hotel Auckland sets a new standard in the world of hospitality with unique and exciting amenities and a warm, contemporary design found throughout the property.

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“Mövenpick Hotel Auckland offers something different to the New Zealand market. Guests will receive a world-class hotel experience and enjoy the distinct moments and flavors of Mövenpick,” said Sarah Derry, CEO, Accor Pacific.

Boasting 207 guestrooms and suites, the hotel will also feature on-site and virtual gyms, a signature restaurant and bar, street-side café, library, eight meeting and events conference rooms and valet parking. The conference rooms, situated on level one, will include state-of-the-art technology, full tech support, natural daylight, inbuilt audiovisual and free WiFi.

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Unique to Mövenpick Hotel Auckland, Chocolate Hour entails a decadent chocolate experience with live demonstrations, from icing cupcakes to rolling truffles, every afternoon in the lobby. The hotel also offers guests its 24-hour Sundae Service, available in-room for guests wanting a relaxing day in. In addition to this service, healthy shots (energy shots blended with juice or yogurt and fresh fruit and vegetables) will also be provided to guests at the breakfast counter.

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The opening of Mövenpick Hotel Auckland will soon be followed by the brand’s second hotel in Wellington, New Zealand, in June 2022.

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