Auckland — the gateway to New Zealand and its financial and economic epicenter — has grown quickly but with careful forethought on the part of city officials. Clean and modern with abundant transportation options and a vibrant, walkable city center, it offers waterfront restaurants, shopping districts, hotels and event venues. The Central Business District alone boasts more than 6,000 hotel rooms.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.