Marriott International will convert the former Stamford Plaza Auckland to the luxury JW Marriott brand by mid-2024, a refurbishment that will cost around $20m.
Rydges Hotels and Resorts has appointed Bjorn van Ginkel to general manager of the Rydges Formosa Golf Resort in Auckland.
The people have spoken and the official list of 100 Iconic Auckland Eats is now live.
The operator says it is seeing “huge demand” for the lifestyle budget accommodation experience in Australia and expects New Zealand to follow.
KiwiRail’s network-wide rail holiday shutdown in Auckland will take place from 26 December until 15 January to allow workers to conduct network maintenance.
Auckland Conventions, Venues and Events has opened bookings for Viaduct Events Centre for events taking place from 27 April 2023.
West Coast and Canterbury regional tourism organisations are joining forces to relaunch tourism awareness with inbounders in the North Island.
The men attempted to smuggle 4.6 kilograms of methamphetamine through New Zealand’s border.
Total passenger movements at Auckland Aiport increased to 1.29 million in October 2022, up from 1.18 million recorded for the preceding September.
Auckland Transport and the region’s bus, train and ferry operators are putting on the city’s first ever Public Transport Careers Day on Saturday.
Two critically endangered Sumatran tigers have joined Auckland Zoo as part of an international breeding and advocacy programme.
Auckland’s much-debated second harbour crossing is up for debate once again, and businesses in the city are calling for a clear roadmap.
Auckland Transport’s TāmakiLink bus service now has eight new electric buses to complement an additional 27 serving the Eastern Bays routes across the city.
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited chair Mark Franklin has died in Australia whilst receiving cancer treatment.
“Canadians have been a growing market for inbound travel,” said Tasker.
XPO Exhibitions has acquired the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show from long-time owner Auckland Water Ski Club.
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited says it is reviewing how it approaches and funds event, including the potential for increased ownership through a more targeted seasonal strategy.
MOTAT has picked up the Excellence in Community Contribution Award at this year’s Westpac Auckland Business Awards, Central region.
Auckland Airport’s efforts to create a biosecurity culture have been recognised with the GIA Industry Award at the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.
Auckland’s largest wetland is now home to an accessible boardwalk, created with the help of the Jobs for Nature programme.
Auckland War Memorial Museum has reinstated its popular Incredible Rooftop Tour.
The Auckland-based operator is holding its virtual annual meeting of shareholders today, positive about the tourism recovery but cautious about the rest of the fiscal year given the global economic uncertainty.
Operators say good weather and the return of cruise contribute to the best customer numbers since Covid began.
The leftover food from the ferry operator’s onboard cafés will go to people in need around Auckland.
Auckland’s Laneway music festival is moving to Western Springs Stadium in 2023.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup could generate around $60m for Auckland’s economy and about 130,000 visitor nights when it takes place in July next year, says Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.
ACB, part of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, also supported another 203 opportunities during the period, which could add an additional $65m to the region’s economy.
The operator now expects a full recovery in passenger numbers in calendar 2024.
Cornwall Park Trust Board acted unlawfully by leasing part of Auckland Showgrounds to a film studio for three months this year, causing some of the country’s largest events to cancel or suffer postponements, according to a ruling from the High Court in Auckland.
Light pollution from Auckland’s Sky Tower and central business district are contributing to injuries and deaths of seabirds, according to a new study.
With new hotels and brands coming, the country’s largest hotel operator is already looking to fill about 300 vacancies in NZ.
More than 180,000 passenger arrivals are expected to flow through Auckland over the next year as cruise makes a triumphant return.
September 2022 passenger movements at Auckland Airport reached 71% of the 2019 pre-Covid equivalent, buoyed by a rise in international and short-haul recovery.
About 450 delegates are expected at today’s inaugural Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition at Pullman Auckland.
Stamford Plaza Auckland has been sold for $170m in the largest single hotel deal ever in New Zealand, says agent JLL.
After spending most of the year struggling to crack 50% occupancy, Auckland is finally on the move with the major metrics all trending in the right direction.
Auckland ferry operator Fullers360 says it is short 60 positions to run its optimal summer schedule.
The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 will kick off at Auckland’s Eden Park and Whangarei’s Okara Park this weekend.
Māori cultural performances are back at Auckland War Memorial Museum after being suspended due to Covid.
Airports should have all necessary systems in place to cope with scheduled international flights, says the Board of Airline Representatives of New Zealand.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on Auckland central this weekend for the city’s Diwali Festival.
The increased funding will support critical programmes as the popular attraction gears up for recovery.
More than 180,000 people have visited Auckland’s Hotel Britomart since its opening in 2020, the company says.
The government is investing $32m into a plan to protect kauri in the country’s northern forests from dieback disease.
There are just two days left until nominations close for the annual Iconic Auckland Eats programme.
The new collaborative fund will help launch marketing activity in Q1 2023 with Australia the initial target.
Up to 295,000 music lovers will converge on Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland as major stadium concerts roar back to life this summer.
Winetopia’s Auckland festival will feature a South Australian contingent of winemakers in its annual event in October.
With demand from the US strong, major carriers are relaunching services to NZ.
Auckland Light Rail and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have named preferred bidders for Auckland Light Rail and the additional Waitematā Harbour connections.