The Pullman Auckland – Standard for New Zealand Luxury

It’s known as the “City of Sails.” Tāmaki Makaurau, or Auckland, is New Zealand’s largest city. It sits on the Waitemata Harbor, with access to more than 15 islands scattered about the sparkling turquoise waters.

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And perched on a hill, overlooking both the harbor and the green Albert Park is the premier luxury destination: the Pullman Auckland hotel. Part of the prestigious Accor hotels group, the Pullman provides a beacon for discerning travelers. And the experience begins immediately upon arrival.

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Pulling up to the main entrance, guests are greeted with that charming Kiwi accent and an enthusiasm to attend to even the smallest detail. The hotel aims to inspire travelers to “drop their bags and put up their feet,” starting with the lobby. The contemporary decor adds a touch of style – pops of bright compliment a neutral color palette, giving the space a highly sophisticated and expertly curated feel. And no jet-lagged, long-haul traveler could resist sinking into one of those plush chairs.

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The rooms uphold the standard set on the entrance level. Located in the Pullman Tower, the rooms offer a sanctuary from the bustle of the city. Each is equipped to satisfy the needs of the modern business traveler as well as pleasure-seekers. For the best experience, book one of the executive king suites – more space, access to the health club and spa, and the option to upgrade for access to the Executive Club Lounge. Because there’s no better place to soak in the city skyline than from an exclusive lounge over complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne, is there?

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And speaking of the spa, the Spa at the Pullman has recently re-launched, announcing a new menu of highly-tempting treatments. Choose from a variety of massages, facials, body treatments and spa packages tailored to bring guests to the highest state of bliss. And take advantage of the 25-meter heated pool and fitness center, complete with sauna and steam room for that extra post-treatment or post-workout relaxation.

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Auckland itself offers visitors a wide range of entertainments. Wine lovers should take the ferry to Waiheke Island, and spend the day sipping on crisp New Zealand sauvignon blancs. Those seeking culture should check the calendar of The Auckland Performing Arts Centre. Thrill-seekers can base jump off the iconic Sky Tower while foodies taste the chefs’ best seafood dishes at one of the harbor area’s chic restaurants. And don’t forget the hip neighborhoods of Freeman’s Bay and Ponsonby for off-the-beaten-path cafes and shopping.

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Whether in New Zealand for business, pleasure, or a mix of both, a stop in the “City of Sails” simply must include the Pullman Auckland. It’s prime location near downtown, the characteristic friendliness of the staff, and luxurious surroundings make it the perfect base for any traveler.

PULLMAN AUCKLAND HOTEL Corner Waterloo Quadrant and Princes Street Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 353 1000 Email: reservations@pullmanauckland.co.nz Website: www.pullmanauckland.co.nz/online/welcome.csn

 

Amy Lynne Hayes

Amy Lynne Hayes is a freelance writer and designer best known for her absolute refusal to stay in one place for very long. After studying art and design in Orlando, London and Paris, and working for a boutique design firm in Melbourne, Australia, Amy focused her attention on her first passion: travel. Her blog, Créatrice Mondial, means “global creator” - the perfect description. She recently set up home base is Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she can usually be foundsipping wine on her balcony, dreaming up her next great adventure.