New Zealand’s largest hotel, Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and rebranding, which will see its name change to Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland.
The move follows the Rendezvous Hospitality Group’s decision to rebrand its portfolio, uniting Rendezvous Hotels and Marque Hotels under the Rendezvous label. Hotels will then be split into three sub-brands – Rendezvous Grand, Rendezvous Hotels and Rendezvous Studios.
The Auckland hotel’s refurbishment aimed at distinguishing it as a Rendezvous Grand hotel through design, technology, amenities and brand identity.
“We are delighted to be well underway in such an exciting refurbishment programme,” said Paul Gallop, the hotel’s General Manager. “All our guest suites have been completed along with our Tui conference rooms. Work will continue over the next few months on the remainder of our guestrooms and conference rooms along with our lobby, restaurants and bar. It has been, and will continue to be, paramount for us to maintain guest satisfaction throughout the entire process, ensuring that this period is one of excitement and not inconvenience. We look forward to unveiling the new designs once completed early next year,” he added.
The upgrade will incorporate all 452 guestrooms and suites, Club Lounge, Aucklander Bar and Lobby along with the Tui and Coromandel functions rooms. Additionally, both the Pacific Restaurant and the Katsura Japanese Restaurant will be revamped. The new-look guestrooms and suites will each feature LED lighting and new in-room technology.
“Our upgraded guestrooms, lobby, dining and meeting facilities along with our CBD location and fine customer service will cement Rendezvous Hotel Auckland as one of the most sought-after hotels in the city,” said Gallop.
The hotel will remain open during the entire refurbishment period, which is scheduled for completion by February 2012.