Words by Todd Sturm
Auckland is one of the biggest and most influential commercial and economic centres in the southern hemisphere, and anyone travelling to this thriving city will find a host of top hotels in which to do business. Whether it’s a hotel’s location, its meeting and conference facilities or list of guest-related amenities, these Auckland properties make doing business a pleasure.
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Rydges Auckland Hotel can’t be beat for its location. Situated in the heart of the CBD, this Rydges property is just steps away from government agencies, city landmarks and a wide variety of retail and restaurant options. When booking with Corporate Traveller, this SmartSTAY property offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 20 per cent discount on food and beverage and after a hard day on the job, a complimentary room upgrade and late check-out time.
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Novotel Auckland Airport
With rushed schedules and last-minute meetings, sometimes hotels with an airport location are the best option. Conveniently, airport hotels also require little in the way of planning when it comes to ground transport and city transfers for those flying in. Not only is the Novotel Auckland Airport just minutes away from the domestic and international terminals but the stylish property offers several boardrooms, as well as a conference and event space for up to 315 attendees.
While Wi-Fi is free in the hotel’s business centre, it is available for a fee in other parts of the hotel. In an industry that values business this fee is hard to justify but, overall, with its proximity to the airport, roomy business facilities, international flair and top-notch restaurants, the Novotel is a sure bet.
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Rendezvous Grand Auckland
Another SmartSTAY choice from Corporate Traveller, Rendezvous Grand Auckland is another central CBD location that offers such perks as complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a $25 hotel voucher for food and beverages when booking through Corporate Traveller. The hotel is conveniently linked by underground tunnel to the Auckland Convention Centre and offers its own space for conferences and meetings. Rooms are stylishly decorated and all the mod-cons are there. Amenities such as a heated pool, gymnasium and a top-notch Japanese restaurant all provide an enjoyable hotel experience.
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The Langham Auckland
One of Auckland’s top-rated hotels, the Langham’s reputation for service, along with its desirable mix of executive suites and club rooms, means that it is a familiar name to the business guest and frequent traveller. Rooms come with everything from complimentary newspaper and refrigerated bar to complimentary Wi-Fi and large desk. And when booking through Corporate Traveller for a minimum three-night stay, a complimentary three-piece laundry service is available.