Ritz-Carlton to open first hotel in New Zealand
Ritz-Carlton has signed a management agreement with NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited to open its first property in New Zealand in 2019.
Located in the heart of country’s capital, The Ritz-Carlton, Auckland will offer uninterrupted 360-degree views of the city’s twin harbours with easy access to nearby vineyards on Waiheke Island, as well as allowing guests to experience the thrills of the America’s Cup on an original racing yacht.
The property will make the most of its location and New Zealand’s natural outdoors culture with lofty terraces adjacent to the lounge as well as a street level café for a place to see and be seen. There will be two fine dining restaurants, and the property’s 300 rooms and suites will include the renowned Presidential and Ritz-Carlton Suites, where guests can also enjoy the pure New Zealand air from expansive terraces.
Hervé Humler, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, said: “We have long desired to bring The Ritz-Carlton to New Zealand and we’ve patiently waited for the right partner and opportunity that will create a showcase worthy of this world-class city.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited to open the first Ritz-Carlton in the land of the long white cloud.”