AccorHotels has signed a deal for a new 5-star Pullman hotel in Rotorua that’s set to open in the New Zealand regional city by early 2019.

Pullman Rotorua will be the first internationally-branded 5-star hotel to open in the city and is currently being developed as a conversion of an existing 9-storey building once used as a government building in the central business district on Arawa Street.

The 130-room hotel will boast panoramic views of the city and lake area and feature a sophisticated Executive Lounge, business lounge, chill-out lounge, restaurant and bar, gymnasium, car parking as well as five meeting rooms catering for conference and events.

AccorHotels Senior Vice President – New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, Gillian Millar, said the Pullman Rotorua hotel will be a significant economic contributor and boost for tourism in New Zealand.

“We’re delighted to be opening a new Pullman hotel in New Zealand which will enhance Rotorua’s accommodation offering in the 5-star end of the market,” she said.

“Pullman Rotorua will not only offer leisure and business guests a sophisticated accommodation experience but the local economy will also benefit through employment, supplier partnerships and added expenditure that will come with increased visitors to the region.”

The construction of the hotel will see the creation of an estimated 300 jobs together with ongoing employment in hospitality.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management