AUCKLAND – Swiss-Belhotel International, the award-winning global hospitality chain owned and operated by New Zealander Gavin Faull, is set to launch its first ZestOkay hotel in Auckland.  The hotel will offer a total of 320 rooms, catering for travellers and student accommodation, which is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2020.

The Grafton accommodation is close to Auckland Hospital, the Domain & Auckland University’s.  The ZestOkay will complement an already vibrant neighbourhood, conveniently close access to central downtown Auckland.

During the 2-year project, before the hotel opens a full renovation and fit-out conversion will be underway.  An alternative to traditional hostels, amazingly designed with communal spaces and will include shared facilities. ZestOkay will offer a mix of room types that will include private minimalistic room type, full-size bunk beds and private bathrooms. All rooms will offer complimentary Swiss-Care products and complimentary Wifi. Private rooms will have flat-screen TVs and minibars stocked with local offerings. Additionally, there is access to the outdoors space providing views of the hotels landscaping, and a destination sanctuary for hotel guests, visitors, and locals to enjoy.

“ZestOkay is identified as an international quality brand, being the ultimate in value for money accommodation” Gavin Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International said in a statement.  “We see great opportunities in the value travel market, this is a growth sector in the future hence bringing the Zest to New Zealand”

The current network of all seven Zest Hotel properties are located in Indonesia, Swiss-Belhotel International anticipate signing 3 hotels for development by the end of 2019.  The offering maintains consistently in quality and reliability as part of the guest experience.


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