The Zest OK youth brand will debut in Auckland in late 2020.
The Zest OK youth brand debuted in Auckland in November.

Youth accommodation label Zest OK has made its debut in Auckland as Swiss-Belhotel International continues its significant expansion program across Australia and New Zealand.

The strategy, which will see around 60 hotels and resorts debut worldwide in the next five years, will include introducing the vibrant and energetic brand Zest Hotels to further cities including Queenstown. Zest OK Auckland offers private rooms along with shared, social spaces designed to help connect travellers and provide a base from which they can enjoy the best a city has to offer.

Situated in Grafton, near festival and entertainment areas including Spark Arena, the hotel features 321 rooms across both single and double-occupancy. Each room is fitted with a comfortable bed, refrigerator and desk. Bathrooms are on a shared basis with each floor to offer two.

Each level also offers common areas for socialising, along with communal kitchens, lounge and television area, self-serve laundry facilities and bicycle storage. An outdoor space with BBQ facilities is on hand for guests throughout the hotel to enjoy. Secure keycard access is provided to each guest to access their own floor and common areas.

Swiss Belhotel Senior Vice President of Australia and New Zealand, Oliver Faull, said the Zest OK brand is planned for expansion across both countries as well as Indonesia and the rest of Asia.

“Zest OK offers guests a vibrant place to stay where meeting new people is encouraged. It’s designed to enhance the travel experience, allowing you to share your experiences and make them even more memorable with new friends,” Faull added.