An artist's impression of Radisson Red Auckland

Radisson Hotel Group is set introduce its Radisson Red brand to Auckland next year in the form of a purpose-built 322-key hotel in the CBD.

Owned by prominent developer Stonewood Group, Radisson Red Auckland will form part of a mixed-use commercial development on Queen Street.

Known for its stylish spaces with standout designs, Radisson Red is expected to bring a modern lifestyle experience that draws inspiration from the surrounding arts and entertainment venues.

“We are thrilled to establish our relationship with Stonewood Group and introduce New Zealand’s largest leased project with the 322-key Radisson Red Auckland,” said Radisson Hotel Group Managing Director, Australasia, Lachlan Hoswell.

“With its distinctive design, vibrant atmosphere, and the versatility to effortlessly transition between work and play, Radisson Red is an ideal match for Auckland, New Zealand’s largest and most populous city.

“Auckland is fast becoming one of New Zealand’s top tourist destinations renowned for its multiculturalism and culinary influences, making it an ideal and thriving market to launch the Radisson Red brand.”

The recovery of tourism in New Zealand is gaining momentum with 2.96 million overseas visitor arrivals in the year ending December 2023, up by 1.52 million from the previous year.

Stonewood Group Co-founder and Director, Michael Chow, said the timing of the brand entry is “perfect”.

“The Radisson Red brand is an ideal brand that diversifies our real estate portfolio, with a strong commercial and operational value proposition with a distinct design concept that helps guests immerse themselves into Queen Street’s thriving arts district,” Chow said.

“With Radisson Hotel Group’s strong network of loyal guests, and wide appeal to the modern-day traveller, we’re looking forward to opening the doors of the property in 2025.”

Radisson Red Auckland will feature a mix of accommodation offerings, from Standard Rooms to spacious two-bedroom suites, as well as an all-day dining restaurant, wellness facility, and four function rooms for meetings and events.

The broader mixed-use development will also include a range of food and beverage venues, including a rooftop specialty restaurant, and retail outlets.

There are nearly 80 Radisson Red hotels currently in operation and under development globally, including recent openings and signings in Berlin, Tbilisi, Belgrade, Liverpool, Lagos, as well as upcoming openings in Phuket and Cebu.