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Mice Net : October 2008
auckland future proof The amounT of investment that has been happening in auckland in recent times is proof positive that new Zealand’s busiest city is going from strength to strength. in recent times, with significant money spent on upgrading and improving existing properties. To that end, we thought it appropriate to give readers some of the latest details on what’s been happening: CityLife Auckland A Heritage Hotel has just completed a comprehensive refurbishment of its 253 rooms including its well- appointed one, two and three bedroom suites, four director suites and its rooftop penthouse suite. The seven figure dollar value refurbishment included repainting of all rooms, new lighting, drapes, upholstery, artwork, bedding, plus new 32 inch LCD televisions and DVD players in each guest room. Of particular note are the hotel's director and penthouse suites on the upper floors of the hotel commanding outstanding views of the city, harbour and nearby parks. The three-bedroom corner director suites are ideal for VIP guests with an entourage, while the three-bedroom penthouse is one of the most dramatic in Auckland, with an extensive contemporary New Zealand art collection throughout its two storeys, making it memorable for an exclusive function or a special occasion stay. The penthouse has a chef’s kitchen suitable for private functions for up to 50 people, plus three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and a sumptuous mezzanine master bedroom overlooking the harbour. Qualmark 4.5-star rated, CityLife Auckland A Heritage Hotel is set I f there is one indicator that business is strong in a city it is undoubtedly the level of re-investment in the hotel sector. And the “city of sails” has seen its fair share of hotel improvements conveniently on Queen Street and is just a stroll to major theatres and Auckland’s retail heart. The hotel has popular Zest bar and restaurant, the Phoenix conference room suitable for events of up to 60 people, a refurbished boardroom and a fully equipped health club and heated lap pool on site. Visit www.heritagehotels.co.nz Stamford Plaza Auckland Make a new conference booking with Stamford Plaza Auckland between now and January 31, 2009, and for every confirmed function you will receive 20 per cent commission. Upon booking you must say that you heard about this hot conference deal at MEETINGS 2008. Contact the Stamford Plaza Auckland conference team to book on +64 9 912 7056. Centra Auckland Airport / Holiday Inn Auck- land Airport The Centra Auckland Airport Hotel’s multi-million dollar refurbishment is in its final stages with its new ballroom nearly complete. The refurbishment will not only give the ballroom a fresh new look but also offer state-of-the-art technology including internet access through wireless and 18 dedicated data lines, fixed data projectors, and mounted screens and an amazing LED lighting system. “The lights are giant circles that appear to float just below the ceiling (they’re hung with stainless steel wire),” explains Centra Auckland Airport BDM, Rachel Leitch. mice.net 113