General manager Scott Schaefer said the refurbishment would “revolutionise” guest and visitor experiences.
‘The aim is to create an environment that’s not only an everyday escape for Aucklanders on business but a home-away-from-home for anyone connecting to domestic and international destinations,’ he says.
Existing Maori wood carvings, gifted by the local iwi, will be injected into the design and natural rope screens will create subtle dividers throughout the open plan space.
Stakeholders working on the redevelopment include Cockpit International, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Designworks, JSC Ltd and construction company Format.
Schaefer says the comprehensive project and investment by building owners Cockpit International demonstrated their commitment to Auckland and New Zealand tourism.
‘We look forward to connecting with our community for dining, weddings, ceremonies and family events, and acting as a hub for corporate conferences, seminars and events.’
The redevelopment is scheduled for completion in January 2018.