The news comes hot on the heels of two other Auckland CBD hotel announcements: IHG's Hotel Indigo on Albert Street and a Sudima Hotel near the New Zealand International Convention Centre.
Meantime, AccorHotels has also announced the addition of Mercure Canberra Belconnen (2019), Mercure Southport (2021), and Mercure Melbourne Doncaster (2021). The 2020 opening of Mercure Sydney Bankstown was announced in 2016.
Mercure Auckland Queen Street, a 96-room hotel spanning eight storeys, is set to open in 2019. It will feature a restaurant, conference room and fitness centre and is being created within an existing commercial building retrofitted as a hotel at 500 Queen Street.