Meeting Newz July / August 2021

CITY ADDS OPTIONS FOR BUSINESS EVENTS The face of Auckland’s venue and hospitality sector has been refreshed over the past year, with new hotels and venues either coming on line or being close to opening. T he new inventory, to a large extent, has helped relieve strain caused by some hotels being used as COVID MIQ facilities. Park Hyatt Auckland, for example, has established itself as a luxury option at Wynyard Quarter. The hotel caters for small boardroom- style meetings and private lunches through to cocktail events of up to 350 people. The Harbour Room is the largest event space in the hotel and can be divided into three sections for smaller gatherings. On the ground floor, the Boathouse features a fireplace, outdoor terrace and a pre-function area – making it perfect for a welcome drink or a show cooking. The Boardroom is an intimate event space designed to host meetings or small social gatherings, while The Residence is another versatile option. (More on page 37) Another new hotel near The Viaduct is QT Auckland with meeting rooms (Limani 1 and 2), and a restaurant, Esther, which is quickly proving popular for business catch-ups. The Rooftop at QT has hosted a number of functions and can cater for around 200 guests. In the Britomart area is the new Imagine Beach Road, which will provide nearby studio and studio executive accommodation for events at Spark Arena and other venues. (See separate story page 36) [ AUCKL AND Auckland city. Photo: Samuel Ferrara By Stu Freeman [28] meeting newz [jul aug] 2021