Monday, 05 November 2018 19:32

Naumi acquires two WLG hotels

Naumi Hotels, the Singapore-based private hotel owner and operator has purchased two new hotels to continue its design-led expansion throughout New Zealand.

Comfort Hotel Wellington and Quality Hotel Wellington, situated on Wellington’s centrally-placed Cuba Street and Dunlop Street, will become Naumi properties from 12 November 2018, and see an additional 177 rooms added to Naumi’s growing portfolio.

Comfort Hotel Wellington and Quality Hotel Wellington will continue operations under the names of C Hotel and Q Hotel respectively. Renovations for the 115-room C Hotel will commence in Q2 2019, with an expected completion in Q4 2019, and rebranded as Naumi Heritage Wellington. Q Hotel will finish renovations by Q4 2019, and rebranded as Naumi Suites Wellington with 62 suites.

Naumi Heritage Wellington is located within an iconic heritage building, complete with a detailed facade dating back to 1916, while Naumi Suites Wellington will offer all suite rooms on the same street.

Award-winning design firm Material Creative, has been appointed to be the creative lead for the new hotels. Their first hotel project was designing Naumi’s first hotel in New Zealand, Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport - which won awards such as the Interior Awards and Red Awards 2018, and was also mentioned in Forbes as the one of the best airport hotels in the world.

The two new Wellington hotels will be themed 'romantic Edwardian age meets literary bohemian', a space that embraces diversity and steadfastly refuses to be boring.

Gaurang Jhunjhnuwala, CEO of Naumi Hotels (Australia and New Zealand) says the acquisition is in line with Naumi's strategy to garner a strong foothold in the New Zealand market.

'Situated at an excellent location, the hotels cater to travellers within and around Wellington. With the completion of the new interiors, we believe these properties will fit well within our portfolio.'

Naumi Hotels’ regional general manager, Chris McIntosh, will oversee the operations of three Naumi properties in Australasia, including the two new Wellington hotels and Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport.