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Capstone Launches Parkside Hotel & Apartments

New Zealand-owned Capstone Hotels & Resorts has been appointed as the management company for 100 Greys Avenue, formerly Amora Hotel Auckland, rebranding the property to Parkside Hotel & Apartments.

Capstone managing director Clare Davies says that the management takeover took place in August and general manager Desmond Moraes is leading the new team that opened the hotel on 8 October.

Parkside Hotel & Apartments will initially operate 50 units within the hotel pool along with the conferencing facility that can accommodate up to 120 delegates across three flexible spaces.

Davies says, “Capstone is delighted to be involved with the rebrand and launch of a well- established corporate hotel in Auckland’s CBD. Our opening team come with strong hotel backgrounds and Desmond Moraes will ensure that the property grows its reputation for a high-quality guest experience.”

Moraes’ extensive background includes a variety of roles, most recently general manager at Marlborough Vintners Hotel. Prior to that worked for Scenic Hotels, Rendevous, Peppers and Holiday Inn.