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The Accor management contract extends to rooms only at this stage

Premium Waterfront Hotel to reopen under Accor management

Accor is proud to announce it has been appointed to manage the newly named Hotel Lighter Quay, one of Auckland’s most glamorous waterfront hotels. Formerly called Hotel Viaduct Harbour, the exclusive property sits at the heart of Auckland’s CBD between the Viaduct and the newly-opened Wynyard Quarter.

The five star Hotel Lighter Quay joins Accor’s MGallery collection of 45 memorable boutique and upscale hotels world-wide. The hotel will be launched under its new identity on Monday September 26.

Accor vice president New Zealand and Fiji Paul Richardson says the group has big expectations of the hotel. “Our appointment represents a renaissance for Hotel Lighter Quay and the link between Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter. MGallery is a prestigious collection recognised world-wide as providing a distinctive guest experience that reflects each hotel’s individual personality and atmosphere. With an exceptional waterfront setting at the very heart of its vibrant neighbourhood, Hotel Lighter Quay certainly fits that definition,” Mr Richardson says.

He says Auckland sorely needs this premium waterfront hotel and it has been disappointing to see it not operating at its full potential. “We know there is a demand for this class of quality accommodation in Auckland, and this extends well beyond the world’s biggest rugby tournament.”

The Accor management contract extends to rooms only at this stage, complete with room service, mini-bars and other five star services carried out by Accor staff.

At present provision has been made for a food and beverage service in a hotel residents’ private lounge. Guests also have the benefit of a wealth of surrounding bars and restaurants for their wining and dining pleasure.