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Ribbon ceremony opens new $33m hotel in Courtenay Place

Peeni Henare, Associate Minister of Tourism, Craig Hooley, Chief Operating Officer, Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites, and Jamie O’Donnell, General Manager for Oaks Wellington Hotel.

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Industry leaders this afternoon officially cut the ribbon of the highly-anticipated 226-key, nine-storey Oaks Wellington Hotel, in the heart of Courtenay Place.

The official ribbon ceremony was hosted by Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites’ Chief Operating Officer Craig Hooley, Oaks Wellington Hotel’s General Manager Jamie O’Donnell and the Associate Minister of Tourism and Member for Tāmaki Makaurau Peeni Henare. Also in attendance were representatives from WellingtonNZ Tourism, Tourism New Zealand, TIA, RTONZ and Hospitality New Zealand.

Mr Hooley said – “We are thrilled to mark our spot in Wellington, New Zealand, a city which continues to soar in population and tourism growth. Our newest property not only introduces the Oaks brand to the region, it will also support the local community by creating 80 permanent jobs.”

Mr O’Donnell said – “As we officially open the doors to the highly anticipated Oaks Wellington Hotel, we are proud to be part of the hospitality landscape in this dynamic city. Oaks Wellington Hotel offers genuine, authentic hospitality from a team that brings experience from a variety of backgrounds .”

Peeni Henare said – “We are pleased to see Oaks Wellington Hotel come to fruition. We are eager to see the positive effects that it will have on Wellington, in terms of local and international visitors to the city. In recent years we have continued our efforts in collaboration with tourism boards to generate positive tourism outcomes for the region, and we see this new property being an essential part of achieving our goals for accolades and growth.”

Located within the prosperous central business district, the $33.5million Oaks Wellington Hotel holds prime position for local visitors and international tourists wanting to be immersed in the city’s world-class creative, culinary and cultural offerings for which it is renowned. Formerly the Ford vehicle assembly plant – the building was originally constructed in 1922 and is one of the most prominent buildings in Courtenay Place.

Boasting 30 different room configurations, Oaks Wellington Hotel has been constructed with a functional layout, each with complimentary WIFI, Smart TVs with Sky channel access, modern bathroom amenities, tea and coffee making facilities and international power converters available at reception. Select room types also offer widespread views of Lambton Harbour with private balconies and fully equipped kitchenettes.

Designed to suit the modern traveller, guests have access to the all-encompassing fitness and wellness centre, car park and transfer services, and babysitting services. With corporate guests in mind, Oaks Wellington Hotel offers executive meeting rooms and function spaces, as well as business hub located in the foyer with high-speed internet.

Rates at Oaks Wellington Hotel start from NZ $165.