IHG brings wellness brand EVEN Hotels to Auckland
IHG, together with hotel developer Pro-invest Group, will open EVEN Hotel Auckland in 2020, marking the first EVEN Hotel to open outside of North America.
The EVEN brand was developed based on consumers’ shift towards “holistic wellness” and each hotel features fitness facilities, in-room exercise zones and organic foods.
“Wellness travel is a global phenomenon and a $563 billion industry today and, with EVEN Hotels, we have a created a brand that will deliver a local wellness experience to travellers for whom health and wellbeing is so important,” said IHG CEO Asia Middle East and Africa Jan Smits.
“I firmly believe that the EVEN Hotels brand will be a key driver in market share growth in New Zealand and Australia.”
EVEN Hotel Auckland will be located in the heart of the CBD and will feature 200 rooms, dedicated workspaces, and dining and social areas.
This is the first hotel in Pro-invest Group’s portfolio of up to 15 EVEN Hotels planned for Australia and New Zealand, in partnership with IHG.
“With more than 3.5 million visitors in 2016 and a naturally adventurous and health-conscious population, New Zealand is a great fit for EVEN Hotels,” said Pro-invest Group CEO Ronald Barrott.
“We are very excited to be opening EVEN Hotel Auckland, the first outside of North America, in partnership with IHG.”