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Formule 1 Auckland Airport Opens; Rates from NZ$79

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Accor opened the Formule 1 Auckland Airport on Monday.

The hotel, the first new-build Formule 1 in New Zealand, is part of a major new accommodation and hospitality complex at the airport that also includes fast-food outlets, a bar, and mobile phone store.

The 125-room Formule 1 and the rest of the complex have been developed by Auckland International Airport.

Formule 1 is Accors purpose-designed budget brand that is already present in countries across Europe, South America, South Africa and in Australia. The brand is also preparing for major expansion into Asia.

The Formule 1 Auckland Airport hotel will provide double, twin and quadruple share rooms with rates from around NZ$79 a night.

The hotel features Formule 1s new Cocoon concept room that includes flat screen TVs with extra channels, wireless internet, quality bedding with duvets, ensuite bathroom, individual air-conditioning and a work table. Rooms are also sound-proofed.

The Formule 1 offers an inexpensive breakfast buffet, with more substantial meals available during the day from the various outlets in the complex, including the Szimpla Gastro Pub, health food caf, and coffee shop. There is parking for up to 70 cars.

Within a few hundred metres of the hotel there is a huge supermarket, a number of additional fast food outlets, a bank, New Zealand Post and a camper van hire centre.

Because the airport attracts such a wide variety of guests we are able to offer a full range of room styles from traditional double rooms to family rooms. Some of the rooms even have water views, said Firoze Wadia, F1 Auckland Airport General Manager. The hotel is just 10-15 minutes walk to the international terminal, and we will offer complimentary transfers to the domestic and international terminals every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day ... We still have rooms available throughout the Rugby World Cup, and the only minimum stay requirement will be over the final, when we have a two-night minimum booking in place.

 Standard rates will apply during the World Cup except on game nights, when the hotel will offer rooms at NZ$129 a room during September, and NZ$190 a night over the semi-finals and final.

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