IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has expanded its presence in New Zealand with the opening of Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre.

It is the second Holiday Inn Express property in the country. The hotel opened in partnership with hotel management platform Pro-invest Hotels.

Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre boasts 294 rooms that feature floor to ceiling windows, walk-in showers, workstation and other amenities.

The new hotel offers complimentary EXPRESS Start Breakfast with hot and cold selections, as well as Express Start Breakfast Grab & Go option.

Guests can also enjoy a drink in the Great Room or cocktails at the rooftop bar, Bar Albert on Level 38, which will open in early August.

The hotel also provides fast check-in and unlimited Wi-Fi services, three flexible meeting rooms for up to 40 people, fitness room and a self-service laundry.

Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre is part of the dual-hotel development, which also houses the 201-room voco Auckland City Centre that opened earlier this month.

Pro-invest Hotels chief operating officer Shantha de Silva said: “We’re delighted to be opening New Zealand’s second Holiday Inn Express property with Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre, offering travellers comfort, convenience and affordability in the heart of the city.

“Much thought has been put into every detail of this hotel and we are very proud to have the Holiday Inn Express brand sitting alongside voco Hotel in New Zealand’s first dual branded hotel development.

“This year has been a year of ‘firsts’ for Pro-invest Hotels and the opening of this hotel tower marks a major milestone for our business. We were the first to bring the voco brand to New Zealand and the first to bring Holiday Inn Express to the country with our Queenstown property.”