Marriott International is set to open a new hotel under its Four Points by Sheraton brand in Auckland, New Zealand, later this year.

The new Four Points by Sheraton Auckland hotel will feature 255 rooms, an all-day dining restaurant as well as bar and lounge.

There will be around 300m² of conference and meeting space, a fitness centre, on-site parking, and free Wi-Fi facility in the public areas of the hotel.

The hotel property, owned by Russell Property Group and Lockwood Auckland Properties, is currently being converted from office space and will be easily accessible from major tourist destinations in the city.

Marriott International Asia Pacific brand and marketing vice-president Mike Fulkerson said: “We are extremely excited to expand Marriott International's presence in Asia Pacific with the launch of the Four Points brand in New Zealand.

“The Four Points brand is rapidly growing around the world, especially in the Pacific region.  We have two Four Points hotels open in Brisbane and Perth. 

“In addition, we have three hotels under development, two in Sydney and a flagship property in Melbourne.  We are looking forward to the opening of the Melbourne property later this month.”

Recently, the company announced its plan to open a hotel under its Ritz-Carlton brand in Auckland.

Marriott International is currently operating 23 hotels in the Pacific region, including two Four Points by Sheraton properties in Australia’s Brisbane and Perth.