Accor has announced the introduction of its Pullman brand to New Zealand as the company seeks to establish it worldwide.
Pullman was launched in late 2007, with 15 hotels opening in Europe.
Accor plans to open 59 properties by the end of 2009 in 23 countries worldwide.
New Zealand-based CP Group will develop the NZD$100m property in the former Reserve Bank building in Auckland.
An adjoining tower will also be constructed.
The 290-room hotel is expected to open in the second quarter of 2010.
By staff writer