Ryan South has been appointed general manager of InterContinental Auckland, IHG Hotels and Resorts newest luxury New Zealand hotel which is set to open in late 2023.
Located at 1 Queen Street on Auckland’s waterfront, the hotel is part of the $1 billion Commercial Bay lifestyle district.
South was most recently as general manager of Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific.
“It’s exciting to be back in Auckland and take the helm of this landmark luxury hotel and give New Zealanders and international visitors to the City of Sails a taste of the InterContinental Life,” he said.
“Over the coming months I will be working with our development partners, Precinct Properties, to realise our shared vision for InterContinental Auckland, while recruiting and leading the team who will welcome guests to this prestigious development which is set to become one of Auckland’s most iconic waterfront hotels and a destination in its own right in the heart of the vibrant Commercial Bay precinct.”
InterContinental Auckland will offer 139 guest rooms and suites, with most featuring water views, including Club rooms with access to the brand’s signature Club InterContinental lounge for those seeking exclusivity.
The hotel will also feature meetings and event spaces, a signature restaurant and a rooftop bar on level 21 boasting panoramic views of the city and Waitematā Harbour.