First look: Inside the new Pullman Rotorua in New Zealand

1135 Arawa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

by James Wilkinson

Accor’s Pullman brand is style adding and sophistication to the New Zealand city of Rotorua with the opening of the premium Pullman Rotorua hotel.

The first international five-star hotel in the Bay of Plenty region, Pullman Rotorua is a dynamic and cosmopolitan hotel for the high-end domestic and international traveller on a trip to New Zealand’s popular tourism mecca.

Pullman Rotorua features a range of upscale accommodation options for guests to choose from, including superior king rooms, superior twin rooms, deluxe rooms and executive suites.

Sophisticated and contemporary, the guest rooms at Pullman provide a spacious, peaceful haven, allowing travellers to relax in total comfort after an exciting day exploring.

Situated in the centre of the city, steps away from the iconic Rotorua lakefront and the Government Gardens the hotel offers visitors the perfect base to explore the region’s geothermal attractions.

Locals and visitors alike can start or finish the day with the very best tastes of New Zealand at the hotel’s modern brasserie, Barrel & Co Bar and Grill.

General manager Richard Bungeroth is ready to deliver the five-star experience to Rotorua and lead a team of over 100 staff.

“Pullman Rotorua is perfectly suited for travellers, especially families, couples and business leaders looking for a world-class stay in one of the country’s most attractive tourist destinations,” he said.

“The city has beautiful forests and lakes for mountain biking, luging and water sports, spas for relaxation and wellness, and renowned geothermal attractions.

“No matter what visitors are in Rotorua to experience, we’re in the centre of it all at the Pullman and we’re addressing a need at the top end of the market which wasn’t being met before,” Bungeroth said.

The 130-room hotel has panoramic views of the city and lake area and also features a vibrant bar, gym, unique executive lounge experience as well as conference facilities including four private event spaces for 120 people theatre style, and a boardroom/private dining room.

Barrel & Co Bar and Grill will deliver an entertaining dining experience centred around an intimate open kitchen and a focus on locally sourced produce, a premium grill selection and an impressive craft beer and local wine menu showcasing every growing wine region in New Zealand.

The city is a popular visitor destination year-round, with the geothermal parks and hot springs enticing visitors during the winter season.

Rotorua boasts an array of activities for adventure travellers, families or couples to enjoy, from its spa offerings and outdoor activities, to its thermal safaris and Māori cultural experiences.

Pullman Rotorua is located at 1135 Arawa Street, Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand.