La Quinta by Wyndham makes brand debut in New Zealand’s City of Sails

by Ruth Hogan

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has introduced its first La Quinta hotel to Auckland with the opening of La Quinta by Wyndham Ellerslie Auckland on Monday October 2.

It’s the second La Quinta hotel in New Zealand – and in the South-East Asia and Pacific Rim (SEAPR) region – following La Quinta by Wyndham Remarkables Park Queenstown, which opened in 2020.

“We are truly excited to launch the La Quinta by Wyndham brand in New Zealand’s largest city,” said Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Vice President of Operations South East Asia & Pacific Rim (SEAPR), Ben Schumacher.

“We are witnessing first-hand the ongoing travel recovery and this latest high-quality addition to the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts family will give even more options to our loyal guests to enjoy.”

The 246-room hotel designed to reflect the dynamic energy of Auckland and offers a variety of amenities including a gym, conference facilities and more.

It’s the 12th hotel that New Zealand’s Safari Group has developed and launched with Wyndham and the fifth Wyndham property that Safari Hotels, a division of Safari Group, will manage.

“The opening of La Quinta by Wyndham Ellerslie Auckland is yet another milestone for our relationship with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts,” said Safari Group Managing Director, Rob Neil.

“Our strong partnership dates back to the development of Ramada Suites by Wyndham Christchurch City, and we have since been leveraging the team’s strong commercial and operational expertise to open and manage high-performing hotels across New Zealand.

“We look forward to more opportunities to come that coincide with the rising inbound tourism demand in the market.”

A third La Quinta by Wyndham property in SEAPR is already in the works with Safari Group. It will be based in Parnell, Auckland, and is expected to open in mid-2024.