A new wellness hotel is coming to New Zealand and Australia

A new hotel has will be opening up in Auckland, New Zealand, with a core focus on wellness travel. Even Hotels have partnered with Intercontinental Hotels and Pro-invest Group to expand beyond North America and into the capital cities across Australia and New Zealand, with the first launching in Auckland in 2020.

“With more than 3.5 million visitors in 2016 and a naturally adventurous and health-conscious population, New Zealand is a great fit for EVEN Hotels. We are very excited to be opening EVEN Hotel Auckland, the first outside of North America, in partnership with IHG,” CEO of Pro-invest, Ronald Barrott said.

The Even Hotels brand fully incorporates wellness  into the concept of its properties, as travellers become more interested in health and wellbeing. The hotels feature fitness facilities, in-room exercise zones and simple, fresh and organic foods. Suites feature plush bedding, aromatherapy amenities to ensure guests have a good night’s sleep, and lighting profiles that energise and relax.

Guests can expect nutritionally-designed menus and quality, ethically-sourced food supplied by THR1VE. Fitness facilities will include a state-of-the-art, multi-functional zoned gym and flex space for small group fitness classes, and in-room fitness elements.

“Wellness travel is a global phenomenon and a $563 billion industry today and, with Even Hotels, we have a created a brand that will deliver a local wellness experience to travellers for whom health and wellbeing is so important,” Chief Executive Officer Asia Middle East & Africa, IHG, Jan Smits said.

Located in the very heart of Auckland’s centre, at the corner of Albert and Wyndham Street, the 200-room Even Hotel Auckland will have a distinctive vibe, featuring fresh, natural and modern design. The building will bring the outdoors inside and offering playful and energising workspaces, dining and social areas, natural outdoor spaces.

It will also feature design and technology elements to enable guests to maintain the balance they desire on a daily basis.

The first Even hotel will open in Auckland in 2020 and then is expected to roll out across cities in Australia.