New Zealand: 19-room Auckland Waitakere Estate is on the market through agents Precision Real Estate Takapuna.
Billed as “the only boutique hotel in pristine native forest just 30km drive from the Auckland CBD”, the agent is seeking international tenders for the 23.4 hectare property. The sale will close on May 1, unless it sells prior to tenders closing.
Jim Mays of Precision Real Estate Takapuna said of the 2,300 square metre hotel: “Last year, the hotel joined the Heritage Boutique Collection of Hotels to take advantage of extensive marketing channels. Everything is in place for the right hospitality-tourism operator to take it to the next level. The property consists of a grand European style hotel, three garden suites, one two-bedroom villa, a four-bedroom owner’s residence, a chapel, indoor squash court, swimming pool, sauna, helicopter landing pad and car parking for about 40 vehicles. Guest rooms within the main building have been impeccably refurbished in line with the hotel’s traditional features but without compromising modern luxuries. Each room has stunning panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest, Auckland cityscape and Rangitoto Island in the distance from private balconies. Bi-fold windows from the en-suite bathrooms also make use of the incredible views.”
“An incoming owner could align themselves with an operator of their choice or, alternatively, continue current branding or potentially rebrand the hotel under their own flag. Alternatively, the property is well suited for use as an exclusive lodge, opulent private residence or executive retreat,” he added.