A new pod hotel a capable of accommodating 466 visitors will open in Auckland next year.
It is being developed by Jucy Snooze, which has already opened pod hotels in Wellington and Queenstown, and will be known as the Jucy Snooze Auckland and be located within the existing four storey building on the corner of Cook and Nelson Streets in the CBD.
Instead of rooms, pod hotels have sleeping pods and shared facilities such as bathrooms and lounge areas, providing a low cost alternative to a traditional hotel room, although the new hotel will also have some more traditional ensuite rooms.
Jucy chief executive Tim Alpe said the hotel would primarily cater to budget international tourists, but its location near the new Sky City Convention Centre currently under construction would likely appeal to budget conscious business travellers from both this country and overseas.
"The main target market for Jucy Snooze Auckland will be millennial budget tourists who may travel by themselves, as a couple or part of a larger group," Alpe said.
"We [also] see potential demand from out of town businesses such as start-ups who need to come to Auckland regularly but can't justify the cost of establishing a permanent office here," he said.
It will provide work spaces and meeting rooms for business travellers and other facilities will include a pizzeria and bar.
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