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Environmentally Friendly Hotel In Auckland CBD

Media release 27th April 2008

Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St has officially opened its doors today, with a commitment to environmentally-conscious travellers who care about their carbon footprint.

The Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St uses compact energy efficient fluorescent lights in all its corridors and rooms, with 50 per cent of the corridor lights activated by motion sensors and 1000 energy saving light bulbs installed throughout the Hotel. Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St is not air conditioned and asks that guests request a heating or cooling unit as desired.

Biodegradable corn starch bags and bins are used in all the Hotel kitchens. Known as BioBags, they represent the world’s largest brand of 100 per cent biodegradable and 100 per cent compostable bags and films. Hotel staff are also briefed on an internal recycling scheme for rubbish and mini bars are filled only as required at the request of guests, keeping fridges empty where possible to reduce power usage.

Continuing its environmentally-friendly focus, Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St plans to reduce the potential for carbon emissions by offering guests the opportunity to do their sightseeing by hiring Hotel bikes rather than using public transport.

Recyclable amenities such as shampoo and bath gel containers are also available to guests, along with eco-friendly sanitation products, an environmentally-friendly card placed in the bathrooms for towel re-usage, key card power activation in rooms and educational information for guests in the form of the NZ Eco-Wise Travel Guide.

Andy Tan, General Manager of Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St, says he is excited to be opening the environmentally-friendly Hotel that helps to promote eco-consciousness within the community.

“Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St offers a clean environment for travellers who want to reduce their exposure to chemicals while supporting conservation. Less electricity used by the Hotel means lower emission of gases linked to global warming such as carbon dioxide and improved air quality as a result of less energy usage.”

The eco-friendly Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Auckland’s entertainment and business district with easy access to motorways and just five minutes walk to main tourist attractions such as the Sky Tower, Sky City Casino, Aotea Square and the Civic Theatre. It’s also walking distance from the Queen Street shopping precinct, Auckland’s waterfront and famous Victoria Park Market.

Perfect for the environmentally-aware free independent traveller, group inclusive tour traveller, corporate or leisure traveller, the Auckland City Hotel – Hobson Street offers eco-friendly products, mini bar, refrigerator, in-room safe, LCD TVs, kitchenette in all rooms except Standard, parking facilities, broadband in all guestrooms and WiFi in public areas, café, conference room, retail outlets, internet kiosk and self-service laundry.

Auckland City Hotel – Hobson St, is managed by Jireh Hospitality, A Division of Tony Tay Group. The Hotel offers 150 guest rooms, with published rates starting from just $250 per night for a Standard room to $1000 per night for the Four-Bedroom Penthouse (GST exclusive).

To make a reservation phone +64 9 925 0777 or visit


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