Australia & New Zealand

New 5-star Pullman hotel opens in Rotorua, New Zealand

Accor expands its premium hotel footprint in New Zealand with the launch of the Pullman rotorua

Accor, New Zealand’s largest hotel operator, has introduced a new level of style and sophistication to the popular North Island destination of Rotorua with the launch of its newest premium hotel, the Pullman Rotorua.
As the first international five-star hotel to open in New Zealand’s popular Bay of Plenty region – a tourism mecca famous for its geothermal attractions - Pullman Rotorua is a dynamic and cosmopolitan hotel targeting high-end domestic and international travellers.
Operated under Accor’s premium brand Pullman, the new-build hotel provides guests with a choice of five accommodation options -  superior king rooms, superior twin rooms, deluxe rooms, deluxe twin rooms and executive suites. Sophisticated and contemporary, all guest rooms at Pullman have comfort front of mind – taking into account the destination’s adventure travel appeal – delivering a peaceful and inviting haven for guests to relax in after an exciting day exploring the region.
“We are so excited to open the doors of the Pullman Rotorua and build on our already established presence in the region, delivering the destination its first true five-star accommodation experience,” said Senior Vice President Operations for Accor New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, Gillian Millar.
“Pullman Rotorua is perfectly suited for travellers, especially families, couples and business leaders looking for a world-class stay and a touch of luxury in one of the country’s most attractive tourist destinations.
“The city has beautiful forests and lakes for mountain biking, luging and water sports, spas for relaxation and wellness, and renowned geothermal attractions. No matter what visitors are in Rotorua to experience, we’re in the centre of it all at the Pullman and we’re addressing a need at the top end of the market, which wasn’t being met before.”
The 130-room hotel offers guests panoramic views of the city and lake area and features a vibrant bar, gym plus an indulgent executive lounge experience.
Locals and visitors alike can start or finish the day with the very best tastes of New Zealand at the Pullman’s own modern brasserie, Barrel & Co Bar and Grill. Barrel & Co Bar and Grill delivers an entertaining dining experience centred around an intimate open kitchen, with a focus on locally sourced produce, a premium grill selection and an impressive craft beer and local wine menu highlighting every wine growing region in New Zealand.
In addition, Pullman Rotorua provides state-of-the-art conference facilities including four private event spaces for 120 people theatre-style, and a boardroom/private dining room catering to a diverse range of business event needs.
Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most attractive tourist destinations, with strong economic growth year on year, a vibrant culture and stunning natural scenery. Rotorua’s tourism economy is substantial, with approximately $828 million spent by visitors in 2019.  The city is a popular destination year-round for adventure travellers, families or couples, attracting around 1.2 million guests annually, thanks to its rich Māori cultural experiences and the geothermal parks and hot springs enticing visitors during the winter season.
Pullman Rotorua is the second Pullman hotel in New Zealand, joining the existing Pullman Auckland, and part of a network of more than 130 Pullman hotels and resorts worldwide. The new hotel is Accor’s 46th property in New Zealand, and the Group’s fourth in the ‘Geyser City’ joining the Peppers on the Point Rotorua, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside and the ibis Rotorua.
An official opening ceremony to commemorate Pullman Rotorua’s launch is scheduled to take place in March 2020. Opening rates at the new Pullman Rotorua start from NZ$349 per room per night.


About Pullman

Pullman Hotels & Resorts delivers an experience that is upscale, upbeat and perfectly in tempo with the global zeitgeist. Against the backdrop of today’s fast paced life, Pullman helps guests be at their best, in business and at leisure, enabling them to seamlessly conduct business, explore the locale, workout and make connections – to the neighborhood and people around them. Retaining the values of exploration, comfort and dependability that drove it to become a pioneering travel brand over 150 years ago, Pullman today features more than 130 worldwide properties including Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, Pullman Park Lane Hong Kong, Pullman Shanghai South, Pullman London St Pancras and Pullman Sao Paulo Vila Olimpia. Pullman is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

About Accor

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in more than 5000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations. The Group has been acquiring hospitality expertise for more than 50 years, resulting in an unrivaled portfolio of 39 hotel brands, from luxury to economy, supported by one of the most attractive loyalty programs in the world. ALL, Accor Live Limitless is a daily lifestyle companion that integrates rewards, services and experiences bringing value to everyday life inventing a completely new aspirational way to live limitless. Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community via its Planet 21 – Acting Here program and the Accor Solidarity endowment fund, which gives disadvantaged groups access to employment through professional training. Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit Or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.