Auckland’s Newest Conference and Event Centre opens at Jet Park Airport Hotel
- September 12, 2016
Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport has opened a new 250 person conference centre. The ambitious undertaking now features an ultra-modern multi-level conference complex complete with a ballroom, multiple conference rooms, and a 5th floor complete with a private bar and magnificent views to Rangitoto.
Guests can enjoy break-out to a beautiful landscaped garden and an outdoor deck overlooking a pond/wetland area. The venue offers a close location to Auckland Airport with complimentary 24-hour shuttle bus, free car parking, and superb food and beverage options. Uniquely, the new facility and guest rooms can also be hired out entirely for exclusive use by one client. It includes its own restaurant and coffee bar, reception desk, and a range of flexible conference spaces.
The new conference centre was opened on the 15th July at a gala-dinner attended by those central to the build and fit-out, the hotel’s loyal long-term suppliers, staff, industry guests and dignitaries Sir George from Villa Maria and Bob Kerridge from SPCA Auckland.
The hotel is a family business and the project has been a very hands-on experience for all with son Ashley Schierhout being project manager for the entire build, overseeing the details as well as the greater vision. In keeping with previous art work created by her, daughter Sonja Herrmann has used original creations of the staff’s children and re-interpreted their works onto canvas for a unique art installation adorning the new guest wings and floor lobbies.
In addition Sonja has orchestrated the Human Resources and Marketing for the hotel. All the hotel’s department heads have contributed greatly in the process and everyone is immensely pleased with the outcome.The hotel has grown in several stages since it first opened in 1998 with 90 rooms, adding a 45 room wing in 2004, then a further 45 room wing in 2008.
The business has achieved 4 star plus and Qualmark Enviro-Gold standard and won several awards over the years for excellence across different aspects of the operation.