Accor celebrates World Chocolate Day with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Wellington
Wellington – Thursday July 7, 2022 – Accor’s newest Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts property has opened today in Wellington and its delighted first guests and the local community by transforming into an edible chocolate wonderland to celebrate.
The highly anticipated opening, coinciding with World Chocolate Day, brings the world-renowned Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brand to New Zealand’s capital city and offers guests its famous chocolate hour, a 24-hour sundae service and free ice cream for kids throughout their stay.
Mövenpick Hotel Wellington will feature 114 contemporary guestrooms and suites, on-site and virtual gyms, a signature restaurant and bar, a dedicated meeting and events conference room, valet parking and a library.
“Launching the Wellington arm of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in New Zealand on World Chocolate Day felt truly authentic to the brand, giving them the chance to connect with Wellingtonians on a personal level,” said Sarah Derry, Chief Executive Officer Accor Pacific. “Closely following our Auckland launch in June, we’re very excited to bring Mövenpick Hotel Wellington to the market – offering guests a world-class hotel experience while enjoying the distinct moments and flavours of Mövenpick. The team loved hosting neighbours and community partners today, including children from the local school, to celebrate and enjoy our signature Mövenpick ice cream sundaes and delicious hand-made chocolate treats.”
Mövenpick Hotel Wellington’s central location on The Terrace, overlooking the Cuba Quarter, will give guests access to some of the Capital’s best retail, dining and leisure attractions. But people won’t need to stray too far either with the hotel’s signature restaurant and bar, Forage, providing an exquisite dining experience.
Celebrating Mövenpick’s more than 70-year-old rich culinary legacy, Forage is a mouth-watering venue overlooking Mount Victoria and the bustling city. Head Chef Amey Rane is passionate about sustainable dining and has crafted a menu which focuses on head to tail dining and local ingredients.
Sweet-toothed guests will also delight at Mövenpick Hotel Wellington’s daily Chocolate Hour – a decadent chocolate experience with live demonstrations, from rolling truffles to icing cupcakes, staged every afternoon in the hotel lobby.
To balance the decadent treats on offer, Healthy Shots – energy shots blended with juice or yogurt and fresh fruit and vegetables – will also be complimentary and offered to guests at the breakfast counter.
A fantastic option for families, the Hotel is not only close to Te Papa Museum, but also offers a Kids Retreat and a 12m lap pool.
Flavoured with the brand’s Swiss origins, Mövenpick offers a unique blend of contemporary city and resort hotels in more than 110 locations across the globe. Like its sister properties, Mövenpick Wellington recognises that small gestures and attention to detail make a big difference to guests.