The four story, 386 bed hotel will have a mixture of pod style accommodation, as well as ensuite rooms and will also be designed for a specific business niche market. The new addition to the Jucy Snooze brand is expected to meet about 4% of the estimated 3000 room shortfall in accommodation in Auckland when it opens at the end of 2019.
Jucy CEO Tim Alpe says while the hotel is primarily designed to meet the needs of budget international tourists they also expect to see a number of conference delegates visiting from overseas; as well as long term commuters from around the country who may come to the city for work two to three days a week regularly. Alpe says the concept of a hybrid between accommodation and flexible working space has started to appear overseas and believes it will work in New Zealand. ‘The Auckland CBD site will feature double pods, more common spaces, as well as a co-working concept which will be called Jucy Share. ‘In addition to offering these facilities to our guests, other visitors to the CBD will be able to hire meeting rooms by the hour,’ he says.