Currently under construction, the new 100-room Novotel New Plymouth is scheduled to open early next year.

The $22 million hotel development is located in a prime spot on the corner of Leach and Hobson Streets, which is just a short walk from the town centre and within easy reach of all major tourist attractions.

Novotel New Plymouth will feature a mix of executive and studio rooms, one-bedroom apartments and a penthouse suite, three food and beverage outlets, two meeting rooms, a swimming pool, gymnasium and day spa.

“This is a key development for the Taranaki region, which will positively add to New Zealand’s hotel industry and wider economy,” Accor’s vice president operations in New Zealand, Fiji and Japan, Garth Simmons, said.

“The hotel’s opening will stimulate travel to the region from a range of sectors, particularly business and leisure travel. The Novotel brand has been operating in New Zealand for 20 years and we are proud to add our eighth Novotel to our growing network of hotels,” Mr Simmons said.

Once open, the hotel will boost the local economy and employ around 70 hospitality staff.