Millennium Hotel and Resorts has launched a new hotel in central Auckland which has a grand ballroom, two restaurants, swimming pool and lounge bar.

The Grand Millennium hotel at the top of Mayoral Drive has been undergoing refurbishment in the past year. It was previously the Rendezvous Grand Hotel.

It is the first Grand Millennium in New Zealand. There are eight other Grand Millenniums worldwide.

The hotel's 1619 square metres of conference space also includes a gym and various meeting venues.


It is officially launching this evening with a guest list of 300 which includes dignitaries from around the country.

The night will have an international flavour, including a blessing by the traditional Chinese lion and food creations from around the world.