WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Accor opened the Novotel Capital
Wellington hotel here in a building that formerly was a bank.
The four-star business-traveler property is between The Terrace
and Lambont Quay in the city's central business district.
The new hotel has an opening rate of $85 a night for a room with
either a queen or two double beds. The rate is on a space-available
basis. Commission is 10%.
The new Capital Wellington has 139 rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a
gymnasium, one meeting room and a parking garage.
The Novotel is Accor's third hotel in Wellington. Accor also has
a Hotel Ibis Wellington and the Mercure Wellington.
For reservations, call (800) 221-4542 or check the Web site at