New Zealand Construction Boom

$2 billion of construction completed or underway


Key points:

  • Over the past year, over 1,000 new hotel rooms have opened

  • 3,900 keys are under construction

  • International visitor numbers climbing


The biggest hotel construction period in New Zealand is in full swing with about $2 billion of construction completed or underway.


Over the past year, over 1,000 new hotel rooms have opened:

  • Auckland - 440 keys

  • Wellington - 380 keys

  • Queenstown - 170 keys

  • Christchurch - 86 keys


Another 3,900 are under construction, two thirds in Auckland.


The current boom has been driven by demand from visitors outstripping supply with international visitor numbers rising from 2.4 million to nearly 3.9 million a year.

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