by Matt Alderton | November 14, 2017
The former Metro Suites Apartments hotel in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, is now the AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences, AVANI Hotels & Resorts owner Minor Hotels announced today.

Located inside Metropolis -- a luxury apartment and hotel tower built in 1999 -- the hotel occupies 65 of the property's 370 units. Available in one- and two-bedroom configurations -- some with a private balcony -- residential-style accommodations have been newly renovated and include spacious lounge and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens, and in-room laundry facilities.

The building, meanwhile, includes a 22-meter heated indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a sauna, and a fitness center, not to mention a historic anchor: The 40-story tower rises above Auckland's original Magistrates Courthouse. Built in 1912, the courthouse now serves as the building's entrance and lobby, and also houses three function rooms that are available for private events.