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Sponsor Story: Kiwi Luxe hospitality with SKYCITY

Located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, SKYCITY is New Zealand’s biggest tourism, leisure and entertainment company and has a reputation for hosting excellence. SKYCITY Auckland is a bustling place, with dining, attractions and a calendar of exciting events. Along with the tallest building in New Zealand – the Sky Tower – SKYCITY boasts world-class hotels and an entire precinct of activity, including award-winning restaurants. The Federal Street precinct is a particularly popular hub for food and beverage, in a buzzing environment.

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It is no surprise that SKYCITY is the host of choice for visitors looking for a luxury experience in Auckland, with superyacht visitors regularly being welcomed by the SKYCITY team. At The Superyacht Gathering the SKYCITY team will be partnering with the opening party and showing their incredible vision for Kiwi Luxe hospitality, injecting a local flavour into the event and showcasing their warm welcome.

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“There’s so much going on here at SKYCITY Auckland for you to enjoy,” say the SKYCITY team. “Dining, entertainment, activities and more on offer, day or night. Let us entertain you!”

Take a look for yourself with these videos of the SKYCITY precinct.

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Sponsor Story: Experience Unforgettable Auckland

Over the past years and decades Auckland has grown to become a real superyacht hub, with greater and greater numbers of yachts seeking out the delights of the city and its many yachting amenities. As a luxury destination, Auckland combines all the elements for an incredible visit. Secret beaches, vineyards, culture, hospitality, incredible food and wine and much more. It is no surprise that Auckland is such a popular destination – both by sea and shore.

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The Superyacht Gathering will be the perfect opportunity to showcase Auckland’s many appeals, with the three-day programme encompassing many of Auckland’s biggest draws. Guests will enjoy a real flavour of Auckland, including local culture, world-class yachting facilities, a warm Kiwi welcome and the cosmopolitan setting.

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Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and the city of Auckland have invested longstanding support and time into encouraging greater numbers of yachts to visit Auckland and experience its offerings. “Auckland is the hub of New Zealand’s marine sector with more than 65 per cent of the country’s industry based in the region,” says Steve Armitage, ATEED General Manager. “Attracting high-spending superyachts provides us with not only a platform to showcase Auckland as a destination but to also highlight the region’s marine sector capabilities particularly as we work towards hosting the 36th America’s Cup in 2021. 

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ATEED is hugely supportive of superyacht visitors and of their huge contribution to the local economy, acknowledging that, “Superyacht visits bring in millions to the regional economy.” ATEED’s contribution and support of the local superyacht sector has proved invaluable, helping to position the city as a must-do destination for superyachts and grow visitation numbers. “ATEED has spent the last five years developing key relationships involved with the superyacht market including owners, investors and international superyacht brokerage houses and it’s fantastic to see these efforts paying off,” says Armitage. “It’s particularly exciting to hear that so many of the owners of these superyachts have visited and toured New Zealand this summer, experiencing our local cuisine and produce, embarking on a range of tourism experiences and enjoying our local hospitality or manaakitanga.” 

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As the Summer season of 2018/2019 draws to a close, our superyacht visitors leave full of praise for their time in Auckland and the experiences they have shared in the city. Come, visit, experience and see for yourself just why the city is so special.