Novotel Wellington Hotel Offers Outstanding Accommodations in New Zealand’s Capital City
Wellington, New Zealand was named after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington. He hails from the town of Wellington in Somerset, England. He has the distinction of bringing Napoleon Bonaparte to his knees when he defeated the latter in the Battle of Waterloo. In Maori, Wellington, New Zealand is known by three names. It is referred to as Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara which means the Great Harbor of Tara. It is also known as Ponekeis which refers to Port Nick or Port Nicholson. Wellington’s third Maori name is derived from a legend that tells of the fishing up of the island by the Maori demi-god Maui. A traditional name for Wellington, Te Upoko-o-te-Ika-a-Maui literally means The Head of the Fish of Maui.
Tourism in Wellington is one of the country’s fastest growing industries, posting a 60% growth in commercial guest nights in 2010. The city is known as the “coolest little capital in the world” and its tourism industry contributes 9% in the total FTE employment. Counted as the cream of New Zealand ‘s top destinations, Wellington’s most frequent visitors are Kiwis from other parts of the country in which they make up the majority of it 3.6 million visits. Among its international visitors, the most number cones from nearby Australia.
Among the Wellignton hotels visitors can check out when in the capital city is the Novotel Wellington Hotel. It is conveniently located in the city center and provides direct access to Lambton Quay which is the city’s primary shopping district. For those interested in culture and the arts, the Novotel Wellington Hotel is just a short walk to Te Papa and the Wellington Convention Center. It offers 139 guest rooms that provide great city views, a much improved Caucus Restaurant & Bar and a gymnasium. Guests will love the excellent service and accommodations provided by the Novotel Wellington Hotel which caters to both leisure and business travelers.