Venue & Hotels


The Congress is being held at the University of Auckland Business School’s purpose-built Owen G Glenn Building, off Grafton Road, see map. This is one of Auckland’s most architecturally-striking buildings. Opened in 2008, the iconic building is at the heart of the city’s main commercial centre with sweeping views of Auckland Domain and Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Business School students, staff and visitors have access to fully digitised facilities, with state-of-the-art lecture theatres, computer labs, work rooms and social spaces, alongside a café and an on-site bank clustered around a spectacular 26m-high atrium. Disabled access and facilities are available throughout the building.

Public transport is easily accessible, with a 15-minute walk taking you to the city centre’s Britomart transport hub. Buses also stop near the Business School and there are a number of hotels within walking distance.



We have negotiated a special rate with the following hotels from 4-8 December 2012. These rates will be valid at least two days either side of the congress dates. Each hotel can be booked at the discounted rate by contacting the hotel directly and quoting our promotional code. Prices are listed per night and include GST (Goods & Services Tax.) Any valid inclusions in the rooms rates are stated below. For any additional requirements such as Restaurant Info/WiFi or Parking please contact the hotel direct. Bookings are subject to availability.

Waldorf St Martins Apartments

Designated hotel for Congress Committee and Keynote Speakers

Waldorf St Martins Apartments (4.5 Star Property)
6-12 Martins Lane, Auckland
Tel: +64 9 929 2000

The Waldorf St Martins apartments are located only 1.1km (3 minutes drive) & a 10 minute walk to the conference venue. Amenities include a light continental breakfast. WiFi package $10 per 24 hours for 2Gb.
1 Bedroom Apartment – $154.00 (includes GST & continental breakfast)
Contact the hotel directly and quote “WBCCWSM12” and receive the rates above.

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland
Tel: +64 9 379 8509

This welcoming Auckland city hotel is centrally located, within easy walking distance of Queen Street shopping, Central Business District and University of Auckland. Auckland’s Viaduct Basin and Vector Arena are less than 10 minutes walk away and there is easy motorway access to greater Auckland and northern and southern gateways. Limited car parking available at $10 per night (subject to availability). This is approximately a 6-minute walk to the conference venue.

Standard room – $113.00

Contact the hotel directly and quote “20965” and receive the rates above.

Langham Hotel

Langham Hotel (5 Star Property)
83 Symonds Street, Auckland
Tel: + 64 9 3795132

The Langham Hotel Auckland embodies the enchanting hospitality and timeless elegance of the original Langham Grand Hotel. Distinguished among Auckland hotels & provides a tranquil haven’t located 1.1km (3 minutes drive) and a 13 minute walk to the conference venue.

Classic Room – $190.00 Inclusive of GST
Executive Room – $240.00 Inclusive of GST
Langham Club Room – $400.00 Inclusive of GST

Bed and Full Buffet Breakfast rate – please add $29.95 Inclusive of GST to the room rate, per person.

Contact the hotel directly and quote “WBCCL12” and receive the rates above.

Mount Street Station, Serviced Apartments (formerly Quest on Mount)

Mount Street Station, Serviced Apartments
15 Mount Street, Auckland
Tel: +64 (9) 367 5100

There is no better complement to a night at the theatre than to spend the night in a deluxe apartment nearby. The Civic Theatre, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Town Hall, St James, Vector Arena and Sky City Casino and theatres are indeed Auckland’s own Broadway strip and only a few minutes’ walk away from Mount Street Station 4 star serviced apartment property.

Perched on one of the highest points in Auckland some of the views are quite spectacular, and whether its business or pleasure, each apartment provides all the comforts of home, complete with fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities

Mount Street Station is only a 5-minute walk to the congress venue.

Studio – $115.00
1-bdr apartment – $125.00

Contact the hotel directly and quote “World Business Capability Congress” and receive the rates above.

Pullman Auckland

Pullman Auckland (5 Star Property)
Cnr Quadrant & Princes Street
Tel: +64 9 3531000

Pullman Auckland, one of Auckland’s largest 5 star hotels, is conveniently located in the city centre, close to popular attractions and well-known shopping and entertainment districts. The hotel offers 260 guestrooms, 80 Residence rooms, 11 function rooms including the magnificent Princes Ballroom, and an international restaurant, bar, and award winning Spa. The hotel is a class above the rest with its impeccable stylish décor, high quality service and spectacular city and harbour views. The Pullman Auckland is located 750metres – a 2 minute drive & a 9 minute walk to the conference venue.

Superior Guest Room – $175.00

Contact the hotel directly and quote “WBCCP12” and receive the rates above.

Quest Carlaw Park

Quest Carlaw Park
15 Nicholls Lane, Carlaw Park, Auckland
Tel +64 9 304 0521
Quest Carlaw Park offers a range of studio, one and two bedroom penthouse self-contained apartments;providing a value for money 4 star plus serviced apartment experience.

Quest Carlaw Park is well located to service the local accommodation requirements of corporate, educational and leisure guests. It is perfectly situated within walking distance to Auckland CBD, Auckland University, Parnell, ASB Tennis centre, Vector Arena and many more Auckland tourist attractions. Quest Carlaw Park provides on-site cafe, Italian restaurant, Sushi and Japanese restaurant, undercover parking.

Guests can now have access to the new state of the art Next Generation Gym at Auckland Domain (100m from the apartments) – including access to the gym, indoor lap pool, spa and sauna. Please note access to the gym is limited and subject to availability.

Quest Carlaw Park is a 4-minute walk to the conference venue.

To book a room go to then click on ‘client login’ (Client User Name: WBCC, Password:zwybyd) you will be able to make a booking with the special rate.


SkyCity Grand Hotel

SkyCity Grand Hotel (5 Star Property)
86 Federal Street, Auckland
Tel: +64 9 3636000
Toll Free in NZ: 0800 7592489

Centrally located in the heart of Auckland City, the 5-star SKYCITY Grand Hotel is an urban oasis of contemporary elegance and style. The SkyCity Grand Hotel is located 1.6km – a 4 minute drive & a 21 minute walk to the conference venue.

ROH King/Twin – $175.00

Contact the hotel directly and quote “WBCCSCG12” and receive the rates above.

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