ASB Auckland Marathon 2017

Auckland Marathon 2017

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Run the Auckland Marathon 2017

On Sunday, 29th October 2017 the Auckland Marathon is going to take place once again. There are options for all levels of fitness with different running courses from a 5 km distance up to a full Auckland Marathon. There is also a kids course for families that want to be involved. All races start between 6am and 11am and finish in Victoria Park.

Participate in the Auckland marathon, which’s course have lead over the Auckland Harbour Bridge since 1992, and experience a fantastic view. The event was redesigned this year and is known for its festival like atmosphere, all set under the slogan #RUNTHECITY.

Dust off your running shoes and enjoy a day in Auckland with friends, family or colleges, plus explore the option to dedicate your run to charity, raising funds for one of many foundations.

When: 29th October 2017

Where: Auckland

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Enjoy a relaxing weekend

Crowne Plaza Auckland is perfectly situated in the centre of town, located just a couple of minutes stroll away from Victoria Park.

Our Mostly Inspired Package is a great option for you to stay close to the finish line and relax after the run. It includes the following:

Accommodation for Two
Breakfast for Two at Aria Restaurant
Auckland Running Map
Spring Water
Yeti Cooling Towel

Hotel Special

Mostly Inspired Package

Fiesta del Sol – Villa Maria Estate

Fiesta del Sol returns to Auckland winery

Celebrate the arrival of the summer at New Zealand’s most awarded winery: Villa Maria Estate. Enjoy a night out with friends and experience an unforgettable time at the ‘Festival Of the Sun’.

The premium European flavored party hosts several DJs and live musicians as well as an array of world class performers and dancers. You will be catered an array of delicious food while you celebrate and experience next level hospitality. Make your night out extra special and book a VIP ticket, which grants you additional benefits.

The first big party of the summer starts at 4pm on Saturday the 11th November and carries on until 1am the following morning. It will feature the world renowned DJ/Producer DCUP, among others.

Get to Villa Maria Estate from Crowne Plaza Auckland hotel by grabbing the exclusive shuttle bus from Hobson Street just five minutes’ walk away from the lobby or take a cab for a direct connection.

Where: Villa Maria Estate

When: 11 November 2017

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Relax After the Celebration

Crowne Plaza Auckland hotel is conveniently located in Auckland’s city centre, just a short stroll away from Queens Street as well as the shuttle bus stop on Hobson Street.

Come to the hotel at the end of the night and sleep in late with our Socialiser Weekend Special. It includes:

Late Checkout
Car parking
Breakfast for two at Aria Restaurant
Accommodation in one of Superior, Deluxe or               Executive Club Rooms

Weekend Special 

Lorde

Lorde New Zealand Tour

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Lorde New Zealand Tour

After releasing her sophomore album called Melodrama this June, the New Zealand singer/songwriter returns to tour her home country for the first time since 2014. Coming November she will give three concerts in Auckland’s The Powerstation.  Tickets for Lorde’s New Zealand tour were sold out in less than four minutes.

After a long period of silence, the musician, who was raised in Auckland’s suburb Devonport, will come home this spring. The 20 year old will perform her new album, after showcasing four of her new songs at Coachella earlier this year.

Lorde followed her successful single Royals with the song Green Lights, which was released earlier this year. After shows in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington her Auckland performances will take place 12-14 November 2017.

Where: The Powerstation

When: 12th, 14th and 15th November

Stay with us in the centre of it all

Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel is conveniently situated in Auckland’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk away from Queen Street. Make your concert visit extra special and stay with us just a short cab ride away from The Powerstation. Treat yourself to dinner in Aria Restaurant before the show or grab a drink in our bar, situated right next to the lobby.

Check out our pre theatre menu here.

The Weeknd Auckland

The Weeknd Auckland

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The Weeknd Auckland visit

On the 29th of November 2017 The Weeknd is coming to Auckland. The 27 year old Canadian got famous in 2015 with his hit Can’t Feel My Face. Later that year his single Earned It, featuring on the Shades of Grey soundtrack, got him massive attention.

The Weekend’s Auckland concert will be part of phase 2 of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall world tour. He won’t be coming alone to Auckland. French Montana and Nav, on whose single Some Way he featured earlier this year, will be featuring in his concert.

It will be the first time that The Weeknd is performing in New Zealand. The singer is touring in support of his fourth album Starboy, which includes the singles Secrets and Reminder.

Where: Spark Arena

When: 29th November 2017

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Stay with us in the centre of it all

Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel is conveniently situated in Auckland’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk away from Queen Street. Make your concert visit extra special and stay with us just a short cab ride away from Auckland’s Spark Arena. Treat yourself to dinner in Aria Restaurant before the show or grab a drink in our bar, situated right next to the lobby.

Check out our pre theatre menu here.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles New Zealand visit

The former One Direction singer is coming to Auckland in December 2017. Styles was discovered together with his 1D bandmates in the UK version of the X Factor back in 2010 and released his first solo album earlier this year.

The album, titled Harry Styles, includes the single Sign of the time, which topped the charts in 84 countries upon release day. New Zealand fans might particularly be excited about the song Kiwi, which appears as one of the last tracks on the album.

The singer is going on tour after an extremely busy year.  Next to starting his solo career the 23 year old made his acting debut  in the movie Dunkirk.

Harry Styles Auckland concert will take place in Auckland’s Spark Arena. The British singer/songwriters tour was sold out seconds after the tickets were released.

Where: Spark Arena

When: 2nd December 2017

Stay with us in the centre of it all

Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel is conveniently situated in Auckland’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk away from Queen Street. Make your concert visit extra special and stay with us just a short cab ride away from Auckland’s Spark Arena. Treat yourself to dinner in Aria Restaurant before the show or grab a drink in our bar, situated right next to the lobby.

Check out our pre theatre menu here.

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers Auckland

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The Chainsmokers Auckland premiere

The young American Electro Dance Music DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall will come to New Zealand for the first time this spring.

In 2014 their hit #Selfie rocketed to number one in the international charts, followed by the successful singles Closer (ft. Halsey), Paris and Don’t let me down (ft. Daya) as well as their recent collaboration with Coldplay: Something just like this.The Chainsmokers released their first full length album earlier this year.

After extensively touring the United States, Europe and Asia the duo will come to Australia and New Zealand. The Chainsmokers New Zealand show will take place on the 24th October in Auckland’s Spark Arena.

When: 24th October 2017

Where: Spark Arena

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Stay with us in the centre of it all

Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel is conveniently situated in Auckland’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk away from Queen Street. Make your concert visit extra special and stay with us just a short cab ride away from Auckland’s Spark Arena. Treat yourself to dinner in Aria Restaurant after the show or grab a drink in our bar, situated right next to the lobby.

Check out our pre theatre menu here.

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes New Zealand

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Shawn Mendes New Zealand Concert

Shawn Mendes announced his first ever show in Auckland for this November. The 18 year old is touring in support of his second album Illuminate and will perform in Auckland’s Spark Arena. Shawn Mendes New Zealand Concert takes place after concerts in America, Asia and Europe.

The singer got famous being only 15 years old, after posting videos on the online platform vine. The 6 seconds long videos caught the attention of his manager Andrew Gertler, who then introduced him to Island Records.

In an Interview earlier this year he confided that he is exited to visit New Zealand for the first time and he is looking forward to explore its rugged landscape.

Mendes new album Illuminate debuted at #1 of the Billboard 200 Charts, following suite on his first album. His special guest will be the singer Julia Michaels, whose biggest success so far is her single Issues. It will be her first time in New Zealand too.

Illuminate sports the top singles There Is Nothing Holdin’ Me Back, Mercy and Treat You Better, which will be part of Mendes Show on the 25th November 2017.

Where: Spark Arena

When: 25th November 2017

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Stay with us in the centre of it all

Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel is conveniently situated in Auckland’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk away from Queen Street. Make your concert visit extra special and stay with us just a short cab ride away from Auckland’s Spark Arena. Treat yourself to dinner in Aria Restaurant before the show or grab a drink in our bar, situated right next to the lobby.

Check out our pre theatre menu here.

Sia Auckland

Sia New Zealand Tour

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Sia New Zealand Tour is coming

The Australian singer/songwriter will play her first concert in Auckland on the 5th December 2017.

Sia will come to New Zealand after playing concerts in Sydney and Melbourne, as part of her Nostalgic for the present tour. The three performances are the only official live dates of the artist for this year.

Sia is the voice behind the hit singles Cheap Thrills, Chandelier and Elastic Heart and penned for the likes of Beyonce, Britney Spears and Katy Perry. Her first New Zealand visit is highly anticipated by her fans since the release of her album 1000 Forms of Fear. In 2016 she followed her success with the release of This is Acting.

In the past Sia has been praised for putting up amazing stage shows. You can be exited for her performance in Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium this summer.

Where: Mt Smart Stadium

When: 5th December 2017

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Stay with us in the centre of it all

Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel is conveniently situated in Auckland’s CBD, just a few minutes’ walk away from Queen Street. Make your concert visit extra special and stay with us. Treat yourself to dinner in Aria Restaurant before or after the show or grab a drink in our bar, situated right next to the lobby.

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Romeo and Juliet Ballet

Romeo and Juliet Ballet is coming to Auckland

The Romeo and Juliet Ballet, which tells Shakespeare’s greatest love story, is coming to the ASB Theatre in Auckland. The classical three act ballet was newly choreographed by Francesco Ventriglia and will be performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Costumes and sets have been designed by Academy Award winner James Acheson.

After its premiere in Wellington the Ballet will come to Auckland between the 30th August and 3rd September and will bring the atmosphere of Renaissance Verona on stage.

Experience the rivalry between the Montagues and the Capulets and the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. The performance will be accompanied by life music of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

When: 30th August – 3rd September

Where: ASB Theatre

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Relish a night out

Crowne Plaza Auckland is perfectly situated just a short stroll away from Queen Street and The ASB Theatre.

Stay with us and treat yourself to the Socialiser Weekend Special package. It includes:

Late Checkout
Breakfast for two at Aria Restaurant
Accommodation in one of Superior, Deluxe or               Executive Club Rooms

Weekend Special 

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Matilda The Musical

A little genius is coming to Auckland in Matilda the Musical.

Matilda the Musical will be visiting Auckland this spring. The enchanting West End Show based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book is hitting The Civic.

This modern fairy-tale follows Matilda, an extraordinary five year old, starting school. With a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and her bold attitude she changes her own destiny. The songs in the multi award winning musical are written by Tim Minchine and bring the vision of Dennis Kelly to life.

Matilda The Musical will be in Auckland from the 18th August until the 22nd October for a strictly limited season. The show will arrive in Auckland after performances in London, Australia and in the United States.

When: 18th August to 22nd October

Where: The Civic

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Enjoy a relaxing weekend

Crowne Plaza Auckland is perfectly situated in the centre of town, located just a couple of minutes stroll away from The Civic Theatre.

Our Socialiser Weekend Special package is a great option for you to stay close to it all. It includes the following:

Late Checkout
Breakfast for two at Aria Restaurant
Accommodation in one of Superior, Deluxe or               Executive Club Rooms

Weekend Special 

Auckland Hotel Pre Theatre Dining Menu
Matilda The Musical

It’s nice to go out sometimes, isn’t it?

Make your visit to Matilda the Musical even more memorable and dine at Crowne Plaza Auckland before the show.

Located just minutes away from The Civic, Aria restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy your pre theatre dinner. Choose one of our special menus and enjoy our exclusive Matilda Tart for dessert.

$33 Express
$55 Two-Course
$65 Three-Course

Book your table online, or call the restaurant on 09 375 5204.

Feel free to enjoy one or two courses before the show and then return, after the musical completes, for dessert.