While a Platinum member of Marriott and an ordinary member of the IHG system, we were treated like a king and queen at all of the IHG properties in New Zealand. The Crowne Plaza in Auckland was no exception. We had a wonderful room and the staff was superb. I had been in contact with them prior to our arrival in New Zealand to arrange a New Year’s Eve dinner. They made reservations for us at Tony’s around the corner from the hotel, an excellent restaurant. They even provided us with a SIM card for a New Zealand carrier, the only problem being that the convenience store had very limited hours around the holidays. The staff was helpful in providing information about the various attractions and setting up various activities. We could not have been happier with the accommodations and the service at this hotel.