Governance and Investment 2017


Car parking
Covered valet car parking is available at a rate of $29.00 per day. Please note there is a vehicle height restriction of 2.2m.

About James Cook Hotel
The James Cook Hotel was established in 1972 and is a much loved Wellington institution, named after Captain James Cook, who first sighted New Zealand in 1796 on the Endeavour. The property joined the Hotel Grand Chancellor Group in the early 1990’s when the parent company, Grand Hotels International, first entered the New Zealand market. We are fortunate to be positioned on The Terrace in close proximity to the business and government district. Guests benefit from direct access off the motorway and pedestrian access to Lambton Quay, the golden mile of shopping in Wellington City. Our 268 room hotel has a 100% New Building Standard Rating; a national measurement of a buildings seismic strength. We are part of the “coolest little capital in the world” and encourage our visitors to explore nearby attractions, soak up the culture and make the most of their time in Wellington, New Zealand.

Our Environment
The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor acknowledges the effects of tourism and the importance today’s business and leisure travellers place on environmentally friendly practices. We aspire to be leaders in the field of sustainable travel in New Zealand and have implemented a number of initiatives, largely driven by our dedicated “Green Team” and executive management, working closely with Eco Pocket NZ. Our guests can choose to have a “Green room service”, carbon emissions are reduced by diverting organic waste from the landfill and $2 from every New Zealand room night booked via website is donated to the Air New Zealand Environmental Trust. We are EarthCheck Gold Certified and are endorsed Enviro Gold by Qualmark.

Our Community
Our hotel is well-known locally and we support the community we are a part of. Staff regularly volunteer their time at the native wildlife sanctuary Matiu/Somes Island, located in Wellington Harbour and managed by the Department of Conservation. We regularly support charities such as the Mary Potter Hospice and the Island Bay Marine Education Centre, through staff volunteering and providing competition prizes. A benefactor of the Air New Zealand Environmental Trust, executive management travel to Mangarara Station in the Hawkes Bay to plant trees and learn more about the organisations commitment to repair, regenerate and rejuvenate the planet. We aim to utilise local products wherever possible, such as sourcing fresh produce for our restaurant outlets and providing Forest and Bird amenities in our premium rooms. We are proud to support local events, working together to drive the Wellington economy and promote the positive impacts of tourism.