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James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. Noted for our friendly, professional service and well-appointed accommodation, we are the destination of choice for today’s discerning business and holiday traveller.

Enjoy stylish ambiance and sophisticated amenities – including two highly acclaimed restaurants and bars, Infuse Spa and a modern fitness room offering a variety of equipment. High-speed Internet connectivity is available throughout the hotel, and our exclusive 26th floor Club Lounge affords the pinnacle of executive comfort with complimentary full buffet breakfast, evening bar service and a business centre with spectacular harbour views.

Conveniently located in the heart of Wellington, minutes from the Cable Car, Parliament, and Lambton Quay's shopping district and nearby to Te Papa & Westpac Stadium, we look forward to welcoming you to New Zealand's thriving capital city.

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For updates on recent events about the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor and other Hotel Grand Chancellor properties, please check our News page.

Important Notice:

Building work is currently underway around the hotel. The following areas are currently affected:

  • Lifts – some lifts & access to some floors has been restricted. There may be delays during peak times. You may need to change lifts to access the restaurant & conference floor. Lifts to access Lambton Quay are fully operational.
  • Infuse Spa is temporarily relocated to Level 23.
  • Lobby & Hotel Entrance – Hoardings have been erected in parts of the lobby & around the hotel entrance while work is underway. One of the Terrace side entrances, part of the lobby, and some floors of the Terrace wing will be closed off while work is being carried out.
  • Sojourn Café – will be open Monday-Friday 7am onwards for coffees and counter food. Snacks and drinks will be available from Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm onwards and dinner available from 5.30pm until 10pm. Sojourn Café and Bar will be closed on Sundays.
    Whitby’s Restaurant is open for all meal periods as usual.
  • Gym - onsite Gym is unavailable. As usual the complimentary access to Les Mills on Lambton Quay is available for guests during this time, passes are available from reception during your stay.

We have clear signage in place and our front desk staff are explaining any affected areas to guests as they check-in. We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause.


147 The Terrace Wellington New Zealand


+64 (4) 499 9500


+64 (4) 499 9800

Toll Free in Australia:

1800 75 33 79 (1800 SLEEPY)

Toll Free in New Zealand:

0800 27 53 37 (0800 2 SLEEP)

Email address:


Wellington Gold Awards Eco-Couture Winner

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is delighted to confirm winning the Eco-Couture Award at the 2015 Wellington Gold Awards at the TSB Bank Arena, held on the 9th July.

The hotel, which was a finalist in the Green Gold category of the Wellington Gold Awards, entered the Eco-Couture Award by creating an environmentally friendly eco fashion dress made from the wrapping paper of the toilet rolls that are used at the hotel. The toilet rolls are supplied by Tork and all tissue paper used is recyclable.

The hotel was also awarded the Best Eco-Dressed Table with the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor table of ten all wearing bow ties or fascinators made from the wrapping paper to match the eco-couture dress.

The dress was worn on the evening by Lynaire McBrydie, Sales and Marketing Executive, who comments “The dress was designed and created by Saki Konagai, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, and myself, but it was definitely a team effort. The housekeeping team collected and ironed each individual sheet of tissue paper! We then folded each sheet together to create the dress, and the sales team created the matching bow ties and fascinators. It was such a fun project to work on and we are thrilled to be recognised for our efforts.”

The winning Eco-Couture dress will be on display for the next few months on level 16 of the hotel, in the conference floor foyer for anyone who would like to take a closer look.