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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, Ella Bache 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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Important Notice:

Building work is currently underway on the lift tower that services the City Wing and Lambton Quay. Access to the Conference Floor on level 16 and Whitby’s Restaurant on level 17 is now via The Terrace Wing elevators only. This means that guests staying in the City Wing need to take the elevator to the ground floor then take The Terrace Wing elevators back up to the Conference Floor or Whitby’s Restaurant. Elevator access to Lambton Quay and floors 18 & 19 (Lambton Twin Rooms) has been reduced to one lift, this may cause delays during peak times. Ella Bache Spa is temporarily relocated to Level 23. The construction team will shortly be setting up hoardings and scaffolding around the hotel lobby area and the Terrace wing. As a result, one of the Terrace side entrances, part of the lobby, and some floors of the Terrace wing will be closed off for the next 8-12 weeks while work is being carried out. Sojourn café will be closed from mid-July. We have clear signage in place and our front desk staff are explaining to guests as they check-in.


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 Finalist

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has been named a finalist in the 2015 Wellington Gold Awards, under the Green Gold category.

The Wellington Gold Awards, which have been held each year since 1999, celebrates the excellence and enterprise of business in the Wellington Region. The Green Gold category pays special tribute to those businesses with positive sustainability practices.

Steve Martin, General Manager of James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, comments, “We are delighted to be considered in this category again, which recognises the hard work the team have put in to enhance our environmental, economic and social sustainability initiatives. We are honoured to share this category with some excellent Wellington organisations.”

This is the second time the hotel has been recognised by the Wellington Gold Awards for its sustainability initiatives, as the hotel was also named a finalist in the Gold Green category of the 2013 awards.

The award winner will be announced at the annual awards ceremony held at TSB Bank Arena on Thursday the 9th July.