The Wyndham Hotel Group say the property will have 86 units and feature a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments.
Shipping operators favour a future replacement for the Waitemata Harbour Auckland port to be sited at the Firth of Thames over another recommended option on the Manukau Harbour.
"Sorry but I have to agree with Winston. Northland is the best option. There is already a port there. It just needs to be expanded"