24 July 2020
Overlooking Waitematā Harbour, the hotel design evokes a haven of tranquillity. Featuring traditional Maori artworks with Totara Pouwhenua (carvings) that line the entrances, the Park Hyatt Auckland is just a short seaside stroll to the Auckland CBD.
Designed by Ali Reda from ar+d in Singapore who partnered with local firm Bossley Architects, the seven-storey hotel has been designed to reflect a Māori wharenui (house) – a place of gathering that brings families and communities together.
A wharenui is fundamental to Māori life and stands as the beating heart of āori culture. The exterior of the hotel centres on the notion of a Māori cloak around the building, creating a double skin offering warmth, privacy and beauty.
Ranging from 47-square-metre rooms (almost double the size of comparable rooms in the city) to the 245-square-metre Presidential Suite, all 195 guestrooms will feature Māori décor accents, custom-designed tukutuku panels and rugs.
The twenty-three suites will offer commanding views.
The Presidential Suite, positioned on the rooftop, features an internal garden and a large 125-square-metre terrace to entertain and soak up the spectacular panoramic views.
Each bathroom offers a separate walk-in shower and deep-soaking bath, with luxurious, plant-based and cruelty-free bath products by cult New York perfumer Le Labo.
Facilities include four dining experiences under the direction of local Executive Chef Brent Martin. Drawing from New Zealand’s rich and diverse landscapes and culinary innovation, the immersive dining experiences will include:
Event spaces cover over 9,500 square metres, including a rooftop bar and a ceremonial garden.